Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 23 October 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 42 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 57 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.03% 3.62% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.01% 4.26% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 43
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -5.29% -5.03%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £403
90th Percentile £535 £575 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -2.94% +0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 - £14.00
10th Percentile £15.25 - £11.40
90th Percentile £15.75 - £21.44
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.70 £50.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year -62.60% +252.11% -2.07%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 813 727 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 86.03% 84.93% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 469 365
South Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £262 £225 £220
90th Percentile £552 £538 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 13
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.70 £15.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% -7.92% -27.60%
10th Percentile £10.16 £9.31 £11.30
90th Percentile £20.51 £27.17 £43.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £17.41 £14.35
% change year-on-year -6.66% +21.32% -3.46%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in South Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in South Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in South Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in South Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Sheffield +7 41 £400 -0.62% 10
Doncaster +4 3 £375 +36.36% 8
Barnsley +1 3 £394 -21.25% 3
Problem-Solving
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (28.07%) Windows
4 16 (28.07%) SAS
5 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 15 (26.32%) ITIL
5 15 (26.32%) Migration
5 15 (26.32%) Scrum
5 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (26.32%) Analytics
6 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (24.56%) GCP
6 14 (24.56%) Virtual Team
6 14 (24.56%) Continuous Deployment
6 14 (24.56%) Kanban
6 14 (24.56%) JIRA
6 14 (24.56%) QlikView
7 13 (22.81%) Google
7 13 (22.81%) Python
7 13 (22.81%) BigQuery
7 13 (22.81%) Qlik Sense
7 13 (22.81%) Big Data
7 13 (22.81%) Pentaho
7 13 (22.81%) Hadoop
8 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
8 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
9 11 (19.30%) LAN
10 10 (17.54%) VPN
10 10 (17.54%) Change Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 16 (28.07%) SAS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Drupal
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) GCP
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.75%) AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) LAN
2 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 8 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) QlikView
2 13 (22.81%) Big Data
2 13 (22.81%) BigQuery
2 13 (22.81%) Hadoop
2 13 (22.81%) Pentaho
2 13 (22.81%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) Power BI
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) LSMW
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.02%) German Language
5 2 (3.51%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.53%) Python Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) IT Support
6 4 (7.02%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) QlikView Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Support Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Middleware
2 3 (5.26%) ISPF
3 2 (3.51%) BAPI
3 2 (3.51%) IDoc
3 2 (3.51%) SAP ALE
3 2 (3.51%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) SAML
4 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (24.56%) Virtual Team
2 8 (14.04%) Smartphone
3 5 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.26%) SCADA
5 2 (3.51%) Blog
6 1 (1.75%) Robotics
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) Linux
5 3 (5.26%) zOS
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Analytics
2 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 15 (26.32%) Migration
2 15 (26.32%) Scrum
3 14 (24.56%) Continuous Deployment
3 14 (24.56%) Kanban
4 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 10 (17.54%) Change Management
6 9 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 9 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (15.79%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Data Privacy
7 4 (7.02%) IT Strategy
7 4 (7.02%) Line Management
7 4 (7.02%) Task Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Python
3 3 (5.26%) Assembly Language
3 3 (5.26%) JCL
3 3 (5.26%) REXX
4 2 (3.51%) ABAP
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) MCITP
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) APMP
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) BitLocker
3 3 (5.26%) ACF2
3 3 (5.26%) RACF
3 3 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.51%) Docker
5 1 (1.75%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.75%) OpenDJ
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.81%) Google
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix
3 8 (14.04%) ServiceNow
4 7 (12.28%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) Avaya
5 3 (5.26%) CA
6 2 (3.51%) Adobe
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 2 (3.51%) Veeam
7 1 (1.75%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.75%) Infor
7 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) VMware