Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £362 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 71 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.41% 1.89% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.96% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 25 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £362 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £313
90th Percentile £475 £474 £494
Scotland median daily rate £351 £325 £356
% change year-on-year +7.85% -8.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £52.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +160.00% -11.11%
Scotland median hourly rate £22.75 £52.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +160.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in Edinburgh

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in Edinburgh

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 37 (52.11%) Finance
2 33 (46.48%) SQL
3 23 (32.39%) SAS
3 23 (32.39%) Banking
4 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (23.94%) Data Analysis
6 15 (21.13%) Data Quality
7 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (16.90%) Retail Banking
8 12 (16.90%) Migration
8 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.49%) Analytics
10 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (12.68%) Data Management
11 9 (12.68%) Data Lineage
12 8 (11.27%) Teradata
12 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
13 7 (9.86%) Reference Data
14 6 (8.45%) ETL
14 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
15 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
15 5 (7.04%) Data Mining
15 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
15 5 (7.04%) XML
16 4 (5.63%) Oracle
16 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
16 4 (5.63%) Degree
16 4 (5.63%) Data Extraction

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 23 (32.39%) SAS
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.04%) Data Mining
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.63%) Big Data
4 3 (4.23%) Apache Hive
4 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.41%) DataStage
5 1 (1.41%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) OLAP
5 1 (1.41%) Power BI
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.82%) XMLSpy
General
1 37 (52.11%) Finance
2 23 (32.39%) Banking
3 12 (16.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) JSON
2 2 (2.82%) REST
2 2 (2.82%) SOAP
2 2 (2.82%) Swagger
2 2 (2.82%) YAML
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (23.94%) Data Analysis
3 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.90%) Migration
5 11 (15.49%) Analytics
6 9 (12.68%) Data Lineage
6 9 (12.68%) Data Management
7 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.45%) ETL
9 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.63%) Data Extraction
11 3 (4.23%) Data Governance
11 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
11 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.23%) User Stories
12 2 (2.82%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) VB
2 2 (2.82%) VBA
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) R
3 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) CIMA
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Teradata
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) Informatica