Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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 Science
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 115 124
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Data Science 15 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.69% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.81% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £435 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% - -
Scotland median daily rate £443 £475 £388
% change year-on-year -6.84% +22.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,652 2,345 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.73% 84.72% 85.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,366 1,134
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.27% +10.36%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.27 £39.20 £47.91
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +56.41%

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (53.33%) R
3 7 (46.67%) Big Data
3 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Machine Learning
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (33.33%) Scala
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Statistics
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
6 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
6 4 (26.67%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (26.67%) Deep Learning
6 4 (26.67%) Chatbot
7 3 (20.00%) Naive Bayes
7 3 (20.00%) Support Vector Machines
7 3 (20.00%) Random Forest
7 3 (20.00%) Reinforcement Learning
7 3 (20.00%) Experimental Design
7 3 (20.00%) Hadoop

Data Science
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 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (6.67%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Big Data
1 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Data Scientist
2 4 (26.67%) Data Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Science Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (6.67%) Bokeh
2 1 (6.67%) D3.js
2 1 (6.67%) ggplot
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Machine Learning
2 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Deep Learning
2 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (26.67%) Statistics
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) Experimental Design
3 3 (20.00%) Naive Bayes
3 3 (20.00%) Random Forest
3 3 (20.00%) Reinforcement Learning
3 3 (20.00%) Support Vector Machines
3 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Economics
4 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) R
3 5 (33.33%) Scala
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PhD
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.67%) Dynatrace
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk