Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 181 190
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Scotland median daily rate £290 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.67% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £249 £343 £155
90th Percentile £427 £503 £458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.41 £22.84 £18.40
% change year-on-year -6.26% +24.13% -37.31%

Benchmarking 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 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -5 5 £290 -22.67% 1
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Stirling +5 1 - -
Benchmarking
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Wiki
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) PLM
4 2 (25.00%) PDM
4 2 (25.00%) Windchill
4 2 (25.00%) Teamcenter
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Appium
4 2 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (25.00%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (25.00%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Appium
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Wiki
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (25.00%) PDM
4 2 (25.00%) PLM
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) AVEVA
1 2 (25.00%) CA
1 2 (25.00%) Perfecto Mobile