Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 22 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 Recommendations
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 - 202
Rank change year-on-year - +202 -
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.037% - 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £475 - -
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +5.00% +107.34% -0.47%

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 722 639 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.42% 13.40% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 347 390
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £185 £150 £181
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Scotland median hourly rate £16.38 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.68% -32.00% -22.90%
10th Percentile £10.61 £13.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.13 £40.90
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.34 £23.17
% change year-on-year -1.59% -7.91% +7.51%

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in Scotland

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in Scotland

Actionable Recommendations
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 Recommendations within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 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 £475 -
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 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 Recommendations.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
1 2 (100.00%) PSD2
1 2 (100.00%) Strategic Thinking
1 2 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Actionable Recommendations
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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
1 2 (100.00%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PSD2