Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 34 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.42% 6.49% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.88% 7.54% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 18
Southampton median daily rate £413 £393 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +23.62% +21.41%
10th Percentile £262 £284 £138
90th Percentile £550 £486 £591
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% +1.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 - £15.36
10th Percentile £11.00 - £10.13
90th Percentile £18.70 - £32.85
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.77 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +36.36% -4.42%

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 383 358 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 83.62% 86.06% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 251 240
Southampton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £260
90th Percentile £594 £575 £632
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.38% -0.47% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 14
Southampton median hourly rate £24.95 £44.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.30% +198.31% -15.71%
10th Percentile £11.85 £18.92 £10.22
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.97 £25.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.20 £25.12 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.17% -8.65% -21.43%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
8 6 (17.65%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.71%) DevOps
9 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
10 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
10 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (11.76%) Network Security
10 4 (11.76%) Scrum
10 4 (11.76%) MVC
10 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
11 3 (8.82%) CSS
11 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.82%) ITIL
11 3 (8.82%) HTML
11 3 (8.82%) .NET
11 3 (8.82%) Python
11 3 (8.82%) OO
11 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (8.82%) SOA

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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) Jupyter
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Workday HCM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.88%) Power BI
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.94%) GIS
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (5.88%) Protractor
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.88%) webpack
4 1 (2.94%) Chocolatey
General
1 2 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) IT Support
4 3 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) ETL Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 2 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) Angular 2
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
1 3 (8.82%) WCF
1 3 (8.82%) WinForms
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Core
2 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.88%) Node.js
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
2 2 (5.88%) Sass
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Keras
3 1 (2.94%) NumPy
3 1 (2.94%) Pandas
3 1 (2.94%) PySpark
3 1 (2.94%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) DevOps
3 4 (11.76%) MVC
3 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
3 4 (11.76%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) Coaching
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 3 (8.82%) Database Optimisation
4 3 (8.82%) ETL
4 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) OO
4 3 (8.82%) SOA
4 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Prototyping
5 2 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) ES6
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PhD
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) WebInspect
3 1 (2.94%) Grafana
3 1 (2.94%) Kibana
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.94%) WMI
3 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Apple
2 2 (5.88%) Workday
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) BT
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) CommVault
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Intel
3 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) Sage
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau
3 1 (2.94%) Talend
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) Xerox