Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Mentoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mentoring over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Mentorship
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 73 94
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +25
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 137 126 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.89% 2.66% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.09% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 54
Scotland median daily rate £475 £413 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.01% +19.71% -13.75%
10th Percentile £338 £317 £320
90th Percentile £638 £613 £485
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +66.67% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £35.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.57 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.73% +18.09% -18.18%

Mentoring 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 4,172 4,080 3,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.17% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,290 2,362 1,847
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £244 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.53 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +2.17% +0.34% -0.34%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in Scotland

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mentoring in Scotland

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mentoring in Scotland

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mentoring in Scotland

Mentoring
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 Mentoring within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 January 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 -14 69 £450 +10.43% 42
Glasgow +24 61 £488 +44.44% 24
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Mentoring
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring 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 Mentoring.

1 99 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.55%) Coaching
3 54 (39.42%) Java
4 43 (31.39%) Scrum
5 37 (27.01%) TDD
6 36 (26.28%) Finance
6 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
7 35 (25.55%) Spring
8 26 (18.98%) Agile Coaching
9 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
9 25 (18.25%) HTML
10 22 (16.06%) CSS
10 22 (16.06%) BDD
11 21 (15.33%) HTML5
12 20 (14.60%) Web Services
12 20 (14.60%) MVC
13 19 (13.87%) SQL
13 19 (13.87%) Degree
13 19 (13.87%) Integration Testing
13 19 (13.87%) Apache Camel
13 19 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (12.41%) SOAP
15 16 (11.68%) Git (software)
16 15 (10.95%) Product Management
16 15 (10.95%) JSON
16 15 (10.95%) C#
16 15 (10.95%) DevOps
16 15 (10.95%) Front End Development
17 14 (10.22%) User Stories
17 14 (10.22%) OO

Mentoring
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 5 (3.65%) JBoss
1 5 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.46%) CMS
3 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.73%) Appian
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) AquaLogic BPM
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.65%) NuGet
4 3 (2.19%) Office 365
5 2 (1.46%) Apigee
5 2 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.46%) GitHub
5 2 (1.46%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.46%) SaaS
5 2 (1.46%) Serverless
5 2 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.46%) Yammer
6 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.73%) Firebase
6 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) VPN
2 2 (1.46%) SAN
2 2 (1.46%) Skype
3 1 (0.73%) Intranet
3 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Flink
2 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.73%) KDB
3 1 (0.73%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.73%) MySQL
3 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.73%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.03%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.38%) fastlane
5 6 (4.38%) Selenium
6 3 (2.19%) FitNesse
6 3 (2.19%) JIRA
6 3 (2.19%) JUnit
6 3 (2.19%) Maven
6 3 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.46%) Gradle
7 2 (1.46%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.46%) Mockito
7 2 (1.46%) NUnit
7 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.73%) Babel
8 1 (0.73%) GitLab
General
1 36 (26.28%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Banking
3 6 (4.38%) Front Office
4 3 (2.19%) Games
5 2 (1.46%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Developer
2 22 (16.06%) Agile Coach
3 20 (14.60%) Senior Developer
4 15 (10.95%) Java Developer
5 14 (10.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (8.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (8.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 12 (8.76%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 11 (8.03%) Architect
8 8 (5.84%) Scrum Master
9 7 (5.11%) iOS Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.92%) Consultant
12 4 (2.92%) Development Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Lead Java Developer
12 4 (2.92%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Software Development Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.55%) Spring
2 25 (18.25%) HTML
3 22 (16.06%) CSS
4 21 (15.33%) HTML5
5 20 (14.60%) Web Services
6 19 (13.87%) Apache Camel
7 17 (12.41%) SOAP
8 15 (10.95%) JSON
9 13 (9.49%) REST
10 12 (8.76%) Hibernate
10 12 (8.76%) RESTful
11 11 (8.03%) XML
12 9 (6.57%) React
13 8 (5.84%) Node.js
14 7 (5.11%) .NET
14 7 (5.11%) JMS
15 6 (4.38%) Apache MINA
15 6 (4.38%) Core Data
15 6 (4.38%) UIKit
16 5 (3.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.38%) Reference Data
3 6 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.92%) User Experience
5 3 (2.19%) CMDB
5 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.46%) Derivative
6 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Android
2 9 (6.57%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.65%) Windows
4 4 (2.92%) Linux
5 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (72.26%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.55%) Coaching
3 43 (31.39%) Scrum
4 37 (27.01%) TDD
5 26 (18.98%) Agile Coaching
6 25 (18.25%) Test Automation
7 22 (16.06%) BDD
8 20 (14.60%) MVC
9 19 (13.87%) Integration Testing
10 15 (10.95%) DevOps
10 15 (10.95%) Front End Development
10 15 (10.95%) Product Management
11 14 (10.22%) OO
11 14 (10.22%) User Stories
12 13 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (8.76%) Technical Leadership
13 12 (8.76%) Web Development
14 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (39.42%) Java
2 36 (26.28%) JavaScript
3 19 (13.87%) SQL
4 15 (10.95%) C#
5 11 (8.03%) Python
6 7 (5.11%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.11%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.38%) XPath
8 4 (2.92%) C
8 4 (2.92%) Java 8
9 1 (0.73%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) Clojure
9 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (13.87%) Degree
2 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.19%) MCITP
4 3 (2.19%) MCSE
5 2 (1.46%) CCA
5 2 (1.46%) CCEA
5 2 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.46%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) VCAP
5 2 (1.46%) VCP4
5 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.73%) CISA
6 1 (0.73%) CISM
6 1 (0.73%) CISSP
6 1 (0.73%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.73%) MCTS
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.65%) QA
3 3 (2.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) GDPR
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.30%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.19%) XenApp
4 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.19%) Kibana
2 3 (2.19%) SCCM
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.73%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.11%) Apple
4 3 (2.19%) Citrix
4 3 (2.19%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.46%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.73%) CA
6 1 (0.73%) Google
6 1 (0.73%) iManage
6 1 (0.73%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.73%) Pega
6 1 (0.73%) Sybase