Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 28 16
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12 +18
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 122 72 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.79% 7.85% 11.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.29% 8.99% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 180
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -15.99%
10th Percentile £328 £338 £261
90th Percentile £537 £503 £488
North East median daily rate £427 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +0.47% +14.86% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £49.15 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.60% +227.67% -17.81%
10th Percentile £8.89 £17.82 £14.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £51.23 £28.00
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -73.33% +200.00% +20.00%

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 854 801 1,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.52% 87.35% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 568 1,386
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +11.07% -14.63%
10th Percentile £280 £237 £230
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -13.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 85
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £18.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% -32.73% +41.03%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.80 £14.05
90th Percentile £46.10 £50.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £26.58
% change year-on-year -35.63% -18.16% +54.06%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +24 119 £429 +0.94% 37
Gateshead - 3 £413 - 5
Problem-Solving
North East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 68 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.62%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (28.69%) SQL
4 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
5 31 (25.41%) JavaScript
6 29 (23.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 28 (22.95%) ITIL
7 28 (22.95%) Degree
8 27 (22.13%) Windows
8 27 (22.13%) Linux
9 25 (20.49%) Git (software)
10 23 (18.85%) Firewall
11 22 (18.03%) HP
11 22 (18.03%) Mentoring
12 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
12 21 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (16.39%) Test Automation
13 20 (16.39%) Market Research
13 20 (16.39%) Analytics
13 20 (16.39%) Runbook
13 20 (16.39%) JIRA
13 20 (16.39%) Psychology
14 19 (15.57%) Usability Testing
14 19 (15.57%) Docker
14 19 (15.57%) DevOps
15 18 (14.75%) ITSM
15 18 (14.75%) Middleware
16 17 (13.93%) OO
16 17 (13.93%) Scrum
16 17 (13.93%) Jenkins

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 15 (12.30%) Confluence
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.46%) Apache
3 3 (2.46%) JBoss
3 3 (2.46%) nginx
3 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) Documentum
5 1 (0.82%) Liferay
5 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.28%) SaaS
5 3 (2.46%) GitHub
5 3 (2.46%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.46%) Office 365
6 2 (1.64%) IaaS
6 2 (1.64%) PaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Datadog
7 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.85%) Firewall
2 11 (9.02%) HTTP
3 8 (6.56%) HTTPS
3 8 (6.56%) iSCSI
3 8 (6.56%) NAS
3 8 (6.56%) SAN
4 7 (5.74%) LAN
4 7 (5.74%) VLAN
4 7 (5.74%) WAN
5 5 (4.10%) Network Security
6 4 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.46%) SSL
7 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.64%) HSPA
9 1 (0.82%) FTP
9 1 (0.82%) Internet
9 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.74%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.10%) MySQL
6 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.64%) DB2
9 2 (1.64%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.82%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.82%) KDB
10 1 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (20.49%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.39%) JIRA
3 17 (13.93%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.02%) Maven
5 9 (7.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.92%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.92%) Selenium
7 4 (3.28%) JUnit
8 3 (2.46%) Ant
8 3 (2.46%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.46%) Gatling
8 3 (2.46%) Grunt
8 3 (2.46%) gulp
8 3 (2.46%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.46%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (2.46%) Sublime Text
9 2 (1.64%) GitLab
10 1 (0.82%) Geb
10 1 (0.82%) Gradle
10 1 (0.82%) NCrunch
General
1 5 (4.10%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (24.59%) User Researcher
2 20 (16.39%) Developer
3 14 (11.48%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Senior User Researcher
6 8 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Architect
8 5 (4.10%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.28%) Network Support
10 3 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.46%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Cloud Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) DBA
10 3 (2.46%) Digital User Researcher
10 3 (2.46%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared DBA
10 3 (2.46%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) Middleware
2 10 (8.20%) CSS
2 10 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (8.20%) HTML
2 10 (8.20%) YAML
3 9 (7.38%) .NET
4 8 (6.56%) Web Services
5 7 (5.74%) HTML5
5 7 (5.74%) J2EE
5 7 (5.74%) jQuery
5 7 (5.74%) Spring
6 6 (4.92%) JSON
6 6 (4.92%) Node.js
6 6 (4.92%) XML
7 5 (4.10%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.10%) REST
7 5 (4.10%) SOAP
8 4 (3.28%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.28%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (42.62%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) User Experience
3 9 (7.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (6.56%) Blog
5 6 (4.92%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.28%) NHS
7 3 (2.46%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.82%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.82%) PMI
9 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.13%) Linux
1 27 (22.13%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Unix
2 8 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.46%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.82%) HPUX
6 1 (0.82%) MVS
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
6 1 (0.82%) VME
6 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 28 (22.95%) ITIL
4 22 (18.03%) Mentoring
5 21 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (16.39%) Analytics
6 20 (16.39%) Market Research
6 20 (16.39%) Psychology
6 20 (16.39%) Runbook
6 20 (16.39%) Test Automation
7 19 (15.57%) DevOps
7 19 (15.57%) Usability Testing
8 18 (14.75%) ITSM
9 17 (13.93%) Decision-Making
9 17 (13.93%) OO
9 17 (13.93%) Scrum
10 16 (13.11%) Configuration Management
10 16 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (13.11%) Kanban
10 16 (13.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) SQL
2 31 (25.41%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.11%) Python
3 16 (13.11%) Ruby
4 15 (12.30%) Java
5 13 (10.66%) Perl
6 9 (7.38%) C#
7 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.28%) Groovy
8 4 (3.28%) Scala
9 3 (2.46%) Haskell
10 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.64%) Go
10 2 (1.64%) Java 8
11 1 (0.82%) C
11 1 (0.82%) C++
11 1 (0.82%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.95%) Degree
3 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.82%) CCNA
6 1 (0.82%) CCNP
6 1 (0.82%) CISA
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.82%) CISM
6 1 (0.82%) CISSP
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.82%) ISEB
6 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.82%) OCP
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PMP
6 1 (0.82%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.64%) GDPR
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) Docker
2 13 (10.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.64%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.64%) HDFS
3 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) Puppet
2 15 (12.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 11 (9.02%) Ansible
3 11 (9.02%) Nagios
3 11 (9.02%) ZABBIX
4 9 (7.38%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (2.46%) Grafana
5 3 (2.46%) Kibana
6 1 (0.82%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (18.03%) HP
2 16 (13.11%) Oracle
3 14 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.38%) Riverbed
5 6 (4.92%) Cisco
6 5 (4.10%) Adobe
6 5 (4.10%) F5
6 5 (4.10%) Google
7 4 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.28%) Juniper
7 4 (3.28%) McAfee
8 3 (2.46%) Remedy
8 3 (2.46%) webMethods
9 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.64%) BT
9 2 (1.64%) Citrix
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.64%) VMware
10 1 (0.82%) Guidewire