Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 19 March 2019 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.

Decision-Making
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 99 113
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -22
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 54 86 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.79% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.09% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 28
Scotland median daily rate £438 £366 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.45% -11.21% +25.95%
10th Percentile £273 £258 £317
90th Percentile £600 £488 £483
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £434
% change year-on-year - +9.45% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £28.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.19% - -
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £23.12
% change year-on-year +56.00% +8.13% -22.93%

Decision-Making 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 4,013 4,117 3,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.45% 85.91% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,281 2,446 1,769
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £245 £257 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £507
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 71 84
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -7.69% -30.53%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.40 £10.74
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.54 £52.12
UK median hourly rate £23.79 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% -4.00% +6.38%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in Scotland

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Decision-Making in Scotland

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in Scotland

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in Scotland

Decision-Making
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 Decision-Making within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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 37 £450 +12.50% 14
Glasgow -26 8 £319 -4.78% 5
Renfrewshire +2 3 £385 +45.28%
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Decision-Making 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 Decision-Making.

1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Kanban
3 12 (22.22%) Linux
4 11 (20.37%) Unix
4 11 (20.37%) Project Management
4 11 (20.37%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
5 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
5 10 (18.52%) DevOps
5 10 (18.52%) Windows
6 9 (16.67%) Perl
6 9 (16.67%) Scrum
6 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.81%) Banking
8 7 (12.96%) Python
8 7 (12.96%) SAN
8 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (11.11%) PowerCLI
9 6 (11.11%) PMO
9 6 (11.11%) User Stories
9 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.11%) Solaris
9 6 (11.11%) ITIL
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.26%) Games
10 5 (9.26%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) Velocity

Decision-Making
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 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.85%) InDesign
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) SAN
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
2 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) WAN
3 2 (3.70%) BGP
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) OSPF
4 1 (1.85%) H.323
4 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) PBX
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Hudson
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Games
4 3 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Analyst
1 7 (12.96%) Scrum Master
2 4 (7.41%) Monitoring Engineer
2 4 (7.41%) User Researcher
3 3 (5.56%) Architect
3 3 (5.56%) Asset Management Analyst
3 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
3 3 (5.56%) Consultant
3 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Designer
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) PMO Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Product Owner
4 2 (3.70%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (1.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (1.85%) Information Governance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Velocity
2 4 (7.41%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) RESTful
3 1 (1.85%) Spring
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.85%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
2 4 (7.41%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 11 (20.37%) Unix
3 10 (18.52%) Windows
4 6 (11.11%) Solaris
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) CentOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Kanban
3 11 (20.37%) Collaborative Working
3 11 (20.37%) Project Management
4 10 (18.52%) DevOps
5 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (16.67%) Scrum
6 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.11%) ITIL
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.11%) User Stories
8 5 (9.26%) ATDD
8 5 (9.26%) Burndown Charts
8 5 (9.26%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (9.26%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (9.26%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (9.26%) TDD
9 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
2 9 (16.67%) Perl
3 7 (12.96%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) Java
5 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.41%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) C-shell
7 3 (5.56%) Korn
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) CCNP
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) HNC
2 1 (1.85%) HND
2 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PMP
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Basel III
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) IFRS
3 1 (1.85%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
1 4 (7.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (5.56%) Samba
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) PowerCLI
2 4 (7.41%) Consul
2 4 (7.41%) Prometheus
3 3 (5.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.85%) Packer
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) Terraform
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Centrify
1 3 (5.56%) HP
1 3 (5.56%) IBM
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe
3 1 (1.85%) Okta
3 1 (1.85%) Pega
3 1 (1.85%) Splunk