The median contractor rate for a Data Analyst was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 65 91 52
Rank change year-on-year +26 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Analyst 42 36 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.39% 1.40% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.48% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 46
Median daily rate £313 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.32 £14.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -58.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.60 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £14.80 £98.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.96% -12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Data Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Analyst in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Analyst in Scotland

Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 23 £375 -16.66% 3
Glasgow 0 12 £300 -11.76%
Dundee -1 3 - -
Data Analyst
UK

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 33 (42.31%) SQL
2 28 (35.90%) Finance
3 25 (32.05%) Data Analysis
4 22 (28.21%) ETL
5 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
7 15 (19.23%) Data Management
8 13 (16.67%) Banking
9 12 (15.38%) Web Services
9 12 (15.38%) Oracle
10 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (12.82%) SAS
11 10 (12.82%) XML
11 10 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (12.82%) Migration
11 10 (12.82%) Big Data
12 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
12 9 (11.54%) Teradata
12 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (11.54%) Degree
13 8 (10.26%) XML Messaging
13 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
13 8 (10.26%) Java
13 8 (10.26%) WSDL
13 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
14 7 (8.97%) Windows
14 7 (8.97%) Linux
14 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
14 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management

Data Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (12.82%) SAS
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.85%) CMS
3 3 (3.85%) Confluence
3 3 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.28%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (12.82%) Big Data
3 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.41%) GIS
5 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.85%) MS Access
8 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.56%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.56%) QGIS
8 2 (2.56%) Spatial Data
9 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.28%) DataStage
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 4 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) Web Services
2 10 (12.82%) XML
3 8 (10.26%) WSDL
3 8 (10.26%) XML Messaging
4 6 (7.69%) .NET
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
5 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 4 (5.13%) jQuery
6 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.56%) Ajax
7 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.56%) CSS3
7 2 (2.56%) HTML5
7 2 (2.56%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.13%) Linked Data
5 2 (2.56%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.56%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.28%) Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Linux
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Data Analysis
2 22 (28.21%) ETL
3 15 (19.23%) Data Management
4 10 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
4 10 (12.82%) Migration
5 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.97%) Visualisation
8 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.41%) Data Architecture
9 5 (6.41%) Master Data Management
10 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL
10 4 (5.13%) RDF
10 4 (5.13%) Security Patching
10 4 (5.13%) Service Management
10 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) Python
5 2 (2.56%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) BC Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) Data Quality
2 7 (8.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.56%) WCAG
4 1 (1.28%) Basel II
4 1 (1.28%) BS7666
4 1 (1.28%) FATCA
4 1 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.13%) vSphere
1 4 (5.13%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Teradata
3 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.41%) Bloomberg
4 5 (6.41%) Cloudera
4 5 (6.41%) IBM
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) NetApp
5 4 (5.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.56%) Netezza
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
6 2 (2.56%) Talend
7 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.28%) Cognos
7 1 (1.28%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.28%) Informatica
7 1 (1.28%) Splunk
7 1 (1.28%) Twitter
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