Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 347 293 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.93% 7.01% 6.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.29% 20.62% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 171 218
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £238 £250
90th Percentile £500 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 3
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £19.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.68% +16.67% -26.67%
10th Percentile £12.80 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £28.00 £40.43 £19.45
UK median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +11.78% -2.81% +0.11%

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 1490 1421 1885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.78% 33.99% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 836 932
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -1.71%
10th Percentile £211 £225 £200
90th Percentile £525 £488 £512
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.24% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 59
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.69% +68.24% -8.34%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.80 £47.92
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.12% +4.49% +9.50%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +3 196 £400 +6.67% 18
Glasgow -4 103 £366 +14.45% 15
Stirling +4 9 £265 -44.21% 3
Aberdeen -8 4 £425 +38.78% 1
Renfrewshire +19 3 £280 -12.50% 1
Inverclyde -2 3 - - 1
West Lothian -6 3 - - 2
Dundee -3 2 £431 +275.00% 2
Fife -4 2 - - 2
East Ayrshire - 2 £350 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £225 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £308 -
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £283 -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 139 (40.06%) Finance
2 98 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (26.80%) SQL
4 73 (21.04%) Banking
5 42 (12.10%) Microsoft
6 41 (11.82%) Business Analysis
7 39 (11.24%) Java
8 37 (10.66%) Degree
9 35 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (10.09%) Project Management
9 35 (10.09%) Migration
10 32 (9.22%) Analytics
11 30 (8.65%) Windows
12 29 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (8.36%) User Experience
13 27 (7.78%) Linux
14 26 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.49%) Change Management
14 26 (7.49%) Use Case
14 26 (7.49%) SDLC
14 26 (7.49%) User Stories
15 25 (7.20%) Oracle
16 24 (6.92%) ITIL
16 24 (6.92%) Relational Database
17 23 (6.63%) Data Analysis
18 22 (6.34%) Management Information System
18 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (6.34%) Collaborative Working
19 21 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
19 21 (6.05%) Unix

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 14 (4.03%) CMS
2 13 (3.75%) SAS
2 13 (3.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.15%) JBoss
6 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) Confluence
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.59%) OmniGraffle
5 8 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.58%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.29%) assyst
4 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) FRx
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.59%) Lucidchart
2 8 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.73%) Office 365
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.58%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.88%) Firewall
2 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.02%) Network Security
4 6 (1.73%) SAN
5 5 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.44%) DHCP
5 5 (1.44%) DNS
6 4 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.15%) Internet
6 4 (1.15%) OSPF
6 4 (1.15%) tcpdump
6 4 (1.15%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.86%) Skype
8 2 (0.58%) AMQP
8 2 (0.58%) Broadband
8 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.58%) SSL
8 2 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.92%) Relational Database
2 19 (5.48%) RDBMS
3 18 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.46%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.17%) Data Mining
7 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.31%) Power BI
8 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.02%) DB2
10 6 (1.73%) Big Data
11 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.44%) PowerPivot
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.86%) GIS
12 3 (0.86%) MS Access
12 3 (0.86%) SAS EBI
13 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.58%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (5.48%) JIRA
2 12 (3.46%) Axure RP
3 10 (2.88%) Selenium
4 9 (2.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 8 (2.31%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.02%) JUnit
7 6 (1.73%) Maven
8 4 (1.15%) ProC
8 4 (1.15%) Subversion
8 4 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.29%) Ant
11 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 139 (40.06%) Finance
2 73 (21.04%) Banking
3 21 (6.05%) Retail Banking
4 9 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.31%) Law
5 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.02%) Legal
6 7 (2.02%) Marketing
7 5 (1.44%) Front Office
8 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.86%) Electronics
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) Retail
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (45.82%) Analyst
2 62 (17.87%) Business Analyst
3 50 (14.41%) Developer
4 24 (6.92%) Test Analyst
5 23 (6.63%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (5.76%) Digital Analyst
7 18 (5.19%) Consultant
8 17 (4.90%) Digital Business Analyst
9 16 (4.61%) Agile Business Analyst
9 16 (4.61%) Financial Analyst
9 16 (4.61%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.32%) Data Analyst
11 14 (4.03%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.03%) Service Analyst
11 14 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
12 11 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.17%) User Researcher
13 9 (2.59%) Analytics Developer
13 9 (2.59%) Architect
14 8 (2.31%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.76%) XML
2 14 (4.03%) Web Services
3 11 (3.17%) JMS
3 11 (3.17%) Spring
4 10 (2.88%) Hibernate
5 8 (2.31%) .NET
6 7 (2.02%) J2SE
7 6 (1.73%) J2EE
8 5 (1.44%) Apache Camel
8 5 (1.44%) Java EE
8 5 (1.44%) JPA
9 4 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (1.15%) Drools
9 4 (1.15%) jBPM
9 4 (1.15%) XSD
10 3 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.86%) Middleware
11 2 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.58%) RESTful
11 2 (0.58%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.36%) User Experience
2 22 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.32%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.31%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.44%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.44%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.44%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.44%) iPad
7 5 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.86%) DataPower
9 3 (0.86%) Equities
9 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.58%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.65%) Windows
2 27 (7.78%) Linux
3 21 (6.05%) Unix
4 9 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (11.82%) Business Analysis
3 35 (10.09%) Migration
3 35 (10.09%) Project Management
3 35 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (9.22%) Analytics
5 29 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (7.49%) Change Management
6 26 (7.49%) SDLC
6 26 (7.49%) Use Case
6 26 (7.49%) User Stories
7 24 (6.92%) ITIL
8 23 (6.63%) Data Analysis
9 22 (6.34%) Collaborative Working
10 21 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (5.76%) Process Improvement
12 19 (5.48%) Data Modelling
13 18 (5.19%) Test Automation
14 17 (4.90%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 93 (26.80%) SQL
2 39 (11.24%) Java
3 21 (6.05%) Python
4 11 (3.17%) Perl
5 8 (2.31%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.15%) C#
8 4 (1.15%) C++
8 4 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.86%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) R
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (10.66%) Degree
2 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) CISSP
4 5 (1.44%) CCNP
4 5 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.44%) CRISC
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.15%) CISM
5 4 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.86%) HND
6 3 (0.86%) PMP
6 3 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.58%) MCDST
7 2 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.90%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) PMO
3 8 (2.31%) SLA
4 7 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.02%) GDPR
5 5 (1.44%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.15%) COBIT
6 4 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.58%) EMIR
8 2 (0.58%) MiFID
9 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.29%) FINREP
9 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.73%) vSphere
4 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.86%) XenApp
6 2 (0.58%) Docker
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.29%) IAG
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.02%) SCCM
1 7 (2.02%) WSUS
2 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.58%) Ansible
2 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.58%) SCOM
3 1 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 42 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.20%) Oracle
3 19 (5.48%) Splunk
4 13 (3.75%) SAP
4 13 (3.75%) Sitecore
5 11 (3.17%) VMware
6 8 (2.31%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.02%) Sybase
7 7 (2.02%) Teradata
8 6 (1.73%) Cisco
8 6 (1.73%) Citrix
8 6 (1.73%) IBM
9 5 (1.44%) CA
9 5 (1.44%) F5
9 5 (1.44%) NetApp
9 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.15%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.15%) HP
10 4 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.86%) Lotus