Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 155 98 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.55% 8.07% 11.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.00% 9.46% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 90 203
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -13.69%
10th Percentile £325 £337 £275
90th Percentile £534 £501 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 14
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £47.08 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.51% +213.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £8.89 £20.70 £13.30
90th Percentile £31.00 £51.23 £29.50
England median hourly rate £28.25 £26.78 £16.25
% change year-on-year +5.51% +64.77% -18.75%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,192 1,036 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.82% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 699 1,549
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -12.20%
10th Percentile £266 £244 £239
90th Percentile £574 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 98
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £23.50 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.43% -11.45% +56.10%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.63 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North East over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the North East over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the North East

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Tyne and Wear +19 134 £441 +3.82% 39
Durham -8 16 £465 +11.04% 7
Northumberland +1 1 - - 1
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 78 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (40.65%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (24.52%) SQL
4 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
5 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
5 33 (21.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 32 (20.65%) Windows
7 31 (20.00%) Linux
8 30 (19.35%) ITIL
9 29 (18.71%) Firewall
9 29 (18.71%) JIRA
9 29 (18.71%) Git (software)
10 26 (16.77%) Test Automation
10 26 (16.77%) Degree
11 24 (15.48%) Mentoring
12 23 (14.84%) Docker
12 23 (14.84%) DevOps
12 23 (14.84%) Usability Testing
13 22 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
13 22 (14.19%) HP
14 21 (13.55%) Oracle
14 21 (13.55%) Puppet
14 21 (13.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (13.55%) Analytics
14 21 (13.55%) Jenkins
15 20 (12.90%) Confluence
15 20 (12.90%) Kanban
15 20 (12.90%) Market Research
15 20 (12.90%) Psychology

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 20 (12.90%) Confluence
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.58%) Apache
4 4 (2.58%) JBoss
4 4 (2.58%) nginx
4 4 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Documentum
7 1 (0.65%) Liferay
7 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.87%) Office 365
4 5 (3.23%) IaaS
4 5 (3.23%) SaaS
5 4 (2.58%) GitHub
5 4 (2.58%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.94%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.71%) Firewall
2 12 (7.74%) HTTP
3 11 (7.10%) VLAN
4 8 (5.16%) HTTPS
4 8 (5.16%) iSCSI
4 8 (5.16%) LAN
4 8 (5.16%) NAS
4 8 (5.16%) SAN
4 8 (5.16%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.52%) WAN
6 6 (3.87%) Network Security
7 4 (2.58%) BGP
7 4 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.58%) MPLS
7 4 (2.58%) OSPF
7 4 (2.58%) SSL
7 4 (2.58%) VPN
8 3 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.52%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (3.23%) MySQL
6 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.94%) Big Data
8 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.29%) DB2
9 2 (1.29%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.65%) KDB
10 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 29 (18.71%) Git (software)
1 29 (18.71%) JIRA
2 21 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.39%) Maven
4 11 (7.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (4.52%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.52%) Selenium
6 5 (3.23%) JUnit
7 4 (2.58%) Ant
7 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.58%) Gatling
7 4 (2.58%) Grunt
7 4 (2.58%) gulp
7 4 (2.58%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.58%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.58%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.58%) Sublime Text
8 3 (1.94%) JDeveloper
9 2 (1.29%) GitLab
9 2 (1.29%) Subversion
General
1 6 (3.87%) Finance
2 4 (2.58%) Retail
3 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (21.94%) User Researcher
2 26 (16.77%) Developer
3 15 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (9.03%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (5.81%) Architect
5 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
5 9 (5.81%) Senior User Researcher
6 8 (5.16%) Analyst
7 5 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
8 4 (2.58%) Digital User Researcher
8 4 (2.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (2.58%) Network Analyst
8 4 (2.58%) Network Support
8 4 (2.58%) Software Engineer
9 3 (1.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (1.94%) Oracle Applications Developer
9 3 (1.94%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (1.94%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) Middleware
2 12 (7.74%) CSS
2 12 (7.74%) HTML
2 12 (7.74%) YAML
3 11 (7.10%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (6.45%) XML
5 9 (5.81%) HTML5
5 9 (5.81%) REST
5 9 (5.81%) SOAP
5 9 (5.81%) Spring
5 9 (5.81%) Web Services
6 8 (5.16%) .NET
6 8 (5.16%) J2EE
6 8 (5.16%) jQuery
6 8 (5.16%) JSON
6 8 (5.16%) Node.js
7 7 (4.52%) RESTful
8 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.23%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (40.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.68%) User Experience
3 11 (7.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (5.16%) Blog
5 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.58%) NHS
8 3 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.65%) PMI
10 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.65%) Windows
2 31 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.81%) Unix
5 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.29%) AIX
7 2 (1.29%) CentOS
7 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) HPUX
8 1 (0.65%) MVS
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) VME
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 30 (19.35%) ITIL
4 26 (16.77%) Test Automation
5 24 (15.48%) Mentoring
6 23 (14.84%) DevOps
6 23 (14.84%) Usability Testing
7 22 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (13.55%) Analytics
8 21 (13.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (12.90%) Kanban
9 20 (12.90%) Market Research
9 20 (12.90%) Psychology
9 20 (12.90%) Runbook
10 18 (11.61%) Configuration Management
10 18 (11.61%) ITSM
10 18 (11.61%) Scrum
11 17 (10.97%) Decision-Making
11 17 (10.97%) OO
11 17 (10.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.52%) SQL
2 34 (21.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.61%) Python
3 18 (11.61%) Ruby
4 17 (10.97%) Perl
5 16 (10.32%) Java
6 11 (7.10%) C#
7 9 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.23%) Groovy
8 5 (3.23%) Scala
9 4 (2.58%) Haskell
10 3 (1.94%) Java 8
10 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (1.29%) Go
11 2 (1.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.77%) Degree
3 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
6 1 (0.65%) CCNP
6 1 (0.65%) CISA
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) CISM
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) OCP
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PMP
6 1 (0.65%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) GDPR
2 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.94%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (14.84%) Docker
2 15 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.29%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.29%) HDFS
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (13.55%) Puppet
2 15 (9.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 14 (9.03%) Ansible
4 13 (8.39%) ZABBIX
5 12 (7.74%) Nagios
6 11 (7.10%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (2.58%) Grafana
7 4 (2.58%) Kibana
8 2 (1.29%) Terraform
9 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (14.19%) HP
2 21 (13.55%) Oracle
3 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.10%) Riverbed
5 7 (4.52%) Adobe
5 7 (4.52%) Cisco
5 7 (4.52%) Google
6 5 (3.23%) F5
7 4 (2.58%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.58%) Juniper
7 4 (2.58%) McAfee
7 4 (2.58%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.58%) webMethods
8 3 (1.94%) IBM
8 3 (1.94%) Pega
8 3 (1.94%) Remedy
9 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.29%) Citrix
9 2 (1.29%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (1.29%) Red Hat