Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 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.

Problem-Solving
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 27 38
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 140 151 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.03% 5.27% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.03% 6.03% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 46
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £175 £300 £250
90th Percentile £489 £513 £483
Scotland median daily rate £375 £388 £370
% change year-on-year -3.23% +4.73% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.13 £26.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.95% +32.10% -
10th Percentile £10.63 £19.48 £15.24
90th Percentile £47.06 £33.43 £31.63
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £18.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +75.68% +6.38% -55.41%

Problem-Solving 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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,991 2,503 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.82% 87.43% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,061 1,499 995
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £294 £296 £272
90th Percentile £588 £573 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +106.73% -17.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.11 £13.32
90th Percentile £46.63 £105.45 £52.12
Scotland median hourly rate £23.06 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +15.31% -12.09% -36.81%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 57 (40.71%) Finance
2 41 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (27.14%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (20.00%) Banking
5 26 (18.57%) SQL
6 22 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.86%) Windows
7 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.86%) Asset Management
8 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
9 14 (10.00%) Java
10 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
11 12 (8.57%) Service Delivery
11 12 (8.57%) Linux
11 12 (8.57%) JIRA
12 10 (7.14%) Data Management
12 10 (7.14%) Migration
12 10 (7.14%) ITIL
12 10 (7.14%) Oracle
12 10 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (6.43%) Coaching
13 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.43%) HTML
13 9 (6.43%) SLA
13 9 (6.43%) IBM
13 9 (6.43%) Spring
13 9 (6.43%) WebSphere
14 8 (5.71%) Scrum
14 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (5.71%) .NET

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 9 (6.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.29%) SAS
3 4 (2.86%) JBoss
4 3 (2.14%) Confluence
4 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.43%) Drupal
5 2 (1.43%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.71%) FileNet
6 1 (0.71%) Gunicorn
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.43%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.71%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.14%) Office 365
4 2 (1.43%) GitHub
4 2 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.43%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) Firewall
2 3 (2.14%) VPN
3 2 (1.43%) DHCP
3 2 (1.43%) DNS
3 2 (1.43%) FTP
3 2 (1.43%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) BGP
4 1 (0.71%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.71%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) OSPF
4 1 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) DB2
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects XI
2 4 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.14%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.43%) Informix
4 2 (1.43%) OLAP
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.43%) Power BI
4 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.43%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (2.14%) Introscope
3 3 (2.14%) Selenium
4 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.43%) GitLab
4 2 (1.43%) Maven
4 2 (1.43%) MSTest
4 2 (1.43%) NUnit
4 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.71%) JMeter
5 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 57 (40.71%) Finance
2 28 (20.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (19.29%) Analyst
2 19 (13.57%) Developer
3 13 (9.29%) Architect
4 7 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 6 (4.29%) Administrator
6 5 (3.57%) Scrum Master
6 5 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 4 (2.86%) C# Developer
7 4 (2.86%) Consultant
7 4 (2.86%) Governance Analyst
7 4 (2.86%) Security Administrator
8 3 (2.14%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.14%) Data Migration Lead
8 3 (2.14%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (2.14%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.14%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (2.14%) User Researcher
8 3 (2.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.43%) HTML
1 9 (6.43%) Spring
2 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) CSS
2 8 (5.71%) XML
3 7 (5.00%) JSON
4 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.86%) HTML5
4 4 (2.86%) Web Services
5 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.14%) Ajax
5 3 (2.14%) CSS3
5 3 (2.14%) jQuery
5 3 (2.14%) Middleware
5 3 (2.14%) SOAP
6 2 (1.43%) EJB
6 2 (1.43%) JDBC
6 2 (1.43%) JMS
6 2 (1.43%) JSF
6 2 (1.43%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.86%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.14%) User Experience
6 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.43%) Fintech
6 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.71%) Robotics
7 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.86%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Linux
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
3 5 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (12.86%) Asset Management
4 12 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.14%) Data Management
5 10 (7.14%) ITIL
5 10 (7.14%) Migration
6 9 (6.43%) Coaching
6 9 (6.43%) Test Automation
7 8 (5.71%) Critical Thinking
7 8 (5.71%) Scrum
8 7 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (4.29%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.29%) Data Extraction
9 6 (4.29%) ETL
9 6 (4.29%) IT Strategy
9 6 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.57%) SQL
2 14 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.29%) C#
5 5 (3.57%) Python
6 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.14%) VBA
8 2 (1.43%) ABAP
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) Erlang
8 2 (1.43%) R
8 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.71%) CLIST
9 1 (0.71%) REXX
9 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.43%) Postgraduate
2 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (0.71%) CCNP
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.71%) MCSE
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 7 (5.00%) QA
3 6 (4.29%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.86%) PMO
5 3 (2.14%) COBIT
5 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.43%) XenApp
2 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Ansible
4 1 (0.71%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.14%) Oracle
3 9 (6.43%) IBM
4 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco
5 5 (3.57%) Splunk
6 4 (2.86%) Ab Initio
6 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.86%) Citrix
6 4 (2.86%) SAP
6 4 (2.86%) VMware
7 3 (2.14%) CA
8 2 (1.43%) Adobe
8 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.43%) NGA Human Resources
8 2 (1.43%) Sophos
8 2 (1.43%) Tableau
9 1 (0.71%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.71%) F5
9 1 (0.71%) Spiceworks