Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 296 301 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.59% 5.47% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 6.58% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 187 187
South West median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £197 £220
90th Percentile £532 £501 £563
England median daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 33
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £14.00 £18.77 £12.65
90th Percentile £48.10 £45.00 £43.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% +1.60%

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 4,413 4,572 4,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.31% 83.16% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,669 2,943 3,228
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 209 251
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £12.38 £13.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.75 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +5 114 £400 +9.59% 78
Wiltshire +18 78 £425 +3.03% 17
Gloucestershire -2 28 £376 -11.47% 27
Devon -12 28 £388 -13.89% 22
Somerset -8 21 £488 +12.72% 25
Dorset -10 13 £250 -35.48% 34
Cornwall -8 3 £230 +27.78% 13
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 139 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (23.99%) Finance
4 57 (19.26%) SQL Server
5 51 (17.23%) SQL
6 50 (16.89%) C#
7 49 (16.55%) Windows
7 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
8 44 (14.86%) .NET
9 41 (13.85%) Git (software)
10 40 (13.51%) HTML
11 37 (12.50%) JIRA
12 36 (12.16%) Degree
13 34 (11.49%) Security Cleared
13 34 (11.49%) JavaScript
13 34 (11.49%) Linux
14 33 (11.15%) Web Development
14 33 (11.15%) DevOps
15 32 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
15 32 (10.81%) Test Automation
16 30 (10.14%) Oracle
16 30 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (10.14%) Scrum
17 28 (9.46%) Manufacturing
18 26 (8.78%) Confluence
18 26 (8.78%) .NET Framework
19 25 (8.45%) Business Analysis
19 25 (8.45%) Mentoring
20 24 (8.11%) SDLC
20 24 (8.11%) CSS

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 26 (8.78%) Confluence
2 9 (3.04%) CMS
3 8 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.36%) IIS
5 6 (2.03%) Drupal
5 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.35%) SAS
6 4 (1.35%) WordPress
7 3 (1.01%) Apache
7 3 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.73%) Office 365
4 12 (4.05%) npm
5 6 (2.03%) NuGet
6 3 (1.01%) G Suite
6 3 (1.01%) Slack
6 3 (1.01%) Trello
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.68%) GitHub
7 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.39%) HTTP
2 10 (3.38%) Firewall
3 8 (2.70%) DNS
4 6 (2.03%) DHCP
4 6 (2.03%) SAN
5 5 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.35%) Internet
6 4 (1.35%) LAN
7 3 (1.01%) NAS
7 3 (1.01%) WAN
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.68%) Extranet
8 2 (0.68%) FTP
8 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.68%) SMTP
8 2 (0.68%) SSH
8 2 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.05%) Data Mining
4 12 (4.05%) MySQL
5 8 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.03%) IBM InfoSphere
6 6 (2.03%) MOLAP
6 6 (2.03%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.03%) ROLAP
7 5 (1.69%) Big Data
7 5 (1.69%) DataStage
7 5 (1.69%) DB2
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.01%) MS Access
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.50%) JIRA
3 23 (7.77%) Selenium
4 12 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.04%) SpecFlow
6 8 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.36%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.36%) JUnit
7 7 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.36%) XMLUnit
8 6 (2.03%) Moq
8 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.03%) xUnit.net
9 5 (1.69%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.69%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.69%) NUnit
10 4 (1.35%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (23.99%) Finance
2 28 (9.46%) Manufacturing
3 19 (6.42%) Automotive
4 16 (5.41%) Banking
5 8 (2.70%) Retail
6 7 (2.36%) Legal
7 6 (2.03%) Back Office
7 6 (2.03%) Marketing
8 5 (1.69%) Military
8 5 (1.69%) Publishing
9 4 (1.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (27.03%) Analyst
2 60 (20.27%) Developer
3 37 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 22 (7.43%) Architect
5 13 (4.39%) .NET Architect
6 12 (4.05%) Administrator
7 11 (3.72%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (3.38%) Data Analyst
8 10 (3.38%) Designer
8 10 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.04%) Software Engineer
9 9 (3.04%) Web Developer
10 8 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 8 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (2.36%) .NET Technical Architect
11 7 (2.36%) Consultant
11 7 (2.36%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.36%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.86%) .NET
2 40 (13.51%) HTML
3 26 (8.78%) .NET Framework
4 24 (8.11%) CSS
5 22 (7.43%) ASP.NET
5 22 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (5.41%) Node.js
7 14 (4.73%) AngularJS
8 12 (4.05%) .NET Core
8 12 (4.05%) JSON
8 12 (4.05%) XML
9 10 (3.38%) Web Services
10 9 (3.04%) jQuery
10 9 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (2.70%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.70%) Laravel
11 8 (2.70%) React
11 8 (2.70%) REST
12 7 (2.36%) D3.js
12 7 (2.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 112 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.81%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.39%) User Experience
5 10 (3.38%) iPad
6 9 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.69%) PKI
10 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.01%) Robotics
11 3 (1.01%) Social Media
11 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.55%) Windows
2 34 (11.49%) Linux
3 18 (6.08%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.39%) Unix
5 10 (3.38%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.68%) Solaris
9 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (11.15%) DevOps
2 33 (11.15%) Web Development
3 32 (10.81%) Test Automation
4 30 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (10.14%) Scrum
5 25 (8.45%) Business Analysis
5 25 (8.45%) Mentoring
6 24 (8.11%) SDLC
7 23 (7.77%) User Stories
8 22 (7.43%) People Management
9 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (7.09%) Visualisation
10 20 (6.76%) Migration
11 19 (6.42%) ITIL
12 18 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (6.08%) Time Management
13 17 (5.74%) Integration Testing
13 17 (5.74%) Microservices
13 17 (5.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.23%) SQL
2 50 (16.89%) C#
3 34 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.76%) Python
5 19 (6.42%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.08%) Java
7 14 (4.73%) C
8 13 (4.39%) PHP
9 11 (3.72%) Perl
10 10 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.38%) C++
10 10 (3.38%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.03%) Ruby
12 6 (2.03%) VBScript
13 4 (1.35%) R
14 3 (1.01%) VB
15 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (12.16%) Degree
2 34 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) ISEB
5 5 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.01%) CISSP
7 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) CCNP
8 2 (0.68%) GIAC
8 2 (0.68%) MCSA
8 2 (0.68%) MCSE
8 2 (0.68%) OCA
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.76%) QA
2 10 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.03%) WCAG
4 5 (1.69%) SLA
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.34%) GCP
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (7.77%) Docker
2 22 (7.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.01%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.04%) Ansible
2 9 (3.04%) SCCM
3 8 (2.70%) Puppet
4 6 (2.03%) WMI
5 4 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.35%) Netcool
5 4 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.01%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.01%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
7 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.68%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.68%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.14%) Oracle
3 23 (7.77%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.72%) Teradata
5 9 (3.04%) VMware
6 7 (2.36%) IBM
7 6 (2.03%) HP
8 5 (1.69%) Cisco
8 5 (1.69%) Google
8 5 (1.69%) Netezza
8 5 (1.69%) Splunk
9 4 (1.35%) Citrix
9 4 (1.35%) Zend
10 3 (1.01%) Adobe
10 3 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (1.01%) Cadence
10 3 (1.01%) EMC
10 3 (1.01%) Facebook
10 3 (1.01%) Tableau
10 3 (1.01%) Veritas