Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 19 August 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 28 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +12
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 26 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.04% 4.35% 6.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 5.78% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 22
Southampton median daily rate £400 £488 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +28.71% +1.00%
10th Percentile £292 £297 £155
90th Percentile £510 £605 £444
Hampshire median daily rate £395 £346 £375
% change year-on-year +14.16% -7.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Southampton median hourly rate £48.23 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.15% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £30.13
% change year-on-year +7.33% +24.48% +128.65%

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 448 346 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.82% 75.22% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 212 260
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £251 £225
90th Percentile £575 £590 £514
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Southampton median hourly rate £19.76 £13.80 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% -1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.01 £22.50 £20.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +66.67%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Southampton

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Southampton

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Southampton over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Southampton

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (19.23%) Spring
5 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) Coaching
6 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) C#
6 4 (15.38%) ETL
6 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (15.38%) GWT
6 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 3 (11.54%) LabVIEW
7 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
7 3 (11.54%) Physics
7 3 (11.54%) JSF
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) B2B
7 3 (11.54%) XQuery
7 3 (11.54%) JUnit

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Jetty
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Functions
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.69%) Redis
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.85%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) OLAP
4 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JUnit
1 3 (11.54%) LabVIEW
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) AppVeyor
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
2 4 (15.38%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 2 (7.69%) ETL Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Web Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Android Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Spring
2 4 (15.38%) GWT
3 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
3 3 (11.54%) JMS
3 3 (11.54%) JSF
3 3 (11.54%) JSP
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) XSLT
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) Java EE
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Commons
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.85%) GraphQL
5 1 (3.85%) Leaflet
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) Sass
5 1 (3.85%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Social Media
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Analytics
3 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) Coaching
3 4 (15.38%) ETL
3 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.54%) B2B
4 3 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (11.54%) Physics
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Android Development
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.69%) Multivariate Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Social Media Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) XQuery
6 2 (7.69%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) ES6
7 1 (3.85%) Korn
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Grafana
1 1 (3.85%) Packer
1 1 (3.85%) Prometheus
1 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.85%) Terraform
1 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) ATG
2 1 (3.85%) ESRI
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) JDA
2 1 (3.85%) MapR
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Tableau
2 1 (3.85%) VMware