Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 89 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 11.45% 3.65% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.71% 4.24% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 22
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £325 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -23.98% +26.67%
10th Percentile £238 £184 £303
90th Percentile £550 £488 £518
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £46.25 £52.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +16.11% +176.92%
10th Percentile £37.50 £48.63 £29.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.88 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £38.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +7.88% -2.54% -1.25%

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 649 495 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 83.53% 85.94% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 233 393
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £220
90th Percentile £575 £561 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +11.34% +1.04% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 56 60
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £29.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -10.00% -23.53%
10th Percentile £19.59 £13.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.08 £50.63 £48.75
South West median hourly rate £42.13 £30.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +39.26% -22.44% -2.50%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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
Cheltenham - 46 £500 - 13
Gloucester +18 20 £323 -17.31% 4
Filton -5 1 - -
Wotton-under-Edge - 1 £325 -
Problem-Solving
South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 48 (53.93%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (43.82%) Linux
3 38 (42.70%) Degree
4 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
5 30 (33.71%) DV Cleared
6 27 (30.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (28.09%) Unix
7 25 (28.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (26.97%) Computer Science
9 23 (25.84%) Windows
9 23 (25.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (24.72%) Oracle
11 20 (22.47%) C
11 20 (22.47%) Python
11 20 (22.47%) High Availability
12 17 (19.10%) SQL
12 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
13 16 (17.98%) Technical Leadership
14 15 (16.85%) HP
14 15 (16.85%) Big Data
15 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (13.48%) Data Security
16 12 (13.48%) MySQL
17 11 (12.36%) Solaris
17 11 (12.36%) C++
17 11 (12.36%) Red Hat
17 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
17 11 (12.36%) Replication
17 11 (12.36%) Embedded Systems
17 11 (12.36%) Capacity Planning

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 7 (7.87%) Apache
2 6 (6.74%) JBoss
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.12%) CATIA
1 1 (1.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (1.12%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) OpenShift
2 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) HTTP
1 6 (6.74%) Internet
2 5 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (5.62%) iSCSI
2 5 (5.62%) NAS
2 5 (5.62%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (3.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) Big Data
3 12 (13.48%) MySQL
4 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database
4 10 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.37%) DataStage
6 3 (3.37%) DB2
6 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.37%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.12%) QualityStage
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.87%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (2.25%) ERwin
3 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) JMeter
3 2 (2.25%) Selenium
3 2 (2.25%) WATIR
General
1 10 (11.24%) Aerospace
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
3 4 (4.49%) Avionics
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) DBA
3 9 (10.11%) Unix Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Administrator
4 8 (8.99%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Developer
6 6 (6.74%) SQL DBA
6 6 (6.74%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) DV Cleared DBA
7 5 (5.62%) IT Support
7 5 (5.62%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (5.62%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Middleware Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) Java EE
1 6 (6.74%) JSON
1 6 (6.74%) Middleware
1 6 (6.74%) XML
2 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.12%) Apache NiFi
2 1 (1.12%) CSS
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) Laravel
2 1 (1.12%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (53.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (12.36%) Replication
3 10 (11.24%) Clustering
4 6 (6.74%) PKI
4 6 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.62%) Algorithms
5 5 (5.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (5.62%) HP Storage
5 5 (5.62%) Verilog
5 5 (5.62%) VHDL
6 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Linux
2 27 (30.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (28.09%) Unix
4 23 (25.84%) Windows
5 11 (12.36%) Solaris
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
7 9 (10.11%) CentOS
8 5 (5.62%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (26.97%) Computer Science
3 20 (22.47%) High Availability
4 16 (17.98%) Technical Leadership
5 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.48%) Data Security
7 11 (12.36%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (11.24%) Task Automation
9 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (7.87%) ETL
10 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.74%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.74%) SOA
12 5 (5.62%) Business Development
12 5 (5.62%) Digital Signal Processing
12 5 (5.62%) Image Processing
12 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (5.62%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) C
1 20 (22.47%) Python
2 17 (19.10%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) C++
3 11 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.36%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.87%) Java
6 6 (6.74%) Embedded C
7 5 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.37%) Ruby
9 2 (2.25%) Perl
10 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.12%) PHP
10 1 (1.12%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (42.70%) Degree
2 34 (38.20%) Security Cleared
3 30 (33.71%) DV Cleared
4 23 (25.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.62%) SNIA Certification
7 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.37%) MCSA
7 3 (3.37%) MCSE
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.25%) APMP
8 2 (2.25%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.12%) ISEB
9 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.87%) Docker
4 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.49%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 6 (6.74%) Ansible
3 5 (5.62%) SCCM
3 5 (5.62%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Oracle
2 15 (16.85%) HP
3 11 (12.36%) Red Hat
4 10 (11.24%) Sybase
5 8 (8.99%) VMware
6 5 (5.62%) Brocade
6 5 (5.62%) Citrix
6 5 (5.62%) EMC
6 5 (5.62%) NetApp
6 5 (5.62%) Veritas
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.37%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) Netezza
8 3 (3.37%) Teradata
9 2 (2.25%) Apple
9 2 (2.25%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (1.12%) ANSYS
10 1 (1.12%) Borland
10 1 (1.12%) SAP