Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 19 34
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15 +30
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 104 86 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.01% 6.49% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 7.66% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 60 53
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £268 £135 £325
90th Percentile £563 £435 £473
UK median daily rate £430 £430 £415
% change year-on-year - +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Wales median hourly rate £15.02 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.14% +2.38% +82.61%
10th Percentile £11.94 £20.00 £11.23
90th Percentile £18.10 £48.88 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% +2.65%

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 1,296 1,122 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.39% 84.68% 81.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 790 682
Wales median daily rate £405 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.58% +1.33% +5.34%
10th Percentile £285 £183 £230
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 84 56
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +44.93% +21.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £69.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -6 101 £400 +14.29% 32
West Wales +13 2 £325 - 2
North Wales 0 1 - - 5
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
5 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.08%) SQL
7 23 (22.12%) MS Exchange
8 22 (21.15%) Firewall
9 20 (19.23%) C++
10 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
11 16 (15.38%) Finance
11 16 (15.38%) UML
11 16 (15.38%) Business Analysis
11 16 (15.38%) Multithreading
11 16 (15.38%) Change Control
11 16 (15.38%) Multithreaded Programming
12 15 (14.42%) Telepresence
12 15 (14.42%) Polycom
12 15 (14.42%) IP Telephony
12 15 (14.42%) Cisco
13 14 (13.46%) VoIP
13 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
13 14 (13.46%) Video\Live Streaming
13 14 (13.46%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (13.46%) Skype for Business
13 14 (13.46%) Unified Communications
13 14 (13.46%) Skype
13 14 (13.46%) Cisco CUCM
13 14 (13.46%) Work Breakdown Structure
13 14 (13.46%) Self-Motivation

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 23 (22.12%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.46%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.96%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.96%) SAS
6 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.73%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) GitHub
3 2 (1.92%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) Firewall
2 15 (14.42%) IP Telephony
2 15 (14.42%) Telepresence
3 14 (13.46%) Skype
3 14 (13.46%) Unified Communications
3 14 (13.46%) VoIP
4 5 (4.81%) H.323
5 4 (3.85%) DNS
5 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.88%) DHCP
6 3 (2.88%) VLAN
6 3 (2.88%) VSAN
7 2 (1.92%) SMTP
8 1 (0.96%) HTTP
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
8 1 (0.96%) SMS
8 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.73%) OLAP
3 7 (6.73%) OLTP
3 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.77%) MySQL
5 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.96%) Big Data
9 1 (0.96%) HPCC
9 1 (0.96%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (4.81%) Subversion
2 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.85%) JIRA
3 4 (3.85%) Rational Quality Manager
3 4 (3.85%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.96%) Maven
5 1 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.85%) Automotive
2 4 (3.85%) Military
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
3 3 (2.88%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Software Engineer
3 14 (13.46%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) IP Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) IP Telephony Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Telephony Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Architect
7 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Report Writer
8 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) IT Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Process Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) EDI Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) EDI Business Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) EDI
2 5 (4.81%) Apache Axis
3 4 (3.85%) XML
4 3 (2.88%) EDIFACT
4 3 (2.88%) OAuth
4 3 (2.88%) OAuth2
4 3 (2.88%) SAML
5 2 (1.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.92%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.96%) jQuery
6 1 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.96%) React
6 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (36.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (13.46%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (13.46%) Video\Live Streaming
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.81%) CESG
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.96%) SCADA
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Windows
2 9 (8.65%) Linux
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.31%) Software Engineering
3 16 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 16 (15.38%) Change Control
3 16 (15.38%) Multithreaded Programming
3 16 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 16 (15.38%) UML
4 14 (13.46%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 13 (12.50%) OO
6 12 (11.54%) OOD
7 10 (9.62%) High Availability
8 9 (8.65%) Use Case
9 8 (7.69%) Migration
9 8 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.73%) ETL
10 7 (6.73%) Project Management
11 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.81%) ITIL
12 5 (4.81%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.08%) SQL
2 20 (19.23%) C++
3 10 (9.62%) C
4 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.77%) Python
6 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.85%) Ruby
7 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.92%) Java
9 1 (0.96%) C#
9 1 (0.96%) C-shell
9 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.96%) Perl
9 1 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) R
9 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.96%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.54%) Degree
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.77%) CCNA
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.85%) MCSA
6 4 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.96%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.96%) HNC
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) GDPR
1 5 (4.81%) MISRA
1 5 (4.81%) MISRA C
2 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.77%) vSphere
4 3 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.92%) Docker
6 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.77%) Backup Exec
2 6 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (5.77%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.88%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.88%) SCOM
3 3 (2.88%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.88%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.88%) WSUS
4 2 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.92%) PTC Integrity
5 1 (0.96%) Ansible
5 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (41.35%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Cisco
2 15 (14.42%) Polycom
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle
3 8 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (5.77%) IBM
4 6 (5.77%) McAfee
4 6 (5.77%) Symantec
5 5 (4.81%) Green Hills
6 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.85%) Teradata
7 3 (2.88%) CA
7 3 (2.88%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 2 (1.92%) PTC
9 1 (0.96%) Lotus
9 1 (0.96%) Zend