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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Benchmarking
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 70 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £263 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.04% -6.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +7.86% +12.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +74.41% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 760 1258 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.63% 82.76% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 707 679
Median daily rate £400 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Benchmarking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

Benchmarking
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin