The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 120 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £438 £252
% change year-on-year
-52.85% +73.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+21.93% -11.42%
Benchmarking
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1712 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.67% 68.76% 67.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 863 859
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 76
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Benchmarking
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Benchmarking Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (66.67%) Statistics
1 8 (66.67%) Analytics
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VBA
3 5 (41.67%) SAS
3 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
4 4 (33.33%) TSYS
4 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) PDCA
5 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 3 (25.00%) SCADA
5 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (25.00%) Firmware
5 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (25.00%) GAMP
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (41.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Fraud Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Statistics
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (25.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) PDCA
4 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (25.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
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