Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +21
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 30 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 6.44% 6.41% 8.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.67% 7.56% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 26
Devon median daily rate £345 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £287 £250 £144
90th Percentile £499 £491 £388
South West median daily rate £400 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Devon median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.86% -27.08% +128.57%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% -4.82% +13.02%

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 391 529 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 83.91% 84.78% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 347 207
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £266 £262 £188
90th Percentile £517 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 36
Devon median hourly rate £16.25 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% -17.65% +123.68%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.62 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.63 £45.13 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +8 13 £303 -32.78% 22
Exeter +4 13 £388 -4.32% 16
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Windows
4 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (16.67%) .NET
5 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) Statistics
5 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Line Management
6 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
6 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.33%) Open Source
6 4 (13.33%) REST
6 4 (13.33%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) JIRA
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.33%) QA
6 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (13.33%) SCCM
6 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) ETL
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) C#

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 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
1 3 (10.00%) Trello
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) JSON
2 4 (13.33%) REST
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Django
4 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) Pixi.js
4 1 (3.33%) React
4 1 (3.33%) Redux
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.00%) Social Media
4 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) Line Management
2 5 (16.67%) Statistics
3 4 (13.33%) ETL
3 4 (13.33%) Microservices
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Content Management
4 3 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (10.00%) SDLC
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C#
1 4 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Go
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Facebook
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) Ivanti