Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 37 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 155 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.72% 4.60% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 5.52% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 46
Bristol median daily rate £413 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.19% +3.21% -1.89%
10th Percentile £291 £218 £165
90th Percentile £575 £488 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Bristol median hourly rate £28.25 £36.75 £15.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.13% +134.52% +4.47%
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £38.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +7.88% -2.54% -1.25%

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 1,687 1,430 1,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.01% 83.28% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,154 936 906
Bristol median daily rate £438 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £250
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 30 38
Bristol median hourly rate £37.75 £19.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.10% -45.77% -5.33%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £13.23
90th Percentile £60.23 £47.63 £50.25
South West median hourly rate £42.13 £30.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +38.11% -21.79% -2.50%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.35%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (32.90%) Finance
4 46 (29.68%) Scrum
5 41 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (24.52%) TDD
7 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
8 32 (20.65%) Test Automation
9 28 (18.06%) Java
9 28 (18.06%) SQL
10 27 (17.42%) RESTful
10 27 (17.42%) Security Cleared
11 26 (16.77%) Git (software)
11 26 (16.77%) BDD
11 26 (16.77%) JUnit
12 24 (15.48%) Linux
12 24 (15.48%) JIRA
12 24 (15.48%) Confluence
13 23 (14.84%) Spring
13 23 (14.84%) C#
14 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
14 22 (14.19%) SQL Server
14 22 (14.19%) Project Management
14 22 (14.19%) Ruby
14 22 (14.19%) Ruby on Rails
14 22 (14.19%) Degree
14 22 (14.19%) Scala
14 22 (14.19%) Kanban
14 22 (14.19%) SDLC
15 21 (13.55%) Pair Programming

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 24 (15.48%) Confluence
2 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.94%) CMS
4 3 (1.94%) Drupal
4 3 (1.94%) JBoss
4 3 (1.94%) Mule
4 3 (1.94%) Mule ESB
4 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) SAS
6 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) InVision
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.94%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.29%) Simulink
4 2 (1.29%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.65%) Revit
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.65%) Magento
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.65%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (5.81%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (4.52%) Azure Functions
4 7 (4.52%) Office 365
4 7 (4.52%) Serverless
5 5 (3.23%) SaaS
6 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.29%) GitHub
7 2 (1.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.97%) HTTP
2 5 (3.23%) 4G
3 3 (1.94%) 2G
3 3 (1.94%) 3G
3 3 (1.94%) GSM
3 3 (1.94%) LTE
3 3 (1.94%) Node B
3 3 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.94%) RNC
3 3 (1.94%) UMTS
3 3 (1.94%) WiMAX
3 3 (1.94%) Wireless
4 2 (1.29%) 5G
4 2 (1.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.32%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.87%) Big Data
4 5 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.58%) HBase
6 3 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.29%) Impala
7 2 (1.29%) MS Access
7 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 2 (1.29%) Power BI
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.65%) Parquet
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.77%) Git (software)
1 26 (16.77%) JUnit
2 24 (15.48%) JIRA
3 19 (12.26%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.97%) Hudson
5 16 (10.32%) Subversion
5 16 (10.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.81%) Selenium
7 9 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.87%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.87%) NUnit
9 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.58%) Maven
10 3 (1.94%) Ant
10 3 (1.94%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.94%) Gradle
10 3 (1.94%) JMeter
10 3 (1.94%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 51 (32.90%) Finance
2 21 (13.55%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.32%) Manufacturing
3 16 (10.32%) Marketing
4 15 (9.68%) Electronics
5 6 (3.87%) Legal
6 3 (1.94%) Advertising
6 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Law
7 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (32.90%) Developer
2 25 (16.13%) Analyst
3 18 (11.61%) Scala Developer
4 16 (10.32%) Agile Developer
5 14 (9.03%) Project Manager
6 10 (6.45%) Scrum Master
7 9 (5.81%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Azure Developer
8 7 (4.52%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.52%) CRM Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Development Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Consultant
9 6 (3.87%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Designer
10 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 5 (3.23%) UI Designer
11 4 (2.58%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.42%) RESTful
2 23 (14.84%) Spring
3 22 (14.19%) Ruby on Rails
4 19 (12.26%) REST
5 18 (11.61%) JSON
6 17 (10.97%) Django
6 17 (10.97%) Guice
6 17 (10.97%) Play Framework
6 17 (10.97%) Spring MVC
7 15 (9.68%) .NET
8 13 (8.39%) HTML
9 7 (4.52%) .NET Core
9 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.52%) CSS
9 7 (4.52%) Gherkin
9 7 (4.52%) WCF
9 7 (4.52%) XML
10 6 (3.87%) Hibernate
10 6 (3.87%) HTML5
10 6 (3.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (39.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.32%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.87%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.29%) Wiki
7 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Fintech
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.48%) Linux
2 7 (4.52%) Windows
3 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.68%) Scrum
3 41 (26.45%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (24.52%) TDD
5 32 (20.65%) Test Automation
6 26 (16.77%) BDD
7 22 (14.19%) Kanban
7 22 (14.19%) Project Management
7 22 (14.19%) SDLC
8 21 (13.55%) Pair Programming
9 20 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (12.26%) Programme Management
11 18 (11.61%) Business Analysis
11 18 (11.61%) Configuration Management
11 18 (11.61%) User Stories
12 17 (10.97%) Decision-Making
12 17 (10.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 17 (10.97%) Functional Programming
12 17 (10.97%) MVC
13 16 (10.32%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.06%) Java
1 28 (18.06%) SQL
2 23 (14.84%) C#
3 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
3 22 (14.19%) Ruby
3 22 (14.19%) Scala
4 10 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.16%) C
6 7 (4.52%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.94%) C++
7 3 (1.94%) PHP
7 3 (1.94%) VBA
8 2 (1.29%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.29%) Python
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.65%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.65%) R
9 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.19%) Degree
3 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.87%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.87%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.23%) APMP
7 5 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.94%) MCSA
9 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.29%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.29%) MCITP
11 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.65%) RHCE
11 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) PMO
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) HL7
4 2 (1.29%) GDPR
4 2 (1.29%) MISRA
4 2 (1.29%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.94%) Ansible
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.94%) Terraform
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.97%) Google
2 17 (10.97%) SAP
3 5 (3.23%) Hortonworks
4 4 (2.58%) Adobe
4 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.94%) Ericsson
5 3 (1.94%) Huawei
5 3 (1.94%) Nokia
5 3 (1.94%) Nortel
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle
5 3 (1.94%) Perforce
5 3 (1.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.29%) CA
6 2 (1.29%) Cadence
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco
6 2 (1.29%) DataCore
6 2 (1.29%) IBM
6 2 (1.29%) Juniper