Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 37 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 28 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.24% 2.56% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 3.34% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 19
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +5.52%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £154
90th Percentile £448 £505 £444
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Southampton median hourly rate £29.12 £17.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.78% +25.50% -21.46%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.65 £12.16
90th Percentile £44.41 £22.50 £15.26
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +87.50% -51.81% +137.14%

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 461 359 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.33% 76.71% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 212 263
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £306 £250 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 31
Southampton median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.70% +42.86% -16.42%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.79 £48.09 £33.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.38% +11.11% +44.43%

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 21 October 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

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Southampton over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (17.86%) ETL
4 5 (17.86%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) LabVIEW
6 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 3 (10.71%) Spring
6 3 (10.71%) Physics
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring

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 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Serverless
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Functions
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Redis
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) LabVIEW
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) AppVeyor
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Developer
2 5 (17.86%) SSIS Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 4 (14.29%) ETL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Web Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) Angular 2
3 2 (7.14%) GWT
3 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.14%) Java EE
3 2 (7.14%) JMS
3 2 (7.14%) JSF
3 2 (7.14%) JSP
3 2 (7.14%) XSLT
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.14%) Life Science
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Android
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ETL
1 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Analytics
2 4 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
2 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 3 (10.71%) Coaching
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Physics
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 2 (7.14%) Image Processing
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) Multivariate Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) XQuery
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Grafana
1 1 (3.57%) Packer
1 1 (3.57%) Prometheus
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
1 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) ATG
3 1 (3.57%) ESRI
3 1 (3.57%) JDA
3 1 (3.57%) MapR
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) VMware