Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 22 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +16
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 30 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.58% 8.80% 12.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.03% 10.13% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 42
Belfast median daily rate £376 £453 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.02% -11.27% +135.29%
10th Percentile £186 £243 £318
90th Percentile £504 £610 £600
County Antrim median daily rate £376 £453 £510
% change year-on-year -17.02% -11.27% +135.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate £11.00 - £13.00
10th Percentile £10.50 - £12.50
90th Percentile £11.50 - £13.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.00 - £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 272 375 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 86.90% 86.81% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 268 256
Belfast median daily rate £400 £440 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.75% +20.08%
10th Percentile £303 £276 £250
90th Percentile £488 £550 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £440 £393
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.96% +20.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Belfast median hourly rate £17.75 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.39% +17.31% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £26.95 £13.75
County Antrim median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.94% +23.08% -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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (20.00%) SAP
5 6 (20.00%) SQL
5 6 (20.00%) HP
5 6 (20.00%) Time Management
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) Dell
6 5 (16.67%) McAfee
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.67%) Biometrics
6 5 (16.67%) SSL
6 5 (16.67%) JBoss
6 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) NetWeaver
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) WAN
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) SSL
4 3 (10.00%) DSL
4 3 (10.00%) SSH
5 2 (6.67%) BGP
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (6.67%) DDNS
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.67%) IPsec
5 2 (6.67%) ISDN
5 2 (6.67%) MPLS
5 2 (6.67%) OSPF
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) TACACS
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) Informix
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Technical Leader
2 3 (10.00%) Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Designer
3 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (6.67%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
3 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) IT Support
3 2 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) PMO Lead
3 2 (6.67%) Problem Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior IP Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
1 4 (13.33%) EJB
1 4 (13.33%) EJB 3.0
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
1 4 (13.33%) JDBC
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) CSS3
2 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 3 (10.00%) JSF
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) LAMP
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Spring
2 3 (10.00%) Velocity
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) JAX-RS
3 2 (6.67%) JAX-WS
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) JPA
3 2 (6.67%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 17 (56.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (10.00%) Clustering
5 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (10.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (6.67%) CCTV
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (6.67%) PKI
7 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Time Management
2 5 (16.67%) Biometrics
2 5 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (13.33%) Active Listening
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.00%) BDD
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) High Availability
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) Java 8
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCIE
2 2 (6.67%) CCNP
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PMP
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) SAP
5 5 (16.67%) Dell
5 5 (16.67%) McAfee
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (6.67%) F5
7 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) BT
8 1 (3.33%) Meraki