Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 27 26
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 55 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.99% 6.10% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 7.06% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 28
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45% -26.67%
10th Percentile £273 £282 £180
90th Percentile £475 £486 £509
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £11.17 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.33% -60.50% +150.00%

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 550 652 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 89.87% 86.47% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 399 416
Northamptonshire median daily rate £388 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -4.76% +3.70%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 8
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.37 £11.17 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.60% -23.91% -7.53%
10th Percentile £12.92 £10.29 £9.95
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.50 £86.83
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.33 £17.00 £17.03
% change year-on-year -15.72% -0.15% +8.10%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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
Northampton +8 45 £350 -12.50%
Kettering -5 1 - -
Corby - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) ITIL
3 18 (32.73%) Waterfall
4 14 (25.45%) Project Management
5 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
6 11 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) CMMI
9 8 (14.55%) User Stories
10 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.73%) Apache Hive
10 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
10 7 (12.73%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (12.73%) Data Loss Prevention
10 7 (12.73%) Decision-Making
10 7 (12.73%) Legal
10 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
10 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.73%) ETL
11 6 (10.91%) SAS
11 6 (10.91%) Snowflake Schema
11 6 (10.91%) RUP
11 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (10.91%) SQL
11 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft

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 6 (10.91%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.82%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Apache Hive
1 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
1 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) Base SAS
2 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.91%) Snowflake Schema
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.82%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) ER Studio
1 6 (10.91%) ERwin
2 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Legal
3 6 (10.91%) Automotive
3 6 (10.91%) Back Office
4 5 (9.09%) Banking
5 4 (7.27%) Front Office
6 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Implementation Manager
3 6 (10.91%) SAS Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Citrix Support
7 2 (3.64%) Process Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Process Improvement Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.64%) J2EE
3 2 (3.64%) JDBC
3 2 (3.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) PMI
3 3 (5.45%) APACS
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) CMDB
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) ITIL
2 18 (32.73%) Waterfall
3 14 (25.45%) Project Management
4 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
5 10 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.55%) CMMI
7 8 (14.55%) User Stories
8 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
8 7 (12.73%) Data Loss Prevention
8 7 (12.73%) Decision-Making
8 7 (12.73%) ETL
8 7 (12.73%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (10.91%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
9 6 (10.91%) PRINCE
9 6 (10.91%) RUP
9 6 (10.91%) SDLC
9 6 (10.91%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.45%) CCNA
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.45%) MCITP
2 3 (5.45%) MCP
2 3 (5.45%) MCSA
2 3 (5.45%) MCSE
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PSD2
2 3 (5.45%) ISO 8583
3 2 (3.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Control-M
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.91%) Teradata
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) BMC
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) Lotus
5 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy