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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 149 125
Rank change year-on-year +58 -24  
Contract jobs citing Statistics 20 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.14% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.16% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Median daily rate £500 £413 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £403 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £423 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.99
% change year-on-year - -18.68%  

Statistics 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 1765 2473 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.40% 85.42% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1406 1266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +30 19 £500 +17.64% 4
Glasgow +5 2 - - 5
Statistics
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 17 (54.84%) Mathematics
1 17 (54.84%) Analytics
2 14 (45.16%) SAS
3 13 (41.94%) MATLAB
3 13 (41.94%) Machine Learning
3 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (38.71%) Regulatory Compliance
4 12 (38.71%) Risk Analytics
4 12 (38.71%) Degree
5 11 (35.48%) Python
5 11 (35.48%) Finance
6 10 (32.26%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Applied Mathematics
7 9 (29.03%) R
7 9 (29.03%) PhD
8 8 (25.81%) Econometrics
8 8 (25.81%) Data Management
9 7 (22.58%) Tableau
9 7 (22.58%) Spotfire
9 7 (22.58%) QlikView
9 7 (22.58%) Predictive Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
11 5 (16.13%) Statistical Analysis
11 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
11 5 (16.13%) Physics
11 5 (16.13%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (12.90%) Signal Processing

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 14 (45.16%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) 2G
1 1 (3.23%) 3G
1 1 (3.23%) 4G
1 1 (3.23%) RNC
1 1 (3.23%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) QlikView
1 7 (22.58%) Spotfire
2 4 (12.90%) Big Data
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (3.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.23%) Appium
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) ProC
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Data Scientist
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analytics Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Database Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.45%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Analytics Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Analytics Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.23%) iOS Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Planner
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Analytics Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Tester
5 1 (3.23%) UX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) NumPy
1 1 (3.23%) REST
1 1 (3.23%) SciPy
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Life Science
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Analytics
1 17 (54.84%) Mathematics
2 13 (41.94%) Machine Learning
3 12 (38.71%) Regulatory Compliance
3 12 (38.71%) Risk Analytics
4 10 (32.26%) Applied Mathematics
5 8 (25.81%) Data Management
5 8 (25.81%) Econometrics
6 7 (22.58%) Predictive Analytics
7 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
8 5 (16.13%) Physics
8 5 (16.13%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Economics
9 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (12.90%) Signal Processing
10 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
10 3 (9.68%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) MATLAB
2 11 (35.48%) Python
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 9 (29.03%) R
5 3 (9.68%) VBA
6 2 (6.45%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) PROC SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Degree
2 9 (29.03%) PhD
3 5 (16.13%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (9.68%) MCITP
4 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 13485
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Tableau
2 3 (9.68%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft