The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 143 130 123
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £329 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -6.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £414 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +22.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.19
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%
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
2459 2372 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.58% 80.27% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1223 1164
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £262 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 36
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.89 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stirling - 4 £425 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking 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 Benchmarking.

1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) ProC
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Competitor Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) SRDF
4 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle

Benchmarking
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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) FCoE
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) Multicast
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (9.09%) HBase
1 1 (9.09%) ObjectStore
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ProC
2 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) IT Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Procurement Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior IT Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Rendezvous
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) Taxonomies
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Competitor Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (9.09%) SRDF
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CA
1 2 (18.18%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) DataSynapse
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) VMware