Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 126 148 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.42% 5.09% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 5.92% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 74 60
Edinburgh median daily rate £390 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £301 £285 £203
90th Percentile £525 £500 £478
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.13 £31.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% +1.64% +84.85%
10th Percentile £28.38 £30.50 £13.30
90th Percentile £47.06 £31.50 £43.00
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £20.75 £16.16
% change year-on-year +54.22% +28.42% +19.69%

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 2,512 2,498 1,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.11% 85.93% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 1,449 995
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +5.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) Finance
3 31 (24.60%) Banking
3 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 20 (15.87%) Scrum
7 18 (14.29%) Windows
8 16 (12.70%) HTML
8 16 (12.70%) Java
8 16 (12.70%) Project Management
9 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 14 (11.11%) Front End Development
11 13 (10.32%) Linux
11 13 (10.32%) CSS
11 13 (10.32%) Degree
12 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
13 11 (8.73%) RESTful
13 11 (8.73%) Software Engineering
14 10 (7.94%) .NET
14 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
14 10 (7.94%) User Experience
14 10 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (7.14%) Wireframes
15 9 (7.14%) BDD
15 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
15 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
15 9 (7.14%) JSON
15 9 (7.14%) JIRA
15 9 (7.14%) QA

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 (3.17%) Apache
1 4 (3.17%) nginx
1 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) SAS
3 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.79%) Moodle
4 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.59%) InVision
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.79%) EViews
3 1 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) npm
3 3 (2.38%) Office 365
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.59%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.79%) GitHub
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Serverless
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) Firewall
2 5 (3.97%) DNS
3 4 (3.17%) DSL
3 4 (3.17%) SSL
4 2 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.79%) LAN
5 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.79%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.59%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.59%) Big Data
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) DB2
4 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.14%) JIRA
3 6 (4.76%) Subversion
3 6 (4.76%) webpack
4 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.17%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 4 (3.17%) GitLab
6 2 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.79%) Hudson
7 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.79%) Introscope
7 1 (0.79%) JMeter
7 1 (0.79%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
7 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (29.37%) Finance
2 31 (24.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Legal
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Developer
2 23 (18.25%) Analyst
3 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
3 7 (5.56%) React Developer
4 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 6 (4.76%) Scrum Master
5 5 (3.97%) Architect
5 5 (3.97%) Consultant
5 5 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (3.97%) IT Support
5 5 (3.97%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.17%) Administrator
6 4 (3.17%) Designer
6 4 (3.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (3.17%) Python Developer
6 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (2.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (2.38%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.70%) HTML
2 13 (10.32%) CSS
3 11 (8.73%) RESTful
4 10 (7.94%) .NET
5 9 (7.14%) JSON
6 8 (6.35%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.35%) HTML5
6 8 (6.35%) React
7 7 (5.56%) Web Services
8 6 (4.76%) CSS3
8 6 (4.76%) DOM
8 6 (4.76%) Immutable.js
8 6 (4.76%) Redux
8 6 (4.76%) XML
9 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.97%) REST
10 4 (3.17%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.17%) LDAP
11 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (7.94%) User Experience
3 6 (4.76%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.59%) Blog
5 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) VLE
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Windows
2 13 (10.32%) Linux
3 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.17%) Solaris
4 4 (3.17%) Unix
4 4 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) AIX
6 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.79%) VMS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (15.87%) Scrum
4 16 (12.70%) Project Management
5 14 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 11 (8.73%) Software Engineering
7 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.14%) BDD
8 9 (7.14%) Wireframes
9 8 (6.35%) Kanban
10 7 (5.56%) Asset Management
10 7 (5.56%) Benchmarking
10 7 (5.56%) Business Transformation
10 7 (5.56%) ITIL
10 7 (5.56%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.76%) Analytics
11 6 (4.76%) Decision-Making
11 6 (4.76%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
11 6 (4.76%) SDLC
11 6 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 16 (12.70%) Java
3 8 (6.35%) Python
3 8 (6.35%) SQL
4 6 (4.76%) C#
5 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.59%) Java 8
7 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 2 (1.59%) Ruby
7 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.59%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.59%) VBA
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.79%) R
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.32%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) CCNA
4 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.79%) VCAP
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.38%) IFRS
4 2 (1.59%) PMO
5 1 (0.79%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) Docker
3 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) NFS
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) Ansible
2 6 (4.76%) Puppet
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (3.17%) Prometheus
3 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (3.17%) Xymon
4 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.59%) SCCM
6 1 (0.79%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.79%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.79%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.79%) vMotion
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.56%) VMware
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.17%) Ab Initio
4 4 (3.17%) Citrix
4 4 (3.17%) IBM
5 3 (2.38%) Adobe
6 2 (1.59%) CA
6 2 (1.59%) NetApp
7 1 (0.79%) Altiris
7 1 (0.79%) Blackboard
7 1 (0.79%) Brocade
7 1 (0.79%) Charles River
7 1 (0.79%) Facebook
7 1 (0.79%) Informatica
7 1 (0.79%) Sony
7 1 (0.79%) Teradata
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter
7 1 (0.79%) Xamarin