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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 90 81 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 42 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.40% 1.81% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.36% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 7
Average daily rate
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£333 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £174 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £553 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
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 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
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
2348 2032 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.42% 76.80% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1099 924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £28.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +51.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +4 24 £394 -16.00% 4
Inverclyde -5 5 £300 -
Glasgow -10 5 £238 -24.60% 4
Renfrewshire +1 4 £376 +34.19%
Stirling 0 1 £375 +50.00%
West Lothian -9 1 £280 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £280 -
Service Delivery
UK

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 35 (34.65%) ITIL
2 26 (25.74%) Finance
3 25 (24.75%) Change Management
4 21 (20.79%) Windows
5 17 (16.83%) Banking
6 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (14.85%) Security Cleared
8 13 (12.87%) Project Management
8 13 (12.87%) Service Management
8 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
9 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
9 12 (11.88%) Management Information System
10 9 (8.91%) MS Office
10 9 (8.91%) Degree
10 9 (8.91%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.92%) HP
12 7 (6.93%) SAN
12 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
12 7 (6.93%) SLA
12 7 (6.93%) QA
12 7 (6.93%) Firewall
12 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
13 6 (5.94%) VMware
13 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
13 6 (5.94%) Cisco
13 6 (5.94%) LAN
13 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
13 6 (5.94%) Oracle
13 6 (5.94%) SQL Server

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (4.95%) JBoss
1 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.98%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.98%) SAS
4 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Office
2 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.96%) MS Project
4 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.99%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) SAN
1 7 (6.93%) Firewall
2 6 (5.94%) LAN
3 5 (4.95%) WAN
3 5 (4.95%) Network Security
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (3.96%) Junos
5 3 (2.97%) NAS
6 2 (1.98%) Broadband
6 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.98%) VPN
6 2 (1.98%) DNS
7 1 (0.99%) LDAP
7 1 (0.99%) DHCP
7 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.99%) Intranet
7 1 (0.99%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.98%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.99%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.99%) MSI
2 1 (0.99%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.99%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (25.74%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Analyst
2 10 (9.90%) Project Manager
3 7 (6.93%) Architect
3 7 (6.93%) Administrator
4 6 (5.94%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Applications Support
5 5 (4.95%) Service Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Support Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Applications Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (3.96%) Network Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Designer
7 3 (2.97%) AWS Architect
7 3 (2.97%) Coordinator
7 3 (2.97%) Consultant
7 3 (2.97%) Service Analyst
8 2 (1.98%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) .NET
1 5 (4.95%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.96%) CSS
2 4 (3.96%) HTML
3 3 (2.97%) XML
4 2 (1.98%) JSP
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
4 2 (1.98%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.99%) jQuery
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.99%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.97%) NHS
6 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.99%) CMDB
7 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.99%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.99%) iPad
7 1 (0.99%) PKI
7 1 (0.99%) Statistics
7 1 (0.99%) SCADA
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.99%) SCORM
7 1 (0.99%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.79%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.95%) UNIX
3 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.98%) Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Solaris
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) ITIL
2 25 (24.75%) Change Management
3 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (12.87%) Project Management
4 13 (12.87%) Service Management
5 9 (8.91%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.93%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.95%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.95%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.95%) Network Management
8 5 (4.95%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.95%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.96%) RUP
9 4 (3.96%) Workflow
9 4 (3.96%) Release Management
9 4 (3.96%) Time Management
9 4 (3.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) VB
2 4 (3.96%) C#
2 4 (3.96%) Java
2 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.97%) C
4 1 (0.99%) Perl
4 1 (0.99%) REXX
4 1 (0.99%) Tcl
4 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.91%) Degree
4 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.96%) MCSE
6 3 (2.97%) MCSD
7 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) CISA
8 1 (0.99%) MCP
8 1 (0.99%) CISSP
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
1 7 (6.93%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
4 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.98%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (2.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.99%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.99%) logstash
3 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.99%) Nessus
3 1 (0.99%) Nmap
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) HP
3 6 (5.94%) Cisco
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle
3 6 (5.94%) VMware
4 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.96%) Juniper
5 4 (3.96%) Crossbeam
5 4 (3.96%) TippingPoint
5 4 (3.96%) Riverbed
5 4 (3.96%) McAfee
5 4 (3.96%) F5
6 3 (2.97%) Lotus
6 3 (2.97%) Citrix
7 2 (1.98%) EMC
7 2 (1.98%) Informatica
7 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.99%) CA
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec
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