The 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 121 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Statistics 6 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 2.55% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
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£296 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
Statistics
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
558 470 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.02% 18.84% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 193
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £164 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -17 1 £415 +138.50% 8
Glasgow -21 1 £176 -45.42% 2
Dundee - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Statistics
UK

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) Benchmarking
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 5 (33.33%) VBA
4 5 (33.33%) SAS
4 5 (33.33%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) TSYS
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
6 3 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) SCADA
6 3 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (20.00%) GAMP
6 3 (20.00%) Firmware
6 3 (20.00%) Product Management
6 3 (20.00%) PDCA
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) Java
7 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Fraud Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Content Editor
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Officer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Recruitment Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) SCADA
2 3 (20.00%) Firmware
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
4 1 (6.67%) Wiki
4 1 (6.67%) Blog
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Benchmarking
2 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) Operations Research
5 3 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (20.00%) Product Management
5 3 (20.00%) PDCA
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Competitive Intelligence
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (20.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) TSYS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy