Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 41 38 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.47% 8.94% 9.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.24% 10.76% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 53
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £431 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% -3.15% +43.55%
10th Percentile £234 £179 £330
90th Percentile £565 £461 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% - +2.59%

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 335 353 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 77.37% 83.06% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 242 419
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £211 £293 £289
90th Percentile £551 £536 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £12.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.23% +18.33% -24.19%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.15 £10.60
90th Percentile £57.50 £24.45 £19.38
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.21% -13.95% -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 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
County Antrim +11 38 £400 -7.30%
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (41.46%) Oracle
3 16 (39.02%) Java
4 13 (31.71%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (24.39%) JBoss
6 9 (21.95%) SQL
6 9 (21.95%) Cisco
6 9 (21.95%) Time Management
7 8 (19.51%) Project Management
7 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (19.51%) SAP
7 8 (19.51%) Web Services
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (17.07%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
8 7 (17.07%) LAN
8 7 (17.07%) WAN
8 7 (17.07%) JDBC
8 7 (17.07%) EJB
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) EJB 3.0
8 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
8 7 (17.07%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (14.63%) Product Roadmap
9 6 (14.63%) Project Roadmap
9 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.63%) HP

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 10 (24.39%) JBoss
2 5 (12.20%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) NetWeaver
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (12.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) LAN
1 7 (17.07%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) BGP
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (4.88%) DDNS
2 2 (4.88%) DHCP
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) DSL
2 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.88%) IPsec
2 2 (4.88%) Junos
2 2 (4.88%) MPLS
2 2 (4.88%) OSPF
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) TACACS
2 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) Informix
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) HBase
4 1 (2.44%) Impala
4 1 (2.44%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (12.20%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Technical Leader
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Banking Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Problem Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Electronic Trading Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 2 (4.88%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Software Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.07%) EJB
2 7 (17.07%) EJB 3.0
2 7 (17.07%) JDBC
3 6 (14.63%) CSS
3 6 (14.63%) HTML
4 5 (12.20%) CSS3
4 5 (12.20%) HTML5
4 5 (12.20%) JSF
4 5 (12.20%) JSON
4 5 (12.20%) SOAP
4 5 (12.20%) Spring
4 5 (12.20%) XML
5 4 (9.76%) JAX-RS
5 4 (9.76%) JPA
5 4 (9.76%) JTA
6 3 (7.32%) JAX-WS
6 3 (7.32%) JMS
7 2 (4.88%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (31.71%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.32%) Equities
5 3 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.88%) CCTV
6 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.88%) PKI
6 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.44%) Derivative
7 1 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Time Management
2 8 (19.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 7 (17.07%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (14.63%) Product Roadmap
4 6 (14.63%) Project Roadmap
4 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.20%) Biometrics
5 5 (12.20%) Service-Level Objective
6 4 (9.76%) Active Listening
6 4 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.32%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.88%) Coaching
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) Java
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) Scala
5 4 (9.76%) Java 8
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Go
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) CCNP
5 2 (4.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.44%) GMP
3 1 (2.44%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) HDFS
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco
3 8 (19.51%) SAP
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.63%) HP
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 5 (12.20%) McAfee
7 4 (9.76%) IBM
8 2 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.88%) F5
8 2 (4.88%) Juniper
8 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) BT