Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Actionable Insight skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 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.

Actionable Insights (or Actionable Intelligence, Actionable Recommendations)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 167 191
Rank change year-on-year -18 +24 +12
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 19 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.40% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
Scotland median daily rate £450 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £413 £341 £315
90th Percentile £600 £513 £345
UK median daily rate £450 £417 £400
% change year-on-year +8.04% +4.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £30.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.68% -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +156.41% -19.52%

Actionable Insight 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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,823 3,995 4,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.58% 84.86% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,703 2,260 2,564
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 101 105
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -19.23% +54.76%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

Actionable Insight
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Actionable Insight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Insight in Scotland

Actionable Insight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Actionable Insight in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Insight in Scotland

Actionable Insight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Insight in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Insight in Scotland

Actionable Insight
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Insight within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 14 £450 +20.00%
Glasgow -26 5 £500 +33.33%
Actionable Insight
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Insight 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Actionable Insight.

1 11 (57.89%) Service Design
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) User Experience
5 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
5 3 (15.79%) Human Factors
5 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
6 2 (10.53%) PSD2
6 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (10.53%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (10.53%) PMO
6 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.26%) Ethnography
7 1 (5.26%) Ethnographic Research
7 1 (5.26%) JIRA
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Market Research
7 1 (5.26%) Confluence
7 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving

Actionable Insight
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) User Researcher
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) User Experience Researcher
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior User Researcher
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Service Design
2 6 (31.58%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (15.79%) Human Factors
3 3 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
3 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Co-Creation
5 1 (5.26%) Contextual Inquiry
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Decision-Making
5 1 (5.26%) Ethnographic Research
5 1 (5.26%) Ethnography
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Actionable Recommendations
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
1 2 (10.53%) PSD2