Period
to 16 October 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 16 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 24 33
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 158 129 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 7.63% 6.80% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 8.21% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 89 53
Bristol median daily rate £395 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -3.23% +12.73%
10th Percentile £213 £159 £200
90th Percentile £513 £488 £575
South West median daily rate £421 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 - £13.25
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% -3.75% +1.91%

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 1,744 1,572 1,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.25% 82.82% 84.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 1,063 1,050
Bristol median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £252
90th Percentile £535 £538 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 69
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% -1.75% +50.71%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £49.50 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 99 (62.66%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
4 44 (27.85%) .NET
5 43 (27.22%) SQL
5 43 (27.22%) C#
5 43 (27.22%) HTML
5 43 (27.22%) Test Automation
6 42 (26.58%) Finance
7 39 (24.68%) SQL Server
8 37 (23.42%) Git (software)
9 34 (21.52%) JavaScript
9 34 (21.52%) Scrum
10 32 (20.25%) Selenium
11 26 (16.46%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (15.82%) Node.js
12 25 (15.82%) Windows
12 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (15.82%) Degree
13 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
13 24 (15.19%) Unit Testing
13 24 (15.19%) Oracle
14 23 (14.56%) HTTP
14 23 (14.56%) CSS
15 21 (13.29%) XML
15 21 (13.29%) DevOps
16 20 (12.66%) Web Development
16 20 (12.66%) JSON
17 19 (12.03%) MVC
17 19 (12.03%) SpecFlow

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 (5.70%) CMS
1 9 (5.70%) Drupal
2 6 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.16%) IIS
3 5 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.90%) Confluence
4 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.27%) JBoss
5 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Cognos Controller
1 2 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.49%) npm
2 13 (8.23%) NuGet
3 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.80%) Office 365
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.90%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) Datadog
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.56%) HTTP
2 3 (1.90%) DHCP
2 3 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.27%) Network Security
3 2 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.63%) Extranet
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.63%) Skype
4 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.90%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.90%) Big Data
3 3 (1.90%) HBase
3 3 (1.90%) MS Access
3 3 (1.90%) MySQL
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.27%) SSDT
5 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (23.42%) Git (software)
2 32 (20.25%) Selenium
3 19 (12.03%) SpecFlow
4 17 (10.76%) JUnit
5 16 (10.13%) XMLUnit
6 14 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (8.23%) Moq
7 13 (8.23%) xUnit.net
8 10 (6.33%) Cucumber
8 10 (6.33%) Jenkins
9 9 (5.70%) Hudson
9 9 (5.70%) NUnit
9 9 (5.70%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.70%) WebDriver
10 8 (5.06%) CruiseControl
11 7 (4.43%) JIRA
12 6 (3.80%) TeamCity
13 5 (3.16%) Eclipse
13 5 (3.16%) Maven
14 3 (1.90%) IntelliJ
General
1 42 (26.58%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Banking
3 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.43%) Back Office
4 7 (4.43%) Marketing
5 6 (3.80%) Advertising
5 6 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.16%) Electronics
7 4 (2.53%) Legal
8 2 (1.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (29.11%) Developer
2 31 (19.62%) Analyst
3 15 (9.49%) Architect
4 13 (8.23%) Tester
5 11 (6.96%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.96%) Software Tester
6 10 (6.33%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Consultant
9 6 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.53%) Programmer
11 4 (2.53%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.85%) .NET
2 43 (27.22%) HTML
3 25 (15.82%) Node.js
4 24 (15.19%) .NET Framework
5 23 (14.56%) CSS
6 21 (13.29%) XML
7 20 (12.66%) JSON
8 18 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (10.76%) ASP.NET
10 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET Core
10 14 (8.86%) Code First Entity Framework
10 14 (8.86%) D3.js
10 14 (8.86%) Entity Framework
11 13 (8.23%) Autofac
11 13 (8.23%) Redux
12 10 (6.33%) Gherkin
13 6 (3.80%) CSS3
13 6 (3.80%) HTML5
14 5 (3.16%) RESTful
14 5 (3.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 99 (62.66%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (16.46%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.53%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.53%) PKI
5 4 (2.53%) User Experience
6 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) iPhone
7 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.82%) Windows
2 14 (8.86%) Linux
3 7 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.22%) Test Automation
3 34 (21.52%) Scrum
4 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (15.19%) Unit Testing
6 21 (13.29%) DevOps
7 20 (12.66%) Web Development
8 19 (12.03%) MVC
8 19 (12.03%) SDLC
9 17 (10.76%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (10.13%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (10.13%) Strategic Thinking
11 15 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.86%) TDD
13 12 (7.59%) CRM
13 12 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (7.59%) Test Scripting
14 11 (6.96%) Decision-Making
14 11 (6.96%) Microservices
14 11 (6.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) C#
1 43 (27.22%) SQL
2 34 (21.52%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.96%) Java
5 9 (5.70%) VBScript
6 8 (5.06%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.80%) Scala
8 5 (3.16%) Python
8 5 (3.16%) Ruby
8 5 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.90%) VBA
11 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.27%) ES6
11 2 (1.27%) PHP
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) Go
12 1 (0.63%) R
12 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Degree
2 9 (5.70%) ISEB
3 7 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) MBA
6 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.27%) PMP
8 1 (0.63%) CISM
8 1 (0.63%) CISSP
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) QA
2 9 (5.70%) WCAG
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.63%) HL7
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (7.59%) Docker
2 11 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (5.70%) WMI
2 8 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 8 (5.06%) SCCM
3 4 (2.53%) Ansible
4 3 (1.90%) Puppet
4 3 (1.90%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.27%) SCOM
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.63%) Salt
6 1 (0.63%) Suricata
6 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.19%) Oracle
3 7 (4.43%) SAP
4 6 (3.80%) Cadence
5 5 (3.16%) Google
5 5 (3.16%) VMware
6 3 (1.90%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.90%) Splunk
6 3 (1.90%) Teradata
7 2 (1.27%) Anaplan
7 2 (1.27%) Cognos
7 2 (1.27%) Dell
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 2 (1.27%) Perforce
8 1 (0.63%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.63%) Qualys
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.63%) Tableau