Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 125 108
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17 +31
Contract jobs citing Data Science 13 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.51% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.44% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £335 £427 £463
90th Percentile £548 £580 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £469 £463
% change year-on-year -14.67% +1.35% -
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 2,250 2,526 1,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.96% 87.62% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 1,467 928
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 33
Edinburgh median hourly rate £27.75 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -16.00% +31.44%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.25 £14.09
90th Percentile £46.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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
2 6 (46.15%) R
3 5 (38.46%) Scala
4 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
4 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) MATLAB
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 2 (15.38%) Applied Mathematics
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) PhD

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 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Hudson
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Data Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Data Scientist
2 2 (15.38%) Governance Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Information Governance Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Science Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Bokeh
1 2 (15.38%) D3.js
1 2 (15.38%) ggplot
1 2 (15.38%) Seaborn
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
1 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
3 2 (15.38%) Applied Mathematics
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (15.38%) Information Governance
3 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
3 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Conversational UI
4 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.69%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) R
3 5 (38.46%) Scala
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) MATLAB
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
1 1 (7.69%) Dynatrace
1 1 (7.69%) Splunk
1 1 (7.69%) Tableau