Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 101 126
Rank change year-on-year -38 +25 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 59 96 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 1.92% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 2.01% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 56 33
Scotland median daily rate £350 £374 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +15.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £259 £275 £218
90th Percentile £466 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Scotland median hourly rate £17.80 £22.75 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.78% -56.25% +184.93%
10th Percentile £12.36 £16.29 £31.65
90th Percentile £23.83 £28.00 £52.09
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.31
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.35% +1.61%

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 4,937 4,778 3,939
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.71% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 2,761 2,289
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 131 116
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +15.94% -16.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.25 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -22 42 £350 -6.67% 1
Glasgow -27 14 £309 -27.35% 3
West Lothian +6 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Data Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 35 (59.32%) Finance
2 33 (55.93%) SQL
3 30 (50.85%) Data Analysis
4 22 (37.29%) Data Quality
5 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Excel
6 16 (27.12%) SAS
6 16 (27.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 15 (25.42%) Business Analysis
8 13 (22.03%) Banking
9 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
9 12 (20.34%) Tableau
10 11 (18.64%) Analytics
10 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (16.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 9 (15.25%) Degree
12 9 (15.25%) QlikView
12 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
13 8 (13.56%) ETL
13 8 (13.56%) Visualisation
13 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (11.86%) Data Visualisation
14 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
14 7 (11.86%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (11.86%) Data Management
15 6 (10.17%) Reference Data
15 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Management
15 6 (10.17%) Data Lineage

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 16 (27.12%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (15.25%) QlikView
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.86%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.08%) Data Mining
4 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.08%) MS Access
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.08%) Power BI
4 3 (5.08%) Spotfire
5 2 (3.39%) Base SAS
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.69%) DataStage
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) ER Studio
1 1 (1.69%) ERwin
1 1 (1.69%) RStudio
General
1 35 (59.32%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Reference Data
3 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Data Analysis
2 16 (27.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 15 (25.42%) Business Analysis
4 11 (18.64%) Analytics
4 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.56%) ETL
6 8 (13.56%) Visualisation
7 7 (11.86%) Data Management
7 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
7 7 (11.86%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (10.17%) Data Lineage
8 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (8.47%) Data Analytics
9 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
9 5 (8.47%) Migration
9 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.78%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) R
2 5 (8.47%) VBA
3 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.29%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.47%) QA
3 3 (5.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
1 12 (20.34%) Tableau
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Datameer
3 3 (5.08%) Teradata
4 1 (1.69%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Informatica
4 1 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.69%) Talend