Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 21 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 366 295 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.62% 6.83% 7.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% 8.10% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 163 223
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £180 £220
90th Percentile £508 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £433 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +0.58% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 18
Scotland median hourly rate £22.25 £23.25 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -36.73% +177.36%
10th Percentile £9.86 £10.39 £9.78
90th Percentile £69.38 £47.93 £41.65
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.65 £19.02
% change year-on-year -11.70% +19.12% +1.68%

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 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 4,822 3,640 4,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.24% 84.32% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,779 2,087 2,641
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £260 £233
90th Percentile £546 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 100
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +40.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Scotland

Problem-Solving
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-Solving within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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 +2 157 £400 +6.67% 54
Glasgow -9 126 £400 +8.11% 32
Renfrewshire -16 39 £370 -16.85% 1
Stirling +3 16 £450 -5.26% 1
Dundee -14 4 £209 +89.77% 4
Aberdeen +10 3 - - 2
West Lothian -10 3 £358 -10.63% 3
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Fife -2 1 - - 4
Inverclyde - 1 £168 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 142 (38.80%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (31.97%) Finance
3 104 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (19.40%) SQL
5 69 (18.85%) Java
5 69 (18.85%) Project Management
6 59 (16.12%) Banking
7 54 (14.75%) ITIL
8 52 (14.21%) Microsoft
9 51 (13.93%) Oracle
10 43 (11.75%) Scrum
11 42 (11.48%) Degree
12 40 (10.93%) Windows
13 39 (10.66%) Security Cleared
14 38 (10.38%) JavaScript
15 37 (10.11%) Python
15 37 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (9.56%) Relational Database
17 34 (9.29%) OO
17 34 (9.29%) Data Analysis
18 30 (8.20%) SC Cleared
19 28 (7.65%) Spring
19 28 (7.65%) SDLC
20 25 (6.83%) JSP 440
20 25 (6.83%) HTML
20 25 (6.83%) Six Sigma
21 24 (6.56%) Computer Science
21 24 (6.56%) ITIL V3
22 23 (6.28%) CSS
22 23 (6.28%) Active Directory

