Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 12 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 21 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 51 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.27% 7.36% 4.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 8.51% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 30
Northamptonshire median daily rate £361 £340 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +12.40% +0.83%
10th Percentile £263 £150 £119
90th Percentile £475 £595 £443
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +19.57% -8.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £22.50 £11.09 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.98% -58.24% +43.32%
10th Percentile £21.25 £10.29 £13.39
90th Percentile £23.75 £11.17 £40.46
East Midlands median hourly rate £10.65 £30.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -64.50% +4.35% +55.24%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 682 576 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.89% 86.49% 87.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 360 569
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £305 £220 £225
90th Percentile £556 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £404 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +4.32% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 21
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.31 £11.17 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.11% -17.26% -20.59%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.29 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.38 £13.90 £31.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.40 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.97% +10.00% -12.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Northamptonshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Northamptonshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Northamptonshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Northamptonshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 12 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
Northampton -6 35 £360 +10.77% 9
Kettering - 3 £361 - 1
Daventry - 1 - - 3
Wellingborough - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (43.14%) Finance
4 18 (35.29%) User Stories
5 16 (31.37%) Waterfall
5 16 (31.37%) Acceptance Criteria
6 15 (29.41%) Business Analysis
7 11 (21.57%) Programme Management
7 11 (21.57%) Scrum
7 11 (21.57%) ITIL
7 11 (21.57%) Windows
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Test Strategy
7 11 (21.57%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
9 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (11.76%) Automotive
11 6 (11.76%) SCCM
11 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
12 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
12 5 (9.80%) Data Loss Prevention
13 4 (7.84%) Linux
13 4 (7.84%) MCSE
13 4 (7.84%) SAP
13 4 (7.84%) Project Management
13 4 (7.84%) Cisco
13 4 (7.84%) ITSM

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.96%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) IaaS
1 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
1 2 (3.92%) PaaS
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.92%) NuoDB
2 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Redis
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Essbase
3 1 (1.96%) HBase
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Selenium
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Grunt
4 1 (1.96%) gulp
4 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) webpack
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Automotive
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Project Manager
3 9 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (11.76%) Developer
6 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Business Design Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) jQuery
1 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) Ajax
2 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.96%) CSS3
2 1 (1.96%) HTML5
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) Kafka
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) React
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.96%) SAPUI5
2 1 (1.96%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) User Stories
3 16 (31.37%) Acceptance Criteria
3 16 (31.37%) Waterfall
4 15 (29.41%) Business Analysis
5 11 (21.57%) ITIL
5 11 (21.57%) Programme Management
5 11 (21.57%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Scrum
5 11 (21.57%) Test Strategy
6 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.80%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) ITSM
8 4 (7.84%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) SDLC
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) ABAP
3 1 (1.96%) AWK
3 1 (1.96%) ES6
3 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) CCNA
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) MCP
3 3 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) PMO
3 1 (1.96%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.96%) HDFS
2 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.96%) Mesos
2 1 (1.96%) Oozie
2 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
2 4 (7.84%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.92%) Teradata
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Infor
4 1 (1.96%) Intel
4 1 (1.96%) Kony
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.96%) Snow