Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Knutsford 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 November 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
Cheshire > Knutsford
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 21 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 18 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 8.45% 5.99% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.89% 6.94% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Knutsford median daily rate £410 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £363 £465
% change year-on-year +1.93% -22.04% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.50 - £15.00

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 Knutsford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Knutsford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 182 144 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 85.45% 86.23% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 84 43
Knutsford median daily rate £375 £386 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -9.12% -
10th Percentile £311 £280 £305
90th Percentile £446 £488 £473
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £9.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £13.00 £19.64
% change year-on-year +35.38% -33.82% +12.24%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Knutsford

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Knutsford

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

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (33.33%) Decision-Making
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) SOAP
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Process Management
7 4 (22.22%) Pega
7 4 (22.22%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (16.67%) User Experience
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 3 (16.67%) Zephyr
8 3 (16.67%) Android
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 3 (16.67%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
8 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (16.67%) Law
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Knutsford 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Finacle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.56%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Manual Tester
1 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Migration Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Payments Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) iOS SDK
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Swagger
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Handset
3 2 (11.11%) PMI
3 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 6 (33.33%) Decision-Making
4 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Process Management
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) DSDM
7 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 3 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Pega
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Splunk
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter