Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Statistics
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 157 184
Rank change year-on-year -12 +27 -16
Contract jobs citing Statistics 18 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +60.00% -14.53%
10th Percentile £208 £190 £106
90th Percentile £565 £763 £396
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £19.72
% change year-on-year +65.38% -34.06% -8.30%

Statistics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Statistics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in Scotland

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistics in Scotland

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in Scotland

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistics in Scotland

Statistics
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 Statistics within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 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 -6 12 £500 +21.21% 3
Glasgow -8 5 £388 -3.13% 2
Dundee - 1 - -
Statistics
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 11 (61.11%) Analytics
2 10 (55.56%) Python
3 9 (50.00%) Machine Learning
4 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (38.89%) R
5 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (27.78%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (27.78%) Algorithms
7 5 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Splunk
7 5 (27.78%) Big Data
7 5 (27.78%) Statistical Modelling
7 5 (27.78%) Physics
7 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (27.78%) Predictive Analytics
7 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) SAS
9 3 (16.67%) MATLAB
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) Applied Mathematics
9 3 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
9 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
10 2 (11.11%) SDLC
10 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
10 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 2 (11.11%) User Experience

Statistics
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 4 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 2 (11.11%) QlikView
2 2 (11.11%) Spotfire
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Python Developer
3 2 (11.11%) UX Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Web Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Data Scientist
4 1 (5.56%) Qualitative Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Analytics Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Algorithms
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Analytics
2 9 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 8 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (27.78%) Physics
5 5 (27.78%) Predictive Analytics
5 5 (27.78%) Statistical Modelling
5 5 (27.78%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) Applied Mathematics
7 3 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
8 2 (11.11%) Network Management
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC
8 2 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) R
3 3 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Splunk
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Tableau