The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Services Delivery
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 70 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 32 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 2.47% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.97% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 25
Median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £123 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £495 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £13.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +61.61%  

Service Delivery 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 1474 2157 2353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.80% 83.22% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1206 1296
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Scotland

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Scotland

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Scotland

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Scotland

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Edinburgh +7 23 £420 +7.69% 1
Glasgow -5 6 £420 +115.38% 1
West Lothian - 2 £423 -
Fife - 1 £100 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Service Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 21 (33.87%) Service Management
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
2 17 (27.42%) Finance
3 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.97%) Project Management
4 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.13%) Supplier Management
5 9 (14.52%) Service Design
6 8 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
6 8 (12.90%) Change Management
7 7 (11.29%) Windows
7 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
7 7 (11.29%) Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) SCCM
8 6 (9.68%) Time Sharing Option
8 6 (9.68%) FTP
8 6 (9.68%) IBM
8 6 (9.68%) JCL
8 6 (9.68%) Law
8 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.68%) ISPF
9 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma
9 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
9 5 (8.06%) ITSM
9 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared

Service Delivery
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 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.84%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) FTP
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Law
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Billing
6 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Analyst
2 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
2 5 (8.06%) Developer
2 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
2 5 (8.06%) Service Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Business Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Consultant
3 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Technical Developer
4 3 (4.84%) Architect
4 3 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Service Architect
5 2 (3.23%) Field Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) ISPF
2 2 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) CESG
5 2 (3.23%) iSeries
5 2 (3.23%) Tandem
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) zOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
1 21 (33.87%) Service Management
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) Supplier Management
4 9 (14.52%) Service Design
5 8 (12.90%) Change Management
5 8 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (11.29%) Analytics
7 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.06%) Business Transformation
8 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
8 5 (8.06%) ITSM
8 5 (8.06%) Six Sigma
9 4 (6.45%) Digital Analytics
9 4 (6.45%) Process Improvement
9 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.45%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) JCL
2 2 (3.23%) C
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.61%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.61%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) Korn
3 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) HND
3 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (6.45%) SLA
3 3 (4.84%) QA
4 1 (1.61%) GDPR
4 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) NFS
3 1 (1.61%) Samba
3 1 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) IBM
3 4 (6.45%) Google
4 3 (4.84%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) Axway
5 2 (3.23%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.61%) Blackboard
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) Veritas
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