Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 298 317 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.74% 6.39% 8.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.53% 7.41% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 176 172
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £209 £216 £239
90th Percentile £505 £494 £462
UK median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 14
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £20.75 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.22% +28.42% -0.57%
10th Percentile £15.88 £10.00 £9.48
90th Percentile £46.63 £46.83 £44.58
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.04% +62.27% -17.50%

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 4,565 4,279 3,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.96% 86.27% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,479 2,455 2,048
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -6 128 £390 +0.65% 49
Glasgow -3 120 £375 - 31
Renfrewshire -10 15 £360 -19.10% 2
West Lothian -1 6 £265 -33.75% 3
Highlands - 6 - - 1
Stirling +4 5 £375 +38.89% 3
Aberdeen +2 2 £175 -50.00% 3
North Lanarkshire +1 2 - - 1
Dundee -7 2 £263 +16.67% 1
Fife +5 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire -3 1 £500 +66.67% 2
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 108 (36.24%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (31.88%) Finance
4 63 (21.14%) Java
5 46 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (15.10%) Degree
7 44 (14.77%) Banking
8 42 (14.09%) SQL
9 39 (13.09%) Project Management
10 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
11 34 (11.41%) JavaScript
11 34 (11.41%) Windows
12 31 (10.40%) Python
12 31 (10.40%) Scrum
13 30 (10.07%) ITIL
14 28 (9.40%) Oracle
15 27 (9.06%) Spring
15 27 (9.06%) Software Engineering
16 26 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
17 25 (8.39%) Data Analysis
17 25 (8.39%) OO
18 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
18 21 (7.05%) HTML
18 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (7.05%) Hibernate
18 21 (7.05%) QA
18 21 (7.05%) RESTful
18 21 (7.05%) AngularJS
19 20 (6.71%) .NET
19 20 (6.71%) 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 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.68%) Apache
3 5 (1.68%) SAS
4 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.34%) nginx
4 4 (1.34%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.34%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.01%) Confluence
5 3 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) Appian
7 1 (0.34%) Blackboard Learn
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Jetty
7 1 (0.34%) Moodle
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.34%) InVision
6 2 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.67%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.34%) EViews
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
2 2 (0.67%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.34%) Actimize
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.01%) npm
2 6 (2.01%) Office 365
2 6 (2.01%) PaaS
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.34%) SaaS
4 3 (1.01%) GitHub
4 3 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.34%) Datadog
6 1 (0.34%) G Suite
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.36%) Firewall
2 8 (2.68%) DNS
3 4 (1.34%) DHCP
3 4 (1.34%) DSL
3 4 (1.34%) LAN
3 4 (1.34%) SSL
4 3 (1.01%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.01%) SAN
5 2 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.67%) Network Security
5 2 (0.67%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) 4G
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.34%) HSPA
6 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.68%) DB2
3 8 (2.68%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.01%) Big Data
5 6 (2.01%) MySQL
5 6 (2.01%) QlikView
6 5 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.01%) Power BI
9 2 (0.67%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (4.70%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.69%) JIRA
4 9 (3.02%) Subversion
5 8 (2.68%) Axure RP
5 8 (2.68%) webpack
6 7 (2.35%) Hudson
7 4 (1.34%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (1.34%) GitLab
7 4 (1.34%) Selenium
8 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.01%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.01%) MagicDraw
9 2 (0.67%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.67%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.34%) JSUnit
General
1 95 (31.88%) Finance
2 44 (14.77%) Banking
3 15 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.35%) Front Office
4 7 (2.35%) Games
5 5 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Legal
6 4 (1.34%) Retail
7 3 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Electronics
