Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 June 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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 39 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 10.74% 9.28% 11.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.54% 11.29% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 54
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% -4.17% +107.61%
10th Percentile £234 £146 £328
90th Percentile £565 £461 £600
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £431 £450
% change year-on-year -7.19% -4.22% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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 County Antrim with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 288 310 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 79.34% 82.23% 86.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 222 377
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £270
90th Percentile £538 £524 £500
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £443 £413
% change year-on-year -9.60% +7.27% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 4
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.25 £15.25 £12.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.56% +18.33% -24.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.13 £10.60
90th Percentile £46.75 £29.25 £19.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £12.93
% change year-on-year +1.25% +23.74% -17.90%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in County Antrim

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in County Antrim

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in County Antrim over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in County Antrim

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in County Antrim

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. 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
Belfast +9 39 £400 -7.25%
Problem-Solving
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 19 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (41.03%) Oracle
3 15 (38.46%) Java
4 13 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (25.64%) JBoss
6 9 (23.08%) SQL
6 9 (23.08%) Cisco
6 9 (23.08%) Time Management
7 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (20.51%) Project Management
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (20.51%) Web Services
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (17.95%) LAN
8 7 (17.95%) WAN
8 7 (17.95%) SAP
8 7 (17.95%) EJB
8 7 (17.95%) JDBC
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
8 7 (17.95%) EJB 3.0
8 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
8 7 (17.95%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
9 6 (15.38%) Project Roadmap
9 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 10 (25.64%) JBoss
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.69%) NetWeaver
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) LAN
1 7 (17.95%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) BGP
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (5.13%) DDNS
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) DSL
3 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.13%) IPsec
3 2 (5.13%) ISDN
3 2 (5.13%) Junos
3 2 (5.13%) MPLS
3 2 (5.13%) OSPF
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
3 2 (5.13%) TACACS
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) Informix
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
1 5 (12.82%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Technical Leader
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Banking Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Electronic Trading Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 2 (5.13%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) EJB
2 7 (17.95%) EJB 3.0
2 7 (17.95%) JDBC
3 6 (15.38%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) CSS3
4 5 (12.82%) HTML5
4 5 (12.82%) JSF
4 5 (12.82%) JSON
4 5 (12.82%) SOAP
4 5 (12.82%) Spring
4 5 (12.82%) XML
5 4 (10.26%) JAX-RS
5 4 (10.26%) JPA
5 4 (10.26%) JTA
6 3 (7.69%) JAX-WS
6 3 (7.69%) JMS
7 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.69%) Equities
5 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (5.13%) CCTV
6 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
6 2 (5.13%) PKI
6 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.56%) Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Derivative
7 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Time Management
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (17.95%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
4 6 (15.38%) Project Roadmap
4 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Biometrics
5 5 (12.82%) Service-Level Objective
6 4 (10.26%) Active Listening
6 4 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) Coaching
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) Java 8
4 4 (10.26%) Scala
5 2 (5.13%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) Go
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) CCIE
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) SAP
4 6 (15.38%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) Dell
5 5 (12.82%) McAfee
6 4 (10.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) BT