Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 34 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 +29
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 49 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.96% 4.37% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.15% 5.29% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 35
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +1.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £305
90th Percentile £700 £438 £550
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £414
% change year-on-year - -9.37% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £30.00 £42.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.82% +3.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £14.50 £39.50 £16.73
90th Percentile £44.70 £45.58 £48.38
North West median hourly rate £19.18 £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -52.06% +166.67% -52.38%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 601 378 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.37% 82.53% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 235 333
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £271 £272 £213
90th Percentile £661 £615 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 49
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +12.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £12.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £67.21
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Lancashire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Lancashire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Lancashire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Lancashire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Lancashire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Preston +8 14 £325 -1.52% 7
Blackpool -5 9 £650 +52.94%
Chorley -7 8 £518 +25.45% 7
Blackburn -5 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Skelmersdale -1 3 - - 2
Lancaster - 2 £375 - 1
Morecambe - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
North West

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

1 22 (44.90%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.45%) Degree
4 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.37%) SDLC
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.33%) Migration
5 8 (16.33%) Web Services
5 8 (16.33%) Windows
5 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (16.33%) Project Planning
6 7 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (14.29%) CRM
6 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 7 (14.29%) Project Management
7 6 (12.24%) SOA
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.24%) SAP
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (12.24%) UML
7 6 (12.24%) Manufacturing
7 6 (12.24%) Firewall
7 6 (12.24%) Scrum
7 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (12.24%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
7 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) IaaS
3 3 (6.12%) Office 365
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (10.20%) SAN
3 3 (6.12%) HTTP
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
4 2 (4.08%) FTP
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.12%) Selenium
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) Rational Statemate
4 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.04%) JMeter
4 1 (2.04%) MSI
4 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (12.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.12%) Avionics
4 2 (4.08%) German Language
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) CRM Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Project Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) CRM Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) SAP PS Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.08%) ERP Support
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) EDI
3 2 (4.08%) RESTful
3 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) J2EE
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) Swagger
4 1 (2.04%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) Blog
4 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) AIX
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) SDLC
2 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (16.33%) Migration
3 8 (16.33%) Project Planning
4 7 (14.29%) CRM
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (12.24%) BPMN
5 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Business Process Modelling
5 6 (12.24%) Decision-Making
5 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (12.24%) Scrum
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
5 6 (12.24%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (12.24%) UML
6 5 (10.20%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Ada
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) PHP
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) HND
5 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) GLP
1 2 (4.08%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.04%) COSHH
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.24%) SAP
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (2.04%) Pega
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.04%) Xamarin