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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Services Delivery
Rank 62 42 89
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +47
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 57 109 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.88% 3.78% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 4.77% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 66 23
Median daily rate £433 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £128 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £392 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.36% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.52 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-19.33% +28.57%
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
1589 2287 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 79.33% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1202 1231
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 24
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Service Delivery as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 25 £400 +3.22% 5
Glasgow +6 17 £450 +57.89% 3
Renfrewshire -8 12 £441 +10.31%
Aberdeen -11 1 £270 -50.90%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Service Delivery
UK

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Service Delivery.

1 28 (26.92%) Project Management
2 26 (25.00%) ITIL
3 23 (22.12%) Finance
3 23 (22.12%) Process Improvement
4 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (17.31%) Service Management
7 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
7 18 (17.31%) ITIL V3
8 15 (14.42%) OpenStack
8 15 (14.42%) Management Information System
8 15 (14.42%) Windows
9 14 (13.46%) HP
10 13 (12.50%) Unix
10 13 (12.50%) Six Sigma
10 13 (12.50%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.50%) Service Design
11 12 (11.54%) JSP 440
11 12 (11.54%) Banking
12 11 (10.58%) IBM
13 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
13 10 (9.62%) JCL
13 10 (9.62%) FTP
13 10 (9.62%) Law
13 10 (9.62%) ISPF
13 10 (9.62%) Time Sharing Option
14 9 (8.65%) Degree
14 9 (8.65%) Tandem

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.42%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) CICS
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.88%) Google Tag Manager
3 2 (1.92%) Office 365
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) FTP
2 4 (3.85%) Internet
3 3 (2.88%) DNS
4 2 (1.92%) DHCP
4 2 (1.92%) Intranet
4 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) CTI
5 1 (0.96%) Firewall
5 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.96%) SSH
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) Spatial Data
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.88%) GIS
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.96%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.96%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 23 (22.12%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 10 (9.62%) Law
4 3 (2.88%) Billing
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Military
6 1 (0.96%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Consultant
3 12 (11.54%) Architect
4 10 (9.62%) Service Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.77%) Technical Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.88%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Linux Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) Product Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Research Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Security Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) Services Delivery Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) ISPF
2 3 (2.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.96%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.42%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 9 (8.65%) iSeries
4 9 (8.65%) Tandem
5 8 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 8 (7.69%) User Experience
6 7 (6.73%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.85%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.96%) Economics
9 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.96%) IVR
9 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 13 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (4.81%) Linux
4 4 (3.85%) AIX
5 3 (2.88%) HPUX
5 3 (2.88%) Solaris
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.88%) zOS
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.96%) Android
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) Project Management
2 26 (25.00%) ITIL
3 23 (22.12%) Process Improvement
4 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.31%) ITIL V3
5 18 (17.31%) Service Management
5 18 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (12.50%) Service Design
6 13 (12.50%) Six Sigma
7 8 (7.69%) Scrum
8 7 (6.73%) Business Analysis
8 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (6.73%) User Stories
9 5 (4.81%) Analytics
9 5 (4.81%) BDD
9 5 (4.81%) Change Management
9 5 (4.81%) Human Factors
9 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) JCL
2 3 (2.88%) Perl
2 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.92%) C
3 2 (1.92%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.96%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) Korn
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.88%) MCSE
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.92%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.92%) ACSA
5 2 (1.92%) CCENT
5 2 (1.92%) CCNA
5 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.92%) MCITP
5 2 (1.92%) MCSA
5 2 (1.92%) MCTS
5 2 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.92%) PMP
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) JSP 440
2 7 (6.73%) SLA
3 6 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.92%) QA
6 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) NFS
3 1 (0.96%) Samba
3 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) QRadar
2 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) HP
2 11 (10.58%) IBM
3 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.81%) Oracle
5 4 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (2.88%) Axway
6 3 (2.88%) CA
6 3 (2.88%) Citrix
6 3 (2.88%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (2.88%) Nimsoft
6 3 (2.88%) Splunk
7 2 (1.92%) Apple
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco
7 2 (1.92%) Dell
7 2 (1.92%) Sophos
7 2 (1.92%) Symantec
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Genesys
8 1 (0.96%) Sage
8 1 (0.96%) Veritas