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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Benchmarking
Rank 127 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.074% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.093% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £390 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.59% +15.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £42.00 £11.51
% change year-on-year
-52.38% +264.90%
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 2 £180 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £395 -
Edinburgh -15 1 £398 +24.37%
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (25.00%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) Pega
5 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Insight
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cost Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Pega