The first table below looks at the demand for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 84 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.32% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £174 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £228
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +41.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £42.50 £25.81
% change year-on-year
-64.25% +64.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
944 723 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.68% 71.87% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 355 334
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Edinburgh region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Benchmarking
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking.

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 4 (50.00%) Operations Research
3 4 (50.00%) TSYS
3 4 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VBA
3 4 (50.00%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) BPR
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Fraud Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (12.50%) MI Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Credit Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Operations Research
1 4 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) BPR
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) TSYS