Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 50 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 -15
Contract jobs citing Analytics 233 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 3.62% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 4.29% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 80 86
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.29% +3.27%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £244
90th Percentile £528 £564 £513
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £37.75 £14.49 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.52% -64.66% +29.34%
10th Percentile £32.43 £14.49 £19.50
90th Percentile £42.08 £14.49 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +40.00% +12.36% -7.29%

Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,808 3,639 4,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.40% 84.35% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 2,085 2,627
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £257 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 89 101
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.74 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Analytics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 6 months to 21 August 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
Glasgow +30 116 £425 +6.25% 24
Edinburgh -19 90 £369 -7.81% 15
Renfrewshire -27 9 £423 +12.67%
Aberdeen - 3 £600 - 1
Stirling -5 2 £475 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £163 -
Analytics
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 68 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.90%) Finance
2 65 (27.90%) Java
3 60 (25.75%) Python
4 56 (24.03%) SQL
5 54 (23.18%) JavaScript
6 50 (21.46%) Data Analytics
7 47 (20.17%) Microsoft
8 44 (18.88%) Hadoop
9 43 (18.45%) Git (software)
10 42 (18.03%) CSS
11 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (16.74%) Degree
13 36 (15.45%) HTML
13 36 (15.45%) Visualisation
14 35 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (14.59%) Data Modelling
16 33 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 30 (12.88%) Scala
17 30 (12.88%) Kafka
17 30 (12.88%) Big Data
18 29 (12.45%) Unix
18 29 (12.45%) Computer Science
18 29 (12.45%) Scrum
19 28 (12.02%) Apache Spark
20 26 (11.16%) Cybersecurity
20 26 (11.16%) Oracle
21 25 (10.73%) Linux
21 25 (10.73%) Enterprise Software

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 28 (12.02%) Apache Spark
2 19 (8.15%) SAS
3 13 (5.58%) Apache
4 10 (4.29%) CMS
5 9 (3.86%) OpenStack
5 9 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.72%) nginx
7 4 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.29%) Drupal
8 3 (1.29%) WordPress
9 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.86%) IIS
9 2 (0.86%) MODX
9 2 (0.86%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.43%) Confluence
10 1 (0.43%) GemFire
10 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.86%) InVision
4 2 (0.86%) SPSS
5 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.43%) Workday HCM
2 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.29%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.86%) Actimize
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.58%) PaaS
4 10 (4.29%) Azure Data Factory
4 10 (4.29%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (4.29%) npm
5 9 (3.86%) Yarn
6 8 (3.43%) Google Analytics
7 5 (2.15%) Office 365
8 4 (1.72%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.72%) Datadog
8 4 (1.72%) IaaS
8 4 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) Akamai
9 3 (1.29%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.86%) AdWords
10 2 (0.86%) Mailgun
10 2 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.01%) Firewall
2 10 (4.29%) HTTP
3 9 (3.86%) NetScaler
4 5 (2.15%) Skype
5 2 (0.86%) DNS
6 1 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) SAN
6 1 (0.43%) SMS
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.88%) Hadoop
2 30 (12.88%) Big Data
3 20 (8.58%) NoSQL
4 19 (8.15%) SQL Server
5 17 (7.30%) MySQL
6 16 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (6.01%) Power BI
7 14 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (5.58%) Data Lake
9 12 (5.15%) Impala
9 12 (5.15%) QlikView
9 12 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 12 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (4.29%) HDInsight
10 10 (4.29%) MongoDB
10 10 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (3.86%) Apache Hive
11 9 (3.86%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (18.45%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.15%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.30%) JIRA
4 8 (3.43%) Babel
4 8 (3.43%) Mocha
4 8 (3.43%) Selenium
4 8 (3.43%) webpack
5 7 (3.00%) JUnit
5 7 (3.00%) Maven
6 5 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.72%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.72%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.86%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.86%) Zephyr
General
1 65 (27.90%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Banking
3 18 (7.73%) Games
4 6 (2.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Advertising
6 2 (0.86%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (30.04%) Developer
2 35 (15.02%) Analyst
3 19 (8.15%) Architect
4 16 (6.87%) Java Developer
5 12 (5.15%) Data Analyst
5 12 (5.15%) Software Engineer
6 11 (4.72%) Designer
6 11 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (3.86%) ETL Developer
8 9 (3.86%) Scala Software Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Consultant
9 8 (3.43%) Data Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) React Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.58%) Design Engineer
11 6 (2.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.03%) CSS
2 36 (15.45%) HTML
3 30 (12.88%) Kafka
4 20 (8.58%) .NET
4 20 (8.58%) AngularJS
5 16 (6.87%) React
6 15 (6.44%) REST
7 12 (5.15%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (5.15%) Spring
8 11 (4.72%) Akka
9 9 (3.86%) Hibernate
9 9 (3.86%) JPA
9 9 (3.86%) jQuery
9 9 (3.86%) JSON
9 9 (3.86%) Redux
10 8 (3.43%) Chai
10 8 (3.43%) Django
10 8 (3.43%) Enzyme
10 8 (3.43%) RESTful
11 7 (3.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (12.45%) Computer Science
3 25 (10.73%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (8.15%) User Experience
5 15 (6.44%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (5.58%) Cloud Native
7 8 (3.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.15%) Blog
9 5 (2.15%) e-Health
9 5 (2.15%) IVR
9 5 (2.15%) LIMS
9 5 (2.15%) PACS
10 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.72%) Social Media
11 2 (0.86%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.45%) Unix
2 25 (10.73%) Linux
3 7 (3.00%) Windows
4 6 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.86%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Data Analytics
3 36 (15.45%) Visualisation
4 35 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (14.59%) Data Modelling
6 33 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (12.45%) Scrum
8 26 (11.16%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (10.30%) Software Engineering
10 23 (9.87%) Machine Learning
11 22 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (9.01%) DevOps
12 21 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (7.73%) Data Analysis
13 18 (7.73%) Data Visualisation
14 17 (7.30%) Decision-Making
15 14 (6.01%) Configuration Management
15 14 (6.01%) ETL
15 14 (6.01%) SDLC
15 14 (6.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (27.90%) Java
2 60 (25.75%) Python
3 56 (24.03%) SQL
4 54 (23.18%) JavaScript
5 30 (12.88%) Scala
6 18 (7.73%) Java 8
7 14 (6.01%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.72%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.29%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.43%) ES6
10 8 (3.43%) PHP
10 8 (3.43%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.43%) R
11 4 (1.72%) C#
12 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.29%) C++
12 3 (1.29%) Ruby
13 2 (0.86%) Perl
14 1 (0.43%) C
14 1 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 39 (16.74%) Degree
2 14 (6.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.86%) ACCA
6 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.86%) MCSA
6 2 (0.86%) MCSE
7 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) CFA
7 1 (0.43%) CITP
7 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) QA
2 6 (2.58%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.15%) GDPR
3 5 (2.15%) HL7
4 2 (0.86%) Basel II
4 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.86%) IFRS
4 2 (0.86%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) P3O
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.86%) XenApp
1 9 (3.86%) XenDesktop
1 9 (3.86%) XenServer
2 4 (1.72%) Docker
3 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.86%) iptables
4 2 (0.86%) Postfix
4 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) HDFS
5 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (9.01%) Ansible
2 8 (3.43%) Puppet
3 7 (3.00%) Kibana
4 4 (1.72%) HAProxy
4 4 (1.72%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.72%) Nagios
4 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.86%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.86%) Fail2ban
5 2 (0.86%) logstash
5 2 (0.86%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) Ambari
Vendors
1 47 (20.17%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.16%) Oracle
3 25 (10.73%) Splunk
3 25 (10.73%) Tableau
4 11 (4.72%) Citrix
4 11 (4.72%) Google
4 11 (4.72%) VMware
5 8 (3.43%) Workday
6 7 (3.00%) Adobe
7 6 (2.58%) Ivanti
7 6 (2.58%) Teradata
8 5 (2.15%) Perforce
9 4 (1.72%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.72%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (1.72%) Blue Prism
9 4 (1.72%) IBM
9 4 (1.72%) New Relic
9 4 (1.72%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.72%) UiPath
10 3 (1.29%) Informatica