Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 21 17
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 124 85 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.76% 9.45% 10.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.76% 10.81% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 156
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -9.64%
10th Percentile £330 £336 £301
90th Percentile £530 £483 £488
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £49.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.60% +180.86% -26.32%
10th Percentile £8.89 £17.82 £16.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.23 £18.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £49.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year -76.60% +180.86% -26.32%

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 787 786 1,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.35% 87.43% 89.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 576 1,246
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £436 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% +6.67% -9.80%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 50
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -7.14% +22.54%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.05 £16.93
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £40.30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £18.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -19.51% -32.11% +34.57%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (26.61%) SQL
3 33 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 32 (25.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 30 (24.19%) Windows
6 28 (22.58%) ITIL
7 26 (20.97%) Linux
7 26 (20.97%) Degree
8 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
8 25 (20.16%) Git (software)
8 25 (20.16%) Docker
9 24 (19.35%) JIRA
10 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
10 23 (18.55%) Usability Testing
11 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (16.94%) Firewall
12 21 (16.94%) Mentoring
12 21 (16.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (16.94%) Analytics
13 20 (16.13%) Puppet
13 20 (16.13%) Market Research
13 20 (16.13%) Psychology
14 19 (15.32%) Ruby
14 19 (15.32%) Scrum
14 19 (15.32%) Kanban
14 19 (15.32%) Configuration Management
14 19 (15.32%) HP
14 19 (15.32%) Python
14 19 (15.32%) Perl

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 18 (14.52%) Confluence
2 7 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.23%) Apache
3 4 (3.23%) JBoss
3 4 (3.23%) nginx
3 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.61%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Documentum
5 1 (0.81%) Liferay
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.26%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.03%) Office 365
4 4 (3.23%) GitHub
4 4 (3.23%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.42%) IaaS
5 3 (2.42%) SaaS
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.94%) Firewall
2 12 (9.68%) HTTP
3 8 (6.45%) HTTPS
3 8 (6.45%) iSCSI
3 8 (6.45%) NAS
3 8 (6.45%) SAN
4 7 (5.65%) VLAN
5 4 (3.23%) LAN
5 4 (3.23%) SSL
5 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.23%) WAN
6 3 (2.42%) Internet
6 3 (2.42%) Skype
7 2 (1.61%) HSPA
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.81%) FTP
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.61%) Big Data
6 2 (1.61%) MySQL
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.61%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.81%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) KDB
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 24 (19.35%) JIRA
3 19 (15.32%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.29%) Maven
5 12 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (5.65%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.65%) Selenium
7 5 (4.03%) JUnit
8 4 (3.23%) Ant
8 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.23%) Gatling
8 4 (3.23%) Grunt
8 4 (3.23%) gulp
8 4 (3.23%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.23%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.61%) GitLab
10 1 (0.81%) Geb
10 1 (0.81%) Sahi
10 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (4.03%) Retail
2 4 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) User Researcher
2 20 (16.13%) Developer
3 14 (11.29%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Senior User Researcher
6 8 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Architect
8 5 (4.03%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.23%) Digital User Researcher
9 4 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Cloud Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Server Engineer
11 2 (1.61%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.71%) Middleware
2 13 (10.48%) YAML
3 12 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (9.68%) HTML
4 11 (8.87%) CSS
5 10 (8.06%) Spring
6 9 (7.26%) HTML5
6 9 (7.26%) Node.js
6 9 (7.26%) Web Services
7 8 (6.45%) jQuery
8 7 (5.65%) .NET
9 6 (4.84%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.84%) JSON
9 6 (4.84%) REST
9 6 (4.84%) RESTful
9 6 (4.84%) SOAP
9 6 (4.84%) XML
10 5 (4.03%) Gherkin
10 5 (4.03%) Hibernate
10 5 (4.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (41.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.90%) User Experience
3 12 (9.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.65%) Blog
5 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.84%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.42%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.19%) Windows
2 26 (20.97%) Linux
3 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.65%) Unix
5 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.61%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) MVS
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Solaris
8 1 (0.81%) VME
8 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.81%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 28 (22.58%) ITIL
4 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
4 23 (18.55%) Usability Testing
5 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (16.94%) Analytics
6 21 (16.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (16.94%) Mentoring
7 20 (16.13%) Market Research
7 20 (16.13%) Psychology
8 19 (15.32%) Configuration Management
8 19 (15.32%) Kanban
8 19 (15.32%) Runbook
8 19 (15.32%) Scrum
9 18 (14.52%) DevOps
9 18 (14.52%) ITSM
10 16 (12.90%) OO
11 15 (12.10%) Decision-Making
12 14 (11.29%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.61%) JavaScript
1 33 (26.61%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) Perl
2 19 (15.32%) Python
2 19 (15.32%) Ruby
3 15 (12.10%) Java
4 9 (7.26%) C#
5 7 (5.65%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.03%) Groovy
6 5 (4.03%) Scala
7 4 (3.23%) Haskell
7 4 (3.23%) Java 8
8 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.61%) Go
10 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Degree
2 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.81%) OCP
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.81%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 4 (3.23%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (20.16%) Docker
2 15 (12.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.61%) HDFS
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (16.13%) Puppet
2 15 (12.10%) Ansible
2 15 (12.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 14 (11.29%) ZABBIX
4 13 (10.48%) Nagios
5 12 (9.68%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (3.23%) Grafana
6 4 (3.23%) Kibana
7 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) HP
2 13 (10.48%) Oracle
3 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.68%) Riverbed
4 7 (5.65%) Adobe
5 5 (4.03%) Google
6 4 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.23%) webMethods
7 3 (2.42%) Pega
8 2 (1.61%) BT
8 2 (1.61%) Cisco
8 2 (1.61%) Citrix
8 2 (1.61%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.61%) F5
9 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.81%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.81%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.81%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.81%) UiPath