Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 24 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 -13
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 49 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.77% 6.44% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 7.49% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 22
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74% -10.00%
10th Percentile £292 £150 £111
90th Percentile £500 £586 £483
East Midlands median daily rate £423 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +19.01% -5.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £10.88 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -59.02% +43.32%
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.17 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -62.77% +50.00% +7.99%

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 710 574 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.63% 85.93% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 371 552
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £308 £213 £305
90th Percentile £528 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.69 £11.17 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -2.87% -37.90%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.25 £9.58
90th Percentile £18.50 £14.93 £28.83
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -5 37 £380 +12.59% 15
Wellingborough - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (61.22%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (46.94%) Finance
4 17 (34.69%) User Stories
5 16 (32.65%) Waterfall
5 16 (32.65%) Acceptance Criteria
6 15 (30.61%) Business Analysis
7 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
8 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 11 (22.45%) Programme Management
8 11 (22.45%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 6 (12.24%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) Decision-Making
13 5 (10.20%) Automotive
13 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (10.20%) Java
13 5 (10.20%) SCCM
13 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
13 5 (10.20%) JIRA
13 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
13 5 (10.20%) SDLC
13 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
14 4 (8.16%) DevOps
14 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
14 4 (8.16%) BDD
14 4 (8.16%) Selenium

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 3 (6.12%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) Sonic ESB
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) CATIA
3 1 (2.04%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) IaaS
1 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
1 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) NAS
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NuoDB
3 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Redis
3 2 (4.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) HBase
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.16%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) gulp
4 2 (4.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.04%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (2.04%) Grunt
5 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.04%) TestNG
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Automotive
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Project Manager
3 9 (18.37%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (12.24%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Design Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) DevOps Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) J2EE
2 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.08%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (4.08%) SAPUI5
2 2 (4.08%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (2.04%) Ajax
3 1 (2.04%) CSS3
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) Kafka
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) React
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (61.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) IVR
4 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) User Stories
3 16 (32.65%) Acceptance Criteria
3 16 (32.65%) Waterfall
4 15 (30.61%) Business Analysis
5 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
6 11 (22.45%) Programme Management
6 11 (22.45%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Scrum
7 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
8 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.24%) Decision-Making
9 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 5 (10.20%) SDLC
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (8.16%) BDD
11 4 (8.16%) DevOps
11 4 (8.16%) OO
11 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
12 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) ABAP
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) AWK
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) ES6
4 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) MCSE
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) CCNA
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.04%) logstash
2 1 (2.04%) Mesos
2 1 (2.04%) Oozie
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) Teradata
4 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Kony
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Intel
5 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (2.04%) VMware