Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 45 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 +49 -29
Contract jobs citing Analytics 252 179 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.71% 3.69% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 4.32% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 94 66
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £156 £300 £303
90th Percentile £541 £563 £519
UK median daily rate £488 £488 £435
% change year-on-year - +12.07% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Scotland median hourly rate £37.75 £24.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.29% -42.86% -
10th Percentile £32.43 £18.07 £41.20
90th Percentile £42.08 £33.25 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +51.22% -10.87%

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 4,698 4,139 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.76% 85.38% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,332 2,461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +34 123 £475 +18.75% 13
Edinburgh -9 109 £373 -6.75% 33
Aberdeen +12 3 £600 - 1
South Lanarkshire -5 2 £156 -
Fife - 1 - -
Analytics
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 77 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.37%) Java
3 71 (28.17%) Finance
4 70 (27.78%) SQL
5 58 (23.02%) JavaScript
6 56 (22.22%) Data Analytics
7 50 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 47 (18.65%) Python
10 41 (16.27%) Git (software)
10 41 (16.27%) Visualisation
11 40 (15.87%) Hadoop
11 40 (15.87%) CSS
12 39 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (15.08%) Degree
14 35 (13.89%) Data Modelling
14 35 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (12.70%) Scrum
16 32 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (12.30%) HTML
17 31 (12.30%) Tableau
18 29 (11.51%) Oracle
19 28 (11.11%) Computer Science
20 27 (10.71%) Software Engineering
21 25 (9.92%) .NET
21 25 (9.92%) Data Visualisation
21 25 (9.92%) AngularJS
21 25 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
22 24 (9.52%) Banking

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 24 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 18 (7.14%) SAS
3 15 (5.95%) CMS
4 14 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.76%) Apache
6 9 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.59%) IIS
9 4 (1.59%) nginx
9 4 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.19%) Confluence
10 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.19%) WordPress
11 2 (0.79%) Drupal
11 2 (0.79%) MODX
11 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.40%) GemFire
Applications
1 20 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) InVision
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.40%) EViews
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Workday HCM
2 5 (1.98%) WebTrends
3 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (1.19%) ResourceLink
4 3 (1.19%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.79%) Actimize
6 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.54%) Google Analytics
4 14 (5.56%) PaaS
5 12 (4.76%) npm
5 12 (4.76%) Yarn
6 10 (3.97%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (3.17%) Google Tag Manager
7 8 (3.17%) OpenShift
8 6 (2.38%) Datadog
8 6 (2.38%) Office 365
8 6 (2.38%) SaaS
9 5 (1.98%) AdWords
9 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.98%) IaaS
10 3 (1.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Akamai
11 2 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.75%) Firewall
2 6 (2.38%) Skype
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.40%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.87%) Hadoop
2 22 (8.73%) Big Data
3 21 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 19 (7.54%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.56%) Data Lake
5 14 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.56%) MySQL
5 14 (5.56%) Power BI
6 13 (5.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (4.37%) Impala
9 10 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (3.97%) HDInsight
9 10 (3.97%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.97%) QlikView
9 10 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (3.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (16.27%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.13%) JIRA
3 16 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.76%) Selenium
5 10 (3.97%) Babel
5 10 (3.97%) Mocha
5 10 (3.97%) webpack
6 9 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 7 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 7 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.38%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.38%) IBM UrbanCode
8 6 (2.38%) JUnit
8 6 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.98%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.98%) Maven
9 5 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.59%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 71 (28.17%) Finance
2 24 (9.52%) Banking
3 20 (7.94%) Games
4 15 (5.95%) Marketing
5 3 (1.19%) Back Office
5 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Legal
5 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 2 (0.79%) Billing
6 2 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (34.13%) Developer
2 44 (17.46%) Analyst
3 24 (9.52%) Architect
3 24 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 17 (6.75%) Designer
5 14 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 13 (5.16%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (5.16%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (4.76%) React Developer
8 11 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) ETL Developer
9 9 (3.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (3.57%) Scala Software Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.17%) Consultant
10 8 (3.17%) Data Engineer
11 7 (2.78%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.87%) CSS
2 31 (12.30%) HTML
3 25 (9.92%) .NET
3 25 (9.92%) AngularJS
4 24 (9.52%) React
5 20 (7.94%) Kafka
6 19 (7.54%) Spring
7 17 (6.75%) REST
8 16 (6.35%) Enzyme
8 16 (6.35%) Redux
9 13 (5.16%) Spring Boot
10 11 (4.37%) Akka
10 11 (4.37%) JSON
10 11 (4.37%) SOAP
11 10 (3.97%) Chai
11 10 (3.97%) Node.js
12 9 (3.57%) Hibernate
12 9 (3.57%) JPA
13 8 (3.17%) HTML5
13 8 (3.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 22 (8.73%) User Experience
4 21 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (6.35%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.17%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (2.78%) e-Health
7 7 (2.78%) LIMS
7 7 (2.78%) PACS
8 5 (1.98%) IVR
8 5 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Social Media
11 2 (0.79%) CMDB
11 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.33%) Linux
2 15 (5.95%) Unix
3 11 (4.37%) Windows
4 9 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.22%) Data Analytics
3 50 (19.84%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (16.27%) Visualisation
5 35 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 32 (12.70%) Scrum
7 27 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 25 (9.92%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (9.92%) Data Visualisation
9 21 (8.33%) ETL
9 21 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (7.94%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.54%) Data Analysis
12 18 (7.14%) Decision-Making
12 18 (7.14%) Machine Learning
12 18 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
12 18 (7.14%) TDD
13 17 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.37%) Java
2 70 (27.78%) SQL
3 58 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 47 (18.65%) Python
5 23 (9.13%) Scala
6 18 (7.14%) Java 8
7 16 (6.35%) ES6
8 11 (4.37%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.17%) PHP
9 8 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.17%) R
10 6 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.38%) Ruby
11 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.59%) C#
13 3 (1.19%) C
13 3 (1.19%) C++
13 3 (1.19%) Perl
14 2 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (15.08%) Degree
2 12 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.19%) MCSA
5 3 (1.19%) MCSE
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.78%) HL7
3 6 (2.38%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.79%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.40%) P3O
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.57%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) iptables
4 2 (0.79%) Postfix
4 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) HDFS
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (5.56%) Ansible
2 12 (4.76%) Puppet
3 8 (3.17%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.78%) Nagios
5 6 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.59%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.59%) Kibana
6 4 (1.59%) Terraform
7 3 (1.19%) logstash
8 2 (0.79%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.79%) Fail2ban
8 2 (0.79%) Mesos
9 1 (0.40%) Scalr
9 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.30%) Tableau
3 29 (11.51%) Oracle
4 23 (9.13%) Google
5 13 (5.16%) Adobe
5 13 (5.16%) Splunk
6 10 (3.97%) AppDynamics
7 8 (3.17%) Workday
8 7 (2.78%) New Relic
9 6 (2.38%) IBM
9 6 (2.38%) Teradata
10 5 (1.98%) Tealium
11 4 (1.59%) Automation Anywhere
11 4 (1.59%) Blue Prism
11 4 (1.59%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.59%) UiPath
12 3 (1.19%) Datameer
12 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.19%) Tealeaf