Problem-Solving
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 10 (2.73%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.09%) CMS
3 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.09%) SAS
3 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.82%) Apache
4 3 (0.82%) Confluence
4 3 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.55%) IBM Connections
5 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.55%) Jetty
5 2 (0.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.82%) InVision
8 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.55%) SPSS
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.01%) Sonata
2 8 (2.19%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.91%) AquaLogic BPM
4 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.55%) assyst
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.19%) Office 365
4 6 (1.64%) npm
5 3 (0.82%) GitHub
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.27%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Serverless
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.55%) Firewall
2 7 (1.91%) DNS
3 4 (1.09%) Cisco ICM
3 4 (1.09%) DHCP
3 4 (1.09%) LAN
3 4 (1.09%) Network Security
3 4 (1.09%) VoIP
4 3 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.82%) FTP
4 3 (0.82%) HSPA
4 3 (0.82%) Internet
4 3 (0.82%) SAN
4 3 (0.82%) SSL
4 3 (0.82%) VPN
4 3 (0.82%) WAN
5 2 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.55%) HTTP
5 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.56%) Relational Database
2 16 (4.37%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.83%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.73%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.19%) DB2
5 8 (2.19%) QlikView
6 6 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.09%) Big Data
8 4 (1.09%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.82%) MySQL
10 2 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.01%) Subversion
3 10 (2.73%) webpack
4 7 (1.91%) JIRA
5 6 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.64%) Hudson
5 6 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.37%) MagicDraw
7 4 (1.09%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.09%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.82%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (0.82%) GitLab
8 3 (0.82%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.82%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.82%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.82%) Selenium
8 3 (0.82%) Zephyr
General
1 117 (31.97%) Finance
2 59 (16.12%) Banking
3 15 (4.10%) Games
4 7 (1.91%) Front Office
4 7 (1.91%) Retail
5 6 (1.64%) Legal
6 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.37%) Marketing
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.82%) Electronics
8 3 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (28.14%) Developer
2 75 (20.49%) Analyst
3 30 (8.20%) Java Developer
4 24 (6.56%) Business Analyst
5 22 (6.01%) Python Developer
6 21 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.46%) Architect
8 16 (4.37%) Support Analyst
9 14 (3.83%) Consultant
9 14 (3.83%) Oracle Developer
10 12 (3.28%) Designer
11 11 (3.01%) Applications Support
12 10 (2.73%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (2.46%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.19%) Administrator
14 8 (2.19%) Angular Developer
14 8 (2.19%) Scrum Master
14 8 (2.19%) Solutions Designer
15 7 (1.91%) Data Analyst
15 7 (1.91%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.65%) Spring
2 25 (6.83%) HTML
3 23 (6.28%) CSS
4 22 (6.01%) AngularJS
4 22 (6.01%) Hibernate
5 21 (5.74%) RESTful
6 17 (4.64%) .NET
6 17 (4.64%) HTML5
7 16 (4.37%) JSON
8 15 (4.10%) React
8 15 (4.10%) XML
9 11 (3.01%) J2EE
9 11 (3.01%) SOAP
10 10 (2.73%) REST
10 10 (2.73%) Web Services
11 8 (2.19%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.19%) CSS3
11 8 (2.19%) JMS
11 8 (2.19%) JPA
11 8 (2.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 142 (38.80%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.74%) User Experience
4 19 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.01%) Derivative
7 9 (2.46%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.19%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.91%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.91%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.37%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.37%) PMI
12 4 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.09%) Minimum Viable Product
12 4 (1.09%) PDA
13 3 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.93%) Windows
2 21 (5.74%) Linux
3 19 (5.19%) Unix
4 16 (4.37%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.10%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.91%) AIX
8 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.64%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.82%) Android
12 2 (0.55%) Solaris
13 1 (0.27%) HPUX
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.85%) Project Management
3 54 (14.75%) ITIL
4 43 (11.75%) Scrum
5 37 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (9.29%) Data Analysis
6 34 (9.29%) OO
7 28 (7.65%) SDLC
8 25 (6.83%) Six Sigma
9 24 (6.56%) ITIL V3
10 21 (5.74%) Analytics
10 21 (5.74%) Service Delivery
11 19 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 19 (5.19%) Risk Management
11 19 (5.19%) Test Automation
12 18 (4.92%) Business Analysis
12 18 (4.92%) Decision-Making
12 18 (4.92%) Kanban
12 18 (4.92%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.40%) SQL
2 69 (18.85%) Java
3 38 (10.38%) JavaScript
4 37 (10.11%) Python
5 15 (4.10%) C#
5 15 (4.10%) C++
6 11 (3.01%) Java 8
7 10 (2.73%) Scala
8 7 (1.91%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.91%) XPath
9 5 (1.37%) PHP
9 5 (1.37%) Ruby
9 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.82%) VBA
12 2 (0.55%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (11.48%) Degree
2 39 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.19%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.91%) PMP
7 6 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.09%) MCSE
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.82%) CISSP
10 3 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.82%) MBA
10 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.55%) CISA
11 2 (0.55%) CISM
11 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.83%) JSP 440
2 22 (6.01%) PMO
2 22 (6.01%) QA
3 7 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.64%) GDPR
5 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.09%) SLA
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.27%) GAMP
7 1 (0.27%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.64%) Docker
3 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.55%) Firmware
6 2 (0.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) RACF
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.91%) SCCM
2 5 (1.37%) Ansible
2 5 (1.37%) Puppet
3 4 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.55%) Xymon
6 1 (0.27%) MOM
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Netcool
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (14.21%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.93%) Oracle
3 18 (4.92%) HP
4 13 (3.55%) Cisco
5 12 (3.28%) VMware
6 10 (2.73%) Citrix
7 9 (2.46%) FNZ
8 8 (2.19%) IBM
9 6 (1.64%) Avaya
9 6 (1.64%) McAfee
9 6 (1.64%) SAP
10 5 (1.37%) Adobe
10 5 (1.37%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.37%) Tableau
11 4 (1.09%) Apple
11 4 (1.09%) Genesys
12 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.55%) CA
13 2 (0.55%) Informatica
13 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com