Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 42 54 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.68% 6.48% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 7.73% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 46
South Yorkshire median daily rate £388 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £200 £403 £269
90th Percentile £475 £538 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.88% +199.03%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £31.25 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +120.07% -2.07% +8.13%

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 767 699 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 85.51% 83.91% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 389 654
South Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £574 £600 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 37
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £23.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.16% +2.56% +62.16%
10th Percentile £9.31 £13.10 £11.86
90th Percentile £33.00 £46.70 £48.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year +11.48% +3.39% +1.72%

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 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
Sheffield -15 33 £403 -5.29% 27
Doncaster 0 3 £275 - 2
Problem-Solving
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 14 (33.33%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.43%) Firewall
4 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (19.05%) Ansible
5 8 (19.05%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) WAN
6 7 (16.67%) Java
6 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (16.67%) Docker
6 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (16.67%) Puppet
6 7 (16.67%) REST
6 7 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 6 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 6 (14.29%) Spring
7 6 (14.29%) VLAN
7 6 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (14.29%) SOAP
7 6 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

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 5 (11.90%) SAS
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) Documentum
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 7 (16.67%) WAN
3 6 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (14.29%) VLAN
3 6 (14.29%) VoIP
3 6 (14.29%) VPN
3 6 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) Skype
5 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.38%) GitLab
4 1 (2.38%) JUnit
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (33.33%) Banking
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Junior
3 5 (11.90%) SAS Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) User Researcher
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Security Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) REST
2 6 (14.29%) SOAP
2 6 (14.29%) Spring
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) Spring Boot
4 4 (9.52%) .NET
5 2 (4.76%) Middleware
5 2 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.38%) Kafka
6 1 (2.38%) Node.js
6 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) DataPower
2 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.76%) EPoS
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Blog
5 1 (2.38%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) CentOS
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
5 5 (11.90%) Microservices
5 5 (11.90%) SOA
5 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.90%) Workflow
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (9.52%) SDLC
6 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) User Stories
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 3 (7.14%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Java 8
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.38%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Docker
3 6 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Ansible
2 7 (16.67%) Puppet
3 6 (14.29%) Kubernetes
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (4.76%) Pega
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) F5
4 1 (2.38%) Intel
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk