The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Data Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analysis over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Analysis
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 73 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -36  
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 41 58 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.36% 2.24% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.69% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 65
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £306 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.91 £14.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% -58.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £14.00 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.00 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.22 £17.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year +71.89% -13.37%  

Data Analysis 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 1458 2158 2332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.94% 83.35% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1209 1285
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 44
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +24.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £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 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
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 Data Analysis within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Glasgow +5 21 £300 -22.58% 2
Edinburgh -3 16 £375 -9.09% 4
Inverclyde - 2 £475 -
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Dundee -3 1 - -
Data Analysis
UK

Data Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 31 (40.26%) SQL
2 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 22 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.08%) Oracle
5 17 (22.08%) Data Modelling
6 16 (20.78%) ETL
6 16 (20.78%) Banking
7 15 (19.48%) Business Analysis
8 14 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (16.88%) Java
10 12 (15.58%) Data Management
11 11 (14.29%) Project Management
11 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 11 (14.29%) SAS
11 11 (14.29%) Data Quality
12 10 (12.99%) Change Control
12 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.99%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
13 9 (11.69%) PL/SQL
13 9 (11.69%) Asset Management
13 9 (11.69%) Analytics
13 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
13 9 (11.69%) SDLC
14 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
14 8 (10.39%) RDBMS
15 7 (9.09%) CRM
15 7 (9.09%) Unix

Data Analysis
Top Related 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 11 (14.29%) SAS
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (1.30%) GeoServer
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.39%) RDBMS
4 8 (10.39%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.79%) Data Mining
5 6 (7.79%) QlikView
6 4 (5.19%) Big Data
6 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.60%) GIS
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.30%) Power BI
9 1 (1.30%) Spotfire
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (61.04%) Analyst
2 25 (32.47%) Data Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Database Designer
5 7 (9.09%) Designer
6 5 (6.49%) Data Scientist
7 3 (3.90%) Data Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Data Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) Lucene
2 4 (5.19%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Credit Risk
2 4 (5.19%) Replication
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.60%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.60%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.08%) Data Modelling
4 16 (20.78%) ETL
5 15 (19.48%) Business Analysis
6 12 (15.58%) Data Management
7 11 (14.29%) Project Management
8 10 (12.99%) Change Control
8 10 (12.99%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (11.69%) Analytics
9 9 (11.69%) Asset Management
9 9 (11.69%) SDLC
10 7 (9.09%) CRM
10 7 (9.09%) Migration
10 7 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (7.79%) Master Data Management
11 6 (7.79%) Translating Business Requirements
11 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.26%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 9 (11.69%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.90%) VBA
5 2 (2.60%) C
5 2 (2.60%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.60%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) R
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) APMP
3 1 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.90%) FATCA
3 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.30%) MiFID
4 1 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) GeoWebCache
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Teradata
4 4 (5.19%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.90%) Cognos
6 2 (2.60%) Charles River
6 2 (2.60%) Tableau
7 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.30%) ESRI
7 1 (1.30%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.30%) Google
7 1 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.30%) Peregrine
7 1 (1.30%) Twitter