Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 177 191
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -11
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.099% 0.092% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Scotland median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -11.24%
10th Percentile £334 £261 £363
90th Percentile £453 £594 £388
UK median daily rate £403 £375 £423
% change year-on-year +7.47% -11.24% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% +22.73% +46.67%

Performance Improvement 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 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Improvement in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 3 £375 -31.82% 1
Stirling - 2 £408 -
Performance Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) JSF
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) jBPM
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) JPA
2 2 (40.00%) Drools
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Business Process Modelling

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) ColdFusion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Category Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Procurement Manager
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Relationship Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Drools
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) jBPM
1 2 (40.00%) JPA
1 2 (40.00%) JSF
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Spring Batch
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Laravel
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Balanced Scorecard
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scorecard
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP