Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 85 57
Rank change year-on-year -20 -28 +44
Contract jobs citing Data Analysis 62 100 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.63% 2.16% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.48% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 97
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% +12.07%
10th Percentile £287 £242 £303
90th Percentile £511 £453 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Scotland median hourly rate £18.49 £20.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.13% +27.43%
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -7.38% +3.82% -2.50%

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 3,262 4,031 4,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.91% 87.03% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,820 2,224 2,469
Scotland median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 99 85
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +13.95% +6.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.69 £11.31
90th Percentile £46.26 £44.50 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.63 £24.00
% change year-on-year -2.65% -1.56% -

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 February 2020.

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 February 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
Edinburgh +2 33 £450 +16.13% 11
Glasgow +2 25 £370 -1.33% 9
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £425 - 1
Data Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.87%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (30.65%) SQL
5 16 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (20.97%) Analytics
7 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
7 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (17.74%) Data Management
8 11 (17.74%) Migration
8 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (16.13%) Decision-Making
10 9 (14.52%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) Web Services
11 8 (12.90%) ETL
11 8 (12.90%) Time Management
12 7 (11.29%) Data Quality
12 7 (11.29%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (11.29%) Data Lineage
12 7 (11.29%) GDPR
12 7 (11.29%) CRM
12 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (9.68%) VBA
13 6 (9.68%) Python
13 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
13 6 (9.68%) Scrum
13 6 (9.68%) Systems Analysis

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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) CMS
2 3 (4.84%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) SPSS
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.61%) Maximo
1 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Office 365
2 4 (6.45%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.84%) AWS
4 2 (3.23%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.61%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.84%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) QlikView
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.23%) Power BI
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Semantic Layer
4 1 (1.61%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Marketing
2 5 (8.06%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Analyst
2 22 (35.48%) Data Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Data Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Database Programmer
9 2 (3.23%) ETL Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) REST
2 3 (4.84%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) Social Media
2 4 (6.45%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
1 5 (8.06%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (20.97%) Analytics
4 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
5 11 (17.74%) Data Management
5 11 (17.74%) Migration
5 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (16.13%) Decision-Making
7 8 (12.90%) ETL
7 8 (12.90%) Time Management
8 7 (11.29%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (11.29%) CRM
8 7 (11.29%) Data Lineage
9 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Data Ingestion
9 6 (9.68%) Scrum
9 6 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
10 5 (8.06%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Python
2 6 (9.68%) VBA
3 4 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Scala
5 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.23%) R
6 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (3.23%) PhD
3 1 (1.61%) CIPD
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) Data Quality
1 7 (11.29%) GDPR
2 1 (1.61%) IFRS
2 1 (1.61%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (8.06%) Ab Initio
4 5 (8.06%) Tableau
5 4 (6.45%) Axway
6 3 (4.84%) Cognos
6 3 (4.84%) SAP
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
8 1 (1.61%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.61%) Google
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) Marketo
8 1 (1.61%) Sybase
8 1 (1.61%) Teradata
8 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.61%) WooCommerce