The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Business Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 24 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.

Business Development
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 94 89
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing Business Development 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.30% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.35% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £373 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +19.14% -8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.97% +84.44%  

Business Development 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 997 1148 1196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.64% 85.23% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 629 636
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in Edinburgh

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Development in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Development 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 Business Development.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (100.00%) People Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

Business Development
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 (50.00%) SharePoint
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (100.00%) People Management
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA