Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 27 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 375 333 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.35% 6.10% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 7.33% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 202 176
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £188 £196
90th Percentile £542 £500 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 5 29
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £25.13 £26.20 £12.67
90th Percentile £51.25 £45.00 £44.60
England median hourly rate £22.83 £24.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.78% +39.91% -12.50%

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 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 5,029 4,542 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.18% 83.23% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,115 2,874 3,125
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 186 266
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.79 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +6 150 £395 +5.33% 91
Wiltshire +13 97 £425 - 36
Gloucestershire -7 37 £394 -7.35% 28
Devon +3 35 £325 -27.78% 39
Somerset +10 27 £475 +7.95% 27
Dorset -2 18 £400 +19.40% 30
Cornwall -16 3 £230 +27.78% 10
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 195 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (25.87%) Microsoft
4 91 (24.27%) Finance
5 85 (22.67%) Windows
6 81 (21.60%) SQL Server
7 75 (20.00%) SQL
8 63 (16.80%) C#
9 60 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (16.00%) Degree
10 57 (15.20%) Security Cleared
11 55 (14.67%) Git (software)
12 53 (14.13%) .NET
12 53 (14.13%) Scrum
13 49 (13.07%) Oracle
14 47 (12.53%) Test Automation
15 46 (12.27%) HTML
16 45 (12.00%) JIRA
17 43 (11.47%) Windows Server
18 42 (11.20%) Linux
19 41 (10.93%) Manufacturing
20 39 (10.40%) Visualisation
21 38 (10.13%) Selenium
21 38 (10.13%) DevOps
21 38 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
22 37 (9.87%) PowerShell
22 37 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
23 36 (9.60%) SC Cleared
23 36 (9.60%) SDLC
24 35 (9.33%) JavaScript

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 31 (8.27%) Confluence
2 15 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.20%) CMS
4 9 (2.40%) Drupal
4 9 (2.40%) IIS
5 7 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.60%) Apache
7 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.33%) SAS
8 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.53%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.13%) Office 365
3 21 (5.60%) npm
4 13 (3.47%) NuGet
5 8 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.33%) Slack
7 3 (0.80%) Trello
8 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.53%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.33%) HTTP
2 7 (1.87%) DNS
3 6 (1.60%) SAN
4 5 (1.33%) DHCP
4 5 (1.33%) Firewall
5 4 (1.07%) Internet
5 4 (1.07%) NAS
5 4 (1.07%) Skype
5 4 (1.07%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (0.80%) IPv6
6 3 (0.80%) Network Security
6 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.53%) Intranet
7 2 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.53%) SMTP
7 2 (0.53%) Tactical Data Link
7 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.27%) Extranet
8 1 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 17 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.20%) MySQL
8 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.87%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (1.60%) MOLAP
11 6 (1.60%) MS Access
11 6 (1.60%) ROLAP
12 5 (1.33%) Big Data
12 5 (1.33%) DataStage
12 5 (1.33%) DB2
13 4 (1.07%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 55 (14.67%) Git (software)
2 45 (12.00%) JIRA
3 38 (10.13%) Selenium
4 23 (6.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (5.07%) SpecFlow
6 17 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (4.27%) Jenkins
7 16 (4.27%) XMLUnit
8 13 (3.47%) Moq
8 13 (3.47%) xUnit.net
9 12 (3.20%) JUnit
10 10 (2.67%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.40%) NUnit
11 9 (2.40%) SoapUI
11 9 (2.40%) WebDriver
12 8 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.60%) CruiseControl
13 6 (1.60%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.60%) Hudson
13 6 (1.60%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (24.27%) Finance
2 41 (10.93%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.33%) Automotive
4 16 (4.27%) Banking
5 15 (4.00%) Marketing
6 12 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.67%) Electronics
8 9 (2.40%) Back Office
9 7 (1.87%) Advertising
9 7 (1.87%) Legal
10 6 (1.60%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Military
11 3 (0.80%) Retail
