The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analytics over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Analytics
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 76 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Data Analytics 5 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.11% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 10
Median daily rate £463 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £475 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £363
% change year-on-year - +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £19.61 £35.50
% change year-on-year +98.87% -44.76%  

Data Analytics 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 780 1256 1188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.74% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 706 673
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analytics in Edinburgh

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analytics in Edinburgh

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analytics in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analytics in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 14 (100.00%) Analytics
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Credit Risk
3 4 (28.57%) Big Data
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) SAS
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) CEH
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Big Data Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Law
4 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (21.43%) Splunk
4 3 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
4 3 (21.43%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (21.43%) Linux Command Line

Data Analytics
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 4 (28.57%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (7.14%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Looker
3 1 (7.14%) QGIS
3 1 (7.14%) Spatial Data
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) MI Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Report Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Credit Risk
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Analytics
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Ontologies
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) CEH
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Splunk
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos