The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytics over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Analytics
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 53 73
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20  
Contract jobs citing Analytics 51 83 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.90% 3.20% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.84% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 64 33
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £25.31 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.83% -20.17%  

Analytics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1472 2161 2379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.83% 83.31% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1215 1311
Median daily rate £390 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Median hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Analytics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in Scotland

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytics in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytics in Scotland

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytics in Scotland

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytics in Scotland

Analytics
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 Analytics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 33 £450 +12.50% 29
Glasgow -4 13 £410 +105.00% 7
Aberdeen - 5 £275 -
Analytics
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 39 (33.62%) Finance
2 20 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (17.24%) Data Analytics
3 19 (16.38%) SAS
3 19 (16.38%) HTML
4 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (14.66%) Google
5 17 (14.66%) Google Analytics
6 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 16 (13.79%) CSS
7 15 (12.93%) SQL
7 15 (12.93%) Degree
7 15 (12.93%) Marketing
7 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (12.07%) Project Management
9 13 (11.21%) Java
10 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
10 12 (10.34%) CMS
11 11 (9.48%) Python
11 11 (9.48%) User Experience
11 11 (9.48%) Big Data
12 10 (8.62%) Splunk
12 10 (8.62%) Web Development
12 10 (8.62%) Banking
12 10 (8.62%) Data Management
13 9 (7.76%) Data Analysis
13 9 (7.76%) Firewall
13 9 (7.76%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.76%) ETL

Analytics
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 19 (16.38%) SAS
2 12 (10.34%) CMS
3 6 (5.17%) Apache
4 3 (2.59%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.86%) Drupal
5 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) SPSS
3 1 (0.86%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Google Analytics
2 5 (4.31%) Office 365
3 3 (2.59%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) AdWords
5 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) Firewall
2 5 (4.31%) DNS
3 3 (2.59%) HTTP
3 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.59%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (9.48%) Big Data
3 8 (6.90%) QlikView
4 6 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.17%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.31%) KDB
5 5 (4.31%) Kdb+
5 5 (4.31%) Looker
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.59%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.59%) GIS
6 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Power BI
7 2 (1.72%) QGIS
7 2 (1.72%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (1.72%) Spatial Data
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.86%) ERwin
3 1 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (33.62%) Finance
2 15 (12.93%) Marketing
3 10 (8.62%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Law
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (22.41%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Web Manager
3 11 (9.48%) Consultant
3 11 (9.48%) Developer
4 10 (8.62%) Architect
5 8 (6.90%) Production Manager
5 8 (6.90%) Web Production Manager
6 7 (6.03%) Analytics Manager
6 7 (6.03%) Designer
6 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 5 (4.31%) KDB Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Business Consultant
9 4 (3.45%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Information Security Specialist
9 4 (3.45%) Information Specialist
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) Splunk Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) HTML
2 16 (13.79%) CSS
3 8 (6.90%) jQuery
4 7 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (3.45%) .NET
6 3 (2.59%) Web Services
7 2 (1.72%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.72%) HTML5
7 2 (1.72%) PostGIS
7 2 (1.72%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.72%) Zurb Foundation
8 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.86%) Apache OpenJPA
8 1 (0.86%) J2EE
8 1 (0.86%) JPA
8 1 (0.86%) JSF
8 1 (0.86%) MDX
8 1 (0.86%) Sass
8 1 (0.86%) Spring
8 1 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.48%) User Experience
3 7 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.17%) Credit Risk
4 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.59%) Social Media
7 2 (1.72%) CMDB
7 2 (1.72%) Derivative
7 2 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.72%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.86%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.90%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) Unix
3 4 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) Data Analytics
2 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.07%) Project Management
4 10 (8.62%) Data Management
4 10 (8.62%) Web Development
5 9 (7.76%) Data Analysis
5 9 (7.76%) Data Modelling
5 9 (7.76%) ETL
6 8 (6.90%) Visualisation
6 8 (6.90%) Web Design
7 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.03%) Content Management
7 7 (6.03%) ITIL
7 7 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.03%) Service Design
7 7 (6.03%) Statistics
8 6 (5.17%) Business Analytics
8 6 (5.17%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.93%) SQL
3 13 (11.21%) Java
4 11 (9.48%) Python
5 6 (5.17%) Perl
6 4 (3.45%) R
7 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.59%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.86%) Scala
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) CISSP
3 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) CEH
5 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.59%) SANS
6 2 (1.72%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.86%) APMP
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.31%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) BS7666
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (2.59%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.59%) QRadar
2 3 (2.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.86%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Google
2 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.62%) Splunk
4 7 (6.03%) OpenText
4 7 (6.03%) Tableau
5 6 (5.17%) Cisco
5 6 (5.17%) NetWitness
5 6 (5.17%) Sourcefire
6 5 (4.31%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.45%) Adobe
7 4 (3.45%) Cognos
7 4 (3.45%) Oracle
8 3 (2.59%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.59%) IBM
8 3 (2.59%) MapR
8 3 (2.59%) Symantec
8 3 (2.59%) Teradata
9 2 (1.72%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Twitter
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