The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Data Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Analytics over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Analytics
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 112 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4  
Contract jobs citing Data Analytics 8 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.70% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.84% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 11
Median daily rate £325 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £292 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +12.35% +6.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £19.61 £35.50
% change year-on-year +98.87% -44.76%  

Data Analytics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1450 2145 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.27% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1196 1246
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Data Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Data Analytics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Analytics in Scotland

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Analytics in Scotland

Data Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Analytics in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Analytics in Scotland

Data Analytics
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 Analytics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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 +11 5 £463 +23.33% 3
Glasgow +6 3 £310 -48.33%
Data Analytics
UK

Data Analytics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Data Analytics.

1 20 (100.00%) Analytics
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) SAS
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Big Data
6 3 (15.00%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Splunk
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) CISSP
6 3 (15.00%) GIS

Data Analytics
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 5 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Weka
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) GIS
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (10.00%) KDB
3 2 (10.00%) Kdb+
3 2 (10.00%) QGIS
3 2 (10.00%) QlikView
3 2 (10.00%) Spatial Data
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.00%) Looker
4 1 (5.00%) Power BI
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Analytics Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) KDB Developer
3 2 (10.00%) MI Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Splunk Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) PostGIS
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Analytics
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Coaching
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (15.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Ontologies
5 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Information Management
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Sensing
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) R
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) CEH
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) BS7666
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Splunk
2 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Anaplan
3 1 (5.00%) RapidMiner
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter