The table below looks at the statistics for Business Development 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 Business Development over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 132 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Development 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£450 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-56.09% +365.90%
Business Development
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
2346 1936 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 73.06% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1035 868
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Business Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Business Development Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Business Development
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Development Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Development
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Development across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Business Development Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Business Development
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Business Development Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Business Development
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 Business Development within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh -1 4 £450 -35.71% 2
Glasgow 0 2 £300 -25.00% 6
Stirling - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Business Development
UK

Business Development
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Business Development 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 Business Development.

1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) MS Project
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Business Development 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 Business Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Project
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Project Officer
2 2 (25.00%) PMO Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com