Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 24 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 28 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.49% 6.71% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 7.89% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 15
Devon median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £305
90th Percentile £495 £491 £388
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Devon median hourly rate £14.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £39.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.27% -4.82% +58.10%

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 426 507 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 83.53% 85.07% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 333 228
Devon median daily rate £390 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +10.88% +3.07%
10th Percentile £281 £255 £275
90th Percentile £546 £531 £475
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.58% +3.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 24
Devon median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -6.25% +122.50%
10th Percentile £9.82 £13.38 £15.40
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.00 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +22.93%

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 21 June 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
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 21 June 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
Exeter -2 14 £388 -4.32% 8
Plymouth +9 9 £303 -32.78% 9
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) .NET
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.29%) Microservices
5 4 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) JSON
5 4 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (14.29%) QA
5 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 4 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 4 (14.29%) REST
5 4 (14.29%) Bitbucket
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) SCCM

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 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Trello
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) Django
3 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Pixi.js
3 1 (3.57%) React
3 1 (3.57%) Redux
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Social Media
4 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
1 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Microservices
2 4 (14.29%) Open Source
2 4 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) ETL
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.71%) Requirements Management
3 3 (10.71%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Content Management
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Go
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) R
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Facebook
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Ivanti