12 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (25.60%) Analyst
2 73 (19.47%) Developer
3 47 (12.53%) Business Analyst
4 27 (7.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 22 (5.87%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 21 (5.60%) Architect
7 14 (3.73%) Consultant
7 14 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.47%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (3.47%) Software Engineer
9 12 (3.20%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.20%) Tester
10 11 (2.93%) .NET Developer
11 10 (2.67%) IT Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) Lead Developer
11 10 (2.67%) PowerShell Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) Senior IT Engineer
11 10 (2.67%) Software Tester
12 9 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.13%) .NET
2 46 (12.27%) HTML
3 31 (8.27%) .NET Framework
4 26 (6.93%) CSS
5 25 (6.67%) Node.js
6 21 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (5.60%) XML
7 20 (5.33%) ASP.NET
8 18 (4.80%) Entity Framework
8 18 (4.80%) JSON
9 14 (3.73%) ASP.NET Core
9 14 (3.73%) Code First Entity Framework
9 14 (3.73%) D3.js
9 14 (3.73%) Redux
10 13 (3.47%) Autofac
11 12 (3.20%) REST
12 11 (2.93%) Gherkin
13 10 (2.67%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.87%) jQuery
14 7 (1.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 195 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.27%) User Experience
5 14 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.20%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.60%) PKI
10 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.07%) PMI
12 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.80%) Social Media
12 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.67%) Windows
2 43 (11.47%) Windows Server
3 42 (11.20%) Linux
4 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.20%) Unix
5 12 (3.20%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.87%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.60%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (14.13%) Scrum
4 47 (12.53%) Test Automation
5 39 (10.40%) Visualisation
6 38 (10.13%) DevOps
7 36 (9.60%) SDLC
8 33 (8.80%) People Management
8 33 (8.80%) User Stories
9 30 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 29 (7.73%) Dimensional Modelling
10 29 (7.73%) Web Development
11 28 (7.47%) ITIL
12 27 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (6.67%) Coaching
13 25 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (6.40%) Data Science
14 24 (6.40%) Workflow
15 23 (6.13%) Business Analysis
16 22 (5.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.00%) SQL
2 63 (16.80%) C#
3 37 (9.87%) PowerShell
4 35 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.40%) Python
6 23 (6.13%) Java
7 21 (5.60%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.47%) C++
8 13 (3.47%) Perl
9 11 (2.93%) PHP
9 11 (2.93%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.67%) C
11 9 (2.40%) VBScript
12 7 (1.87%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.60%) Ruby
14 5 (1.33%) R
15 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (16.00%) Degree
2 57 (15.20%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.67%) CCNA
5 10 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.40%) ISEB
6 9 (2.40%) MCSA
6 9 (2.40%) MCSE
6 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.40%) OCA
6 9 (2.40%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (2.13%) PMP
8 5 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.33%) MBA
8 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.80%) CISSP
9 3 (0.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.80%) QA
2 10 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.40%) WCAG
4 4 (1.07%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) PMO
6 2 (0.53%) COBIT
6 2 (0.53%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.33%) Docker
3 13 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.53%) SCCM
2 11 (2.93%) PowerCLI
3 10 (2.67%) Ansible
3 10 (2.67%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.40%) vCenter Server
4 9 (2.40%) WMI
5 8 (2.13%) Puppet
6 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Netcool
10 2 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.53%) SCOM
10 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.53%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 97 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.07%) Oracle
3 20 (5.33%) Atlassian
4 19 (5.07%) VMware
5 15 (4.00%) SAP
6 14 (3.73%) Cisco
7 12 (3.20%) IBM
7 12 (3.20%) Teradata
8 7 (1.87%) Splunk
9 6 (1.60%) Cadence
9 6 (1.60%) Dell
9 6 (1.60%) EMC
9 6 (1.60%) Veritas
9 6 (1.60%) Zend
10 5 (1.33%) Netezza
11 4 (1.07%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.80%) APTARE
12 3 (0.80%) Facebook
12 3 (0.80%) Google
12 3 (0.80%) Hortonworks