Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 102 139
Rank change year-on-year -23 +37 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Science 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.11% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.13% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £463 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - -
Scotland median daily rate £475 £563 -
% change year-on-year -15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.21

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 2,445 1,588 2,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.10% 86.40% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,470 991 1,335
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £566
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £28.00 £16.93 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.39% -25.58% -20.18%
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.95 £14.13
90th Percentile £119.33 £43.77 £42.43
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.36 £36.00
% change year-on-year +21.00% -51.79% +32.11%

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 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (61.54%) Python
1 8 (61.54%) Machine Learning
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) SAS
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) R
3 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (38.46%) Apache Spark
4 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Statistics
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Scala
5 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
5 3 (23.08%) Big Data
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Impala
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Service Design
6 2 (15.38%) TensorFlow
6 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
6 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
6 2 (15.38%) Ambari
6 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) QlikView

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 5 (38.46%) Apache Spark
1 5 (38.46%) SAS
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Pig
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) Impala
3 2 (15.38%) QlikView
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) HBase
4 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Private Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Data Scientist
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Python Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Governance Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Information Governance Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) TensorFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Akka
2 1 (7.69%) Bokeh
2 1 (7.69%) D3.js
2 1 (7.69%) ggplot
2 1 (7.69%) Kafka
2 1 (7.69%) Keras
2 1 (7.69%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Machine Learning
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Statistics
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Acquisition
6 1 (7.69%) Decision Tree
6 1 (7.69%) Deep Learning
6 1 (7.69%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) R
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Scala
6 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PhD
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ambari
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Hortonworks
2 1 (7.69%) MapR