Period
to 21 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Analytical Skills
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 256 346 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.50% 7.04% 7.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.66% 23.65% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 208 151
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £222 £225 £205
90th Percentile £546 £483 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -23.20% +71.23%
10th Percentile £23.09 £19.30 £17.88
90th Percentile £36.08 £35.00 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.59% -6.49%

Analytical Skills is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,302 1,463 1,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.97% 29.78% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 810 737
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £196 £207 £194
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 34
Scotland median hourly rate £25.88 £20.21 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.03% -0.20% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.48 £10.75 £11.32
90th Percentile £46.63 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £20.32 £21.50 £19.56
% change year-on-year -5.51% +9.95% -2.23%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in Scotland

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in Scotland

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in Scotland

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in Scotland

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in Scotland

Analytical Skills
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 113 £403 +3.87% 31
Glasgow -1 110 £375 +11.11% 28
Stirling -4 5 £165 -37.74% 1
Aberdeen +8 4 £400 -5.88% 4
West Lothian +7 2 £266 - 3
Fife +3 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders 0 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - - 1
Inverclyde +5 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
Renfrewshire -10 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 96 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 80 (31.25%) Finance
3 74 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (17.97%) Degree
5 45 (17.58%) SQL
6 44 (17.19%) Banking
7 33 (12.89%) Project Management
7 33 (12.89%) Java
8 29 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
8 29 (11.33%) Microsoft
9 26 (10.16%) Oracle
9 26 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
10 24 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (8.98%) Business Analysis
12 22 (8.59%) Time Management
13 21 (8.20%) Waterfall
13 21 (8.20%) Windows
13 21 (8.20%) Mentoring
14 20 (7.81%) Data Analysis
15 19 (7.42%) ITIL
16 17 (6.64%) Investment Banking
16 17 (6.64%) JIRA
16 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
16 17 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
17 15 (5.86%) SDLC
17 15 (5.86%) Spring
17 15 (5.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 15 (5.86%) PRINCE2
17 15 (5.86%) Risk Management
18 14 (5.47%) Change Management

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (3.52%) SAS
2 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.78%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.78%) FileNet
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) Appian
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.39%) EViews
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.56%) AquaLogic BPM
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.39%) assyst
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.39%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 10 (3.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 9 (3.52%) PaaS
4 6 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.95%) Office 365
6 3 (1.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Datadog
7 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.34%) Firewall
2 2 (0.78%) ADSL
2 2 (0.78%) Broadband
2 2 (0.78%) DHCP
2 2 (0.78%) DNS
2 2 (0.78%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.78%) SAN
2 2 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.39%) 3G
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) BGP
3 1 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) Network Security
3 1 (0.39%) WAN
3 1 (0.39%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.34%) Big Data
5 6 (2.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.95%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.56%) DB2
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.17%) MySQL
8 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.78%) OLAP
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.64%) JIRA
2 7 (2.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.34%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.56%) Hudson
5 4 (1.56%) JUnit
6 3 (1.17%) JDeveloper
6 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.17%) Subversion
7 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.78%) JMeter
7 2 (0.78%) Mockito
7 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.78%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (31.25%) Finance
2 44 (17.19%) Banking
3 17 (6.64%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.91%) Front Office
5 8 (3.13%) Legal
6 4 (1.56%) Back Office
6 4 (1.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (35.16%) Analyst
2 51 (19.92%) Developer
3 34 (13.28%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.64%) Architect
5 13 (5.08%) Java Developer
6 11 (4.30%) Designer
6 11 (4.30%) PMO Analyst
7 10 (3.91%) Salesforce Developer
7 10 (3.91%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.52%) Cloud Developer
9 8 (3.13%) Consultant
9 8 (3.13%) Report Analyst
9 8 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (2.73%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.73%) Solutions Designer
11 6 (2.34%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (2.34%) Test Analyst
11 6 (2.34%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.86%) Spring
2 13 (5.08%) .NET
2 13 (5.08%) SOAP
3 12 (4.69%) XML
4 10 (3.91%) Hibernate
4 10 (3.91%) Middleware
5 8 (3.13%) J2EE
6 7 (2.73%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.34%) JMS
7 6 (2.34%) Web Services
8 5 (1.95%) HTML
9 4 (1.56%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.56%) Apache MINA
10 3 (1.17%) Kafka
11 2 (0.78%) D3.js
11 2 (0.78%) Ext JS
11 2 (0.78%) jQuery
11 2 (0.78%) React
11 2 (0.78%) REST
11 2 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (3.13%) CMDB
2 8 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.95%) Reference Data
4 5 (1.95%) User Experience
5 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (0.78%) AS400
6 2 (0.78%) Clustering
6 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.78%) Derivative
6 2 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (0.78%) Equities
6 2 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.39%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.20%) Windows
2 9 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.13%) Linux
4 5 (1.95%) Unix
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 74 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (12.89%) Project Management
4 24 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (8.98%) Business Analysis
6 22 (8.59%) Time Management
7 21 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.20%) Waterfall
8 20 (7.81%) Data Analysis
9 19 (7.42%) ITIL
10 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
11 15 (5.86%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.86%) Risk Management
11 15 (5.86%) SDLC
12 14 (5.47%) Change Management
12 14 (5.47%) CRM
13 12 (4.69%) Data Protection
13 12 (4.69%) Scrum
13 12 (4.69%) Software Engineering
14 11 (4.30%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.58%) SQL
2 33 (12.89%) Java
3 14 (5.47%) C#
4 12 (4.69%) Python
5 9 (3.52%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.13%) VBA
7 6 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.95%) C
8 5 (1.95%) C++
9 4 (1.56%) Perl
9 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.56%) R
9 4 (1.56%) Scala
9 4 (1.56%) XPath
10 3 (1.17%) PHP
10 3 (1.17%) VB
11 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 46 (17.97%) Degree
2 8 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.95%) CISA
5 5 (1.95%) CISSP
5 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.17%) GSEC
7 3 (1.17%) GSNA
7 3 (1.17%) HNC
7 3 (1.17%) HND
7 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.17%) PMP
8 2 (0.78%) CEH
8 2 (0.78%) CISM
8 2 (0.78%) MCSE
8 2 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) PMO
2 13 (5.08%) QA
3 7 (2.73%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.73%) SLA
4 4 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) IFRS
5 2 (0.78%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.39%) EMIR
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) MiFID
6 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.95%) XenApp
3 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.17%) vSphere
5 2 (0.78%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.17%) SCCM
3 2 (0.78%) Control-M
3 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) Packer
4 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.16%) Oracle
3 13 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.73%) Informatica
5 6 (2.34%) Citrix
5 6 (2.34%) SAP
5 6 (2.34%) Sybase
6 5 (1.95%) VMware
7 4 (1.56%) Ab Initio
7 4 (1.56%) Google
8 3 (1.17%) Splunk
9 2 (0.78%) Automation Anywhere
9 2 (0.78%) Cisco
9 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.78%) DocuSign
9 2 (0.78%) OpenText
9 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.78%) Tableau
9 2 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.78%) Vermilion