Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 100 136
Rank change year-on-year -22 +36 -6
Contract jobs citing Data Science 15 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 0.49% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.58% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £488 £488 -
Scotland median daily rate £475 £475 -
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 2,619 1,903 2,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.21% 83.91% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,159 1,330
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 15
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +12.24% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.37 £10.87
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.39 £46.53
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%

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 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (73.33%) Python
1 11 (73.33%) Machine Learning
2 10 (66.67%) R
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) Statistics
5 6 (40.00%) Big Data
5 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (40.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) SAS
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Apache Spark
6 5 (33.33%) Deep Learning
7 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
7 4 (26.67%) Analytics
7 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
7 4 (26.67%) Chatbot
7 4 (26.67%) Support Vector Machines
7 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
7 4 (26.67%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
8 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
8 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (20.00%) Git (software)

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 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 5 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon SageMaker
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
1 6 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (20.00%) Impala
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) QlikView
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Private Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Data Scientist
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Data Scientist
3 2 (13.33%) Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Governance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (13.33%) Bokeh
2 2 (13.33%) D3.js
2 2 (13.33%) ggplot
2 2 (13.33%) Seaborn
2 2 (13.33%) TensorFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Akka
3 1 (6.67%) Kafka
3 1 (6.67%) Keras
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Machine Learning
2 8 (53.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Statistics
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Deep Learning
4 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
5 4 (26.67%) Support Vector Machines
5 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
6 3 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (20.00%) Experimental Design
6 3 (20.00%) Naive Bayes
6 3 (20.00%) Random Forest
6 3 (20.00%) Reinforcement Learning
7 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
7 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
7 2 (13.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Python
2 10 (66.67%) R
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Scala
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) C++
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PhD
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ambari
2 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cloudera
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Hortonworks
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) MapR