The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 84 84 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£408 £350 £174
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% +101.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £350 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £370 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £320 £324
% change year-on-year
+30.07% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.19 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.58% -64.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1282 988 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.88% 78.23% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 577 361
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (28.57%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (28.57%) SAS
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (14.29%) Business Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Insight
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) ACCA
5 1 (14.29%) CIMA
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (14.29%) Publishing

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Insight
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ACCA
1 1 (14.29%) CIMA
1 1 (14.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) CA