The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 79 59
Rank change year-on-year +29 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 32 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.69% 1.28% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.34% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 14
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £18.74
% change year-on-year +18.03% -18.60%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) Finance
3 21 (38.18%) SAS
4 19 (34.55%) Banking
5 14 (25.45%) Oracle
5 14 (25.45%) Teradata
6 13 (23.64%) Data Analysis
6 13 (23.64%) Data Quality
7 12 (21.82%) Data Management
8 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.36%) ETL
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
9 9 (16.36%) Big Data
9 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
10 8 (14.55%) Hadoop
10 8 (14.55%) Retail
10 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.73%) Web Services
11 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.73%) Data Lineage
12 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.91%) Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) Data Architecture
13 5 (9.09%) Cloudera
13 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 5 (9.09%) Retail Banking
13 5 (9.09%) Credit Risk
13 5 (9.09%) Microsoft

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 21 (38.18%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) Big Data
2 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.55%) Hadoop
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.45%) Apache Hive
6 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.64%) DataStage
8 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.82%) DB2
8 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) ERwin
General
1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 19 (34.55%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Retail
4 5 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) WSDL
2 3 (5.45%) XML
2 3 (5.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Market Risk
3 3 (5.45%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Data Analysis
2 12 (21.82%) Data Management
3 9 (16.36%) ETL
3 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.73%) Data Lineage
6 6 (10.91%) Analytics
6 6 (10.91%) Data Architecture
6 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.64%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.64%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (3.64%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.82%) Physical Data Model
10 1 (1.82%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) CIMA
3 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle
1 14 (25.45%) Teradata
2 5 (9.09%) Cloudera
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.82%) Informatica
4 1 (1.82%) Splunk
4 1 (1.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.82%) Trillium