Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 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.

Data Analysis
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 56 121
Rank change year-on-year -53 +65 -59
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 93 160 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 3.30% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 3.86% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 77 56
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £180 £313 £224
90th Percentile £513 £489 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £443 £400
% change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Scotland median hourly rate - £19.00 £9.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.77% -69.99%
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.20% -1.88% -13.04%

Data Analysis 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 4,699 4,146 4,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.65% 85.41% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,337 2,482
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 103 108 117
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.02% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 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
Edinburgh -34 51 £395 -1.25% 15
Glasgow -19 39 £350 -9.68% 8
Aberdeen +10 1 - - 1
Stirling -4 1 £450 -5.26%
Dundee - 1 £258 -
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analysis 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 Data Analysis.

1 53 (56.99%) Finance
2 40 (43.01%) SQL
3 31 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (30.11%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (23.66%) Oracle
6 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Excel
7 21 (22.58%) Banking
8 19 (20.43%) Python
8 19 (20.43%) Analytics
9 17 (18.28%) SAS
10 16 (17.20%) Data Quality
11 15 (16.13%) Java
11 15 (16.13%) Business Analysis
12 14 (15.05%) Spring
12 14 (15.05%) Hibernate
12 14 (15.05%) Migration
13 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (13.98%) Scrum
13 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
14 12 (12.90%) SOAP
14 12 (12.90%) XML
15 11 (11.83%) OOP
15 11 (11.83%) OO
15 11 (11.83%) JMS
15 11 (11.83%) Front Office
15 11 (11.83%) Apache MINA
15 11 (11.83%) Tableau
15 11 (11.83%) Apache Camel
15 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database

Data Analysis
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 (18.28%) SAS
2 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (10.75%) AquaLogic BPM
3 2 (2.15%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (2.15%) Sonata
4 1 (1.08%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon SageMaker
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.75%) QlikView
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.38%) DB2
6 4 (4.30%) Base SAS
6 4 (4.30%) Spotfire
7 3 (3.23%) MS Access
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.15%) Power BI
8 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.08%) Parquet
9 1 (1.08%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.23%) Hudson
1 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.23%) MagicDraw
1 3 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 53 (56.99%) Finance
2 21 (22.58%) Banking
3 11 (11.83%) Front Office
4 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Law
7 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (56.99%) Analyst
2 32 (34.41%) Data Analyst
3 21 (22.58%) Developer
4 14 (15.05%) Java Developer
5 13 (13.98%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) Junior
7 5 (5.38%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Data Migration Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Junior Data Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Data Business Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) Hibernate
1 14 (15.05%) Spring
2 12 (12.90%) SOAP
2 12 (12.90%) XML
3 11 (11.83%) Apache Camel
3 11 (11.83%) Apache MINA
3 11 (11.83%) JMS
4 3 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.83%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (10.75%) Reference Data
4 8 (8.60%) Derivative
5 6 (6.45%) Data Structures
5 6 (6.45%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.15%) Wiki
8 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.08%) DTCC
8 1 (1.08%) Eurex
8 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.08%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Unix
2 3 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) CentOS
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.43%) Analytics
4 15 (16.13%) Business Analysis
5 14 (15.05%) Migration
6 13 (13.98%) Scrum
6 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (11.83%) OO
7 11 (11.83%) OOP
8 10 (10.75%) BPMN
8 10 (10.75%) ETL
8 10 (10.75%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.75%) Risk Management
9 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (8.60%) Data Analytics
11 7 (7.53%) Data Migration
12 6 (6.45%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.45%) Project Management
12 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.01%) SQL
2 19 (20.43%) Python
3 15 (16.13%) Java
4 11 (11.83%) XPath
5 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.38%) R
6 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.30%) VBA
7 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.23%) C
8 2 (2.15%) Korn
8 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.08%) Go
9 1 (1.08%) Groovy
9 1 (1.08%) Perl
9 1 (1.08%) Ruby
9 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) CBAP
2 1 (1.08%) CISA
2 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.08%) IIBA
2 1 (1.08%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.45%) QA
3 2 (2.15%) PMO
4 1 (1.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
1 1 (1.08%) HDFS
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Ansible
1 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) Nagios
2 1 (1.08%) Scalr
Vendors
1 22 (23.66%) Oracle
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.83%) Tableau
4 5 (5.38%) Teradata
5 3 (3.23%) Datameer
6 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.15%) CODA
6 2 (2.15%) FNZ
6 2 (2.15%) Informatica
6 2 (2.15%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.08%) CA
7 1 (1.08%) Charles River
7 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.08%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.08%) Minitab
7 1 (1.08%) New Relic
7 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.08%) VMware