Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 15 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 33 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 20 50 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.13% 8.73% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 9.69% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 12
Northern Ireland median daily rate £381 £445 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% -12.75% +70.00%
10th Percentile £263 £369 £261
90th Percentile £400 £680 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +4.71% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.04% +62.27% -17.50%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 332 516 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 85.13% 90.05% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 394 162
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.02% +8.46%
10th Percentile £308 £301 £163
90th Percentile £515 £518 £438
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 25
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.67% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.78 £35.88 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £22.47 £24.02 £22.67
% change year-on-year -6.47% +5.97% +3.03%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 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
County Antrim +6 18 £381 -14.33% 9
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 15 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 13 (65.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Front Office
7 3 (15.00%) Back Office
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) DSL
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) Meraki
7 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (15.00%) Wealth Management
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) 4G
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Puppet
8 2 (10.00%) MongoDB

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) 4G
1 3 (15.00%) DSL
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) SSH
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Back Office
4 3 (15.00%) Front Office
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) LAMP
1 2 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) WSDL
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
3 1 (5.00%) SCADA
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Wealth Management
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (10.00%) Ethnography
5 2 (10.00%) High Availability
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Service Design
5 2 (10.00%) Value Proposition
5 2 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
3 1 (5.00%) GMP
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Meraki
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos