Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 19 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 29 15
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14 +27
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 127 63 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.01% 7.35% 12.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.87% 8.40% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 67 197
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -20.45%
10th Percentile £300 £338 £257
90th Percentile £535 £500 £488
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 18
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £49.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.60% +217.10% +24.00%
10th Percentile £8.89 £17.82 £14.70
90th Percentile £23.00 £51.23 £34.29
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £49.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year -76.60% +217.10% -15.07%

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 753 750 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 89.01% 87.51% 88.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 539 1,436
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -14.63%
10th Percentile £292 £257 £225
90th Percentile £588 £551 £524
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -13.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 87
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.00 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.29% +10.71% +47.37%
10th Percentile £8.89 £10.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.92 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.14 £23.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -39.83% -16.07% +55.56%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (44.09%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (29.13%) SQL
4 34 (26.77%) Linux
4 34 (26.77%) Git (software)
5 33 (25.98%) Degree
5 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
6 28 (22.05%) ITIL
7 27 (21.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
8 26 (20.47%) Windows
9 25 (19.69%) JIRA
10 24 (18.90%) Java
11 23 (18.11%) Mentoring
12 22 (17.32%) DevOps
13 21 (16.54%) Analytics
13 21 (16.54%) Market Research
13 21 (16.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (16.54%) Psychology
13 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
13 21 (16.54%) Kanban
14 20 (15.75%) Firewall
14 20 (15.75%) Test Automation
15 19 (14.96%) Open Source
15 19 (14.96%) Docker
15 19 (14.96%) HP
15 19 (14.96%) Scrum
16 18 (14.17%) Usability Testing
16 18 (14.17%) Oracle
16 18 (14.17%) Python

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 15 (11.81%) Confluence
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (4.72%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.36%) Apache
4 3 (2.36%) CICS
4 3 (2.36%) JBoss
4 3 (2.36%) Jetty
4 3 (2.36%) nginx
4 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.36%) WildFly
5 2 (1.57%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) Documentum
6 1 (0.79%) Liferay
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.36%) GitHub
4 3 (2.36%) Google Analytics
4 3 (2.36%) SaaS
5 2 (1.57%) Datadog
5 2 (1.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.79%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.75%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) HTTP
3 7 (5.51%) LAN
3 7 (5.51%) VLAN
3 7 (5.51%) WAN
4 6 (4.72%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.72%) iSCSI
4 6 (4.72%) NAS
4 6 (4.72%) SAN
5 4 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (3.15%) Network Security
6 3 (2.36%) SSL
6 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.79%) HSPA
7 1 (0.79%) Internet
7 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.24%) Oracle Database
4 9 (7.09%) MySQL
5 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.72%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.15%) Big Data
8 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.57%) DB2
10 2 (1.57%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.79%) KDB
11 1 (0.79%) KNIME
11 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 34 (26.77%) Git (software)
2 25 (19.69%) JIRA
3 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.66%) Maven
5 9 (7.09%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (5.51%) Selenium
7 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.94%) JUnit
9 3 (2.36%) Ant
9 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.36%) Gatling
9 3 (2.36%) Grunt
9 3 (2.36%) gulp
9 3 (2.36%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (2.36%) Sublime Text
10 2 (1.57%) GitLab
10 2 (1.57%) Gradle
11 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.79%) NCrunch
General
1 4 (3.15%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (22.05%) Developer
1 28 (22.05%) User Researcher
2 15 (11.81%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Senior User Researcher
6 6 (4.72%) DBA
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (3.94%) Architect
7 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared DBA
8 4 (3.15%) Automation Specialist
8 4 (3.15%) Network Support
9 3 (2.36%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.36%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.36%) Category Manager
9 3 (2.36%) Commercial Manager
9 3 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (2.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) Middleware
2 11 (8.66%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (8.66%) J2EE
3 10 (7.87%) Spring
3 10 (7.87%) YAML
4 9 (7.09%) .NET
4 9 (7.09%) CSS
4 9 (7.09%) HTML
4 9 (7.09%) RESTful
4 9 (7.09%) Web Services
5 7 (5.51%) jQuery
5 7 (5.51%) JSON
5 7 (5.51%) Node.js
5 7 (5.51%) XML
6 6 (4.72%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.72%) JDBC
6 6 (4.72%) JSP
6 6 (4.72%) REST
7 5 (3.94%) HTML5
7 5 (3.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (44.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.39%) User Experience
3 9 (7.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (6.30%) Blog
4 8 (6.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.15%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.36%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.36%) NHS
6 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.79%) Robotics
8 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Linux
2 26 (20.47%) Windows
3 11 (8.66%) Unix
4 6 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.57%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) HPUX
8 1 (0.79%) MVS
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) VME
8 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) ITIL
3 27 (21.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 23 (18.11%) Mentoring
5 22 (17.32%) DevOps
6 21 (16.54%) Analytics
6 21 (16.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (16.54%) Kanban
6 21 (16.54%) Market Research
6 21 (16.54%) Psychology
7 20 (15.75%) Test Automation
8 19 (14.96%) Open Source
8 19 (14.96%) Scrum
9 18 (14.17%) Usability Testing
10 17 (13.39%) Configuration Management
10 17 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (13.39%) Runbook
11 16 (12.60%) Decision-Making
11 16 (12.60%) ITSM
12 15 (11.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.13%) SQL
2 27 (21.26%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.90%) Java
4 18 (14.17%) Python
5 17 (13.39%) Ruby
6 14 (11.02%) Perl
7 12 (9.45%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.09%) C#
9 4 (3.15%) Groovy
9 4 (3.15%) Java 8
9 4 (3.15%) Scala
10 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.36%) Haskell
11 2 (1.57%) C
11 2 (1.57%) C++
11 2 (1.57%) Go
11 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Degree
1 33 (25.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.15%) OCP
4 4 (3.15%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.36%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) CCNP
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMP
7 1 (0.79%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (14.96%) Docker
2 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.57%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.57%) HDFS
4 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) Puppet
2 15 (11.81%) Ansible
3 13 (10.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 12 (9.45%) Nagios
5 11 (8.66%) ZABBIX
6 9 (7.09%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.15%) Data Guard
7 4 (3.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.36%) Grafana
8 3 (2.36%) Kibana
9 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) HP
2 18 (14.17%) Oracle
3 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.09%) Riverbed
5 5 (3.94%) Cisco
5 5 (3.94%) F5
6 4 (3.15%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.15%) Google
6 4 (3.15%) Juniper
6 4 (3.15%) McAfee
7 3 (2.36%) Adobe
7 3 (2.36%) IBM
7 3 (2.36%) Remedy
7 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.36%) webMethods
8 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.57%) BT
8 2 (1.57%) Citrix
8 2 (1.57%) New Relic
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat