Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 343 329 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.41% 6.79% 8.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.30% 7.95% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 182 235
Scotland median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £240 £210 £250
90th Percentile £525 £500 £450
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 18
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.26% +46.88%
10th Percentile £10.36 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £46.55 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.58 £24.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.94% +41.18% -15.00%

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 4,698 4,139 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.76% 85.38% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,332 2,461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -7 144 £400 +3.23% 48
Glasgow 0 121 £400 +6.67% 39
Renfrewshire -8 35 £375 -15.73% 2
Stirling +1 8 £375 -21.05% 3
West Lothian -2 6 £265 -33.75% 1
Highlands - 5 - - 1
Dundee -12 4 £263 +128.26% 5
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Aberdeen +8 2 - - 2
North Lanarkshire +4 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -6 1 £500 +66.67% 3
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 - - 2
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 128 (37.32%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (28.28%) Finance
4 73 (21.28%) Java
5 64 (18.66%) Project Management
6 59 (17.20%) SQL
7 54 (15.74%) Banking
8 48 (13.99%) ITIL
9 47 (13.70%) Degree
10 43 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (11.66%) Scrum
11 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
12 39 (11.37%) Oracle
12 39 (11.37%) Python
13 36 (10.50%) Windows
14 35 (10.20%) Microsoft
14 35 (10.20%) Security Cleared
15 34 (9.91%) OO
16 33 (9.62%) Spring
17 29 (8.45%) SDLC
18 28 (8.16%) Relational Database
18 28 (8.16%) Data Analysis
19 27 (7.87%) Software Engineering
20 26 (7.58%) SC Cleared
21 25 (7.29%) JSP 440
21 25 (7.29%) HTML
21 25 (7.29%) Six Sigma
21 25 (7.29%) Hibernate
22 24 (7.00%) ITIL V3
22 24 (7.00%) Self-Motivation

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 (2.92%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.46%) Apache
5 4 (1.17%) CMS
5 4 (1.17%) nginx
5 4 (1.17%) SAS
5 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) Blackboard Learn
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) Moodle
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.17%) InVision
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.29%) EViews
8 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.21%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (2.92%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) Maximo
4 2 (0.58%) Sonata
5 1 (0.29%) assyst
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.75%) npm
3 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.17%) GitHub
4 4 (1.17%) Office 365
5 3 (0.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) Heroku
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.21%) Firewall
2 6 (1.75%) DNS
3 5 (1.46%) SSL
4 4 (1.17%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (1.17%) DSL
4 4 (1.17%) SAN
4 4 (1.17%) VoIP
5 3 (0.87%) HSPA
5 3 (0.87%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.58%) DHCP
6 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.58%) HTTP
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) Network Security
6 2 (0.58%) WAN
6 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.29%) 4G
7 1 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 14 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.21%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.62%) DB2
4 9 (2.62%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.75%) MySQL
6 6 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.46%) Big Data
7 5 (1.46%) QlikView
8 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.92%) webpack
4 9 (2.62%) JIRA
4 9 (2.62%) Subversion
5 7 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.75%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.17%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.17%) GitLab
7 4 (1.17%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.17%) Hudson
7 4 (1.17%) Selenium
8 3 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.87%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.87%) MagicDraw
9 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.58%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 97 (28.28%) Finance
2 54 (15.74%) Banking
3 14 (4.08%) Games
4 11 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.92%) Front Office
6 7 (2.04%) Retail
7 6 (1.75%) Legal
8 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.87%) Marketing
10 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 105 (30.61%) Developer
2 61 (17.78%) Analyst
3 35 (10.20%) Java Developer
4 20 (5.83%) Python Developer
5 19 (5.54%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.25%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.37%) Architect
8 14 (4.08%) Consultant
9 11 (3.21%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (2.92%) Angular Developer
11 9 (2.62%) Designer
11 9 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.04%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.04%) Administrator
12 7 (2.04%) Chief Architect
12 7 (2.04%) React Developer
12 7 (2.04%) Scrum Master
12 7 (2.04%) UI Developer
13 6 (1.75%) Senior Developer
13 6 (1.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.62%) Spring
2 25 (7.29%) Hibernate
2 25 (7.29%) HTML
3 23 (6.71%) AngularJS
4 21 (6.12%) CSS
5 19 (5.54%) RESTful
6 18 (5.25%) SOAP
6 18 (5.25%) XML
7 16 (4.66%) React
8 15 (4.37%) .NET
8 15 (4.37%) HTML5
8 15 (4.37%) JSON
9 12 (3.50%) JMS
10 11 (3.21%) J2EE
10 11 (3.21%) REST
10 11 (3.21%) Web Services
11 10 (2.92%) Apache Camel
11 10 (2.92%) Apache MINA
12 9 (2.62%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 128 (37.32%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.54%) User Experience
4 10 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.92%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.62%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.62%) Derivative
6 7 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
8 5 (1.46%) PMI
9 4 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.17%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.87%) Clustering
11 2 (0.58%) NHS
11 2 (0.58%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.50%) Windows
2 20 (5.83%) Linux
3 12 (3.50%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.62%) Unix
5 8 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.17%) AIX
7 4 (1.17%) Solaris
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (18.66%) Project Management
3 48 (13.99%) ITIL
4 43 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (11.66%) Scrum
6 34 (9.91%) OO
7 29 (8.45%) SDLC
8 28 (8.16%) Data Analysis
9 27 (7.87%) Software Engineering
10 25 (7.29%) Six Sigma
11 24 (7.00%) ITIL V3
12 21 (6.12%) Analytics
12 21 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.12%) Risk Management
13 20 (5.83%) Test Automation
14 19 (5.54%) Decision-Making
15 17 (4.96%) Kanban
15 17 (4.96%) TDD
16 16 (4.66%) DevOps
16 16 (4.66%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.28%) Java
2 59 (17.20%) SQL
3 40 (11.66%) JavaScript
4 39 (11.37%) Python
5 16 (4.66%) C++
5 16 (4.66%) Scala
6 14 (4.08%) C#
7 13 (3.79%) Java 8
8 10 (2.92%) XPath
9 7 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.75%) Ruby
10 6 (1.75%) VBA
11 5 (1.46%) PHP
12 4 (1.17%) C
13 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.58%) VB
14 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (13.70%) Degree
2 35 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.75%) PMP
6 3 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.58%) ISEB
7 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.58%) MCSE
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MCSA
8 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.29%) JSP 440
2 20 (5.83%) PMO
3 19 (5.54%) QA
4 5 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.87%) GAMP
6 3 (0.87%) GDPR
6 3 (0.87%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.58%) COBIT
7 2 (0.58%) IFRS
7 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 13 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.04%) Docker
2 7 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.87%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.58%) Firmware
5 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.58%) XenApp
6 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.33%) Ansible
2 7 (2.04%) Puppet
3 5 (1.46%) SCCM
4 4 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (1.17%) Prometheus
4 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (1.17%) Xymon
5 2 (0.58%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.29%) MOM
6 1 (0.29%) Nagios
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (11.37%) Oracle
2 35 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.96%) HP
4 11 (3.21%) VMware
5 9 (2.62%) Cisco
6 8 (2.33%) Citrix
7 7 (2.04%) IBM
8 6 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.46%) Adobe
9 5 (1.46%) Tableau
10 4 (1.17%) Avaya
10 4 (1.17%) Genesys
10 4 (1.17%) Google
11 3 (0.87%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.87%) CA
11 3 (0.87%) McAfee
11 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.58%) Apple
12 2 (0.58%) NetApp
12 2 (0.58%) Remedy