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (30.20%) Developer
2 53 (17.79%) Analyst
3 28 (9.40%) Java Developer
4 15 (5.03%) Business Analyst
4 15 (5.03%) Python Developer
5 12 (4.03%) Project Manager
6 11 (3.69%) Architect
6 11 (3.69%) Designer
7 10 (3.36%) Angular Developer
7 10 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (3.02%) Administrator
8 9 (3.02%) Senior Developer
9 8 (2.68%) Consultant
10 7 (2.35%) .NET Developer
10 7 (2.35%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.35%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.35%) React Developer
10 7 (2.35%) Scrum Master
11 6 (2.01%) IT Support
11 6 (2.01%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.06%) Spring
2 21 (7.05%) AngularJS
2 21 (7.05%) Hibernate
2 21 (7.05%) HTML
2 21 (7.05%) RESTful
3 20 (6.71%) .NET
4 17 (5.70%) XML
5 16 (5.37%) CSS
5 16 (5.37%) JSON
5 16 (5.37%) SOAP
5 16 (5.37%) Web Services
6 13 (4.36%) React
7 11 (3.69%) J2EE
8 10 (3.36%) HTML5
9 9 (3.02%) JMS
10 8 (2.68%) REST
11 7 (2.35%) Apache Camel
11 7 (2.35%) Apache MINA
11 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 108 (36.24%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.04%) User Experience
4 11 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.35%) Reference Data
6 6 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.68%) Derivative
7 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.67%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.67%) Blog
9 2 (0.67%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.67%) iPad
9 2 (0.67%) iPhone
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) SCADA
9 2 (0.67%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.41%) Windows
2 17 (5.70%) Linux
3 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.68%) Unix
4 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.01%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.34%) Solaris
8 2 (0.67%) AIX
8 2 (0.67%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.34%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (13.09%) Project Management
4 31 (10.40%) Scrum
5 30 (10.07%) ITIL
6 27 (9.06%) Software Engineering
7 25 (8.39%) Data Analysis
7 25 (8.39%) OO
8 19 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 19 (6.38%) SDLC
9 18 (6.04%) Analytics
9 18 (6.04%) Test Automation
10 16 (5.37%) Computer Science
11 15 (5.03%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.03%) TDD
12 14 (4.70%) Asset Management
12 14 (4.70%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.70%) DevOps
12 14 (4.70%) Front End Development
12 14 (4.70%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.14%) Java
2 42 (14.09%) SQL
3 34 (11.41%) JavaScript
4 31 (10.40%) Python
5 16 (5.37%) Scala
6 15 (5.03%) C#
7 12 (4.03%) Java 8
8 9 (3.02%) C++
9 7 (2.35%) XPath
10 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.68%) C
10 5 (1.68%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.68%) VBA
11 4 (1.34%) Ruby
12 3 (1.01%) Perl
12 3 (1.01%) PHP
12 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.01%) VB
12 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (15.10%) Degree
2 19 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.68%) PMP
6 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.01%) CCNA
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.67%) CCNP
8 2 (0.67%) ISEB
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.05%) QA
2 13 (4.36%) PMO
3 9 (3.02%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.35%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.68%) SLA
6 3 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (1.01%) GAMP
6 3 (1.01%) IFRS
6 3 (1.01%) ISO 13485
6 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.67%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.35%) Docker
4 4 (1.34%) XenApp
5 3 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.01%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.01%) vSphere
6 2 (0.67%) Firmware
6 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.34%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Ansible
2 7 (2.35%) Puppet
3 4 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (1.34%) Prometheus
3 4 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (1.34%) SCCM
3 4 (1.34%) Xymon
4 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.34%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.34%) MOM
6 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.40%) Oracle
3 12 (4.03%) VMware
4 10 (3.36%) HP
5 8 (2.68%) Citrix
6 7 (2.35%) Adobe
7 6 (2.01%) Cisco
7 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.01%) Tableau
8 5 (1.68%) Google
8 5 (1.68%) IBM
8 5 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.34%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.01%) SAP
11 2 (0.67%) Apple
11 2 (0.67%) CA
11 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.67%) Juniper
11 2 (0.67%) NetApp
11 2 (0.67%) Remedy