Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 12 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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 17 52 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.01% 9.59% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 10.61% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 9
Belfast median daily rate £381 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% -11.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £263 £369 £255
90th Percentile £400 £665 £588
County Antrim median daily rate £381 £445 £500
% change year-on-year -14.33% -11.00% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate - - £13.00
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £13.00

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 Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 296 490 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 87.32% 90.41% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 378 147
Belfast median daily rate £400 £416 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +22.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £302 £154
90th Percentile £515 £529 £433
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £418 £340
% change year-on-year -4.31% +22.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 18
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% +7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £26.25 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +135.71% +7.69% -14.75%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Belfast

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Belfast

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Belfast over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Belfast

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Belfast

For the 6 months to 12 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
5 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) DSL
7 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Front Office
7 3 (17.65%) Back Office
7 3 (17.65%) Wealth Management
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (17.65%) 4G
7 3 (17.65%) Meraki
7 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Value Proposition
8 2 (11.76%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
8 2 (11.76%) Ethnography
8 2 (11.76%) PMO
8 2 (11.76%) Service Design
8 2 (11.76%) Prototyping

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) 4G
1 3 (17.65%) DSL
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) SSH
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Back Office
4 3 (17.65%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Regulatory Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LAMP
1 1 (5.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
2 3 (17.65%) Wealth Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Critical Thinking
3 2 (11.76%) Ethnography
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
3 2 (11.76%) Service Design
3 2 (11.76%) Value Proposition
3 2 (11.76%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Meraki
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos