Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 454 364 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.25% 6.43% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 7.71% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 211 168
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £159 £196
90th Percentile £575 £490 £571
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 29
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £40.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +0.63% -2.44%
10th Percentile £16.15 £11.48 £12.35
90th Percentile £49.50 £53.36 £44.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +50.00% -20.00%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,380 4,724 4,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.86% 83.45% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,390 2,985 3,191
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £251 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 196 278
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.19 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the South West

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Bristol +3 182 £398 +6.00% 102
Wiltshire -2 113 £425 - 22
Gloucestershire -6 55 £500 +17.65% 29
Dorset +1 29 £513 +52.99% 32
Devon +1 28 £311 -30.83% 24
Somerset +4 26 £423 -3.98% 22
Cornwall -8 3 £300 +46.34% 15
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 245 (53.96%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (24.89%) Microsoft
4 111 (24.45%) Finance
5 99 (21.81%) Windows
6 92 (20.26%) SQL
7 89 (19.60%) Security Cleared
8 87 (19.16%) SQL Server
9 69 (15.20%) Degree
10 68 (14.98%) Git (software)
10 68 (14.98%) Oracle
11 67 (14.76%) .NET
12 66 (14.54%) C#
13 63 (13.88%) Scrum
13 63 (13.88%) JIRA
14 62 (13.66%) Test Automation
14 62 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
15 61 (13.44%) Linux
16 59 (13.00%) Self-Motivation
17 57 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 50 (11.01%) PowerShell
18 50 (11.01%) Confluence
19 47 (10.35%) Windows Server
20 44 (9.69%) Java
21 43 (9.47%) Manufacturing
21 43 (9.47%) HTML
21 43 (9.47%) SDLC
21 43 (9.47%) DevOps
22 40 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
23 39 (8.59%) Selenium

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 50 (11.01%) Confluence
2 23 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.74%) JBoss
4 16 (3.52%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.64%) CMS
5 12 (2.64%) IIS
6 11 (2.42%) Apache
7 9 (1.98%) Drupal
8 7 (1.54%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.54%) SAS
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.88%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.66%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Revit
8 1 (0.22%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (1.32%) SAP CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.44%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.61%) Office 365
2 25 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.41%) npm
4 13 (2.86%) NuGet
5 8 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.32%) Slack
8 4 (0.88%) SaaS
9 3 (0.66%) Trello
10 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Datadog
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
11 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.27%) HTTP
2 7 (1.54%) DNS
2 7 (1.54%) Firewall
2 7 (1.54%) Internet
2 7 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.32%) SAN
4 5 (1.10%) DHCP
5 4 (0.88%) NAS
5 4 (0.88%) Network Security
5 4 (0.88%) Skype
5 4 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (0.88%) VPN
5 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.66%) IPv6
6 3 (0.66%) WAN
7 2 (0.44%) LAN
7 2 (0.44%) SMTP
7 2 (0.44%) VoIP
7 2 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (5.73%) Relational Database
4 23 (5.07%) Data Mining
5 19 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.96%) Big Data
7 15 (3.30%) MySQL
7 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.64%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.98%) IBM InfoSphere
10 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.54%) DataStage
12 7 (1.54%) DB2
12 7 (1.54%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 68 (14.98%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.88%) JIRA
3 39 (8.59%) Selenium
4 33 (7.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 30 (6.61%) Jenkins
6 24 (5.29%) JUnit
7 23 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.41%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.52%) XMLUnit
10 13 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.86%) Hudson
10 13 (2.86%) Moq
10 13 (2.86%) xUnit.net
11 11 (2.42%) NUnit
12 9 (1.98%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.98%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.76%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.76%) CruiseControl
13 8 (1.76%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 111 (24.45%) Finance
2 43 (9.47%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.07%) Marketing
4 20 (4.41%) Electronics
4 20 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.96%) Automotive
5 18 (3.96%) Back Office
6 16 (3.52%) Banking
7 9 (1.98%) Legal
8 7 (1.54%) Advertising
8 7 (1.54%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.32%) Retail
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
11 4 (0.88%) Billing
11 4 (0.88%) Military
12 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.66%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (20.70%) Analyst
2 80 (17.62%) Developer
3 44 (9.69%) Business Analyst
4 31 (6.83%) Architect
5 27 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 23 (5.07%) Project Manager
7 22 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 21 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.41%) Automation Engineer
10 17 (3.74%) Consultant
10 17 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.74%) Tester
11 13 (2.86%) PowerShell Engineer
11 13 (2.86%) Software Tester
12 12 (2.64%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.64%) Test Analyst
13 11 (2.42%) .NET Developer
13 11 (2.42%) Scrum Master
14 10 (2.20%) Administrator
14 10 (2.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.76%) .NET
2 43 (9.47%) HTML
3 34 (7.49%) .NET Framework
4 31 (6.83%) JSON
5 29 (6.39%) XML
6 24 (5.29%) Node.js
7 22 (4.85%) CSS
8 21 (4.63%) REST
9 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET
9 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (4.19%) Entity Framework
11 17 (3.74%) Java EE
12 14 (3.08%) ASP.NET Core
12 14 (3.08%) Code First Entity Framework
12 14 (3.08%) D3.js
13 13 (2.86%) Autofac
13 13 (2.86%) Gherkin
13 13 (2.86%) Redux
13 13 (2.86%) RESTful
14 10 (2.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 245 (53.96%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (13.00%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.63%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.52%) User Experience
7 10 (2.20%) PKI
8 8 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.76%) Replication
9 7 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.32%) Clustering
11 5 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.66%) PMI
13 3 (0.66%) Robotics
13 3 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (21.81%) Windows
2 61 (13.44%) Linux
3 47 (10.35%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.63%) Unix
5 17 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.74%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.64%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.54%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.44%) Solaris
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.88%) Scrum
3 62 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (13.66%) Test Automation
4 43 (9.47%) DevOps
4 43 (9.47%) SDLC
5 40 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (8.15%) User Stories
7 36 (7.93%) Software Engineering
8 34 (7.49%) ITIL
8 34 (7.49%) Visualisation
9 31 (6.83%) Dimensional Modelling
10 30 (6.61%) Migration
10 30 (6.61%) People Management
10 30 (6.61%) Project Management
11 29 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (6.17%) Web Development
13 27 (5.95%) Reverse Engineering
14 26 (5.73%) Coaching
14 26 (5.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (20.26%) SQL
2 66 (14.54%) C#
3 50 (11.01%) PowerShell
4 44 (9.69%) Java
5 35 (7.71%) JavaScript
6 31 (6.83%) Python
7 25 (5.51%) T-SQL
8 19 (4.19%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.30%) C
9 15 (3.30%) Perl
10 14 (3.08%) Ruby
11 13 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.42%) C++
12 11 (2.42%) Scala
13 9 (1.98%) VBScript
14 7 (1.54%) PHP
14 7 (1.54%) VBA
15 6 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (19.60%) Security Cleared
2 69 (15.20%) Degree
3 57 (12.56%) SC Cleared
4 23 (5.07%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.86%) CCNA
5 13 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.64%) MCSA
6 12 (2.64%) MCSE
6 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.64%) OCA
6 12 (2.64%) Oracle Certification
6 12 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (2.42%) ISEB
8 9 (1.98%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.76%) PMP
10 5 (1.10%) CISSP
10 5 (1.10%) MBA
11 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.41%) QA
2 9 (1.98%) WCAG
3 8 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.32%) PMO
5 5 (1.10%) SLA
6 3 (0.66%) COBIT
6 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.44%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) EMIR
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (6.17%) Docker
2 27 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (3.74%) Ansible
2 16 (3.52%) SCCM
3 14 (3.08%) PowerCLI
4 12 (2.64%) vCenter Server
5 11 (2.42%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.98%) WMI
7 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.54%) Puppet
8 6 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 6 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.66%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.44%) Netcool
11 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.44%) SCOM
11 2 (0.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 113 (24.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (14.98%) Oracle
3 29 (6.39%) SAP
4 25 (5.51%) Atlassian
4 25 (5.51%) VMware
5 18 (3.96%) Cisco
6 17 (3.74%) Teradata
7 15 (3.30%) IBM
8 9 (1.98%) Google
8 9 (1.98%) Splunk
9 8 (1.76%) HP
9 8 (1.76%) Netezza
10 7 (1.54%) EMC
11 6 (1.32%) Cadence
11 6 (1.32%) Dell
11 6 (1.32%) Sybase
11 6 (1.32%) Veritas
11 6 (1.32%) Zend
12 4 (0.88%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.88%) Hortonworks