Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 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 > Devon
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 34 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.39% 6.45% 7.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.81% 7.58% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 21
Devon median daily rate £320 £450 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +60.71% -20.00%
10th Percentile £264 £338 £125
90th Percentile £478 £500 £388
South West median daily rate £423 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.05% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Devon median hourly rate £27.75 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.71% -27.08% +128.57%
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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 386 475 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 83.91% 85.13% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 284 241
Devon median daily rate £377 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +10.71% -1.82%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £185
90th Percentile £525 £504 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 43
Devon median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -12.50% +108.04%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £47.25 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.61% - -6.67%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Devon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Devon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Devon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Devon

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Devon

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 6 months to 18 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
Plymouth +4 23 £303 -32.78% 15
Exeter -5 11 £325 -19.75% 13
Problem-Solving
South West

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

1 18 (52.94%) Degree
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (38.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
6 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
7 10 (29.41%) Workflow
7 10 (29.41%) Coaching
8 9 (26.47%) SCCM
8 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (23.53%) SQL
9 8 (23.53%) Office 365
10 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.65%) Finance
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
12 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
12 5 (14.71%) Line Management
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (14.71%) Statistics
12 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
13 4 (11.76%) ETL
14 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
14 3 (8.82%) Information Security
14 3 (8.82%) CMS

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 3 (8.82%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Trello
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (38.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Power BI
4 1 (2.94%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.82%) IntelliJ
2 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
1 10 (29.41%) IT Engineer
1 10 (29.41%) Senior IT Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Database Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Database Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Research Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Social Media
4 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Coaching
1 10 (29.41%) Workflow
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Line Management
3 5 (14.71%) Statistics
4 4 (11.76%) ETL
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Content Management
5 3 (8.82%) Critical Thinking
5 3 (8.82%) CRM
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security
5 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
5 3 (8.82%) SDLC
5 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.88%) Microservices
6 2 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Facebook
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle