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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Statistics
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 122 117
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs citing Statistics 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £375 £368 £226
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +62.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £354 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £382 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £380 £363
% change year-on-year -11.18% +4.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £13.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year +200.00% -24.85%  

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 1471 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £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%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 7 £375 - 3
Glasgow +5 3 - - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Statistics
UK

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.93%) Analytics
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Information Security
5 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (14.81%) User Experience
6 4 (14.81%) SAS
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) Marketing
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
6 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Information Assurance
6 4 (14.81%) Axure RP
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.11%) Economics
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.11%) CISSP
7 3 (11.11%) MATLAB
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) GIAC
7 3 (11.11%) Data Management

Statistics
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 4 (14.81%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) SPSS
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) 2G
1 2 (7.41%) 3G
1 2 (7.41%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) RNC
2 1 (3.70%) VoLTE
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Ingres
3 1 (3.70%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Radio Planner
3 2 (7.41%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Security Advisor
4 1 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Content Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management Officer
4 1 (3.70%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (3.70%) UX Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Web Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Android
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Risk Management
3 7 (25.93%) Analytics
4 6 (22.22%) Information Security
5 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) Information Assurance
6 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
7 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (11.11%) Data Management
7 3 (11.11%) Economics
7 3 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
8 2 (7.41%) DevOps
8 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) R
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) CEH
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP
3 3 (11.11%) CREST Certified
3 3 (11.11%) GIAC
3 3 (11.11%) SANS
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PhD
4 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) ISO27005
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.70%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
2 2 (7.41%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) Omniture
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.70%) Cognos
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau