Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Scientist
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 75 93
Rank change year-on-year -13 +18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.085% 0.38% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.39% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Glasgow median daily rate £475 £650 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% - -
Scotland median daily rate £475 £563 -
% change year-on-year -15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,124 1,013 1,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 95.57% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 526 728
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £181 £187
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 15
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £15.89 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.04% -47.03% +75.34%
10th Percentile £10.72 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £37.00 £45.00 £44.27
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.50
% change year-on-year +25.87% -37.69% +41.67%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Data Scientist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Glasgow

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Data Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Power BI
1 1 (100.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (100.00%) Data Science

Data Scientist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Power BI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Data Science
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft