Period
to 21 October 2018

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 October 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.

Problem-Solving
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 143 145 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.87% 5.24% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 6.18% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 61
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £311 £255 £183
90th Percentile £540 £500 £488
Scotland median daily rate £385 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.25 £33.00 £23.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.48% +42.50% +21.88%
10th Percentile £17.45 £30.95 £13.70
90th Percentile £33.05 £34.65 £43.00
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £15.82
% change year-on-year +33.33% +42.27% -1.16%

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 2,608 2,346 1,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.74% 84.72% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,333 1,369 1,093
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £546 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £16.68 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.88% -14.46% +21.88%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.22 £11.20
90th Percentile £43.96 £37.52 £47.03
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 49 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) Finance
3 46 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (30.77%) Banking
5 27 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
7 22 (15.38%) Windows
8 21 (14.69%) Project Management
9 20 (13.99%) Scrum
10 18 (12.59%) Java
11 17 (11.89%) HTML
12 15 (10.49%) CSS
12 15 (10.49%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.79%) SQL
14 13 (9.09%) Front End Development
15 12 (8.39%) Degree
16 11 (7.69%) Software Engineering
16 11 (7.69%) Linux
16 11 (7.69%) React
16 11 (7.69%) User Experience
16 11 (7.69%) Decision-Making
17 10 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (6.99%) Kanban
17 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
17 10 (6.99%) HTML5
17 10 (6.99%) Risk Management
18 9 (6.29%) Oracle
18 9 (6.29%) Python
18 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (6.29%) SDLC

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 4 (2.80%) Apache
1 4 (2.80%) nginx
1 4 (2.80%) SAS
1 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.70%) Blackboard Learn
3 1 (0.70%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.70%) Moodle
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.40%) InVision
4 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.70%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.70%) EViews
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) assyst
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.20%) npm
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.40%) Office 365
4 2 (1.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.70%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Serverless
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 5 (3.50%) DNS
3 4 (2.80%) DSL
3 4 (2.80%) SSL
4 2 (1.40%) SAN
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.70%) SMS
5 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.40%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.40%) DB2
4 2 (1.40%) MS Access
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) GIS
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.90%) JIRA
3 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.20%) Subversion
3 6 (4.20%) webpack
4 4 (2.80%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.80%) GitLab
5 3 (2.10%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.40%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.70%) Hudson
7 1 (0.70%) Introscope
7 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.70%) JMeter
7 1 (0.70%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 44 (30.77%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
4 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (24.48%) Developer
2 29 (20.28%) Analyst
3 11 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.59%) Consultant
5 7 (4.90%) React Developer
6 5 (3.50%) Administrator
6 5 (3.50%) Architect
6 5 (3.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (3.50%) Python Developer
6 5 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (2.80%) .NET Developer
7 4 (2.80%) Designer
7 4 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (2.80%) Scrum Master
8 3 (2.10%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (2.10%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.10%) Software Developer
8 3 (2.10%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (2.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.89%) HTML
2 15 (10.49%) CSS
3 11 (7.69%) React
4 10 (6.99%) HTML5
5 8 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.59%) RESTful
6 7 (4.90%) .NET
6 7 (4.90%) Web Services
7 6 (4.20%) CSS3
7 6 (4.20%) DOM
7 6 (4.20%) Immutable.js
7 6 (4.20%) JSON
7 6 (4.20%) Redux
8 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.50%) GraphQL
8 5 (3.50%) REST
9 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.80%) LDAP
9 4 (2.80%) XML
10 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (32.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) User Experience
3 7 (4.90%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.40%) Blog
6 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.40%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.40%) VLE
7 1 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.70%) BYOD
7 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Windows
2 11 (7.69%) Linux
3 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.80%) Solaris
6 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.40%) Unix
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) AIX
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.70%) VMS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.27%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (14.69%) Project Management
4 20 (13.99%) Scrum
5 13 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 11 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 11 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 10 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (6.99%) Kanban
7 10 (6.99%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.29%) DevOps
8 9 (6.29%) SDLC
8 9 (6.29%) Wireframes
9 8 (5.59%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.59%) BDD
9 8 (5.59%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.90%) Analytics
10 7 (4.90%) Benchmarking
10 7 (4.90%) ITIL
10 7 (4.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
2 18 (12.59%) Java
3 14 (9.79%) SQL
4 9 (6.29%) Python
5 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.80%) C#
5 4 (2.80%) PHP
5 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.10%) VBA
7 2 (1.40%) Java 8
7 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.39%) Degree
2 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.70%) CCNA
3 1 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (0.70%) CISA
3 1 (0.70%) CISM
3 1 (0.70%) CISSP
3 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.70%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) VCAP
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) QA
2 5 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.10%) PMO
4 2 (1.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) Docker
3 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.10%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Firmware
6 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) Ansible
2 6 (4.20%) Puppet
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (2.80%) Prometheus
3 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (2.80%) Xymon
4 3 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.40%) SCCM
5 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.70%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.70%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.70%) Mesos
6 1 (0.70%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.70%) vMotion
6 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle
3 7 (4.90%) VMware
4 5 (3.50%) IBM
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.80%) Citrix
6 3 (2.10%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.40%) Adobe
7 2 (1.40%) CA
7 2 (1.40%) NetApp
8 1 (0.70%) Altiris
8 1 (0.70%) Brocade
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) EMC
8 1 (0.70%) Facebook
8 1 (0.70%) Google
8 1 (0.70%) HP
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) Teradata