Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 25 September 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 29 24
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +34
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 87 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.62% 6.12% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 7.22% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 50 56
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.75%
10th Percentile £204 £130 £306
90th Percentile £488 £435 £475
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Wales median hourly rate £15.02 £43.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.47% +107.14% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.94 £25.55 £20.50
90th Percentile £18.10 £51.05 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £22.83 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.90% +29.73% -4.10%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,364 984 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.17% 84.83% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 681 665
Wales median daily rate £413 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.42% -4.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £285 £190 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 60 45
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.94% +81.48% -3.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.28
90th Percentile £36.00 £58.75 £67.00
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -14.38% +5.10% +4.22%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Wales over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Wales

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
South Wales -10 80 £400 +6.67% 51
West Wales +18 6 £204 - 4
North Wales -3 1 - - 11
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 36 (41.38%) Microsoft
1 36 (41.38%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
4 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
5 19 (21.84%) C++
6 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
7 16 (18.39%) SQL
8 15 (17.24%) Firewall
8 15 (17.24%) Change Control
9 14 (16.09%) Multithreaded Programming
9 14 (16.09%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (16.09%) UML
9 14 (16.09%) Multithreading
10 13 (14.94%) Skype for Business
10 13 (14.94%) OO
10 13 (14.94%) Skype
11 12 (13.79%) Telepresence
11 12 (13.79%) OOD
11 12 (13.79%) Cisco
11 12 (13.79%) VoIP
11 12 (13.79%) Polycom
11 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
12 11 (12.64%) Degree
12 11 (12.64%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (12.64%) Unified Communications
12 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.64%) Oracle
12 11 (12.64%) Video\Live Streaming

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.94%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.60%) IIS
3 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.45%) OpenROAD
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) InVision
5 1 (1.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) GitHub
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) Skype
3 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
3 12 (13.79%) Telepresence
3 12 (13.79%) VoIP
4 11 (12.64%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.45%) H.323
5 3 (3.45%) VLAN
5 3 (3.45%) VSAN
6 2 (2.30%) SMTP
7 1 (1.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) Intranet
7 1 (1.15%) SMS
7 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) VPN
7 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.45%) Big Data
4 3 (3.45%) Ingres
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) HPCC
6 1 (1.15%) OLAP
6 1 (1.15%) OLTP
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.15%) Redis
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
1 3 (3.45%) Selenium
1 3 (3.45%) Subversion
1 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.15%) Flyway
2 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.15%) Gradle
2 1 (1.15%) JUnit
2 1 (1.15%) Maven
2 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.15%) Rational Quality Manager
2 1 (1.15%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.15%) Front Office
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.15%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.79%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) IP Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) IP Telephony Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Telephony Engineer
4 8 (9.20%) Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Designer
6 4 (4.60%) IT Support
7 3 (3.45%) EDI Business Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) IT Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Programme Office Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) UI Designer
7 3 (3.45%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) EDI
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) Apache Axis
3 2 (2.30%) CSS3
3 2 (2.30%) Django
3 2 (2.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.30%) Middleware
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.30%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
4 1 (1.15%) React
4 1 (1.15%) SOAP
4 1 (1.15%) Spring
4 1 (1.15%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.15%) Thymeleaf
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (41.38%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.09%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (12.64%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (12.64%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.60%) User Experience
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) PKI
6 2 (2.30%) Blog
6 2 (2.30%) CESG
6 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.75%) Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.54%) Software Engineering
3 15 (17.24%) Change Control
4 14 (16.09%) Multithreaded Programming
4 14 (16.09%) Multithreading
4 14 (16.09%) UML
5 13 (14.94%) OO
6 12 (13.79%) OOD
7 11 (12.64%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 8 (9.20%) ITIL
8 8 (9.20%) Migration
8 8 (9.20%) Project Management
9 7 (8.05%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.90%) High Availability
11 5 (5.75%) Decision-Making
11 5 (5.75%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.75%) Workflow
12 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.84%) C++
2 16 (18.39%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) C
4 7 (8.05%) Python
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.60%) Java
6 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) VBA
8 1 (1.15%) Java 8
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) R
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (29.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) CCNA
4 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.60%) MCSE
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.15%) HNC
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.15%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) GDPR
2 3 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.45%) MISRA
2 3 (3.45%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.30%) SLA
4 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Docker
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (6.90%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) WSUS
4 3 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.45%) SCOM
4 3 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.15%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Cisco
2 12 (13.79%) Polycom
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) McAfee
5 4 (4.60%) Teradata
6 3 (3.45%) Adobe
6 3 (3.45%) Green Hills
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.15%) HP
8 1 (1.15%) Lotus
8 1 (1.15%) Remedy
8 1 (1.15%) Sophos
8 1 (1.15%) Tableau
8 1 (1.15%) Zend