Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 89 151
Rank change year-on-year -36 +62 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 79 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.44% 1.97% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.07% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 34
Scotland median daily rate £340 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.26% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £311 £274
90th Percentile £458 £488 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.13% +40.12% -24.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £16.26 £11.30
90th Percentile £24.44 £18.69 £14.18
UK median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year +12.06% +11.87% -15.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,218 4,544 4,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.46% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,902 2,573 2,785
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +5.48% +0.69%
10th Percentile £230 £228 £228
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 122 118
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £23.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +19.23% -6.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.78 £44.95 £42.15
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Data Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
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 Analyst within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 September 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 -15 59 £350 -9.68% 4
Glasgow -20 20 £215 -50.00% 2
Dundee - 1 £258 -
Data Analyst
UK

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 50 (63.29%) Finance
2 47 (59.49%) SQL
3 35 (44.30%) Data Analysis
4 28 (35.44%) Data Quality
5 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 22 (27.85%) SAS
7 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 14 (17.72%) Analytics
8 14 (17.72%) Banking
8 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
8 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (16.46%) Data Management
10 9 (11.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (11.39%) Degree
10 9 (11.39%) QlikView
10 9 (11.39%) Tableau
10 9 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.13%) Migration
11 8 (10.13%) Data Governance
11 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
11 8 (10.13%) Decision-Making
12 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (8.86%) Data Analytics
12 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
12 7 (8.86%) Oracle

Data Analyst Skill Set
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 22 (27.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (11.39%) QlikView
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) MS Access
3 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.80%) Base SAS
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.80%) Spotfire
5 2 (2.53%) DB2
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.27%) GIS
6 1 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Power BI
6 1 (1.27%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 50 (63.29%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Front Office
3 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Law
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Reference Data
3 4 (5.06%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Data Analysis
2 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 16 (20.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (17.72%) Analytics
3 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
4 13 (16.46%) Data Management
5 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.13%) Data Governance
6 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
6 8 (10.13%) Decision-Making
6 8 (10.13%) Migration
7 7 (8.86%) Data Analytics
7 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.59%) Data Lineage
8 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.59%) ETL
8 6 (7.59%) Information Security
8 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (6.33%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
2 4 (5.06%) Python
2 4 (5.06%) R
2 4 (5.06%) VBA
3 1 (1.27%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) Scala
3 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (7.59%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) GDPR
4 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) CASB
2 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) Tableau
3 7 (8.86%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Datameer
4 3 (3.80%) Teradata
5 2 (2.53%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.27%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.27%) ESRI
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.27%) Talend
6 1 (1.27%) Trillium