Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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.

Decision-Making
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 104 122
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 -29
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 99 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.89% 1.72% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.01% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 41
Scotland median daily rate £395 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -1.23% +20.00%
10th Percentile £256 £277 £268
90th Percentile £556 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +3.30% +7.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £52.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +320.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £15.22
% change year-on-year +20.00% +64.23% -17.81%

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 4,591 4,281 3,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.80% 85.86% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,482 2,449 2,059
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 95
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £43.70 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 0 56 £400 -5.88% 10
Glasgow -18 25 £385 +10.00% 11
Renfrewshire -4 6 £305 +96.77% 1
Aberdeen +14 3 - -
Stirling - 3 £375 -
Falkirk 0 1 - -
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 44 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.31%) Finance
3 20 (20.20%) Java
4 18 (18.18%) Project Management
4 18 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
5 17 (17.17%) SQL
5 17 (17.17%) Oracle
6 16 (16.16%) Analytics
7 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.14%) Microservices
7 14 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (13.13%) Degree
9 12 (12.12%) Banking
9 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (12.12%) ITIL
10 11 (11.11%) Web Services
11 10 (10.10%) SOAP
11 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.10%) MongoDB
11 10 (10.10%) REST
11 10 (10.10%) Software Delivery
12 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
12 9 (9.09%) DevOps
12 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database
12 9 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
12 9 (9.09%) NoSQL
12 9 (9.09%) PL/SQL
12 9 (9.09%) JavaScript

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 6 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) SAS
4 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.01%) JBoss
4 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.01%) InDesign
6 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SessionCam
1 3 (3.03%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) AdWords
1 3 (3.03%) Google Analytics
1 3 (3.03%) Google Tag Manager
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) Firewall
2 7 (7.07%) WAN
3 6 (6.06%) SAN
4 4 (4.04%) LAN
4 4 (4.04%) Network Security
4 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.03%) BGP
5 3 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.03%) DNS
5 3 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.03%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.02%) H.323
6 2 (2.02%) OSPF
6 2 (2.02%) PBX
6 2 (2.02%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (6.06%) Amazon Athena
3 6 (6.06%) Apache Hive
3 6 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.06%) MySQL
3 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 31 (31.31%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Marketing
4 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (16.16%) Architect
2 15 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.06%) Data Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Digital Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.04%) Designer
6 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.04%) User Researcher
7 3 (3.03%) Content Designer
7 3 (3.03%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.03%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Network Support
7 3 (3.03%) Service Architect
7 3 (3.03%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) Web Services
2 10 (10.10%) REST
2 10 (10.10%) SOAP
3 6 (6.06%) .NET
3 6 (6.06%) Kafka
4 3 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (1.01%) CSS
5 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.01%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.03%) Replication
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.02%) Blog
5 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.01%) Fintech
6 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) SCADA
6 1 (1.01%) Social Media
6 1 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Linux
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Unix
3 3 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
2 18 (18.18%) Project Management
3 16 (16.16%) Analytics
4 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (14.14%) Microservices
4 14 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (12.12%) ITIL
5 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (10.10%) Software Delivery
6 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
7 9 (9.09%) DevOps
7 9 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
8 8 (8.08%) Kanban
8 8 (8.08%) Service Management
8 8 (8.08%) Technical Leadership
8 8 (8.08%) Time Management
9 7 (7.07%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.07%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.20%) Java
2 17 (17.17%) SQL
3 9 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 8 (8.08%) Python
5 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.05%) Perl
6 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.03%) C-shell
7 3 (3.03%) Korn
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Degree
2 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.03%) CCNP
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.03%) PMP
3 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.01%) CCA
5 1 (1.01%) CCIE
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.01%) HNC
5 1 (1.01%) HND
5 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.01%) VCAP
5 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 5 (5.05%) PMO
3 4 (4.04%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.02%) COBIT
4 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.01%) Basel III
5 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.01%) IFRS
5 1 (1.01%) IFRS 9
5 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (3.03%) Samba
3 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.01%) Docker
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.01%) Ansible
2 1 (1.01%) Consul
2 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.01%) MOM
2 1 (1.01%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
2 1 (1.01%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) Oracle
2 7 (7.07%) Cisco
2 7 (7.07%) HP
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.04%) Adobe
5 3 (3.03%) AppDynamics
5 3 (3.03%) Centrify
5 3 (3.03%) DoubleClick
5 3 (3.03%) F5
5 3 (3.03%) Facebook
5 3 (3.03%) Google
5 3 (3.03%) Juniper
5 3 (3.03%) McAfee
5 3 (3.03%) Tableau
5 3 (3.03%) Tealeaf
5 3 (3.03%) Tealium
6 2 (2.02%) IBM
6 2 (2.02%) Remedy
6 2 (2.02%) SAP