Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +24
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 24 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.45% 5.30% 6.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 6.80% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 18
Southampton median daily rate £413 £438 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +14.75% -0.65%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £151
90th Percentile £495 £599 £457
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £340 £388
% change year-on-year +17.65% -12.26% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Southampton median hourly rate £48.23 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.15% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £14.67
% change year-on-year +87.50% +36.36% +12.83%

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 375 353 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 85.23% 77.92% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 211 235
Southampton median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £247
90th Percentile £575 £725 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 27
Southampton median hourly rate £31.51 £13.81 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.27% -7.97% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.59 £22.50 £27.60
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +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 21 June 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 21 June 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Spring
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (16.67%) GWT
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) JSF
7 3 (12.50%) XQuery
7 3 (12.50%) JMS
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) C#

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 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) OLAP
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.17%) Redis
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.17%) RequisitePro
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Android Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Process Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lean Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) GWT
1 4 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 3 (12.50%) JMS
2 3 (12.50%) JSF
2 3 (12.50%) JSP
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) XSLT
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) Java EE
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Commons
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) GraphQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java SE
4 1 (4.17%) Leaflet
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) Physics
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) XQuery
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) ES6
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) ATG
3 1 (4.17%) ESRI
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) JDA
3 1 (4.17%) MapR
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) VMware