Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 15 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 41 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 69 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.82% 3.70% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 4.49% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 50
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +23.97%
10th Percentile £140 £263 £199
90th Percentile £475 £500 £526
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 - £12.30
10th Percentile £15.20 - £10.60
90th Percentile £16.80 - £15.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.11 £22.59 £13.50
% change year-on-year -37.54% +67.33% -57.06%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,183 1,226 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.61% 82.45% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 897 852
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.45 £46.40 £37.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -18.60%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 40 (57.97%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.74%) Windows
3 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 12 (17.39%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (15.94%) Java
6 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (15.94%) Selenium
6 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
6 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.49%) JIRA
7 10 (14.49%) Performance Testing
7 10 (14.49%) XML
7 10 (14.49%) SQL
7 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
7 10 (14.49%) Linux
7 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
8 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 9 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (13.04%) Power BI
8 9 (13.04%) CSS
8 9 (13.04%) JMeter
8 9 (13.04%) Finance
8 9 (13.04%) Migration
8 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 8 (11.59%) JSON

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 8 (11.59%) Confluence
2 4 (5.80%) nginx
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.90%) GitHub
4 2 (2.90%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) Wireless
3 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.90%) Intranet
4 2 (2.90%) SMS
4 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) 4G
5 1 (1.45%) DSL
5 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
5 1 (1.45%) SAN
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
5 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Power BI
3 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (10.14%) MySQL
5 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.80%) MariaDB
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (2.90%) MS Access
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.45%) EDMS
9 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Selenium
2 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
2 10 (14.49%) JIRA
3 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (13.04%) JMeter
4 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
5 7 (10.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.45%) Babel
6 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.45%) Hudson
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Maven
6 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.45%) webpack
6 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Automotive
4 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Developer
3 8 (11.59%) Tester
4 7 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Category Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Commercial Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) XML
2 9 (13.04%) CSS
3 8 (11.59%) JSON
3 8 (11.59%) RESTful
4 7 (10.14%) Web Services
5 6 (8.70%) Spring
6 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.25%) REST
7 4 (5.80%) .NET
7 4 (5.80%) HTML
8 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.90%) jQuery
9 2 (2.90%) React
9 2 (2.90%) SOAP
10 1 (1.45%) Android SDK
10 1 (1.45%) CSS3
10 1 (1.45%) HTML5
10 1 (1.45%) iOS SDK
10 1 (1.45%) Memcached
10 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (57.97%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) NHS
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Unix
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) AIX
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.45%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Debian
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.45%) VMS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.39%) Collaborative Working
4 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
5 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (14.49%) Performance Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Migration
7 8 (11.59%) Analytical Thinking
7 8 (11.59%) API Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Creative Thinking
7 8 (11.59%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Load Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Web Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Project Management
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.70%) BCP
9 6 (8.70%) Performance Management
9 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) PL/SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
3 10 (14.49%) SQL
4 4 (5.80%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.80%) XQuery
5 2 (2.90%) COBOL
5 2 (2.90%) Korn
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.35%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.90%) CCNA
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) CIPD
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) PMO
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
3 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.90%) QA
4 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Samba
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Docker
3 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.45%) NFS
3 1 (1.45%) Squid
3 1 (1.45%) Varnish
3 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Nessus
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.45%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.45%) Nagios
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco
3 5 (7.25%) Google
3 5 (7.25%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) ArcSight
4 4 (5.80%) Qualys
4 4 (5.80%) Remedy
4 4 (5.80%) Splunk
4 4 (5.80%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.35%) Apple
5 3 (4.35%) Meraki
5 3 (4.35%) Oracle
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Tableau
7 1 (1.45%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.45%) Aruba
7 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.45%) Twitter
7 1 (1.45%) WSO2
7 1 (1.45%) Xamarin