Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 49 77
Rank change year-on-year -7 +28 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytics 180 136 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.40% 3.49% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 4.12% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 66 108
Scotland median daily rate £413 £423 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +9.31% +1.71%
10th Percentile £268 £290 £182
90th Percentile £523 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £14.49 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.92% -64.66% +29.34%
10th Percentile £31.63 £14.49 £19.50
90th Percentile £34.88 £14.49 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +19.38% +1.11% -7.14%

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 4,529 3,304 4,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.49% 84.74% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 1,917 2,655
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £233
90th Percentile £549 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.25 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -19 82 £400 -5.88% 29
Glasgow +20 81 £425 +6.25% 21
Renfrewshire -32 9 £423 +12.67% 10
Stirling -10 2 £475 - 1
Dundee - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £500 -
Analytics
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 58 (32.22%) Finance
2 48 (26.67%) Python
3 46 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (23.33%) Java
4 42 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 41 (22.78%) SQL
6 39 (21.67%) Data Analytics
7 36 (20.00%) CSS
8 35 (19.44%) HTML
8 35 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (18.33%) Degree
9 33 (18.33%) Git (software)
10 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 26 (14.44%) Unix
12 25 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (12.78%) Data Analysis
14 22 (12.22%) Splunk
14 22 (12.22%) Big Data
15 21 (11.67%) Kafka
15 21 (11.67%) Hadoop
15 21 (11.67%) Linux
15 21 (11.67%) Oracle
16 19 (10.56%) Visualisation
16 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (10.56%) DevOps
16 19 (10.56%) Jenkins
16 19 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
17 18 (10.00%) AngularJS
17 18 (10.00%) Ansible
18 17 (9.44%) Scala

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 17 (9.44%) SAS
2 16 (8.89%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.44%) Apache
4 8 (4.44%) CMS
5 5 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.67%) Drupal
6 3 (1.67%) nginx
6 3 (1.67%) WordPress
7 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.11%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.11%) MODX
7 2 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) GemFire
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.56%) InVision
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.11%) Actimize
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.56%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.33%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (2.22%) npm
5 3 (1.67%) Akamai
5 3 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.67%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.11%) AdWords
6 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.11%) IaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Mailgun
6 2 (1.11%) PaaS
6 2 (1.11%) Yarn
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon SageMaker
7 1 (0.56%) Datadog
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.56%) HTTP
2 9 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 6 (3.33%) Firewall
4 2 (1.11%) DNS
4 2 (1.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) Big Data
2 21 (11.67%) Hadoop
3 15 (8.33%) MySQL
4 14 (7.78%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (6.67%) QlikView
6 9 (5.00%) Power BI
7 8 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (4.44%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.89%) Data Lake
9 6 (3.33%) Apache Hive
9 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.78%) Apache Zeppelin
10 5 (2.78%) Impala
10 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.22%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 33 (18.33%) Git (software)
2 19 (10.56%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.78%) JIRA
4 6 (3.33%) JUnit
4 6 (3.33%) Selenium
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.22%) Maven
7 2 (1.11%) Babel
7 2 (1.11%) Mocha
7 2 (1.11%) webpack
8 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.56%) Concordion
8 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.56%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 58 (32.22%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Banking
3 6 (3.33%) Games
4 4 (2.22%) Marketing
5 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Advertising
6 2 (1.11%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (28.33%) Developer
2 34 (18.89%) Analyst
3 12 (6.67%) Architect
3 12 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 11 (6.11%) Data Analyst
5 8 (4.44%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.44%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (4.44%) Consultant
5 8 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (3.89%) Designer
7 6 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 5 (2.78%) Data Engineer
8 5 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.22%) Data Analytics Specialist
9 4 (2.22%) Data Scientist
9 4 (2.22%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.00%) CSS
2 35 (19.44%) HTML
3 21 (11.67%) Kafka
4 18 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (7.22%) REST
6 12 (6.67%) React
7 9 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (5.00%) Spring
8 8 (4.44%) Django
9 7 (3.89%) jQuery
10 6 (3.33%) .NET
10 6 (3.33%) SOAP
11 5 (2.78%) Akka
11 5 (2.78%) Spring Cloud
11 5 (2.78%) Web Services
12 4 (2.22%) Angular 2
12 4 (2.22%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.22%) JPA
12 4 (2.22%) Node.js
12 4 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.44%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.56%) User Experience
6 6 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.78%) IVR
8 4 (2.22%) Blog
8 4 (2.22%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.67%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.67%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.67%) Social Media
10 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.56%) Clustering
11 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.56%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.44%) Unix
2 21 (11.67%) Linux
3 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.11%) CentOS
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (21.67%) Data Analytics
3 25 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (12.78%) Data Analysis
5 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (10.56%) DevOps
5 19 (10.56%) Visualisation
6 17 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (8.89%) Data Modelling
7 16 (8.89%) Decision-Making
7 16 (8.89%) Machine Learning
7 16 (8.89%) Scrum
8 14 (7.78%) Configuration Management
8 14 (7.78%) SDLC
9 12 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (6.11%) ETL
11 10 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.56%) Web Analytics
12 9 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.67%) Python
2 42 (23.33%) Java
2 42 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 41 (22.78%) SQL
4 17 (9.44%) Scala
5 14 (7.78%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.56%) PHP
7 9 (5.00%) C#
8 7 (3.89%) C++
8 7 (3.89%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.33%) Java 8
9 6 (3.33%) R
10 3 (1.67%) Ruby
11 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.11%) ES6
11 2 (1.11%) Perl
11 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.11%) X++
12 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 33 (18.33%) Degree
2 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.67%) ACCA
6 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) CFA
7 1 (0.56%) CITP
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
7 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.67%) QA
2 8 (4.44%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.78%) GDPR
4 3 (1.67%) Basel II
4 3 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.67%) IFRS
4 3 (1.67%) IFRS 9
4 3 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.56%) P3O
5 1 (0.56%) PMO
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.00%) XenApp
1 9 (5.00%) XenDesktop
1 9 (5.00%) XenServer
2 2 (1.11%) Postfix
2 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) HDFS
3 1 (0.56%) iptables
3 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.00%) Ansible
2 5 (2.78%) Kibana
2 5 (2.78%) Puppet
3 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.67%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.67%) Terraform
5 2 (1.11%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.11%) Fail2ban
6 1 (0.56%) Ambari
6 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.22%) Splunk
3 21 (11.67%) Oracle
4 12 (6.67%) Tableau
5 10 (5.56%) VMware
6 9 (5.00%) Citrix
7 7 (3.89%) Google
8 6 (3.33%) Adobe
8 6 (3.33%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.78%) Perforce
10 3 (1.67%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.67%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.67%) IBM
10 3 (1.67%) Teradata
11 2 (1.11%) Informatica
11 2 (1.11%) Lets Encrypt
11 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.56%) Lotus
12 1 (0.56%) Sybase