Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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
England > North East
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 16 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 104 123 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.38% 9.75% 7.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 11.15% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 101 73
North East median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £245 £260 £269
90th Percentile £531 £613 £438
England median daily rate £450 £439 £425
% change year-on-year +2.62% +3.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
North East median hourly rate £18.50 - £13.65
10th Percentile £15.65 - £8.90
90th Percentile £31.70 - £26.28
England median hourly rate £22.40 £21.50 £20.27
% change year-on-year +4.19% +6.07% +1.40%

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 1,062 1,103 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.58% 87.47% 89.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 763 876
North East median daily rate £422 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.61% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £573 £536
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 44
North East median hourly rate £17.37 £19.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.92% -30.36% +5.51%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.74
90th Percentile £45.23 £44.50 £42.70
England median hourly rate £24.76 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.52% -12.00% +8.70%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 -3 81 £420 +5.00% 8
Durham +1 17 £345 -8.00% 3
Northumberland +1 3 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 North East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (49.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (25.96%) SQL
3 27 (25.96%) Scrum
4 26 (25.00%) Usability Testing
5 24 (23.08%) Actionable Insight
6 22 (21.15%) Customer Insight
7 21 (20.19%) User Stories
7 21 (20.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 20 (19.23%) Actionable Customer Insight
9 19 (18.27%) Test Automation
10 18 (17.31%) JIRA
10 18 (17.31%) Perl
10 18 (17.31%) Oracle
11 16 (15.38%) Quantitative Research
11 16 (15.38%) Workshop Facilitation
11 16 (15.38%) Qualitative Research
11 16 (15.38%) Service Design
12 15 (14.42%) Ethnography
12 15 (14.42%) Ergonomics
12 15 (14.42%) Human Factors
13 14 (13.46%) Unix
13 14 (13.46%) Windows
13 14 (13.46%) User Experience
13 14 (13.46%) DevOps
14 13 (12.50%) Firewall
15 12 (11.54%) Solaris
15 12 (11.54%) ITIL
15 12 (11.54%) Confluence
15 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting

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 12 (11.54%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) SAS
2 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.96%) Apache
3 1 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.96%) JBoss
3 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) nginx
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.77%) IaaS
3 6 (5.77%) Office 365
4 4 (3.85%) PaaS
5 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.96%) GitHub
7 1 (0.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (3.85%) HTTP
3 3 (2.88%) SAN
3 3 (2.88%) Skype
4 2 (1.92%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.92%) Internet
4 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.92%) NAS
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) HSPA
5 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.92%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.92%) Big Data
5 2 (1.92%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.92%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (17.31%) JIRA
2 11 (10.58%) ProC
3 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
3 10 (9.62%) Selenium
4 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.88%) Maven
6 3 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.96%) Ant
8 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.96%) Gatling
8 1 (0.96%) Grunt
8 1 (0.96%) gulp
8 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.96%) JUnit
8 1 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.96%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.96%) TestRail
General
1 11 (10.58%) Banking
2 3 (2.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Games
3 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.92%) Legal
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) User Researcher
2 14 (13.46%) Developer
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Developer
4 6 (5.77%) Architect
4 6 (5.77%) Tester
5 5 (4.81%) Analyst
5 5 (4.81%) Technical Support
6 4 (3.85%) C Developer
6 4 (3.85%) Designer
6 4 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) UX Designer
7 3 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Digital User Researcher
7 3 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (2.88%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.62%) Gherkin
1 10 (9.62%) RESTful
2 9 (8.65%) HTML
3 8 (7.69%) Web Services
4 7 (6.73%) CSS
5 4 (3.85%) .NET
5 4 (3.85%) HTML5
5 4 (3.85%) Middleware
5 4 (3.85%) Spring
6 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.88%) Node.js
6 3 (2.88%) YAML
7 2 (1.92%) ODBC
7 2 (1.92%) SOAP
7 2 (1.92%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.92%) XML
8 1 (0.96%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.96%) REST
8 1 (0.96%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 51 (49.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.46%) User Experience
3 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.92%) NHS
5 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.46%) Unix
1 14 (13.46%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Solaris
3 10 (9.62%) Linux
4 7 (6.73%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.85%) CentOS
7 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.92%) Debian
8 2 (1.92%) Fedora
8 2 (1.92%) SUSE
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) Scrum
3 26 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 24 (23.08%) Actionable Insight
5 22 (21.15%) Customer Insight
6 21 (20.19%) User Stories
6 21 (20.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 20 (19.23%) Actionable Customer Insight
8 19 (18.27%) Test Automation
9 16 (15.38%) Qualitative Research
9 16 (15.38%) Quantitative Research
9 16 (15.38%) Service Design
9 16 (15.38%) Workshop Facilitation
10 15 (14.42%) Ergonomics
10 15 (14.42%) Ethnography
10 15 (14.42%) Human Factors
11 14 (13.46%) DevOps
12 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (11.54%) Kanban
12 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) SQL
2 18 (17.31%) Perl
3 11 (10.58%) C
3 11 (10.58%) Korn
3 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.62%) Java
4 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.77%) Groovy
5 6 (5.77%) Python
5 6 (5.77%) Scala
6 5 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.85%) C#
7 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.85%) Ruby
8 3 (2.88%) C++
9 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.92%) Java 8
10 1 (0.96%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 5 (4.81%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.88%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.92%) CISMP
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.96%) CCNA
8 1 (0.96%) CCNP
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.96%) MCP
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.96%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.96%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) SLA
3 3 (2.88%) GDPR
3 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
2 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.92%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.92%) HDFS
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) NDS
4 1 (0.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Puppet
2 7 (6.73%) Ansible
3 3 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (2.88%) Nagios
3 3 (2.88%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.92%) SCCM
4 2 (1.92%) WSUS
5 1 (0.96%) Grafana
5 1 (0.96%) Kibana
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.96%) SCOM
5 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) Google
4 4 (3.85%) Adobe
4 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.85%) Guidewire
5 3 (2.88%) HP
5 3 (2.88%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco
6 2 (1.92%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (1.92%) Pega
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.92%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.96%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (0.96%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.96%) IBM
7 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.96%) Twitter
7 1 (0.96%) UiPath