The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Economics
Rank 124 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Economics 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.27% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.96% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£268 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -52.38%
Economics
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
780 729 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.54% 27.68% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 403 358
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 24
Average hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £15.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.76% +65.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.85 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Economics Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Economics
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 Economics within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Renfrewshire +2 5 £265 -19.69%
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Economics
UK

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 22 (91.67%) Project Management
1 22 (91.67%) Project Planning
2 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (54.17%) PMI Certification
4 12 (50.00%) ITIL
4 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (45.83%) Change Management
6 10 (41.67%) PRINCE
6 10 (41.67%) PMP
7 8 (33.33%) Change Control
8 5 (20.83%) Marketing
9 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 4 (16.67%) Finance
9 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
10 3 (12.50%) CAPM
10 3 (12.50%) Degree
10 3 (12.50%) HP
10 3 (12.50%) PMI
11 2 (8.33%) MS Office
11 2 (8.33%) Internet
11 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
11 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
11 2 (8.33%) ITSM
11 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
11 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (4.17%) Statistics
12 1 (4.17%) Web Development
12 1 (4.17%) Computer Science

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Economics 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 Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Officer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Support Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) PMI
4 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Project Management
1 22 (91.67%) Project Planning
2 12 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (45.83%) Change Management
4 10 (41.67%) PRINCE
5 8 (33.33%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
7 2 (8.33%) ITSM
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
8 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.17%) SDLC
8 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) PMI Certification
3 10 (41.67%) PMP
4 3 (12.50%) CAPM
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg