Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -14
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 21 64 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 6.18% 10.16% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 11.45% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 2
County Antrim median daily rate £375 £445 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +71.15% -15.45%
10th Percentile £144 £354 £255
90th Percentile £475 £650 £265
Northern Ireland median daily rate £375 £445 £260
% change year-on-year -15.73% +71.15% -15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -

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 282 559 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 82.94% 88.73% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 452 110
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £275 £307 £163
90th Percentile £519 £500 £438
Northern Ireland median daily rate £422 £413 £330
% change year-on-year +2.30% +25.00% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 19
County Antrim median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +7.69% -44.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £27.10 £18.00
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year +96.43% +2.75% -42.33%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 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
Belfast +2 21 £375 -15.73% 10
Problem-Solving
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 15 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (57.14%) Banking
3 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 11 (52.38%) Investment Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Front Office
5 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (23.81%) Back Office
7 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (14.29%) SLA
9 3 (14.29%) WAN
9 3 (14.29%) Unix
9 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) DSL
9 3 (14.29%) Meraki
9 3 (14.29%) 4G
10 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
10 2 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (9.52%) ION MarketView
10 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (9.52%) Problem Management

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 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) 4G
1 3 (14.29%) DSL
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Investment Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Front Office
4 5 (23.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C++/Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) PMO Lead
7 1 (4.76%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (23.81%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Statistics
7 1 (4.76%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (4.76%) Collateral Management
7 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) PMP
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Meraki
3 2 (9.52%) Bloomberg
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Reuters
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) TIBCO