Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 18 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 40 43
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 -11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 94 52 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.95% 4.22% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 5.01% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 63
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £287 £215
90th Percentile £450 £486 £604
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £44.95 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.51% +199.67% -26.83%
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -52.94% +150.00% -22.41%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,161 1,038 1,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.81% 84.18% 85.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 736 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 41
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £51.50 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Cheshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +10 25 £363 -2.68%
Chester +11 21 £375 -4.76% 17
Warrington -4 9 £465 +43.08% 13
Crewe -12 8 £388 +3.33% 5
Macclesfield +2 3 - - 5
Runcorn +3 2 £330 - 3
Ellesmere Port - 2 £338 - 3
Alderley Edge - 1 £325 - 2
Problem-Solving
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (45.74%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (32.98%) SQL Server
4 26 (27.66%) SQL
5 25 (26.60%) Project Management
6 24 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (22.34%) Finance
7 21 (22.34%) C#
7 21 (22.34%) Linux
8 20 (21.28%) Windows
8 20 (21.28%) Docker
9 19 (20.21%) .NET
10 17 (18.09%) Scrum
10 17 (18.09%) Entity Framework
11 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (17.02%) Relational Database
11 16 (17.02%) Decision-Making
11 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
11 16 (17.02%) Web Services
11 16 (17.02%) Java
12 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET
12 15 (15.96%) Unix
12 15 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (14.89%) Teradata
13 14 (14.89%) Visual Studio
13 14 (14.89%) DB2
13 14 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (14.89%) HP
13 14 (14.89%) .NET Core
13 14 (14.89%) Redis

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (13.83%) Tomcat
2 9 (9.57%) JBoss
3 8 (8.51%) Apache
4 6 (6.38%) IIS
5 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.19%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.19%) Confluence
6 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.19%) Jupyter
6 3 (3.19%) NServiceBus
6 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.13%) CICS
7 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.06%) CMS
8 1 (1.06%) OpenEdge
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.06%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) HFM
1 3 (3.19%) SAP CO
1 3 (3.19%) SAP FI
1 3 (3.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.13%) Line 50
2 2 (2.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) OpenShift
3 5 (5.32%) Office 365
4 4 (4.26%) PaaS
5 2 (2.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.06%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.06%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
3 7 (7.45%) LAN
3 7 (7.45%) SAN
3 7 (7.45%) WAN
4 6 (6.38%) DMZ
4 6 (6.38%) IPsec
4 6 (6.38%) NAS
5 3 (3.19%) VoIP
6 2 (2.13%) DNS
6 2 (2.13%) HTTP
6 2 (2.13%) Skype
6 2 (2.13%) SSH
7 1 (1.06%) Firewall
7 1 (1.06%) FTP
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) MPLS
7 1 (1.06%) SMS
7 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.02%) Relational Database
3 15 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (14.89%) DB2
4 14 (14.89%) NoSQL
4 14 (14.89%) Redis
5 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) MS Access
6 2 (2.13%) Power BI
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) GIS
7 1 (1.06%) MySQL
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.70%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.70%) JIRA
3 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.45%) Selenium
5 4 (4.26%) gulp
5 4 (4.26%) JUnit
6 3 (3.19%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (3.19%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.19%) Protractor
6 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.13%) GitLab
7 2 (2.13%) Gradle
7 2 (2.13%) JMeter
8 1 (1.06%) Grunt
8 1 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.06%) LoadUI
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Legal
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Billing
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (34.04%) Developer
2 14 (14.89%) Lead Developer
3 9 (9.57%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) Lead .NET Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Designer
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.19%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) Entity Framework
3 16 (17.02%) .NET Framework
3 16 (17.02%) Web Services
4 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET
5 14 (14.89%) .NET Core
6 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.45%) CSS
6 7 (7.45%) HTML
7 6 (6.38%) CSS3
7 6 (6.38%) HTML5
7 6 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.32%) jQuery
9 4 (4.26%) Middleware
9 4 (4.26%) REST
9 4 (4.26%) Sass
10 3 (3.19%) Ajax
10 3 (3.19%) Anaconda
10 3 (3.19%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (3.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (45.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) User Experience
3 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.32%) PMI
3 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.13%) Clustering
6 2 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.13%) VSAM
7 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.06%) Photography
7 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Replication
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Linux
2 20 (21.28%) Windows
3 15 (15.96%) Unix
4 7 (7.45%) Android
4 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.13%) AIX
7 2 (2.13%) Solaris
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.06%) HPUX
8 1 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) Project Management
3 24 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (18.09%) Scrum
5 16 (17.02%) Decision-Making
6 14 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (12.77%) Migration
7 12 (12.77%) SDLC
7 12 (12.77%) Time Management
8 11 (11.70%) Change Management
8 11 (11.70%) Configuration Management
8 11 (11.70%) ITIL
9 9 (9.57%) DevOps
10 8 (8.51%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.45%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (7.45%) IT Strategy
11 7 (7.45%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) SQL
2 21 (22.34%) C#
3 16 (17.02%) Java
4 10 (10.64%) Python
5 9 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.32%) PHP
6 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) Go
8 3 (3.19%) Perl
8 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.13%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.13%) COBOL
9 2 (2.13%) Groovy
9 2 (2.13%) JCL
9 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.13%) VB
9 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.13%) ISEB
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) MCSA
4 2 (2.13%) MCSE
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) PMO
1 2 (2.13%) QA
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) COBIT
2 1 (1.06%) COSO
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (21.28%) Docker
2 9 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.38%) XenApp
4 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.13%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.13%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.45%) HP ALM
3 6 (6.38%) Kubernetes
3 6 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (6.38%) SCCM
4 3 (3.19%) logstash
5 2 (2.13%) PaperCut
6 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) HP
1 14 (14.89%) Teradata
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle
3 9 (9.57%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) Citrix
4 6 (6.38%) Symantec
5 5 (5.32%) IBM
5 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.26%) SAP
7 3 (3.19%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.19%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.19%) Splunk
8 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.13%) Google
8 2 (2.13%) Sage
8 2 (2.13%) Siemens
8 2 (2.13%) Twitter
9 1 (1.06%) Adobe
9 1 (1.06%) Progress