Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 25 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 59 108 115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.64% 5.72% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 6.41% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 54
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% -3.13%
10th Percentile £301 £191 £184
90th Percentile £598 £523 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £47.00 £44.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.52% -
Scotland median hourly rate £14.00 £34.82 £32.73
% change year-on-year -59.79% +6.39% +151.73%

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 938 1,686 2,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 89.59% 89.30% 88.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 858 1,193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £245 £255 £277
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 31
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.82% -29.42% +51.25%
10th Percentile £45.10 £15.04 £15.04
90th Percentile £66.25 £51.50 £46.63
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.03 £24.75
% change year-on-year +16.92% -23.11% +22.46%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 29 (49.15%) Public Sector
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (23.73%) Ansible
5 12 (20.34%) Python
6 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.64%) Finance
6 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.64%) Terraform
6 11 (18.64%) Workshop Facilitation
7 10 (16.95%) Data Security
7 10 (16.95%) Windows
7 10 (16.95%) Linux
8 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
8 9 (15.25%) DevOps
8 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.25%) User Stories
8 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Automation
9 8 (13.56%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
9 8 (13.56%) Service Design
9 8 (13.56%) Actionable Insight
9 8 (13.56%) Prototyping
9 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
10 7 (11.86%) IIS
10 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
10 7 (11.86%) Actionable Customer Insight
10 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.86%) Customer Insight
10 7 (11.86%) Usability Testing

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 7 (11.86%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Blackboard Learn
3 2 (3.39%) Moodle
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) assyst
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Azure
2 5 (8.47%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.69%) PaaS
6 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) LAN
1 6 (10.17%) SAN
1 6 (10.17%) WAN
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) Intranet
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) DMZ
4 1 (1.69%) DSL
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) Network Security
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.69%) Gradle
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 29 (49.15%) Public Sector
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Developer
2 8 (13.56%) User Researcher
3 7 (11.86%) Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Architect
4 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Python Developer
4 3 (5.08%) Support Officer
5 2 (3.39%) Administrator
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Digital Architect
5 2 (3.39%) e-Learning Officer
5 2 (3.39%) Help Desk Technician
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Leader
5 2 (3.39%) Project Leader
5 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.39%) UI Developer
6 1 (1.69%) DBA
6 1 (1.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) REST
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) JSON
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) XMPP
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) Ajax
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) CSS3
5 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) Kafka
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.69%) XSL
5 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.08%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Blog
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) CentOS
3 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.08%) VME
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (18.64%) Workshop Facilitation
3 10 (16.95%) Data Security
4 9 (15.25%) DevOps
4 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Automation
4 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
4 9 (15.25%) User Stories
5 8 (13.56%) Actionable Insight
5 8 (13.56%) Prototyping
5 8 (13.56%) Service Design
5 8 (13.56%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 7 (11.86%) Actionable Customer Insight
6 7 (11.86%) Customer Insight
6 7 (11.86%) Guerrilla Research
6 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
6 7 (11.86%) Requirements Gathering
6 7 (11.86%) Usability Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Ergonomics
7 6 (10.17%) Human Factors
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) Python
2 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.17%) SQL
5 5 (8.47%) Java
6 2 (3.39%) Scala
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) Groovy
7 1 (1.69%) Java 8
7 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) CCNA
1 3 (5.08%) CCNP
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.69%) APMP
3 1 (1.69%) CISM
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (8.47%) Docker
4 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Ansible
2 11 (18.64%) Terraform
3 7 (11.86%) SCCM
4 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.47%) Puppet
5 3 (5.08%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.39%) Nagios
6 2 (3.39%) Pingdom
7 1 (1.69%) Kibana
7 1 (1.69%) SCOM
7 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) F5
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) Remedy
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) Blackboard
6 2 (3.39%) IBM
6 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.39%) Splunk