Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 94 97
Rank change year-on-year +40 +3 -44
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 42 74 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 2.91% 1.75% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.05% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 67
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £210
90th Percentile £459 £554 £505
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £16.88 £23.00
% change year-on-year +73.33% -26.63% +17.20%

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 1,249 3,616 4,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.62% 85.50% 88.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 1,999 2,717
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £258 £256
90th Percentile £551 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 99 104
Median hourly rate £23.18 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.01% -6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.17 £10.83
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.75 £48.04
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%

Data Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Analysis in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Analysis in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Analysis in Scotland

Data Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Analysis in Scotland.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +47 24 £400 +23.08% 1
Edinburgh +25 15 £450 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £400 -
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (40.48%) Python
4 16 (38.10%) SQL
5 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
6 11 (26.19%) Business Case
7 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (23.81%) SDLC
8 9 (21.43%) Migration
9 8 (19.05%) Perl
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (19.05%) Analytics
10 7 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
10 7 (16.67%) Power BI
10 7 (16.67%) Service Design
10 7 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
10 7 (16.67%) Azure
10 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 7 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (16.67%) R
10 7 (16.67%) Tableau
10 7 (16.67%) C#
10 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 7 (16.67%) Windows
10 7 (16.67%) UML
10 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) Databricks

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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Azure
1 7 (16.67%) Azure Data Factory
1 7 (16.67%) Power Platform
2 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
1 3 (7.14%) Network Security
1 3 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (16.67%) Power BI
2 3 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 4 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) Data Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Data Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Data Visualisation Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Digital Performance Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Tableau Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.38%) Matplotlib
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (26.19%) Business Case
4 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (23.81%) SDLC
5 9 (21.43%) Migration
6 8 (19.05%) Analytics
7 7 (16.67%) Data Flow Diagram
7 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 7 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Service Design
7 7 (16.67%) UML
7 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
9 5 (11.90%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Python
2 16 (38.10%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) PowerShell
4 8 (19.05%) Perl
5 7 (16.67%) C#
5 7 (16.67%) R
5 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Databricks
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (16.67%) Tableau
2 3 (7.14%) Google
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Sage
3 2 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.38%) Axway
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) Sybase
4 1 (2.38%) Talend