The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Scotland 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 125 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.17% -
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 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-63.80% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2101 1751 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.66% 71.01% 65.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 885 814
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Benchmarking
UK

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 24 July 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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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 - - - -
Benchmarking
UK

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Analytics
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Statistics
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VBA
3 5 (41.67%) SAS
3 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
4 4 (33.33%) TSYS
4 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) BPR
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Fraud Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP HR Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) MI Analyst
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 5 (41.67%) Statistics
1 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Operations Research
3 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) BPR
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 2 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) TSYS
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft