Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 16 33
Rank change year-on-year -22 +17 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 48 63 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 5.14% 7.57% 5.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.89% 9.01% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 33
South Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -5.03% -1.65%
10th Percentile £244 £400 £273
90th Percentile £455 £538 £548
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £20.66 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.96% -3.93% +138.89%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.14 £13.32
90th Percentile £15.75 £23.17 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.30 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.80% -0.34% +3.91%

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 815 699 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 87.35% 84.01% 83.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 386 643
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £253 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £588 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 36
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £35.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.90% +61.95% +57.14%
10th Percentile £9.31 £18.14 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.45 £48.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £17.25 £14.87
% change year-on-year - +16.04% -0.90%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -14 37 £394 -12.50% 12
Doncaster -1 4 £281 +20.97% 4
Problem-Solving
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 16 (33.33%) Finance
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.00%) Banking
4 10 (20.83%) Windows
5 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 9 (18.75%) Firewall
6 8 (16.67%) LAN
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
7 7 (14.58%) Ansible
7 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.58%) VoIP
7 7 (14.58%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) SAS
8 6 (12.50%) Firmware
8 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) WAN
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco
8 6 (12.50%) Linux
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (12.50%) Java
8 6 (12.50%) SQL
8 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.50%) Business Continuity

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 6 (12.50%) SAS
2 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) LAN
3 7 (14.58%) VoIP
4 6 (12.50%) VLAN
4 6 (12.50%) VPN
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
4 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.08%) DNS
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.08%) Skype
6 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) GitLab
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) SAS Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Systems Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Junior
6 4 (8.33%) Developer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support
8 2 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) User Researcher
8 2 (4.17%) Visual Designer
9 1 (2.08%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
1 5 (10.42%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
2 3 (6.25%) Spring
2 3 (6.25%) Spring Boot
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) DataPower
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.17%) EPoS
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) iSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) SCADA
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) CentOS
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
1 7 (14.58%) Project Management
1 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
2 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 5 (10.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (8.33%) BDD
4 4 (8.33%) SDLC
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.33%) SOA
4 4 (8.33%) User Stories
4 4 (8.33%) Workflow
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) C#
2 3 (6.25%) Java 8
3 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) Go
4 1 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Firmware
3 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Ansible
2 6 (12.50%) Puppet
3 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) EnterpriseDB
4 2 (4.17%) Pega
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) Meraki
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk
5 1 (2.08%) TOWER Software