Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 19 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 290 346 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.60% 6.99% 7.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.62% 23.88% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 189 172
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £254 £238
90th Percentile £531 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £413
% change year-on-year -0.57% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +24.68% +5.48%
10th Percentile £19.18 £12.80 £15.75
90th Percentile £36.90 £28.00 £40.43
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -4.05%

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 1,478 1,449 1,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.53% 29.29% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 773 846
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 40
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% -3.76% +12.75%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.27 £10.70
90th Percentile £46.89 £44.83 £43.23
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.53% +2.75% +5.10%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -17 129 £400 - 25
Glasgow -5 121 £375 +2.39% 25
Renfrewshire -3 7 £280 -
Stirling 0 6 £625 +135.85%
West Lothian +6 2 £278 - 3
Fife +5 2 - - 1
Inverclyde +4 2 - -
East Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - -
Scottish Borders -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -3 1 - - 2
East Lothian - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 111 (38.28%) Problem-Solving
2 99 (34.14%) Finance
3 90 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (24.48%) SQL
5 57 (19.66%) Java
6 55 (18.97%) Banking
7 45 (15.52%) Oracle
8 44 (15.17%) Degree
9 35 (12.07%) Project Management
10 31 (10.69%) Python
11 30 (10.34%) Microsoft
12 29 (10.00%) Spring
13 28 (9.66%) Analytics
14 27 (9.31%) Windows
15 26 (8.97%) Data Analysis
15 26 (8.97%) Business Analysis
16 24 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (7.93%) Relational Database
18 22 (7.59%) Linux
19 21 (7.24%) Investment Banking
19 21 (7.24%) Computer Science
20 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
20 20 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
20 20 (6.90%) Hibernate
20 20 (6.90%) Change Management
20 20 (6.90%) Mentoring
21 19 (6.55%) Scrum
21 19 (6.55%) ITIL
22 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared

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 12 (4.14%) SAS
2 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.03%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.69%) CMS
5 2 (0.69%) Confluence
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Appian
6 1 (0.34%) Blackboard Learn
6 1 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.34%) Moodle
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.38%) Chatbot
6 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.34%) EViews
8 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.10%) Workday HCM
2 7 (2.41%) AquaLogic BPM
2 7 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.34%) assyst
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 5 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.03%) PaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) Datadog
5 1 (0.34%) Office 365
5 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.38%) SAN
1 4 (1.38%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.03%) SMTP
3 2 (0.69%) DHCP
3 2 (0.69%) DNS
3 2 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.34%) 3G
4 1 (0.34%) 4G
4 1 (0.34%) BGP
4 1 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) Network Security
4 1 (0.34%) SMS
4 1 (0.34%) Wireless
4 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.83%) MySQL
3 12 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.14%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.79%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.76%) Big Data
5 8 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.76%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.07%) DB2
8 5 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (1.72%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.38%) QlikView
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.03%) Spotfire
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.52%) JIRA
2 11 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.38%) HP UFT
4 4 (1.38%) Hudson
5 3 (1.03%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.03%) MagicDraw
5 3 (1.03%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.03%) Subversion
5 3 (1.03%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.69%) JDeveloper
6 2 (0.69%) JMeter
6 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.69%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.69%) webpack
7 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.34%) RStudio
7 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (34.14%) Finance
2 55 (18.97%) Banking
3 21 (7.24%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.79%) Front Office
5 7 (2.41%) Games
6 5 (1.72%) Marketing
7 4 (1.38%) Billing
7 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.69%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 90 (31.03%) Analyst
2 77 (26.55%) Developer
3 37 (12.76%) Business Analyst
4 23 (7.93%) Java Developer
5 16 (5.52%) Applications Engineer
5 16 (5.52%) Applications Support
5 16 (5.52%) Applications Support Engineer
5 16 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.14%) Python Developer
7 11 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.10%) Consultant
8 9 (3.10%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.10%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (2.41%) Designer
9 7 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (2.41%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.07%) Business Developer
10 6 (2.07%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.07%) Report Analyst
10 6 (2.07%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.00%) Spring
2 20 (6.90%) Hibernate
3 14 (4.83%) .NET
4 13 (4.48%) SOAP
5 12 (4.14%) HTML
6 11 (3.79%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.79%) XML
7 10 (3.45%) J2EE
8 9 (3.10%) RESTful
9 7 (2.41%) Apache Camel
9 7 (2.41%) Apache MINA
9 7 (2.41%) JMS
9 7 (2.41%) JPA
9 7 (2.41%) JSON
10 6 (2.07%) CSS
11 4 (1.38%) React
11 4 (1.38%) REST
12 3 (1.03%) HTML5
12 3 (1.03%) jQuery
12 3 (1.03%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.52%) Analytical Mindset
2 13 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.76%) User Experience
5 7 (2.41%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.72%) Derivative
7 4 (1.38%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.69%) AS400
9 2 (0.69%) Blog
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.69%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) PDA
9 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.31%) Windows
2 22 (7.59%) Linux
3 9 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.72%) Unix
6 4 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (38.28%) Problem-Solving
2 90 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.07%) Project Management
4 28 (9.66%) Analytics
5 26 (8.97%) Business Analysis
5 26 (8.97%) Data Analysis
6 24 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (7.24%) Computer Science
8 20 (6.90%) Change Management
8 20 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 19 (6.55%) ITIL
9 19 (6.55%) Scrum
10 18 (6.21%) SDLC
10 18 (6.21%) Time Management
11 17 (5.86%) ETL
11 17 (5.86%) OO
11 17 (5.86%) Software Engineering
12 16 (5.52%) Network Management
12 16 (5.52%) PRINCE2
13 14 (4.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.48%) SQL
2 57 (19.66%) Java
3 31 (10.69%) Python
4 15 (5.17%) PHP
5 14 (4.83%) C#
5 14 (4.83%) Perl
6 13 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.14%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.79%) Scala
9 10 (3.45%) C++
9 10 (3.45%) R
10 9 (3.10%) Java 8
10 9 (3.10%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.41%) XPath
12 6 (2.07%) C
12 6 (2.07%) VBA
13 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.38%) VB
15 2 (0.69%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (15.17%) Degree
2 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.72%) PMP
7 4 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.38%) PhD
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.69%) CCNP
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
10 1 (0.34%) CCA
10 1 (0.34%) CCIE
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) MCSA
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) PMO
2 11 (3.79%) SLA
3 10 (3.45%) QA
4 4 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.69%) GDPR
6 2 (0.69%) IFRS
6 2 (0.69%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.34%) COREP
7 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.34%) EMIR
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.34%) MiFID
7 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.72%) XenApp
3 4 (1.38%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.03%) Docker
4 3 (1.03%) vSphere
5 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.69%) XenServer
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) NFS
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) Ansible
2 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.69%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Packer
4 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (15.52%) Oracle
2 30 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.79%) Informatica
4 9 (3.10%) Workday
5 7 (2.41%) Citrix
5 7 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.72%) Google
6 5 (1.72%) Talend
6 5 (1.72%) Vermilion
6 5 (1.72%) VMware
7 4 (1.38%) SAP
7 4 (1.38%) Symantec
7 4 (1.38%) Tableau
8 3 (1.03%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.03%) Apple
8 3 (1.03%) Datameer
8 3 (1.03%) IBM
8 3 (1.03%) Teradata
9 2 (0.69%) Automation Anywhere
9 2 (0.69%) DevExpress