Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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
Cheshire > Knutsford
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 19 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +26
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 23 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 11.33% 7.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.99% 8.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
Knutsford median daily rate £410 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £381 £425
% change year-on-year -4.26% -10.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Knutsford median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.15 - £15.50

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 177 128 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 87.19% 87.67% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 68 41
Knutsford median daily rate £365 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.02% -7.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £304 £218 £300
90th Percentile £442 £491 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Knutsford median hourly rate - - £9.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.55 £18.25 £19.83
% change year-on-year -3.84% -7.97% +11.59%

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

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Knutsford over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Knutsford region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Risk Management
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Law
6 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Wealth Management
6 6 (26.09%) Decision-Making
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
7 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 5 (21.74%) SOAP
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) CA
8 4 (17.39%) Process Management
8 4 (17.39%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (17.39%) DevOps
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Pega
8 4 (17.39%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (13.04%) Test Management

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 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Finacle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.35%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
2 1 (4.35%) JPA
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Handset
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Risk Management
3 8 (34.78%) SDLC
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) Decision-Making
5 6 (26.09%) Wealth Management
6 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (17.39%) DevOps
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Process Management
8 3 (13.04%) Information Security
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
9 2 (8.70%) Network Design
9 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 4 (17.39%) QA
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) CA Service Virtualization
1 4 (17.39%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) CA
1 4 (17.39%) Pega
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) Sybase