The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Services Delivery
Rank 86 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 45 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 1.97% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.63% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 9
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£370 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.87% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £167 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £420 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
Service Delivery
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
2263 1976 1809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.00% 75.02% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1111 940
Average daily rate £375 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 26
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 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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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 19 £427 +22.00% 6
Renfrewshire +1 11 £450 +52.54%
Glasgow -10 9 £163 -50.57% 1
Stirling -6 1 £320 +28.00% 1
East Lothian - 1 £93 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Service Delivery
UK

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 30 (34.88%) ITIL
2 22 (25.58%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Finance
3 21 (24.42%) Change Management
4 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
6 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.79%) Service Management
8 11 (12.79%) Firewall
8 11 (12.79%) Project Management
8 11 (12.79%) HP
8 11 (12.79%) MS Office
9 10 (11.63%) Cisco
9 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
9 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
9 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
10 9 (10.47%) SAN
10 9 (10.47%) LAN
10 9 (10.47%) Network Security
10 9 (10.47%) QA
10 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
11 8 (9.30%) Degree
11 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
11 8 (9.30%) Crossbeam
11 8 (9.30%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (9.30%) JSP 440
11 8 (9.30%) TippingPoint
11 8 (9.30%) Riverbed

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (5.81%) JBoss
1 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Office
2 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS Project
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) assyst
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) Firewall
2 9 (10.47%) SAN
2 9 (10.47%) LAN
2 9 (10.47%) Network Security
3 8 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (9.30%) WAN
3 8 (9.30%) Junos
4 2 (2.33%) Broadband
4 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
5 1 (1.16%) X.500
5 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.16%) MSI
3 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.95%) Analyst
2 9 (10.47%) Architect
3 8 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Administrator
5 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
6 5 (5.81%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Support Manager
7 4 (4.65%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) IT Manager
9 2 (2.33%) IT Support
9 2 (2.33%) Designer
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
1 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.65%) HTML
2 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.65%) CSS
3 3 (3.49%) XML
4 2 (2.33%) JSP
5 1 (1.16%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.16%) jQuery
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
3 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.49%) NHS
5 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.16%) iPad
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) EPoS
6 1 (1.16%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.16%) SCORM
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) CMDB
6 1 (1.16%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.16%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.98%) UNIX
4 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.33%) Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.88%) ITIL
2 21 (24.42%) Change Management
3 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.79%) Service Management
4 11 (12.79%) Project Management
5 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
6 8 (9.30%) Network Load Balancing
6 8 (9.30%) Network Management
6 8 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.14%) Time Management
8 6 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.81%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.65%) BPMN
10 4 (4.65%) Supplier Management
10 4 (4.65%) Workflow
10 4 (4.65%) RUP
11 3 (3.49%) OOP
11 3 (3.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) VB
2 4 (4.65%) C#
2 4 (4.65%) Java
2 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.49%) C
4 1 (1.16%) Perl
4 1 (1.16%) REXX
4 1 (1.16%) Tcl
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.30%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.65%) MCSE
6 3 (3.49%) MCSD
6 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) QA
2 8 (9.30%) JSP 440
3 5 (5.81%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.98%) vSphere
3 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) logstash
3 1 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.16%) Nessus
3 1 (1.16%) Nmap
3 1 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) HP
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco
4 8 (9.30%) Crossbeam
4 8 (9.30%) TippingPoint
4 8 (9.30%) Riverbed
4 8 (9.30%) F5
4 8 (9.30%) CheckPoint
4 8 (9.30%) Juniper
4 8 (9.30%) McAfee
5 6 (6.98%) EMC
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 6 (6.98%) 3PAR
6 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.49%) VMware
8 2 (2.33%) Informatica
8 2 (2.33%) Lotus
9 1 (1.16%) SAP
9 1 (1.16%) Adobe
9 1 (1.16%) Sun