The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 123 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.075% -
As % of the Business Applications category 6.11% 1.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £625 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £738 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
thinkFolio
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Business Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
131 130 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.13% 4.90% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 70
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.86 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -32.07%

thinkFolio
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

thinkFolio
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

thinkFolio Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

thinkFolio
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 thinkFolio within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 8 £625 - 1
thinkFolio
UK

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 14 (93.33%) Markit EDM
2 12 (80.00%) Investment Management
3 8 (53.33%) Charles River
4 7 (46.67%) Front Office
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
4 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Bloomberg
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (20.00%) MiFID
6 3 (20.00%) Eikon
6 3 (20.00%) FactSet
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
8 1 (6.67%) Economics
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (6.67%) IBM
8 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (6.67%) Mathematics

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Markit EDM
2 5 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (20.00%) Eikon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) MiFID Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Application Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Economics
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Investment Management
2 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
2 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Charles River
2 5 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 3 (20.00%) FactSet
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
5 1 (6.67%) BI-SAM
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Vermilion