The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 27 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.

Benchmarking
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 140 131
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9  
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £265 £425 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.64% +29.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £373 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £478 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £416 £414
% change year-on-year -8.10% +0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £13.00

Benchmarking 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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in Scotland

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Scotland

Benchmarking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Benchmarking in Scotland

Benchmarking
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 Benchmarking within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £265 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (28.57%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) AVEVA

Benchmarking
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 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Appium
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Procurement Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) AVEVA
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase