Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Scientist was £461 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Scientist
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 177 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.024% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.026% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £461 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% - -
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.08% - -

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 4745 3882 5693
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 94.78% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2743 2257 2970
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -2.03% -1.33%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 119 112
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.32 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.47% -16.53% +18.57%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.50 £10.05
90th Percentile £42.73 £44.60 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Data Scientist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Scientist in Scotland

Data Scientist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Scientist in Scotland

Data Scientist
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 Scientist within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 £461 -2.89% 1
Glasgow - 3 - -
Data Scientist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Data Scientist 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 Scientist in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Analytics
2 7 (63.64%) R
3 6 (54.55%) Machine Learning
3 6 (54.55%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Data Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) Big Data
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Data Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Statistics
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) GIS
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) PhD
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
7 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 2 (18.18%) Physics
7 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (18.18%) Data Management
7 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
7 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Azure Machine Learning

Data Scientist 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
2 2 (18.18%) Spatial Data
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) HDInsight
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Smart City
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Analytics
2 6 (54.55%) Machine Learning
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (36.36%) Data Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) ETL
5 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Data Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
6 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) Physics
6 2 (18.18%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) R
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (18.18%) PhD
3 1 (9.09%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) BS7666
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Splunk
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft