Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 127 117
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 99 57 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.97% 1.32% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.39% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 44
Scotland median daily rate £351 £325 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -8.77% -5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £225 £209
90th Percentile £475 £474 £478
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Scotland median hourly rate £22.75 £52.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +160.00% -
10th Percentile £16.29 £31.65 £15.15
90th Percentile £28.00 £52.09 £35.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +2.56% +18.18%

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 4807 4087 5876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.74% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2400 3042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £43.08 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +17 71 £362 -3.53% 1
Glasgow +4 20 £425 +88.89%
Inverclyde - 4 £325 -
West Lothian +2 2 £325 -
Aberdeen -5 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Data Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Data Analyst in the job title.

1 44 (44.44%) SQL
2 41 (41.41%) Finance
3 27 (27.27%) Data Analysis
4 24 (24.24%) Banking
4 24 (24.24%) SAS
5 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.18%) Data Quality
7 17 (17.17%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (15.15%) Migration
10 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
10 14 (14.14%) Retail Banking
11 13 (13.13%) Data Management
12 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (11.11%) ETL
13 11 (11.11%) Analytics
14 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (10.10%) Data Migration
15 9 (9.09%) Teradata
15 9 (9.09%) Data Lineage
16 8 (8.08%) Reference Data
16 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 8 (8.08%) Business Analysis
17 7 (7.07%) Degree
18 6 (6.06%) Project Management
18 6 (6.06%) Oracle
18 6 (6.06%) Data Mapping
18 6 (6.06%) Logical Data Model

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 24 (24.24%) SAS
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.01%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.05%) Data Mining
3 5 (5.05%) Power BI
3 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.04%) Big Data
4 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.03%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.02%) DataStage
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.01%) DB2
7 1 (1.01%) MS Access
7 1 (1.01%) OLAP
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.02%) XMLSpy
General
1 41 (41.41%) Finance
2 24 (24.24%) Banking
3 14 (14.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) XML
2 2 (2.02%) JSON
2 2 (2.02%) REST
2 2 (2.02%) SOAP
2 2 (2.02%) Swagger
2 2 (2.02%) YAML
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Data Analysis
2 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (15.15%) Migration
4 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
5 13 (13.13%) Data Management
6 11 (11.11%) Analytics
6 11 (11.11%) ETL
7 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.10%) Data Migration
8 9 (9.09%) Data Lineage
9 8 (8.08%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (6.06%) Data Mapping
10 6 (6.06%) Logical Data Model
10 6 (6.06%) Project Management
11 5 (5.05%) Physical Data Model
11 5 (5.05%) Waterfall
12 4 (4.04%) Data Extraction
12 4 (4.04%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (2.02%) VB
3 2 (2.02%) VBA
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) CIMA
2 2 (2.02%) ISEB
2 2 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.01%) CISM
3 1 (1.01%) CISSP
3 1 (1.01%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) COBIT
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (1.01%) MiFID
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.01%) Kibana
2 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Teradata
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 3 (3.03%) Bloomberg
3 3 (3.03%) Cognos
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (2.02%) IBM
4 2 (2.02%) Informatica
4 2 (2.02%) Reuters
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
5 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.01%) Tableau
5 1 (1.01%) Workday