Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 36 60
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 -25
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 38 63 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.50% 4.54% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 5.36% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 32
Median daily rate £450 £413 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +20.00% -14.06%
10th Percentile £164 £275 £140
90th Percentile £538 £495 £429
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £51.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -72.67% +28.06%
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.56
% change year-on-year +34.62% -10.68% -19.14%

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 492 1,176 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.10% 84.79% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 811 860
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £232 £250 £253
90th Percentile £624 £588 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £448 £425
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.53 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.66% +17.85% +4.64%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.56 £8.39
90th Percentile £44.75 £43.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.72% +68.08% -28.57%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Office 365
5 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (21.05%) Azure
7 7 (18.42%) Python
7 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (18.42%) Firewall
7 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Information Security
8 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (15.79%) Decision-Making
9 5 (13.16%) Data Science
9 5 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (13.16%) Analytics
9 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Email Filtering
9 5 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell

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 3 (7.89%) IIS
1 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.26%) SPSS
3 2 (5.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Sentinel
2 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Office 365
2 8 (21.05%) Azure
3 3 (7.89%) PaaS
3 3 (7.89%) Power Platform
3 3 (7.89%) SaaS
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) Skype
3 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.26%) CTI
4 2 (5.26%) H.323
4 2 (5.26%) PBX
4 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) ISDN
5 1 (2.63%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Power BI
3 2 (5.26%) Big Data
3 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.63%) Babel
2 1 (2.63%) Grunt
2 1 (2.63%) gulp
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) JMeter
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Public Sector
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Communications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) LDAP
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) XMPP
4 1 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (2.63%) EDI
4 1 (2.63%) JDBC
4 1 (2.63%) JPA
4 1 (2.63%) Laravel
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Sass
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.63%) Velocity
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.26%) AS400
5 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.26%) iSeries
5 2 (5.26%) IVR
5 2 (5.26%) User Experience
6 1 (2.63%) Social Media
6 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (15.79%) Decision-Making
2 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.79%) Information Security
3 5 (13.16%) Analytics
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
3 5 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
3 5 (13.16%) Data Science
3 5 (13.16%) Email Filtering
3 5 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
3 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) C
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) CISSP
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) GIAC
4 2 (5.26%) CCSA
4 2 (5.26%) CEH
4 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCVP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.89%) SCCM
3 2 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Kibana
4 1 (2.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
2 5 (13.16%) Qualys
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Avaya
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Google
4 3 (7.89%) Meraki
5 2 (5.26%) Apple
5 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Proofpoint
5 2 (5.26%) Remedy
5 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Tableau