Period
to 20 October 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 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 22 63 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.63% 9.57% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 10.77% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 53 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £381 £445 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.33% +71.15% -15.45%
10th Percentile £144 £353 £255
90th Percentile £482 £650 £265
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.58 £24.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -5.94% +39.13% -13.75%

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 325 585 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 83.12% 88.91% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 469 116
Northern Ireland median daily rate £422 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +25.00% +1.54%
10th Percentile £279 £306 £163
90th Percentile £522 £500 £438
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.43% +2.75% -10.66%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £27.10 £18.58
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 20 October 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 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
County Antrim +4 20 £381 -14.33% 13
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 15 (68.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 10 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Front Office
5 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
6 6 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (22.73%) Back Office
7 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Wealth Management
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 3 (13.64%) SLA
9 3 (13.64%) DSL
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
9 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) 4G
9 3 (13.64%) Meraki
10 2 (9.09%) ION MarketView
10 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
10 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
10 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) 4G
1 3 (13.64%) DSL
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 7 (31.82%) Front Office
4 5 (22.73%) Back Office
5 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Operations Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) PMO Lead
7 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Regulatory Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) WSDL
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (4.55%) LIMS
3 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) Business Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Wealth Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.09%) Statistics
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (4.55%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
8 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
8 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
2 1 (4.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) GMP
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Meraki
3 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Reuters
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Sun