Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Problem Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem Management over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 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 Management
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 162 143
Rank change year-on-year +1 -19 +29
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 33 24 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 0.55% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.65% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 39
Scotland median daily rate £375 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -20.84%
10th Percentile £305 £259 £121
90th Percentile £530 £441 £447
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £47.50 - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year -36.84% - +28.38%

Problem Management 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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4202 3676 5115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.55% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 2144 2670
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 91 108
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.78 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Scotland

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem Management in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Scotland

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Scotland

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Scotland

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 15 £473 +21.94%
West Dunbartonshire +3 6 £375 +36.36%
Glasgow -10 5 £350 +12.00% 3
Aberdeen - 3 - -
South Ayrshire - 3 £225 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Problem Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Office 365
5 5 (15.15%) IBM Domino
5 5 (15.15%) Teradata
5 5 (15.15%) IBM
5 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Lotus
6 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Firewall
6 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
6 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 4 (12.12%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.12%) Use Case
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Spring
7 3 (9.09%) Release Management
7 3 (9.09%) Fault Management
7 3 (9.09%) JSON
7 3 (9.09%) CMDB

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (15.15%) IBM Domino
2 4 (12.12%) IBM Notes
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.09%) GitLab
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) Mockito
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) DBA
2 5 (15.15%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (15.15%) Teradata DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Domino Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JSON
1 3 (9.09%) RESTful
1 3 (9.09%) Spring
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) CMDB
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) AIX
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.12%) SDLC
3 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
3 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Use Case
4 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.09%) Fault Management
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) QMS
4 3 (9.09%) Release Management
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) CCSP
2 1 (3.03%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) Teradata
3 4 (12.12%) Lotus
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.06%) Nintex
6 1 (3.03%) Aruba
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow