Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 60 108
Rank change year-on-year -26 +48 -34
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 106 153 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.28% 3.23% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 3.74% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 87 39
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.94% -9.61%
10th Percentile £250 £312 £268
90th Percentile £463 £481 £473
UK median daily rate £435 £449 £413
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.79% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Scotland median hourly rate £20.55 £19.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +42.38% +16.55%
10th Percentile £12.98 £19.00 £9.37
90th Percentile £28.11 £158.80 £17.32
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -3.53% -3.03%

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 4,085 4,086 3,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.81% 86.37% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,247 2,362 1,864
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £563 £544 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 89 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.18% +1.19%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.23 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.36 £38.82 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%

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 20 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analysis in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 2019. 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 -2 53 £400 +6.67% 9
Edinburgh -29 51 £388 -3.13% 11
West Lothian - 1 - -
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 52 (49.06%) Finance
2 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (33.96%) SQL
3 36 (33.96%) Business Analysis
4 29 (27.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 28 (26.42%) Banking
6 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (20.75%) Oracle
8 21 (19.81%) ETL
9 19 (17.92%) Scrum
10 18 (16.98%) Python
10 18 (16.98%) Degree
11 17 (16.04%) Data Quality
12 15 (14.15%) Migration
12 15 (14.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
14 12 (11.32%) Java
14 12 (11.32%) Data Modelling
14 12 (11.32%) Windows
14 12 (11.32%) Computer Science
14 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
15 11 (10.38%) Use Case
15 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
15 11 (10.38%) SOAP
15 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
16 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (9.43%) Unix
16 10 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (9.43%) QA

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 7 (6.60%) SAS
2 4 (3.77%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.89%) Confluence
4 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 29 (27.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (14.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) AquaLogic BPM
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.89%) Actimize
2 2 (1.89%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.94%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.72%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) QlikView
3 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.77%) Power BI
5 3 (2.83%) DB2
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.83%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.89%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (1.89%) Big Data
6 2 (1.89%) DataStage
6 2 (1.89%) MS Access
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.94%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.77%) ERwin
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
2 4 (3.77%) Maven
3 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.89%) Hudson
3 2 (1.89%) MagicDraw
3 2 (1.89%) Selenium
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
3 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.94%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (49.06%) Finance
2 28 (26.42%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.66%) Front Office
5 4 (3.77%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.89%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (67.92%) Analyst
2 28 (26.42%) Data Analyst
3 26 (24.53%) Business Analyst
4 17 (16.04%) Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Data Business Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Junior
9 5 (4.72%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Business Data Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Lead Java Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) SOAP
2 9 (8.49%) XML
3 8 (7.55%) Hibernate
3 8 (7.55%) Spring
4 6 (5.66%) Apache Camel
4 6 (5.66%) Apache MINA
4 6 (5.66%) JMS
5 5 (4.72%) Web Services
6 4 (3.77%) Kafka
6 4 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.77%) REST
7 2 (1.89%) J2EE
7 2 (1.89%) Java EE
7 2 (1.89%) JSP
7 2 (1.89%) Servlets
8 1 (0.94%) .NET
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.66%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.77%) Wiki
6 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Derivative
7 2 (1.89%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.94%) Equities
8 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.94%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.32%) Windows
2 10 (9.43%) Unix
3 7 (6.60%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.96%) Business Analysis
3 22 (20.75%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (19.81%) ETL
5 19 (17.92%) Scrum
6 15 (14.15%) Migration
7 12 (11.32%) Computer Science
7 12 (11.32%) Data Modelling
7 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
8 11 (10.38%) Use Case
9 10 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
9 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.49%) Analytics
10 9 (8.49%) Benchmarking
10 9 (8.49%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (8.49%) Workflow
11 8 (7.55%) Build Automation
11 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (6.60%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) SQL
2 18 (16.98%) Python
3 12 (11.32%) Java
4 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.66%) Perl
5 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.66%) XPath
6 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.72%) C
7 4 (3.77%) Korn
7 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.77%) VBA
8 2 (1.89%) Go
8 2 (1.89%) Groovy
8 2 (1.89%) R
9 1 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) Scala
9 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Degree
2 10 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.66%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.94%) CISA
4 1 (0.94%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.04%) Data Quality
2 10 (9.43%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) PMO
4 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Docker
1 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Ansible
1 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.55%) Puppet
2 5 (4.72%) Nagios
3 1 (0.94%) Scalr
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) Oracle
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.49%) Tableau
4 7 (6.60%) Informatica
5 5 (4.72%) CA
6 3 (2.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.89%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.89%) CODA
7 2 (1.89%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.89%) New Relic
7 2 (1.89%) Splunk
7 2 (1.89%) Teradata
8 1 (0.94%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.94%) Datameer
8 1 (0.94%) Google
8 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.94%) Minitab
8 1 (0.94%) VMware