Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 306 298 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.11% 5.77% 6.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.31% 6.71% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 159 107
Scotland median daily rate £375 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +4.73% -2.63%
10th Percentile £172 £213 £189
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £14.45 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.87% -16.89% -55.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £11.30
90th Percentile £46.63 £35.00 £40.35
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 3,683 4,444 3,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.55% 86.07% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,095 2,692 1,817
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £520
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 70 68
Scotland median hourly rate £23.31 £20.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.72% -9.89% -36.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £11.29
90th Percentile £44.50 £50.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +5 140 £400 +1.27% 10
Glasgow +7 111 £375 - 11
West Lothian +19 15 £210 - 2
Renfrewshire +30 10 £338 -15.89%
Stirling -1 6 £165 -63.33% 1
Aberdeen -2 4 £400 +45.45%
Falkirk -1 3 £100 -57.89%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £363 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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.

1 107 (34.97%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (26.80%) Finance
2 82 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (16.34%) SQL
4 48 (15.69%) Java
5 44 (14.38%) Windows
5 44 (14.38%) Banking
6 41 (13.40%) Microsoft
7 32 (10.46%) .NET
7 32 (10.46%) Degree
8 31 (10.13%) Active Directory
9 30 (9.80%) Oracle
10 29 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (9.15%) JIRA
12 26 (8.50%) C#
12 26 (8.50%) ITIL
13 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
14 22 (7.19%) JavaScript
14 22 (7.19%) Git (software)
14 22 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
15 21 (6.86%) Time Management
15 21 (6.86%) HTML
15 21 (6.86%) Unix
15 21 (6.86%) Migration
15 21 (6.86%) Project Management
16 20 (6.54%) XML
16 20 (6.54%) Asset Management
16 20 (6.54%) Spring

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 12 (3.92%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.29%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.96%) JBoss
6 6 (1.96%) SAS
7 5 (1.63%) Confluence
8 4 (1.31%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.31%) NetWeaver
8 4 (1.31%) OpenEdge
8 4 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.65%) Drupal
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.33%) Gunicorn
11 1 (0.33%) MODX
11 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (5.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.33%) Actimize
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.33%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.25%) Office 365
3 9 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.94%) PaaS
4 5 (1.63%) GitHub
5 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.98%) IaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Akamai
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.94%) DNS
2 8 (2.61%) Firewall
3 5 (1.63%) DHCP
3 5 (1.63%) Network Security
3 5 (1.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.98%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (0.98%) FTP
4 3 (0.98%) SSL
4 3 (0.98%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.65%) HSRP
5 2 (0.65%) IPsec
5 2 (0.65%) LAN
5 2 (0.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.65%) VLAN
5 2 (0.65%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 15 (4.90%) Hadoop
5 13 (4.25%) Apache Hive
5 13 (4.25%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.59%) Impala
6 11 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.94%) CouchDB
8 9 (2.94%) DB2
9 7 (2.29%) Big Data
10 6 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.31%) Informix
12 4 (1.31%) MS Access
12 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.15%) JIRA
2 22 (7.19%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.29%) Hudson
5 6 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.96%) JUnit
5 6 (1.96%) Subversion
6 5 (1.63%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.31%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.31%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) Introscope
8 3 (0.98%) Mockito
8 3 (0.98%) NUnit
8 3 (0.98%) Selenium
8 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.65%) Ant
9 2 (0.65%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.65%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.65%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 82 (26.80%) Finance
2 44 (14.38%) Banking
3 16 (5.23%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.59%) Legal
5 5 (1.63%) German Language
5 5 (1.63%) Law
6 4 (1.31%) Front Office
6 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.98%) Advertising
7 3 (0.98%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (26.47%) Developer
2 47 (15.36%) Analyst
3 19 (6.21%) Architect
4 14 (4.58%) .NET Developer
5 12 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 11 (3.59%) Java Developer
6 11 (3.59%) Python Developer
7 10 (3.27%) Consultant
8 9 (2.94%) Scala Developer
9 8 (2.61%) Data Analyst
9 8 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.61%) Test Leader
10 7 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.29%) Hadoop Developer
10 7 (2.29%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.29%) Service Analyst
10 7 (2.29%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (1.96%) Administrator
11 6 (1.96%) Designer
11 6 (1.96%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.46%) .NET
2 21 (6.86%) HTML
3 20 (6.54%) Spring
3 20 (6.54%) XML
4 16 (5.23%) Web Services
5 15 (4.90%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.59%) CSS
6 11 (3.59%) J2EE
6 11 (3.59%) Natural Language Processing
7 10 (3.27%) Django
7 10 (3.27%) JSON
8 9 (2.94%) Flask
8 9 (2.94%) JMS
8 9 (2.94%) MLlib
8 9 (2.94%) NumPy
8 9 (2.94%) Pyramid
8 9 (2.94%) scikit-learn
9 8 (2.61%) HTML5
9 8 (2.61%) SOAP
10 7 (2.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 107 (34.97%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.59%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.27%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Derivative
7 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.31%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.98%) Equities
9 3 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.98%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.65%) Fintech
10 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.38%) Windows
2 21 (6.86%) Unix
3 16 (5.23%) Linux
4 13 (4.25%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (8.50%) ITIL
4 21 (6.86%) Migration
4 21 (6.86%) Project Management
4 21 (6.86%) Time Management
5 20 (6.54%) Asset Management
6 17 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 16 (5.23%) DevOps
7 16 (5.23%) Unit Testing
8 15 (4.90%) Data Protection
8 15 (4.90%) OO
9 14 (4.58%) Coaching
9 14 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (4.58%) Data Management
9 14 (4.58%) Scrum
9 14 (4.58%) SDLC
9 14 (4.58%) Software Engineering
10 13 (4.25%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.34%) SQL
2 48 (15.69%) Java
3 26 (8.50%) C#
4 22 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.56%) Python
6 11 (3.59%) R
6 11 (3.59%) Scala
7 7 (2.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.96%) Groovy
9 5 (1.63%) C
9 5 (1.63%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.63%) VBA
10 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.65%) ABAP
11 2 (0.65%) C++
11 2 (0.65%) Erlang
11 2 (0.65%) Perl
11 2 (0.65%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (10.46%) Degree
2 11 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.63%) CCNA
4 5 (1.63%) CCNP
5 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.31%) MCSE
5 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.98%) CISA
6 3 (0.98%) CISSP
6 3 (0.98%) GSEC
6 3 (0.98%) GSNA
7 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.65%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.23%) QA
2 11 (3.59%) SLA
3 10 (3.27%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.96%) PMO
5 5 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.31%) GxP
7 3 (0.98%) COBIT
8 1 (0.33%) GDPR
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.59%) HDFS
3 8 (2.61%) Docker
4 6 (1.96%) XenApp
4 6 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) SCCM
2 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.98%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.65%) Ansible
4 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.65%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.33%) Terraform
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.80%) Oracle
3 16 (5.23%) IBM
4 12 (3.92%) VMware
5 10 (3.27%) Citrix
6 9 (2.94%) Cisco
6 9 (2.94%) SAP
7 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.96%) Sybase
9 5 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.63%) Lotus
9 5 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.63%) Splunk
10 4 (1.31%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.31%) F5
10 4 (1.31%) Micro Focus
10 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.98%) CA
11 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.65%) Sophos