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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £265 - £329
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £416 £420
% change year-on-year -8.10% -0.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £13.00

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 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Appium
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (50.00%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering

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 (50.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CA