Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Benchmarking
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 120 129
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -12
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.047% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.056% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £290 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.67% -7.69% +5.52%
10th Percentile £249 £363 £281
90th Percentile £427 £388 £459
Scotland median daily rate £290 £375 £390
% change year-on-year -22.67% -3.85% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 - -

Benchmarking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2492 1787 2630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.90% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1024 1353
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £36.68 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in Edinburgh

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Benchmarking in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Edinburgh

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Appium
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (40.00%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (40.00%) Perfecto Mobile
3 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Wiki
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Benchmarking
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Appium
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) Perfecto Mobile