Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1 38 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Knutsford 1.59% 16.96% 11.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 18.01% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 8
Median daily rate - £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +12.32%
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £365 £410
% change year-on-year -10.96% -10.98% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £53.00 - -

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 51 211 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Knutsford 80.95% 94.20% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 106 53
Median daily rate £440 £364 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.74% -1.62% -4.52%
10th Percentile £368 £259 £270
90th Percentile £635 £438 £473
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Median hourly rate £50.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +188.57% +16.67% -28.57%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Knutsford

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Knutsford

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Knutsford.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Postman

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Postman
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB