Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 328 277 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.87% 7.44% 6.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.03% 21.93% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 150 198
Scotland median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £221 £205 £233
90th Percentile £488 £488 £541
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 2
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +71.23% +7.35%
10th Percentile £19.30 £17.88 £16.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.13 £19.73
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.98% +11.08%

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 1,424 1,263 1,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.81% 33.93% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 731 874
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £198 £188
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 40
Scotland median hourly rate £22.00 £32.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -6.57% +90.28%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.14 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +7 200 £375 - 26
Glasgow -11 84 £338 +3.85% 47
Stirling +6 10 £265 -38.55% 1
Renfrewshire +27 5 £90 -68.97%
Inverclyde 0 3 £168 -55.33% 1
West Lothian -3 3 - - 1
South Ayrshire - 3 £225 -
Aberdeen +2 2 £425 +38.78% 2
Fife -1 2 - - 2
Scottish Borders - 2 £308 -
East Ayrshire - 2 £350 - 2
Perth and Kinross 0 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -6 1 £300 -23.08%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 - 1
Angus - 1 £283 -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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.

1 124 (37.80%) Finance
2 86 (26.22%) SQL
3 80 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (19.21%) Banking
5 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 38 (11.59%) Analytics
7 36 (10.98%) Business Analysis
8 35 (10.67%) Java
8 35 (10.67%) Project Management
8 35 (10.67%) Migration
9 33 (10.06%) SDLC
10 31 (9.45%) Oracle
11 28 (8.54%) Data Analysis
12 27 (8.23%) Relational Database
13 26 (7.93%) Degree
13 26 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (7.32%) Management Information System
15 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (6.71%) ITIL
15 22 (6.71%) Unix
15 22 (6.71%) ETL
16 21 (6.40%) Windows
16 21 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
16 21 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (6.10%) Test Automation
18 19 (5.79%) Linux
18 19 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
19 18 (5.49%) Collaborative Working
19 18 (5.49%) 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 10 (3.05%) SAS
2 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.52%) IIS
5 3 (0.91%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.61%) CMS
6 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (1.22%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.61%) Sonata
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Office 365
3 3 (0.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.18%) Firewall
2 9 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (2.74%) Network Security
3 7 (2.13%) SAN
3 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.52%) DHCP
4 5 (1.52%) DNS
4 5 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.52%) MPLS
4 5 (1.52%) OSPF
4 5 (1.52%) tcpdump
4 5 (1.52%) VPN
4 5 (1.52%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.22%) IPFIX
5 4 (1.22%) IPsec
6 3 (0.91%) Internet
6 3 (0.91%) VoIP
7 2 (0.61%) Skype
7 2 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.23%) Relational Database
2 16 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.27%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.96%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.05%) Power BI
6 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.52%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.52%) DB2
9 5 (1.52%) QlikView
9 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.22%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.22%) GIS
10 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.91%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.91%) Big Data
11 3 (0.91%) MS Access
11 3 (0.91%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) JIRA
2 6 (1.83%) JUnit
2 6 (1.83%) Selenium
3 5 (1.52%) Maven
3 5 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.22%) ProC
5 3 (0.91%) Subversion
5 3 (0.91%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.61%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (37.80%) Finance
2 63 (19.21%) Banking
3 16 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 6 (1.83%) Legal
5 5 (1.52%) Marketing
5 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.22%) Law
7 3 (0.91%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (45.12%) Analyst
2 51 (15.55%) Business Analyst
3 34 (10.37%) Developer
4 22 (6.71%) Test Analyst
5 18 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (5.18%) Data Analyst
6 17 (5.18%) Systems Analyst
7 16 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.96%) Consultant
8 13 (3.96%) User Researcher
9 12 (3.66%) Financial Analyst
9 12 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.35%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.74%) Network Engineer
12 8 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
12 8 (2.44%) ETL Tester
12 8 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (2.44%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.44%) Tester
13 7 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.27%) XML
2 9 (2.74%) JMS
3 8 (2.44%) Spring
4 7 (2.13%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.52%) .NET
5 5 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (1.52%) J2SE
6 4 (1.22%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.22%) Java EE
6 4 (1.22%) JPA
6 4 (1.22%) RESTful
7 3 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.91%) Drools
7 3 (0.91%) jBPM
7 3 (0.91%) XSD
8 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.61%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.61%) LDAP
8 2 (0.61%) Middleware
8 2 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.18%) User Experience
3 12 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.13%) Equities
5 7 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.52%) Derivative
6 5 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.91%) iPad
8 3 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (0.91%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.71%) Unix
2 21 (6.40%) Windows
3 19 (5.79%) Linux
4 7 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.61%) Android
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (11.59%) Analytics
3 36 (10.98%) Business Analysis
4 35 (10.67%) Migration
4 35 (10.67%) Project Management
5 33 (10.06%) SDLC
6 28 (8.54%) Data Analysis
7 26 (7.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (6.71%) ETL
8 22 (6.71%) ITIL
9 21 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (6.10%) Test Automation
11 19 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (5.49%) Change Management
12 18 (5.49%) Collaborative Working
13 17 (5.18%) Actionable Insight
14 16 (4.88%) Asset Management
14 16 (4.88%) Use Case
15 15 (4.57%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.22%) SQL
2 35 (10.67%) Java
3 17 (5.18%) Python
4 7 (2.13%) Perl
4 7 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.52%) C#
6 5 (1.52%) C++
6 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.61%) R
7 2 (0.61%) Scala
7 2 (0.61%) VB
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.93%) Degree
2 9 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.13%) CISSP
4 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.52%) CCNP
6 4 (1.22%) CISA
6 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.22%) ISEB
6 4 (1.22%) PMP
6 4 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.91%) CGEIT
7 3 (0.91%) CRISC
8 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.61%) HND
8 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.30%) ACCA
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.96%) PMO
1 13 (3.96%) QA
2 11 (3.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (3.05%) SLA
4 9 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.22%) GDPR
6 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) FINREP
System Software
1 17 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.61%) Docker
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) IAG
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (2.13%) SCCM
2 6 (1.83%) WSUS
3 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Ambari
5 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.30%) MOM
5 1 (0.30%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.30%) Oozie
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.45%) Oracle
3 13 (3.96%) Splunk
4 11 (3.35%) Cisco
5 10 (3.05%) Informatica
6 8 (2.44%) SAP
6 8 (2.44%) VMware
7 7 (2.13%) HP
8 5 (1.52%) Charles River
8 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.52%) F5
8 5 (1.52%) Sybase
9 4 (1.22%) CA
9 4 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.22%) Tableau
10 3 (0.91%) Adobe
10 3 (0.91%) Citrix
10 3 (0.91%) Dell
10 3 (0.91%) Lotus
10 3 (0.91%) Red Hat