Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 March 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 14 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 125 109 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.52% 11.17% 9.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.43% 12.56% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 104 112
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £287
90th Percentile £538 £613 £445
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £49.15 £9.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.36% +402.04% -47.08%
10th Percentile £8.89 £47.08 £8.90
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.23 £17.14
North East median hourly rate £12.50 £49.15 £20.50
% change year-on-year -74.57% +139.76% +12.33%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 931 868 1,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.81% 88.93% 89.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 636 1,025
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £293 £256 £275
90th Percentile £563 £584 £530
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 46
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.37 £15.00 £26.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.80% -44.00% +37.37%
10th Percentile £9.82 £8.73 £13.56
90th Percentile £47.88 £38.38 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £15.93 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.97% -22.22% +20.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Tyne and Wear

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 120 £450 +5.88% 28
Gateshead - 4 £413 - 2
Sunderland -4 1 - - 2
Problem-Solving
North East

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 84 (67.20%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.20%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (29.60%) SQL
4 36 (28.80%) Scrum
5 30 (24.00%) Perl
6 29 (23.20%) JIRA
7 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
8 27 (21.60%) Windows
9 26 (20.80%) JavaScript
9 26 (20.80%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 25 (20.00%) Oracle
10 25 (20.00%) Usability Testing
11 23 (18.40%) Confluence
11 23 (18.40%) Linux
11 23 (18.40%) Docker
12 22 (17.60%) DevOps
12 22 (17.60%) Firewall
12 22 (17.60%) Kanban
13 21 (16.80%) Puppet
14 20 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (16.00%) User Experience
14 20 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
15 19 (15.20%) Actionable Insight
15 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
15 19 (15.20%) Python
16 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
16 18 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (13.60%) Ruby
17 17 (13.60%) ITIL

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 23 (18.40%) Confluence
2 7 (5.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.20%) Apache
3 4 (3.20%) JBoss
3 4 (3.20%) nginx
3 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.80%) CMS
5 1 (0.80%) Documentum
5 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.60%) Office 365
5 5 (4.00%) IaaS
5 5 (4.00%) SaaS
6 4 (3.20%) GitHub
6 4 (3.20%) Google Analytics
7 3 (2.40%) PaaS
8 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.60%) Firewall
2 8 (6.40%) HTTP
3 7 (5.60%) VLAN
4 4 (3.20%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.20%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.20%) NAS
4 4 (3.20%) SAN
4 4 (3.20%) SSL
4 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.40%) Skype
6 2 (1.60%) HSPA
6 2 (1.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.80%) LAN
7 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.40%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.60%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.20%) Big Data
6 4 (3.20%) Sqoop
7 3 (2.40%) Base SAS
7 3 (2.40%) Data Lake
7 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (23.20%) JIRA
2 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.20%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.20%) Selenium
4 13 (10.40%) Maven
5 12 (9.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (8.80%) ProC
7 5 (4.00%) JUnit
8 4 (3.20%) Ant
8 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.20%) Gatling
8 4 (3.20%) Grunt
8 4 (3.20%) gulp
8 4 (3.20%) IntelliJ
8 4 (3.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.20%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.60%) GitLab
10 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.80%) Geb
General
1 8 (6.40%) Banking
2 3 (2.40%) Retail
3 2 (1.60%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) User Researcher
2 18 (14.40%) Developer
3 12 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) Architect
4 8 (6.40%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (6.40%) Senior User Researcher
5 7 (5.60%) SQL Developer
6 6 (4.80%) Tester
7 5 (4.00%) Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) Automation Specialist
7 5 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.20%) C Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (3.20%) QA Tester
9 3 (2.40%) Database Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) HTML
2 13 (10.40%) YAML
3 12 (9.60%) CSS
3 12 (9.60%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (9.60%) Gherkin
4 11 (8.80%) Web Services
5 10 (8.00%) Middleware
5 10 (8.00%) RESTful
6 9 (7.20%) Spring
7 8 (6.40%) HTML5
7 8 (6.40%) Node.js
8 6 (4.80%) jQuery
8 6 (4.80%) JSON
9 5 (4.00%) .NET
9 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.00%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.00%) REST
9 5 (4.00%) SOAP
9 5 (4.00%) XML
10 4 (3.20%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (43.20%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.00%) User Experience
3 12 (9.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.40%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.40%) NHS
7 2 (1.60%) Blog
7 2 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 23 (18.40%) Linux
3 17 (13.60%) Unix
4 11 (8.80%) Solaris
5 8 (6.40%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.80%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.20%) CentOS
7 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.60%) Debian
8 2 (1.60%) Fedora
8 2 (1.60%) SUSE
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (67.20%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.80%) Scrum
3 28 (22.40%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.80%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 25 (20.00%) Usability Testing
6 22 (17.60%) DevOps
6 22 (17.60%) Kanban
7 20 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (15.20%) Actionable Insight
9 17 (13.60%) Configuration Management
9 17 (13.60%) ITIL
9 17 (13.60%) User Stories
10 16 (12.80%) Analytics
10 16 (12.80%) Ergonomics
10 16 (12.80%) Ethnography
10 16 (12.80%) Human Factors
10 16 (12.80%) Workshop Facilitation
11 15 (12.00%) Qualitative Research
11 15 (12.00%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.60%) SQL
2 30 (24.00%) Perl
3 26 (20.80%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.20%) Python
5 17 (13.60%) Ruby
6 16 (12.80%) Java
7 11 (8.80%) C
7 11 (8.80%) Korn
7 11 (8.80%) PL/SQL
8 10 (8.00%) C#
8 10 (8.00%) Groovy
9 9 (7.20%) Scala
10 5 (4.00%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.20%) Haskell
11 4 (3.20%) Java 8
12 3 (2.40%) C++
12 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.80%) Degree
3 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.20%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.20%) ISEB
4 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.40%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.60%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.80%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 3 (2.40%) GDPR
3 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (18.40%) Docker
2 10 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.20%) Apache Flume
3 4 (3.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) Puppet
2 16 (12.80%) Ansible
3 13 (10.40%) ZABBIX
4 12 (9.60%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (9.60%) Nagios
5 9 (7.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 4 (3.20%) Grafana
6 4 (3.20%) Kibana
7 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (9.60%) Riverbed
3 11 (8.80%) HP
4 9 (7.20%) Google
5 7 (5.60%) Adobe
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.20%) webMethods
7 3 (2.40%) Guidewire
7 3 (2.40%) Pega
7 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.60%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.80%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.80%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.80%) BT
9 1 (0.80%) Citrix
9 1 (0.80%) UiPath