Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 21 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 307 337 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.77% 7.01% 7.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.30% 23.48% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 173 201
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £262 £244
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Scotland median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.92% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £16.31 £11.25 £15.72
90th Percentile £36.63 £28.00 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £18.02 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +7.89% +2.59%

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 1,591 1,435 1,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.88% 29.85% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 739 1,002
Scotland median daily rate £400 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +8.29% -
10th Percentile £221 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 54
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% -33.33% +100.00%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.25 £10.23
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +6.89%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -11 146 £400 - 45
Glasgow 0 121 £400 +17.65% 29
Stirling +1 9 £500 +14.29% 2
Renfrewshire -19 7 £271 -6.47% 2
Inverclyde +4 2 - -
West Lothian +3 2 £450 - 1
East Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen +10 1 - - 5
Falkirk 0 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -7 1 - - 3
East Lothian - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 128 (41.69%) Problem-Solving
2 110 (35.83%) Finance
3 94 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (24.43%) SQL
5 63 (20.52%) Java
6 61 (19.87%) Banking
7 50 (16.29%) Oracle
8 39 (12.70%) Python
8 39 (12.70%) Degree
9 36 (11.73%) Project Management
10 34 (11.07%) Spring
11 32 (10.42%) Analytics
12 31 (10.10%) Data Analysis
12 31 (10.10%) Windows
13 27 (8.79%) Microsoft
14 26 (8.47%) Linux
15 25 (8.14%) Scrum
15 25 (8.14%) Business Analysis
15 25 (8.14%) Relational Database
16 24 (7.82%) Hibernate
16 24 (7.82%) OO
17 23 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
18 22 (7.17%) Mentoring
19 21 (6.84%) ITIL
20 20 (6.51%) Computer Science
20 20 (6.51%) Security Cleared
21 19 (6.19%) Investment Banking
21 19 (6.19%) Risk Management
21 19 (6.19%) 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 12 (3.91%) SAS
2 5 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) Blackboard Learn
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.33%) Moodle
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.30%) Chatbot
5 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.33%) EViews
7 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (3.26%) AquaLogic BPM
3 9 (2.93%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.65%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.65%) Sonata
5 1 (0.33%) assyst
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.30%) IaaS
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.98%) PaaS
4 3 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.33%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
6 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) Unified Communications
2 3 (0.98%) Firewall
2 3 (0.98%) SAN
2 3 (0.98%) SMTP
3 2 (0.65%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.33%) 3G
4 1 (0.33%) 4G
4 1 (0.33%) BGP
4 1 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.33%) LAN
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) SMS
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
4 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.14%) Relational Database
2 16 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.56%) MySQL
4 11 (3.58%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.93%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.28%) Big Data
7 7 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.28%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.95%) DB2
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.63%) QlikView
10 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.98%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.98%) Spotfire
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.65%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 16 (5.21%) JIRA
2 13 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.93%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.30%) HP UFT
4 4 (1.30%) Hudson
4 4 (1.30%) webpack
5 3 (0.98%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.98%) MagicDraw
5 3 (0.98%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.33%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) RStudio
7 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.33%) WinRunner
General
1 110 (35.83%) Finance
2 61 (19.87%) Banking
3 19 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.91%) Front Office
5 8 (2.61%) Games
6 6 (1.95%) Marketing
7 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (28.66%) Analyst
2 76 (24.76%) Developer
3 35 (11.40%) Business Analyst
4 29 (9.45%) Java Developer
5 19 (6.19%) Applications Support
6 18 (5.86%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.21%) Applications Engineer
7 16 (5.21%) Applications Support Engineer
7 16 (5.21%) Consultant
7 16 (5.21%) Python Developer
8 14 (4.56%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.23%) Data Analyst
10 8 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.28%) Agile Business Analyst
11 7 (2.28%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (1.95%) SQL Developer
12 6 (1.95%) Technical Business Analyst
12 6 (1.95%) Telephony Project Manager
12 6 (1.95%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.07%) Spring
2 24 (7.82%) Hibernate
3 13 (4.23%) XML
4 12 (3.91%) AngularJS
4 12 (3.91%) HTML
4 12 (3.91%) SOAP
5 10 (3.26%) .NET
5 10 (3.26%) Apache Camel
5 10 (3.26%) Apache MINA
5 10 (3.26%) J2EE
5 10 (3.26%) JMS
5 10 (3.26%) RESTful
6 9 (2.93%) JSON
7 8 (2.61%) JPA
8 7 (2.28%) CSS
9 4 (1.30%) HTML5
9 4 (1.30%) LDAP
9 4 (1.30%) REST
9 4 (1.30%) Sass
9 4 (1.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.51%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.89%) Analytical Mindset
2 15 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.26%) Reference Data
4 10 (3.26%) User Experience
5 9 (2.93%) Derivative
5 9 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (1.30%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.30%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.98%) Clustering
8 3 (0.98%) PKI
9 2 (0.65%) AS400
9 2 (0.65%) Blog
9 2 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.65%) PDA
9 2 (0.65%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.10%) Windows
2 26 (8.47%) Linux
3 11 (3.58%) Unix
4 8 (2.61%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) VMS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (41.69%) Problem-Solving
2 94 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (11.73%) Project Management
4 32 (10.42%) Analytics
5 31 (10.10%) Data Analysis
6 25 (8.14%) Business Analysis
6 25 (8.14%) Scrum
7 24 (7.82%) OO
8 23 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.17%) Mentoring
10 21 (6.84%) ITIL
11 19 (6.19%) Change Management
11 19 (6.19%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.54%) Migration
13 16 (5.21%) Network Management
13 16 (5.21%) PRINCE2
13 16 (5.21%) SDLC
13 16 (5.21%) Time Management
14 15 (4.89%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.43%) SQL
2 63 (20.52%) Java
3 39 (12.70%) Python
4 15 (4.89%) PHP
5 14 (4.56%) Perl
6 13 (4.23%) C++
6 13 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.58%) Scala
8 10 (3.26%) Java 8
8 10 (3.26%) XPath
9 9 (2.93%) C#
9 9 (2.93%) R
10 8 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.63%) C
12 4 (1.30%) VB
12 4 (1.30%) VBA
13 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.70%) Degree
2 20 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.28%) PMP
6 6 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.30%) MCSE
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.98%) CISM
9 3 (0.98%) CISSP
9 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.98%) PhD
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CEH
10 2 (0.65%) SANS
11 1 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.23%) PMO
2 11 (3.58%) SLA
3 9 (2.93%) QA
4 6 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.63%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.65%) GDPR
6 2 (0.65%) IFRS
6 2 (0.65%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.33%) COREP
7 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.33%) EMIR
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.63%) Ansible
2 3 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.65%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.65%) SCCM
3 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.33%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) Mesos
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.33%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (16.29%) Oracle
2 27 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.93%) Workday
4 7 (2.28%) Informatica
5 5 (1.63%) Tableau
6 4 (1.30%) Google
6 4 (1.30%) IBM
6 4 (1.30%) Symantec
6 4 (1.30%) Talend
6 4 (1.30%) VMware
7 3 (0.98%) Ab Initio
7 3 (0.98%) Datameer
7 3 (0.98%) HP
7 3 (0.98%) Splunk
7 3 (0.98%) Teradata
7 3 (0.98%) Vermilion
8 2 (0.65%) Apple
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix
8 2 (0.65%) NetApp
8 2 (0.65%) Sybase