The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 121 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Statistics 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.49% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £174 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
563 538 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.49% 21.79% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 265 192
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 45
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.38 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.00% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £9.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £17.70 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Statistics
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Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Statistics across the Scotland region.

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Statistics
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistics across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Statistics Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Scotland region.

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Statistics
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 5 £363 +108.33% 1
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £250 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Statistics
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Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Statistics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Statistics.

1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) VBA
4 5 (41.67%) SAS
4 5 (41.67%) Benchmarking
4 5 (41.67%) Analytics
4 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
5 4 (33.33%) TSYS
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (16.67%) Replication
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (8.33%) HSRP
7 1 (8.33%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Statistics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) FDDI
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) xDSL
2 1 (8.33%) MRTG
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) HSRP
2 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (8.33%) PPP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) OSPF
2 1 (8.33%) BGP
2 1 (8.33%) ATM
2 1 (8.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Fraud Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Recruitment Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Benchmarking
2 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Competitive Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) VBA
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) TSYS
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
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