Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 35 60 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.00% 9.82% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.08% 11.24% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £388 £445 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.92% +71.15% +103.92%
10th Percentile £142 £363 £149
90th Percentile £460 £682 £316
UK median daily rate £433 £428 £420
% change year-on-year +1.05% +1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.68 £18.80
% change year-on-year -11.82% +20.64% -1.05%

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 316 534 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 81.23% 87.40% 82.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 453 94
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.43% +5.42%
10th Percentile £263 £309 £117
90th Percentile £525 £498 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% +15.32% -20.71%
10th Percentile £11.72 £13.91 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.35 £20.49 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +10 31 £388 -12.92% 16
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 19 (54.29%) Banking
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 15 (42.86%) OOP
3 15 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 14 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 14 (40.00%) OO
5 13 (37.14%) Java
5 13 (37.14%) Front Office
6 12 (34.29%) SQL
6 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (31.43%) JSON
7 11 (31.43%) Investment Banking
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle
9 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
9 8 (22.86%) .NET
9 8 (22.86%) C#
9 8 (22.86%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (22.86%) Low Latency
10 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (20.00%) RESTful
10 7 (20.00%) Memory Management
10 7 (20.00%) Data Structures
10 7 (20.00%) WCF
10 7 (20.00%) WPF
10 7 (20.00%) WF
10 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.00%) Sybase

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 7 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (54.29%) Banking
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 13 (37.14%) Front Office
4 11 (31.43%) Investment Banking
5 4 (11.43%) Back Office
6 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) JSON
2 8 (22.86%) .NET
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (20.00%) WCF
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (20.00%) WF
3 7 (20.00%) WPF
4 5 (14.29%) Spring
5 4 (11.43%) XML
6 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.86%) J2EE
7 1 (2.86%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.00%) Data Structures
4 4 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
5 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 15 (42.86%) OOP
2 14 (40.00%) OO
3 8 (22.86%) Electronic Trading
3 8 (22.86%) Low Latency
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.00%) Memory Management
4 7 (20.00%) Scrum
4 7 (20.00%) SOA
5 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (11.43%) Data Management
7 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.57%) Statistics
8 3 (8.57%) Wealth Management
9 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Java 8
5 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Sybase
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Splunk
4 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Reuters
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Sun
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO