Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 144 90 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.51% 5.25% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.91% 6.36% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 60 51
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +8.61%
10th Percentile £273 £229 £200
90th Percentile £500 £500 £569
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Bristol median hourly rate £27.50 - £13.25
10th Percentile £26.25 - £11.66
90th Percentile £45.75 - £33.74
South West median hourly rate £40.77 £39.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.20% -4.82% +14.01%

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 1,617 1,414 1,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.35% 82.50% 85.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,112 945 1,080
Bristol median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £273 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £531 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 38 63
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 £34.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -8.00% +43.54%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.46 £12.13
90th Percentile £65.98 £45.51 £46.90
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 85 (59.03%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (31.25%) C#
4 44 (30.56%) HTML
5 43 (29.86%) SQL
6 42 (29.17%) Finance
7 38 (26.39%) .NET
8 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
9 36 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
11 33 (22.92%) Git (software)
12 32 (22.22%) Selenium
13 30 (20.83%) Scrum
13 30 (20.83%) JavaScript
13 30 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
14 25 (17.36%) Degree
15 24 (16.67%) CSS
15 24 (16.67%) Oracle
16 23 (15.97%) Unit Testing
17 22 (15.28%) Node.js
18 21 (14.58%) Web Development
18 21 (14.58%) .NET Framework
18 21 (14.58%) XML
19 19 (13.19%) HTTP
19 19 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (13.19%) SpecFlow
20 18 (12.50%) SDLC
20 18 (12.50%) DevOps
20 18 (12.50%) Windows
21 17 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API

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 9 (6.25%) CMS
1 9 (6.25%) Drupal
2 6 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (1.39%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.42%) npm
2 13 (9.03%) NuGet
3 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.08%) Office 365
5 2 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) HTTP
2 4 (2.78%) DHCP
2 4 (2.78%) DNS
3 3 (2.08%) NAS
3 3 (2.08%) SAN
4 2 (1.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) Extranet
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) Intranet
5 1 (0.69%) LAN
5 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.69%) Skype
5 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.47%) Big Data
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.08%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.08%) HBase
5 3 (2.08%) MySQL
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.39%) MS Access
6 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.69%) Power BI
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 33 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 32 (22.22%) Selenium
3 19 (13.19%) SpecFlow
4 15 (10.42%) XMLUnit
5 13 (9.03%) Moq
5 13 (9.03%) xUnit.net
6 12 (8.33%) JUnit
7 10 (6.94%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (6.25%) NUnit
8 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 9 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 7 (4.86%) CruiseControl
9 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.86%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.17%) Hudson
11 5 (3.47%) JIRA
12 3 (2.08%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.08%) IntelliJ
12 3 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 42 (29.17%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Advertising
4 6 (4.17%) Back Office
4 6 (4.17%) Marketing
5 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.78%) Electronics
6 4 (2.78%) Legal
7 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (27.78%) Developer
2 31 (21.53%) Analyst
3 11 (7.64%) Tester
4 10 (6.94%) Architect
4 10 (6.94%) Test Analyst
5 9 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 7 (4.86%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
6 7 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.17%) Scrum Master
8 5 (3.47%) Consultant
8 5 (3.47%) Designer
8 5 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (2.78%) Programmer
9 4 (2.78%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.56%) HTML
2 38 (26.39%) .NET
3 24 (16.67%) CSS
4 22 (15.28%) Node.js
5 21 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 21 (14.58%) XML
6 17 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 15 (10.42%) JSON
9 14 (9.72%) D3.js
10 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET Core
10 13 (9.03%) Autofac
10 13 (9.03%) Code First Entity Framework
10 13 (9.03%) Entity Framework
10 13 (9.03%) Redux
11 10 (6.94%) Gherkin
12 6 (4.17%) CSS3
12 6 (4.17%) HTML5
13 4 (2.78%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 85 (59.03%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.47%) User Experience
6 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.08%) Robotics
8 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.39%) PKI
9 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.69%) Clustering
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.78%) Unix
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 30 (20.83%) Scrum
4 23 (15.97%) Unit Testing
5 21 (14.58%) Web Development
6 19 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.50%) DevOps
7 18 (12.50%) SDLC
8 16 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
8 16 (11.11%) MVC
9 15 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (10.42%) Strategic Thinking
10 13 (9.03%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (8.33%) Coaching
12 11 (7.64%) Critical Thinking
12 11 (7.64%) Test Scripting
12 11 (7.64%) Workflow
13 10 (6.94%) CRM
13 10 (6.94%) Microservices
13 10 (6.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.25%) C#
2 43 (29.86%) SQL
3 30 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.25%) VBScript
6 6 (4.17%) Java
6 6 (4.17%) Python
6 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.78%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.08%) C
8 3 (2.08%) C++
8 3 (2.08%) Perl
8 3 (2.08%) Scala
8 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.39%) ES6
9 2 (1.39%) PHP
9 2 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (17.36%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) ISEB
3 7 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) MBA
5 2 (1.39%) PMP
5 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) CISM
6 1 (0.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.33%) QA
2 9 (6.25%) WCAG
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) Docker
2 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.39%) Xen
6 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) WMI
2 7 (4.86%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.47%) Ansible
4 4 (2.78%) Puppet
4 4 (2.78%) SCCM
5 2 (1.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) Salt
6 1 (0.69%) SCOM
6 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Cadence
3 6 (4.17%) SAP
4 4 (2.78%) VMware
5 3 (2.08%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.08%) IBM
5 3 (2.08%) Teradata
6 2 (1.39%) Anaplan
6 2 (1.39%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) Dell
7 1 (0.69%) Fiserv
7 1 (0.69%) Google
7 1 (0.69%) HP
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Sophos
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase
7 1 (0.69%) Tableau
7 1 (0.69%) Veritas