The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 25 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.

Performance Improvement
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 149 -
Rank change year-on-year +39 -  
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.047% 0.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £319
% change year-on-year +0.37% +25.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Performance Improvement 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 1765 2473 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.40% 85.42% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1406 1266
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 £260
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 68
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 £13.20
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%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in Scotland

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in Scotland

Performance Improvement
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 Performance Improvement within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Performance Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement 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 Performance Improvement.

1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Software Licensing

Performance Improvement
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Category Manager
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Procurement Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Junior DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Junior SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Junior SQL Server DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Procurement Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Software Licensing
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification