The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Analysis
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 71 44
Rank change year-on-year +35 -27  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 47 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.85% 2.00% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 2.34% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 32
Median daily rate £400 £396 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £345 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £370
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +31.03% -30.95%  

Data Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 625 605
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Data Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in Edinburgh

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Analysis in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in Edinburgh

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in Edinburgh

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Analysis in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Analysis.

1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 18 (28.57%) Analytics
4 17 (26.98%) Banking
5 16 (25.40%) SAS
6 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (22.22%) Migration
7 14 (22.22%) Oracle
8 12 (19.05%) Business Analysis
9 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
12 8 (12.70%) ETL
12 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
12 8 (12.70%) Big Data
13 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.11%) Teradata
13 7 (11.11%) Data Management
14 6 (9.52%) Statistics
14 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
14 6 (9.52%) Python
14 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
14 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
14 6 (9.52%) Data Architecture
15 5 (7.94%) Data Mapping
15 5 (7.94%) Data Integration
15 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
15 5 (7.94%) Applied Mathematics

Data Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (25.40%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.59%) GeoServer
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Google Analytics
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (12.70%) Big Data
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.76%) QlikView
5 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.76%) Spotfire
6 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.17%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.59%) DataStage
7 1 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.59%) GIS
7 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.59%) QGIS
7 1 (1.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Axure RP
1 4 (6.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 4 (6.35%) ERwin
2 2 (3.17%) XMLSpy
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 17 (26.98%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (63.49%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Data Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Data Modeller
5 4 (6.35%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) User Experience Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Process Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Data Migration Business Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Informatica Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) jQuery
2 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.59%) CMDB
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Analytics
2 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (22.22%) Migration
4 12 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
6 8 (12.70%) ETL
7 7 (11.11%) Data Management
8 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.52%) Data Architecture
8 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 6 (9.52%) Statistics
9 5 (7.94%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (7.94%) Data Integration
9 5 (7.94%) Data Mapping
9 5 (7.94%) Machine Learning
9 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
9 5 (7.94%) Regulatory Compliance
9 5 (7.94%) Risk Analytics
9 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Python
3 5 (7.94%) MATLAB
3 5 (7.94%) R
3 5 (7.94%) VBA
4 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) PhD
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) APMP
3 1 (1.59%) CEH
3 1 (1.59%) CISSP
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) COREP
3 1 (1.59%) EMIR
3 1 (1.59%) FINREP
3 1 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) GeoWebCache
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Teradata
3 5 (7.94%) Google
4 4 (6.35%) Cloudera
4 4 (6.35%) Tableau
5 2 (3.17%) Informatica
6 1 (1.59%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.59%) BISAM
6 1 (1.59%) Cognos
6 1 (1.59%) ESRI
6 1 (1.59%) Facebook
6 1 (1.59%) IBM
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.59%) Trillium
6 1 (1.59%) Twitter