Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 36 104 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 6.73% 7.42% 7.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 8.35% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 69
Median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £287 £313 £183
90th Percentile £438 £556 £495
Scotland median daily rate £408 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +8.67% -2.91% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £32.75 £18.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.83% +79.92% +54.91%
10th Percentile £9.69 £28.83 £11.78
90th Percentile £15.15 £37.68 £24.46
Scotland median hourly rate £14.00 £17.90 £30.00
% change year-on-year -21.79% -40.33% +33.33%

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 479 1,246 1,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 89.53% 88.94% 89.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 741 847
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £270 £255
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 45 32
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +23.29% -23.96%
10th Percentile £10.04 £11.17 £11.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.20 £35.23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% -14.00% -4.31%

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 19 October 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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 13 (36.11%) Python
2 12 (33.33%) Perl
3 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (27.78%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 8 (22.22%) Project Management
6 8 (22.22%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) SQL
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
8 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Degree
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Sybase
8 6 (16.67%) DB2
9 5 (13.89%) Windows
9 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
9 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
9 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (13.89%) Hazelcast
9 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
9 5 (13.89%) Public Sector
10 4 (11.11%) Power Platform
10 4 (11.11%) SDLC
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
10 4 (11.11%) Power BI

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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Chatbot
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Power Platform
2 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Power Automate
3 2 (5.56%) Azure
3 2 (5.56%) GCP
3 2 (5.56%) PowerApps
4 1 (2.78%) AWS
4 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (2.78%) Broadband
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) GPON
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
2 6 (16.67%) DB2
3 5 (13.89%) Hazelcast
3 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
3 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (11.11%) Power BI
5 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) QlikView
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Games
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Java Scala Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Scala Developer
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Change Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Control Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) QC Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Scala Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) CSS
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Equities
2 2 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
3 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Multithreading
5 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Network Design
6 4 (11.11%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) Use Case
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Python
2 12 (33.33%) Perl
3 8 (22.22%) Java
4 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.11%) Scala
7 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.78%) C#
9 1 (2.78%) PHP
9 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (16.67%) Sybase
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) BT
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Openreach
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau
3 1 (2.78%) Virgin Media
3 1 (2.78%) VMware