Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for PSD2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PSD2 over the 6 months to 15 November 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.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 186 190
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing PSD2 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.100% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.01% 0.69% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Scotland median daily rate £463 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £398 £366 £326
90th Percentile £528 £434 £437
UK median daily rate £531 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

PSD2 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 691 721 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.96% 14.41% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 409 326
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £165 £153
90th Percentile £538 £540 £498
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £17.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.90% -31.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £11.82 £13.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.00 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.89% +6.82%

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing PSD2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in Scotland

PSD2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PSD2 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for PSD2 in Scotland

PSD2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PSD2 in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PSD2 in Scotland

PSD2
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 PSD2 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 November 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 +3 4 £463 +15.63%
Glasgow -17 3 £464 - 1
PSD2
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PSD2 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 PSD2.

1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (28.57%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (28.57%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (28.57%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Gradle
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
5 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (14.29%) Java 8

PSD2
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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Gradle
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Actionable Insight
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle