Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 14 December 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 79 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.17% 7.03% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.84% 8.32% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 27
Gloucestershire median daily rate £494 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.44% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £195 £130 £320
90th Percentile £550 £475 £483
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +161.54%
10th Percentile £39.25 £45.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £51.81 £53.70 £46.75
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.09% -7.50% -2.44%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 667 553 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 85.84% 84.56% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 243 453
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £226 £225
90th Percentile £563 £556 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 69
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -18.42% -10.06%
10th Percentile £18.69 £10.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Gloucestershire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Gloucestershire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Gloucestershire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Gloucestershire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Gloucester +11 36 £475 +35.71% 7
Cheltenham +15 29 £505 - 23
Cirencester - 3 £463 -
Filton -4 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 54 (68.35%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (55.70%) Linux
3 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
4 30 (37.97%) Oracle
4 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
5 25 (31.65%) Unix
5 25 (31.65%) Degree
6 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (30.38%) SQL
7 23 (29.11%) Windows
7 23 (29.11%) DV Cleared
8 21 (26.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (26.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (25.32%) Python
10 18 (22.78%) Data Security
10 18 (22.78%) High Availability
11 17 (21.52%) C
11 17 (21.52%) Relational Database
12 16 (20.25%) MySQL
12 16 (20.25%) Big Data
13 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
13 15 (18.99%) Shell Script
13 15 (18.99%) HP
14 14 (17.72%) Finance
15 13 (16.46%) Docker
15 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
16 12 (15.19%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (15.19%) SDLC
16 12 (15.19%) Replication
16 12 (15.19%) Data Warehouse

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (12.66%) Apache
2 6 (7.59%) Confluence
2 6 (7.59%) JBoss
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (7.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.33%) SAS
4 3 (3.80%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) npm
1 6 (7.59%) OpenShift
2 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) HTTP
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.80%) NAS
2 3 (3.80%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (2.53%) DHCP
3 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.53%) Network Security
3 2 (2.53%) SAN
3 2 (2.53%) VoIP
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) MPLS
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
4 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.52%) Relational Database
3 16 (20.25%) Big Data
3 16 (20.25%) MySQL
4 12 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (13.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 11 (13.92%) IBM InfoSphere
5 11 (13.92%) RDBMS
6 10 (12.66%) MongoDB
6 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database
6 10 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (11.39%) DataStage
7 9 (11.39%) DB2
8 5 (6.33%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (6.33%) QualityStage
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.80%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.53%) MS Access
11 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.92%) JIRA
3 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.86%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (7.59%) Bitbucket
6 4 (5.06%) ERwin
7 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.80%) JMeter
7 3 (3.80%) Selenium
7 3 (3.80%) WATIR
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Avionics
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) DBA
4 8 (10.13%) Administrator
5 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared DBA
5 5 (6.33%) ETL Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (6.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Data Modeller
7 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Middleware Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
1 6 (7.59%) Java EE
1 6 (7.59%) jQuery
1 6 (7.59%) JSON
1 6 (7.59%) Laravel
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
1 6 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (7.59%) XML
1 6 (7.59%) Zend Framework
2 2 (2.53%) STL
2 2 (2.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (68.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.19%) Replication
3 10 (12.66%) Clustering
4 7 (8.86%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.59%) PKI
6 5 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.80%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (3.80%) HP Storage
7 3 (3.80%) Verilog
7 3 (3.80%) VHDL
8 2 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.53%) User Experience
9 1 (1.27%) Fintech
9 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Linux
2 25 (31.65%) Unix
3 23 (29.11%) Windows
4 21 (26.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.86%) Solaris
7 5 (6.33%) CentOS
8 3 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (22.78%) Data Security
3 18 (22.78%) High Availability
4 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
4 12 (15.19%) SDLC
5 11 (13.92%) Dimensional Modelling
5 11 (13.92%) Kimball Methodology
6 10 (12.66%) ETL
6 10 (12.66%) Inmon Methodology
6 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.66%) Task Automation
7 9 (11.39%) ITIL
7 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.39%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.13%) Data Governance
8 8 (10.13%) Data Lineage
8 8 (10.13%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) SQL
2 20 (25.32%) Python
3 17 (21.52%) C
4 15 (18.99%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.66%) Bash Shell
5 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
6 9 (11.39%) Java
7 6 (7.59%) C++
7 6 (7.59%) PHP
8 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.06%) Ruby
10 3 (3.80%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
2 25 (31.65%) Degree
3 23 (29.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (15.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.80%) SNIA Certification
8 2 (2.53%) AWS Certification
8 2 (2.53%) HNC
8 2 (2.53%) HND
8 2 (2.53%) ISEB
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.06%) DO-178B
3 3 (3.80%) PMO
4 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Docker
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.80%) vSphere
6 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 6 (7.59%) Ansible
3 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.80%) Puppet
3 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.53%) Netcool
4 2 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.53%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Oracle
2 15 (18.99%) HP
3 11 (13.92%) IBM
3 11 (13.92%) Teradata
4 10 (12.66%) Sybase
5 9 (11.39%) Netezza
6 6 (7.59%) Atlassian
6 6 (7.59%) Zend
7 5 (6.33%) Citrix
7 5 (6.33%) EMC
7 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.33%) Veritas
8 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.06%) VMware
9 3 (3.80%) Brocade
9 3 (3.80%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (3.80%) NetApp
10 2 (2.53%) Meridio
11 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.27%) Riverbed