Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 67 130 160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.20% 5.53% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 6.41% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 73
Median daily rate £300 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £151 £201 £308
90th Percentile £604 £562 £523
Scotland median daily rate £378 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +0.67% -3.85% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £48.50 £11.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +331.11% -57.94% +32.10%
10th Percentile £46.75 £10.13 £19.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £12.58 £33.43
Scotland median hourly rate £34.18 £17.90 £18.50
% change year-on-year +90.94% -3.24% -8.64%

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 932 2,027 2,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.22% 86.18% 88.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 1,071 1,562
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £225 £281 £290
90th Percentile £600 £594 £568
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -34.58% +40.79%
10th Percentile £16.32 £11.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £44.15 £45.38 £45.96
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £17.40
% change year-on-year +10.64% +35.06% -39.48%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020, 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 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 26 (38.81%) Finance
2 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
5 22 (32.84%) Windows
6 21 (31.34%) Office 365
7 20 (29.85%) Public Sector
8 19 (28.36%) Windows 10
9 18 (26.87%) Java
9 18 (26.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Excel
10 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (23.88%) SharePoint
12 15 (22.39%) Migration
12 15 (22.39%) OneDrive
12 15 (22.39%) GDPR
13 13 (19.40%) Information Security
13 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
13 13 (19.40%) Collaborative Working
14 12 (17.91%) JIRA
14 12 (17.91%) Selenium
14 12 (17.91%) PowerShell
15 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis
15 11 (16.42%) VBA
15 11 (16.42%) Oracle
15 11 (16.42%) Postman
16 10 (14.93%) Scrum
16 10 (14.93%) TDD
16 10 (14.93%) Windows 7

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 16 (23.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.99%) CMS
4 2 (2.99%) JBoss
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Blackboard Learn
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) assyst
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.34%) Office 365
2 15 (22.39%) OneDrive
3 7 (10.45%) Boomi
4 3 (4.48%) AWS
5 2 (2.99%) Azure
5 2 (2.99%) GitHub
5 2 (2.99%) Yammer
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.49%) Apigee
6 1 (1.49%) IaaS
6 1 (1.49%) PaaS
6 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Skype
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MySQL
1 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) JIRA
1 12 (17.91%) Selenium
2 11 (16.42%) Postman
3 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) JMeter
5 2 (2.99%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.49%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.49%) Gatling
6 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (38.81%) Finance
2 20 (29.85%) Public Sector
3 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Consultant
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (14.93%) Office 365 Consultant
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Floorwalker
8 2 (2.99%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Support
8 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) WSO2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Hibernate
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
1 4 (5.97%) XML
2 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.48%) jQuery
2 3 (4.48%) JSON
2 3 (4.48%) RESTful
2 3 (4.48%) Spring
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) OAuth
3 2 (2.99%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.99%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) Ajax
4 1 (1.49%) Django
4 1 (1.49%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.49%) Java EE
4 1 (1.49%) JPA
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Struts
4 1 (1.49%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.48%) Blog
3 3 (4.48%) e-Learning
3 3 (4.48%) Wiki
4 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) W3C
5 1 (1.49%) DataPower
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows 10
3 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.97%) Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) Migration
3 13 (19.40%) Collaborative Working
3 13 (19.40%) Information Security
3 13 (19.40%) Test Automation
4 11 (16.42%) Data Analysis
5 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 10 (14.93%) TDD
5 10 (14.93%) User Stories
6 9 (13.43%) DevOps
6 9 (13.43%) Integration Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
7 8 (11.94%) API Testing
8 6 (8.96%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (7.46%) ITIL
9 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.46%) Service Management
10 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 12 (17.91%) PowerShell
4 11 (16.42%) VBA
5 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.48%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) APMP
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) GDPR
2 7 (10.45%) QA
3 5 (7.46%) PMO
4 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
2 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) SCOM
2 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) Dell
4 4 (5.97%) WSO2
5 3 (4.48%) Citrix
5 3 (4.48%) IBM
6 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) Blackboard
7 1 (1.49%) CA
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco
7 1 (1.49%) ESET
7 1 (1.49%) F5
7 1 (1.49%) Sophos
7 1 (1.49%) Veracode