Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 5 April 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 89 106 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.03% 7.14% 6.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.50% 8.12% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 56 47
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £302 £231 £225
90th Percentile £559 £500 £443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £20.74 £31.85 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% +218.50% -42.50%
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £37.98 £14.25
% change year-on-year -14.42% +166.49% -10.52%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 937 1,306 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 84.57% 87.95% 86.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 825 718
Median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £588 £563 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 23
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +12.75% +24.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.15 £39.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year -8.70% +13.81% +3.64%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Glasgow

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Glasgow

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Glasgow over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Glasgow

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Glasgow

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in Glasgow over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (41.57%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.47%) Windows
4 16 (17.98%) Finance
4 16 (17.98%) Java
5 14 (15.73%) Project Management
6 13 (14.61%) SQL
6 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
6 13 (14.61%) Scrum
7 12 (13.48%) Data Management
7 12 (13.48%) Office 365
7 12 (13.48%) Decision-Making
8 11 (12.36%) SDLC
8 11 (12.36%) TDD
8 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.24%) Degree
9 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
9 10 (11.24%) Linux
9 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (11.24%) Change Management
9 10 (11.24%) Scala
10 9 (10.11%) Azure
10 9 (10.11%) Unix
10 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.11%) JIRA
10 9 (10.11%) QA
10 9 (10.11%) Time Management
11 8 (8.99%) Data Analysis
11 8 (8.99%) Management Information System

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.87%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.62%) IBM Domino
4 4 (4.49%) SAS
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.12%) Primavera
1 1 (1.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) Office 365
2 9 (10.11%) Azure
3 5 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.37%) AWS
5 3 (3.37%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.25%) Yammer
7 1 (1.12%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.12%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.74%) Skype
3 5 (5.62%) VPN
4 4 (4.49%) Broadband
4 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.37%) FTP
6 2 (2.25%) HTTP
6 2 (2.25%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.25%) SSH
6 2 (2.25%) SSL
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.62%) Big Data
2 5 (5.62%) DB2
3 4 (4.49%) Apache Hive
3 4 (4.49%) HBase
3 4 (4.49%) Impala
3 4 (4.49%) Spark SQL
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.12%) GIS
5 1 (1.12%) KDB
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) JIRA
2 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.49%) GoCD
4 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.25%) fastlane
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) Ant
5 1 (1.12%) Gradle
5 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.12%) Hudson
5 1 (1.12%) JMeter
5 1 (1.12%) JUnit
5 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Games
5 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.25%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.47%) Developer
2 14 (15.73%) Analyst
3 7 (7.87%) Scala Developer
4 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Data Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Release Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Scrum Master
7 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.37%) Programmer
7 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) React Developer
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.25%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.25%) IT Auditor
8 2 (2.25%) IT Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) Kafka
2 6 (6.74%) Web Services
3 5 (5.62%) JSON
3 5 (5.62%) Spring
4 4 (4.49%) React
5 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (3.37%) XML
6 2 (2.25%) Core Data
6 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.25%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) JPA
6 2 (2.25%) REST
6 2 (2.25%) RESTful
6 2 (2.25%) SOAP
6 2 (2.25%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.25%) UIKit
7 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.12%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.12%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 37 (41.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.49%) User Experience
5 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.37%) Life Science
5 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) FMCG
7 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.12%) Social Media
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.47%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Unix
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) Android
7 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.12%) CentOS
8 1 (1.12%) HPUX
8 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) Project Management
3 13 (14.61%) Scrum
4 12 (13.48%) Data Management
4 12 (13.48%) Decision-Making
5 11 (12.36%) SDLC
5 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
5 11 (12.36%) TDD
6 10 (11.24%) Change Management
7 9 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.11%) Time Management
8 8 (8.99%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
9 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.87%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.87%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.87%) Process Improvement
9 7 (7.87%) User Stories
10 6 (6.74%) Analytics
10 6 (6.74%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) Java
2 13 (14.61%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) Scala
4 7 (7.87%) Python
5 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.37%) C
8 2 (2.25%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.25%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) C#
9 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.12%) Korn
9 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.12%) RPG
9 1 (1.12%) RPG/400
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) CCNA
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.25%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.25%) MCP
5 2 (2.25%) MCSA
5 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) PhD
5 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.25%) PMP
6 1 (1.12%) CISM
6 1 (1.12%) CISSP
6 1 (1.12%) OCP
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.25%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.25%) ITGC
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) HDFS
3 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) Docker
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) RSA Archer
1 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Ansible
2 1 (1.12%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.62%) IBM
4 4 (4.49%) Cognizant
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) Progress
4 4 (4.49%) SAP
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 3 (3.37%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.37%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.25%) Apple
6 2 (2.25%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) F5
6 2 (2.25%) Google
6 2 (2.25%) Symantec
7 1 (1.12%) Infor
7 1 (1.12%) Mitel
7 1 (1.12%) PTC