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 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.

Services Delivery
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 90 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 23 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 2.21% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.59% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 25
Median daily rate £375 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £284 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £441 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £365 £387
% change year-on-year +13.97% -5.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.43% +43.75%  

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 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%  

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 25 June 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 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
Edinburgh +2 16 £425 +21.42% 6
Glasgow +1 2 £184 -46.73% 2
Renfrewshire +35 1 £375 -11.24%
Stirling +9 1 £950 +123.52%
Dundee +7 1 £110 -10.20% 1
Fife - 1 £425 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Service Delivery
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (47.37%) Service Management
2 24 (42.11%) ITIL
3 22 (38.60%) Finance
4 13 (22.81%) Project Management
5 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
6 11 (19.30%) ISPF
6 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
6 11 (19.30%) JCL
6 11 (19.30%) IBM
6 11 (19.30%) FTP
6 11 (19.30%) Time Sharing Option
7 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
7 10 (17.54%) Law
8 9 (15.79%) Change Management
8 9 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
9 8 (14.04%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) Asset Management
10 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.53%) Service Design
11 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
11 6 (10.53%) ITSM
12 5 (8.77%) SLA
12 5 (8.77%) Windows
12 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
12 5 (8.77%) Degree
12 5 (8.77%) Incident Management

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 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Moodle
2 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) Skype
2 1 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Law
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Technical Developer
4 7 (12.28%) IT Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Business Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.77%) IT Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Operations Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Change Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Business Improvement Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Service Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) ISPF
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Mainframe
2 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) CESG
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.51%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.51%) Tandem
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.75%) iSeries
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) VLE
5 1 (1.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Service Management
2 24 (42.11%) ITIL
3 13 (22.81%) Project Management
4 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.30%) Supplier Management
6 9 (15.79%) Change Management
6 9 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
7 8 (14.04%) Asset Management
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
9 6 (10.53%) ITSM
9 6 (10.53%) Service Design
10 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
10 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.77%) Release Management
11 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
11 4 (7.02%) Process Management
11 4 (7.02%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) JCL
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) CCA
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (8.77%) SLA
3 3 (5.26%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Squid
3 1 (1.75%) UAG
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) IBM
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Avaya
5 1 (1.75%) Axway
5 1 (1.75%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £355 per day
Posted: 5 days ago