Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Business Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Case over the 6 months to 28 January 2021 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.

Business Cases
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 85 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 +22 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Case 23 21 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 1.11% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.24% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £393 £375
90th Percentile £541 £493 £548
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Business Case 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 978 1,694 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.64% 89.35% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 867 1,176
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £240 £255 £280
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 30
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.82% -35.14% +66.37%
10th Percentile £45.10 £15.04 £14.84
90th Percentile £66.25 £51.50 £46.71
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.27% -21.00% +23.70%

Business Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Business Case as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Business Case in Edinburgh

Business Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Case in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Business Case in Edinburgh

Business Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Case in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Case in Edinburgh

Business Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Case in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Business Case in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Business Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Business Case.

1 19 (82.61%) Public Sector
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) Project Management
4 11 (47.83%) Project Delivery
5 7 (30.43%) Service Design
6 6 (26.09%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (21.74%) Change Management
7 5 (21.74%) Product Management
8 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
8 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (13.04%) Case Management
9 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.70%) Web Services
10 2 (8.70%) JIRA
10 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (8.70%) QA
10 2 (8.70%) Kanban
10 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
10 2 (8.70%) Project Governance
10 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
11 1 (4.35%) Line Management
11 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (4.35%) Microservices
11 1 (4.35%) Change Control

Business Case
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Azure
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 19 (82.61%) Public Sector
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) HR Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Pensions Project Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Product Owner
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Communications Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Engagement Manager
3 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Procurement Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Public Sector Business Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Public Sector Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Web Publisher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) AWT
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) OAuth
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Project Delivery
2 11 (47.83%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Service Design
4 6 (26.09%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (21.74%) Change Management
5 5 (21.74%) Product Management
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
7 3 (13.04%) Case Management
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
7 3 (13.04%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
8 2 (8.70%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) Project Governance
8 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) APMP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com