Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 13 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 185 125 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.50% 6.35% 4.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.02% 7.75% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 86 49
Bristol median daily rate £395 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £213 £149 £270
90th Percentile £501 £488 £570
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £59.50 £13.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +347.12% -47.81%
10th Percentile £14.50 £59.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £53.60 £59.50 £17.69
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.09% -7.50% -2.44%

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,847 1,613 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.84% 81.92% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,281 1,076 1,012
Bristol median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 48 68
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £14.99 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £48.25 £46.80
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Bristol

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Bristol

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Bristol over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bristol

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Bristol

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Bristol over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 117 (63.24%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (30.81%) Test Automation
4 55 (29.73%) Finance
5 52 (28.11%) Scrum
6 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
7 48 (25.95%) SQL
8 46 (24.86%) C#
9 43 (23.24%) .NET
10 42 (22.70%) Git (software)
11 40 (21.62%) Self-Motivation
12 38 (20.54%) HTML
13 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (19.46%) Selenium
15 34 (18.38%) Degree
16 33 (17.84%) JavaScript
17 30 (16.22%) HTTP
18 28 (15.14%) JUnit
18 28 (15.14%) TDD
19 26 (14.05%) JSON
19 26 (14.05%) MVC
20 25 (13.51%) Oracle
20 25 (13.51%) SDLC
21 24 (12.97%) Unit Testing
21 24 (12.97%) Team Foundation Server
21 24 (12.97%) Windows
22 23 (12.43%) XML
22 23 (12.43%) .NET Framework
22 23 (12.43%) BDD

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (6.49%) Confluence
2 9 (4.86%) CMS
2 9 (4.86%) Drupal
3 7 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.24%) IIS
5 5 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.16%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.62%) JBoss
7 3 (1.62%) SAS
7 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Apache
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.62%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.08%) Revit
6 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Cognos Controller
1 3 (1.62%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) npm
2 13 (7.03%) NuGet
3 11 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.32%) Office 365
5 4 (2.16%) SaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.54%) Datadog
7 1 (0.54%) GitHub
7 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.22%) HTTP
2 3 (1.62%) DHCP
2 3 (1.62%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) 4G
3 2 (1.08%) Network Security
3 2 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.54%) Extranet
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.54%) Skype
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.62%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.62%) MS Access
3 3 (1.62%) SSDT
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (1.08%) HBase
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (22.70%) Git (software)
2 36 (19.46%) Selenium
3 28 (15.14%) JUnit
4 24 (12.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (11.35%) SpecFlow
6 20 (10.81%) JIRA
7 17 (9.19%) Jenkins
8 16 (8.65%) Hudson
8 16 (8.65%) XMLUnit
9 14 (7.57%) Cucumber
9 14 (7.57%) NUnit
10 13 (7.03%) Moq
10 13 (7.03%) xUnit.net
11 9 (4.86%) CruiseControl
11 9 (4.86%) SoapUI
11 9 (4.86%) Subversion
11 9 (4.86%) WebDriver
12 8 (4.32%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 6 (3.24%) TeamCity
14 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (29.73%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.86%) Banking
4 8 (4.32%) Advertising
4 8 (4.32%) Marketing
5 7 (3.78%) Back Office
5 7 (3.78%) Electronics
5 7 (3.78%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.16%) Legal
7 3 (1.62%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Military
9 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (24.86%) Developer
2 35 (18.92%) Analyst
3 16 (8.65%) Tester
4 13 (7.03%) Architect
4 13 (7.03%) Scrum Master
5 11 (5.95%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.95%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.95%) Software Tester
6 10 (5.41%) Scala Developer
6 10 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.86%) Agile Developer
7 9 (4.86%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (4.86%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.78%) Lead Developer
8 7 (3.78%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.24%) Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.70%) Applications Architect
10 5 (2.70%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.24%) .NET
2 38 (20.54%) HTML
3 26 (14.05%) JSON
4 23 (12.43%) .NET Framework
4 23 (12.43%) Node.js
4 23 (12.43%) XML
5 19 (10.27%) CSS
6 18 (9.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
8 14 (7.57%) ASP.NET Core
8 14 (7.57%) Code First Entity Framework
8 14 (7.57%) D3.js
8 14 (7.57%) Entity Framework
8 14 (7.57%) Gherkin
9 13 (7.03%) Autofac
9 13 (7.03%) Redux
9 13 (7.03%) RESTful
9 13 (7.03%) Spring
10 11 (5.95%) Django
10 11 (5.95%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 117 (63.24%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (21.62%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.16%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.16%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.62%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.62%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.08%) iPhone
6 2 (1.08%) PKI
6 2 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.97%) Windows
2 16 (8.65%) Linux
3 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.62%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.81%) Test Automation
3 52 (28.11%) Scrum
4 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (15.14%) TDD
6 26 (14.05%) MVC
7 25 (13.51%) SDLC
8 24 (12.97%) Unit Testing
9 23 (12.43%) BDD
10 20 (10.81%) DevOps
10 20 (10.81%) Web Development
11 19 (10.27%) Acceptance Criteria
12 17 (9.19%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (8.65%) Decision-Making
13 16 (8.65%) Strategic Thinking
14 15 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (8.11%) Project Management
15 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
15 13 (7.03%) Test Scripting
16 12 (6.49%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.95%) SQL
2 46 (24.86%) C#
3 33 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.19%) Java
5 12 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.49%) Scala
6 11 (5.95%) Ruby
7 9 (4.86%) VBScript
8 7 (3.78%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.78%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.70%) C
10 4 (2.16%) VBA
11 3 (1.62%) Python
12 2 (1.08%) Perl
12 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) C++
13 1 (0.54%) Go
13 1 (0.54%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (18.38%) Degree
2 18 (9.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.86%) ISEB
4 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.70%) MBA
6 3 (1.62%) APMP
7 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) PMP
7 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.54%) CISM
8 1 (0.54%) CISSP
8 1 (0.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.95%) QA
2 9 (4.86%) WCAG
3 2 (1.08%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) EMIR
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) MiFID
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.95%) Docker
2 10 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.86%) WMI
2 8 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.78%) SCCM
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.08%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) Ansible
5 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.54%) Suricata
Vendors
1 51 (27.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.51%) Oracle
3 11 (5.95%) Google
4 10 (5.41%) SAP
5 6 (3.24%) Cadence
5 6 (3.24%) VMware
6 4 (2.16%) Teradata
7 3 (1.62%) Anaplan
7 3 (1.62%) Cognos
7 3 (1.62%) IBM
7 3 (1.62%) Perforce
7 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.62%) Splunk
8 2 (1.08%) Dell
8 2 (1.08%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.54%) EMC
9 1 (0.54%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.54%) McAfee
9 1 (0.54%) Netezza
9 1 (0.54%) Sony