Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 30 17
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 +29
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 106 63 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.34% 7.45% 12.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.93% 8.53% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 51 184
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £425 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.25% -15.45%
10th Percentile £257 £325 £225
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 26
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -60.71% +124.00%
10th Percentile £9.60 £10.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £14.03 £11.50 £35.63
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.55% -60.71% +16.67%

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 761 739 2,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.59% 87.35% 89.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 526 1,491
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -18.52%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £326
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.21% -18.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 103
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.81% +14.29% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.33 £15.00
90th Percentile £40.25 £47.80 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.25 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -52.50% +7.14% +86.67%

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 September 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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 68 (64.15%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.02%) Degree
4 33 (31.13%) Linux
5 32 (30.19%) SQL
6 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
7 23 (21.70%) Windows
8 21 (19.81%) Java
8 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
9 20 (18.87%) Mentoring
10 19 (17.92%) SC Cleared
10 19 (17.92%) TDD
10 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
11 18 (16.98%) ITIL
11 18 (16.98%) Psychology
11 18 (16.98%) Market Research
12 17 (16.04%) Open Source
12 17 (16.04%) BDD
12 17 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (16.04%) MVC
13 16 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (15.09%) Usability Testing
14 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (13.21%) JIRA
15 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
15 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
16 13 (12.26%) Scrum
16 13 (12.26%) DevOps
17 12 (11.32%) Analytics

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 4 (3.77%) Confluence
2 3 (2.83%) CICS
2 3 (2.83%) Jetty
2 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.83%) WildFly
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.94%) Liferay
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.66%) Datadog
4 2 (1.89%) G Suite
4 2 (1.89%) Slack
5 1 (0.94%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) Firewall
2 6 (5.66%) LAN
2 6 (5.66%) WAN
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (3.77%) HTTP
3 4 (3.77%) HTTPS
3 4 (3.77%) iSCSI
3 4 (3.77%) NAS
3 4 (3.77%) Network Security
3 4 (3.77%) SAN
4 2 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.94%) FTP
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.09%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.43%) MySQL
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.83%) Big Data
8 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.83%) DB2
8 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.94%) KDB
9 1 (0.94%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Git (software)
2 14 (13.21%) JIRA
3 9 (8.49%) SpecFlow
4 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (0.94%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.94%) Gradle
6 1 (0.94%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.94%) JUnit
6 1 (0.94%) MSTest
6 1 (0.94%) NCrunch
6 1 (0.94%) NUnit
6 1 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
2 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Developer
2 25 (23.58%) User Researcher
3 12 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) DBA
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared DBA
8 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Junior
8 4 (3.77%) Network Support
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior User Researcher
9 3 (2.83%) Commercial Manager
9 3 (2.83%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.43%) J2EE
3 10 (9.43%) RESTful
4 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (8.49%) Middleware
5 7 (6.60%) Ajax
6 6 (5.66%) CSS
6 6 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (5.66%) HTML
6 6 (5.66%) JDBC
6 6 (5.66%) JSP
6 6 (5.66%) Web Services
7 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.77%) jQuery
7 4 (3.77%) Node.js
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (3.77%) Spring
7 4 (3.77%) Swing
7 4 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (64.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.43%) User Experience
3 8 (7.55%) Blog
4 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.66%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.89%) NHS
7 2 (1.89%) Social Media
7 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.94%) PMI
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.13%) Linux
2 23 (21.70%) Windows
3 8 (7.55%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.83%) AIX
6 2 (1.89%) Android
6 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.94%) HPUX
7 1 (0.94%) MVS
7 1 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) VME
7 1 (0.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) Mentoring
3 19 (17.92%) TDD
4 18 (16.98%) ITIL
4 18 (16.98%) Market Research
4 18 (16.98%) Psychology
5 17 (16.04%) BDD
5 17 (16.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (16.04%) MVC
5 17 (16.04%) Open Source
6 16 (15.09%) Usability Testing
7 13 (12.26%) DevOps
7 13 (12.26%) Scrum
8 12 (11.32%) Analytics
8 12 (11.32%) Decision-Making
8 12 (11.32%) Service Management
8 12 (11.32%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (9.43%) ITSM
10 9 (8.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 21 (19.81%) Java
3 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
4 12 (11.32%) C#
5 10 (9.43%) Python
6 9 (8.49%) Ruby
6 9 (8.49%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.66%) C
8 6 (5.66%) C++
8 6 (5.66%) Perl
8 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.89%) Go
9 2 (1.89%) Java 8
9 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.94%) PHP
10 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (33.02%) Degree
2 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
3 19 (17.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.77%) OCP
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.94%) CCNA
7 1 (0.94%) CCNP
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.72%) Docker
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Ansible
2 10 (9.43%) Puppet
3 7 (6.60%) Nagios
4 6 (5.66%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 4 (3.77%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.94%) Terraform
6 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) HP
2 11 (10.38%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) New Relic
3 6 (5.66%) Splunk
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco
4 5 (4.72%) F5
5 4 (3.77%) Capita
5 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.77%) Juniper
5 4 (3.77%) McAfee
6 3 (2.83%) Google
6 3 (2.83%) IBM
6 3 (2.83%) Remedy
7 2 (1.89%) Apple
7 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.89%) VMware
8 1 (0.94%) Blue Prism