Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 338 243 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.51% 6.65% 6.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.32% 20.97% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 129 212
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £235
90th Percentile £473 £495 £524
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 15
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -40.00% +88.96%
10th Percentile £16.50 £21.25 £16.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.75 £41.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +12.53% +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 1,585 1,159 1,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.53% 31.71% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 633 982
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £188 £220
90th Percentile £531 £500 £524
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 51
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £31.85 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.05% -18.33% +95.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £55.63 £52.17 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year +9.37% -3.94% +18.56%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +12 190 £363 -3.33% 35
Glasgow -11 99 £369 +11.74% 37
Stirling 0 21 £450 -5.26% 4
Renfrewshire -30 9 £255 +2.00%
West Lothian +1 4 - - 3
Aberdeen +9 2 - - 2
South Ayrshire - 2 £225 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £308 -
Inverclyde -2 1 £168 -55.33%
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 - 1
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 144 (42.60%) Finance
2 118 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (24.56%) SQL
4 78 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (16.86%) Banking
6 46 (13.61%) Oracle
7 43 (12.72%) Java
8 41 (12.13%) Microsoft
8 41 (12.13%) Project Management
9 39 (11.54%) Data Analysis
10 38 (11.24%) Business Analysis
10 38 (11.24%) Unix
11 33 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (9.76%) Python
11 33 (9.76%) Analytics
12 31 (9.17%) SDLC
12 31 (9.17%) Degree
13 30 (8.88%) ITIL
14 29 (8.58%) Migration
15 27 (7.99%) Microsoft Excel
16 26 (7.69%) Relational Database
17 24 (7.10%) Windows
18 22 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (6.51%) Test Automation
19 21 (6.21%) Time Management
19 21 (6.21%) Linux
19 21 (6.21%) OO
20 18 (5.33%) Change Management
20 18 (5.33%) Management Information System
20 18 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing

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 13 (3.85%) SAS
2 5 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.89%) Confluence
3 3 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) Apache
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (7.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (5.03%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.59%) SPSS
8 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Sonata
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.18%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.89%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.59%) assyst
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.59%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.37%) IaaS
2 8 (2.37%) Office 365
3 7 (2.07%) SaaS
4 5 (1.48%) PaaS
5 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.44%) Firewall
2 7 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (2.07%) HTTP
3 6 (1.78%) Network Security
4 5 (1.48%) MPLS
4 5 (1.48%) VPN
5 4 (1.18%) IPFIX
5 4 (1.18%) IPsec
6 3 (0.89%) DHCP
6 3 (0.89%) DNS
6 3 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.59%) Internet
7 2 (0.59%) OSPF
7 2 (0.59%) SAN
7 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.59%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
7 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.66%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.37%) QlikView
5 8 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.78%) Big Data
7 5 (1.48%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.48%) Power BI
8 4 (1.18%) DB2
8 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (4.73%) JIRA
2 10 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.89%) HP UFT
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.89%) Zephyr
5 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.59%) Hudson
5 2 (0.59%) JUnit
5 2 (0.59%) MagicDraw
5 2 (0.59%) Selenium
5 2 (0.59%) Subversion
5 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.59%) webpack
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) WinRunner
General
1 144 (42.60%) Finance
2 57 (16.86%) Banking
3 11 (3.25%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.66%) Legal
5 6 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Front Office
6 4 (1.18%) Law
6 4 (1.18%) Marketing
6 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.89%) Electronics
7 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (43.49%) Analyst
2 53 (15.68%) Business Analyst
3 34 (10.06%) Developer
4 20 (5.92%) Support Analyst
5 19 (5.62%) Applications Support
6 17 (5.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 16 (4.73%) Designer
7 16 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
8 15 (4.44%) Consultant
9 14 (4.14%) Test Analyst
10 13 (3.85%) Data Analyst
10 13 (3.85%) Python Developer
11 12 (3.55%) Architect
12 11 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.25%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.25%) Tester
13 10 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
13 10 (2.96%) Solutions Designer
14 9 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.55%) XML
2 10 (2.96%) LDAP
3 9 (2.66%) Spring
4 8 (2.37%) AngularJS
4 8 (2.37%) Middleware
5 7 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.07%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (2.07%) HTML
6 6 (1.78%) J2EE
7 5 (1.48%) CSS
7 5 (1.48%) Django
7 5 (1.48%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.48%) JMS
7 5 (1.48%) Kafka
7 5 (1.48%) SOAP
7 5 (1.48%) Web Services
8 4 (1.18%) HTML5
8 4 (1.18%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.89%) Apache MINA
9 3 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.85%) User Experience
3 10 (2.96%) Equities
3 10 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.66%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.66%) Derivative
5 8 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.07%) PKI
7 6 (1.78%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.78%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.48%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.24%) Unix
2 24 (7.10%) Windows
3 21 (6.21%) Linux
4 10 (2.96%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.89%) AIX
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.30%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
2 78 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (12.13%) Project Management
4 39 (11.54%) Data Analysis
5 38 (11.24%) Business Analysis
6 33 (9.76%) Analytics
6 33 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (9.17%) SDLC
8 30 (8.88%) ITIL
9 29 (8.58%) Migration
10 22 (6.51%) Test Automation
11 21 (6.21%) OO
11 21 (6.21%) Time Management
12 18 (5.33%) Asset Management
12 18 (5.33%) Change Management
12 18 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (5.03%) Analytical Thinking
13 17 (5.03%) DevOps
13 17 (5.03%) Scrum
14 16 (4.73%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.56%) SQL
2 43 (12.72%) Java
3 33 (9.76%) Python
4 14 (4.14%) C++
5 9 (2.66%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.07%) C#
8 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.18%) R
9 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.89%) Scala
9 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.89%) XPath
10 2 (0.59%) C
10 2 (0.59%) Perl
10 2 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (9.17%) Degree
2 15 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.96%) CISSP
4 6 (1.78%) CISM
4 6 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.48%) CISA
5 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.48%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) PMP
7 3 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.89%) CEH
7 3 (0.89%) ISEB
7 3 (0.89%) MBA
7 3 (0.89%) MCSE
7 3 (0.89%) SANS
8 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.59%) CGEIT
8 2 (0.59%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.96%) PMO
3 9 (2.66%) QA
4 7 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.78%) GDPR
6 4 (1.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.30%) HDFS
4 1 (0.30%) RACF
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.96%) Ansible
2 5 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.89%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.59%) WSUS
5 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) Foglight
5 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) MOM
5 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.30%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 46 (13.61%) Oracle
2 41 (12.13%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.55%) Informatica
4 10 (2.96%) Cisco
4 10 (2.96%) FNZ
4 10 (2.96%) Splunk
5 8 (2.37%) Charles River
6 6 (1.78%) HP
6 6 (1.78%) VMware
7 5 (1.48%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.48%) Tableau
8 4 (1.18%) F5
8 4 (1.18%) Teradata
9 3 (0.89%) SAP
10 2 (0.59%) Avaya
10 2 (0.59%) Capita
10 2 (0.59%) Cognos
10 2 (0.59%) Google
10 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.59%) Sybase