Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 153 198
Rank change year-on-year -8 +45 -4
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 40 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.76% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £430 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.81% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £348 £322 £325
90th Percentile £525 £385 £396
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.21
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +156.41% -28.61%

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 4,526 3,285 4,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.48% 84.73% 85.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 1,907 2,658
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £514 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 75 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -27.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £46.30 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +10 29 £430 +24.64% 1
Glasgow -19 9 £450 +20.00%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Actionable Insight
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 18 (45.00%) Service Design
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 12 (30.00%) User Experience
4 10 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (20.00%) Degree
5 8 (20.00%) Human Factors
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Retail Banking
6 7 (17.50%) Quantitative Research
6 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (17.50%) Qualitative Research
7 6 (15.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 6 (15.00%) Usability Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Decision-Making
8 5 (12.50%) Ethnography
9 4 (10.00%) Ethnographic Research
9 4 (10.00%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.00%) PMO
9 4 (10.00%) PSD2
9 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (10.00%) Contextual Inquiry
10 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) SAP
10 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.50%) Programme Management

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 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 7 (17.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Electronics
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Marketing
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) User Researcher
2 10 (25.00%) User Experience Researcher
3 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior PMO
6 2 (5.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Senior User Researcher
7 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.50%) User Experience Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) User Experience
2 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Service Design
2 10 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (20.00%) Human Factors
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) Qualitative Research
4 7 (17.50%) Quantitative Research
5 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 6 (15.00%) Usability Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 5 (12.50%) Ethnography
7 4 (10.00%) Contextual Inquiry
7 4 (10.00%) Ethnographic Research
7 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Customer-Centricity
8 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (7.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Actionable Recommendations
1 4 (10.00%) PMO
1 4 (10.00%) PSD2
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) SAP