The first table below looks at the demand for Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 79 84 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 55 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.00% 1.05% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.49% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £213 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £436 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.75 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +9.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1746 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.46% 70.80% 65.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 870 819
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 34 42 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Service Delivery
UK

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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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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 -9 20 £400 -12.08% 12
Glasgow +7 18 £191 - 4
Aberdeen +6 2 - - 2
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Fife - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Service Delivery
UK

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 44 (41.12%) ITIL
2 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.36%) Finance
3 24 (22.43%) Windows
4 23 (21.50%) Project Management
5 21 (19.63%) Service Management
6 19 (17.76%) Change Management
6 19 (17.76%) SLA
7 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
7 17 (15.89%) Management Information System
8 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
9 14 (13.08%) SQL
10 13 (12.15%) Oracle
10 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
11 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
11 12 (11.21%) Active Directory
11 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
13 10 (9.35%) HP
13 10 (9.35%) QA
14 9 (8.41%) SAN
14 9 (8.41%) IIS
14 9 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (7.48%) Oracle EBS
15 8 (7.48%) Migration
15 8 (7.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (7.48%) Oracle EBS R12
15 8 (7.48%) Banking
15 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.41%) IIS
2 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.93%) Lync
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.54%) MS Office
3 5 (4.67%) MS Project
4 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (7.48%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.93%) assyst
4 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) SAN
2 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) DNS
4 2 (1.87%) SMS
4 2 (1.87%) DHCP
4 2 (1.87%) RIP
4 2 (1.87%) 4G
5 1 (0.93%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.87%) MS Access
5 2 (1.87%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MSI
2 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.87%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.93%) ProC
4 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
General
1 25 (23.36%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.80%) Local Government
4 2 (1.87%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (23.36%) Analyst
2 17 (15.89%) Project Manager
3 12 (11.21%) Administrator
3 12 (11.21%) Services Delivery Manager
3 12 (11.21%) Service Manager
3 12 (11.21%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (7.48%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) Consultant
5 7 (6.54%) Senior Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.54%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Change Manager
5 7 (6.54%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Business Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Applications Packager
7 5 (4.67%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.61%) Application Packaging
2 5 (4.67%) .NET
3 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 4 (3.74%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) STL
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.80%) NHS
2 3 (2.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.93%) CMDB
4 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.43%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.67%) Linux
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.74%) UNIX
4 4 (3.74%) Solaris
5 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) AIX
7 1 (0.93%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.12%) ITIL
2 23 (21.50%) Project Management
3 21 (19.63%) Service Management
4 19 (17.76%) Change Management
5 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.48%) Migration
8 7 (6.54%) Business Analysis
8 7 (6.54%) System Testing
8 7 (6.54%) Business Transformation
9 6 (5.61%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.61%) Risk Management
9 6 (5.61%) ERP
10 5 (4.67%) Workflow
10 5 (4.67%) ITSM
10 5 (4.67%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.67%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.74%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.74%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.08%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) VBScript
3 4 (3.74%) Perl
3 4 (3.74%) Korn
3 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.87%) JCL
6 1 (0.93%) REXX
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) Degree
3 7 (6.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.87%) MCP
5 2 (1.87%) MCSE
5 2 (1.87%) CCNA
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
6 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) MCITP
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.76%) SLA
2 10 (9.35%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (3.74%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.74%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.74%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (3.74%) Legato
2 4 (3.74%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.15%) Oracle
3 10 (9.35%) HP
4 6 (5.61%) AppSense
5 4 (3.74%) Altiris
5 4 (3.74%) Northgate
5 4 (3.74%) EMC
5 4 (3.74%) Citrix
5 4 (3.74%) Sun
5 4 (3.74%) Veritas
5 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.80%) InterSystems
6 3 (2.80%) VMware
7 2 (1.87%) Reuters
7 2 (1.87%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.93%) Remedy
8 1 (0.93%) Lotus
8 1 (0.93%) CA
8 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
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