The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Business Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 26 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.

Business Development
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 121 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Contract jobs citing Business Development 2 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.092% 1.04% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 2
Median daily rate - £225 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +23.41% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £41.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -43.97% +88.63%  

Business Development 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 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
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 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
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%  

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in Scotland

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Development in Scotland

Business Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Development in Scotland

Business Development
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 Business Development within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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 +14 2 - -
Business Development
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Development 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 Business Development.

1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) People Management
1 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) C

Business Development
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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Procurement Officer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization
1 3 (75.00%) People Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft