The table below looks at the statistics for Performance Improvement 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 Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Improvement
Rank 127 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% - 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £500
% change year-on-year
-15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +142.85%
Performance Improvement
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
2129 1717 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.23% 69.88% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 871 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 67
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Performance Improvement
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 Performance Improvement within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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 - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Performance Improvement
UK

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Performance Improvement 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 Performance Improvement.

1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (33.33%) Remedy
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) PMP
4 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Intranet
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Performance Improvement 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 Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) PBX
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) VB Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior VB Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Remedy