Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 20 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +14
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 103 95 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.89% 7.27% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 8.66% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 60 69
Wales median daily rate £395 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.63% -13.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £206 £164 £312
90th Percentile £469 £438 £425
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Wales median hourly rate £108.00 £20.00 £47.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +440.00% -57.58% +365.63%
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.70% -6.28% +5.26%

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 1,285 1,097 1,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.95% 83.93% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 806 737
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.66%
10th Percentile £226 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 51
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +33.58% +22.72%
10th Percentile £11.89 £13.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +20.83%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 102 £395 +24.90% 41
West Wales +7 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 37 (35.92%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.07%) Security Cleared
4 26 (25.24%) SQL
5 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
6 17 (16.50%) Linux
6 17 (16.50%) MS Exchange
7 16 (15.53%) Firewall
7 16 (15.53%) Business Analysis
7 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
7 16 (15.53%) Relational Database
8 15 (14.56%) Windows
9 14 (13.59%) UML
9 14 (13.59%) C++
9 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
9 14 (13.59%) Scrum
9 14 (13.59%) Multithreading
9 14 (13.59%) Change Control
9 14 (13.59%) Multithreaded Programming
10 13 (12.62%) Finance
11 12 (11.65%) RDBMS
11 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
11 12 (11.65%) Skype
12 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (9.71%) Degree
13 10 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (9.71%) Use Case
13 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
13 10 (9.71%) Replication

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 17 (16.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.94%) OpenROAD
5 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) Firewall
2 12 (11.65%) Skype
3 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.80%) IP Telephony
4 7 (6.80%) Telepresence
4 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications
4 7 (6.80%) VoIP
5 6 (5.83%) DNS
6 5 (4.85%) DHCP
7 3 (2.91%) H.323
8 2 (1.94%) SMTP
8 2 (1.94%) VLAN
8 2 (1.94%) VSAN
9 1 (0.97%) HTTP
9 1 (0.97%) Network Security
9 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.53%) Relational Database
2 12 (11.65%) RDBMS
2 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (9.71%) MySQL
5 8 (7.77%) MariaDB
6 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.80%) OLAP
6 7 (6.80%) OLTP
7 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.94%) Ingres
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.97%) MS Access
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (5.83%) Subversion
2 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.85%) JMeter
4 4 (3.88%) JIRA
4 4 (3.88%) Rational Quality Manager
4 4 (3.88%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (2.91%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.97%) Maven
6 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.97%) TestRail
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Law
3 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Military
4 4 (3.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.88%) Automotive
4 4 (3.88%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.91%) Legal
6 2 (1.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Analyst
2 15 (14.56%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) DBA
4 11 (10.68%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Administrator
6 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) MySQL DBA
7 7 (6.80%) Database Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Report Writer
7 7 (6.80%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Head of Architecture
9 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) IP Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) IP Telephony Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) Apache Axis
2 3 (2.91%) EDI
2 3 (2.91%) EDIFACT
2 3 (2.91%) OAuth
2 3 (2.91%) OAuth2
2 3 (2.91%) SAML
2 3 (2.91%) XML
3 1 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.97%) Middleware
3 1 (0.97%) OpenGL
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.97%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Replication
3 8 (7.77%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (6.80%) Video\Live Streaming
5 6 (5.83%) User Experience
6 4 (3.88%) CESG
6 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.91%) NHS
7 3 (2.91%) PKI
8 2 (1.94%) Clustering
8 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.97%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Linux
2 15 (14.56%) Windows
3 10 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.80%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.83%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.91%) CentOS
8 2 (1.94%) AIX
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.94%) Unix
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.53%) Business Analysis
2 16 (15.53%) Software Engineering
3 14 (13.59%) Change Control
3 14 (13.59%) Multithreaded Programming
3 14 (13.59%) Multithreading
3 14 (13.59%) Scrum
3 14 (13.59%) UML
4 10 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
4 10 (9.71%) Use Case
5 9 (8.74%) High Availability
5 9 (8.74%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.74%) OO
5 9 (8.74%) OOD
5 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.77%) ITIL
6 8 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (7.77%) Task Automation
6 8 (7.77%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) C++
3 9 (8.74%) C
3 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.83%) Java
5 5 (4.85%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) Ingres ABF
6 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) C-shell
7 1 (0.97%) Perl
7 1 (0.97%) Python
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (31.07%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) Degree
4 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.85%) MCSA
6 4 (3.88%) MCSE
7 3 (2.91%) CCNA
7 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.94%) HNC
8 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) MISRA
1 6 (5.83%) MISRA C
2 3 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.94%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) vSphere
4 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) Galera Cluster
2 7 (6.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.85%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.85%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.91%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.91%) SCCM
4 3 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.94%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (1.94%) SCOM
5 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.94%) WSUS
6 1 (0.97%) Ansible
6 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) VMware
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco
3 7 (6.80%) Polycom
4 6 (5.83%) Green Hills
4 6 (5.83%) IBM
5 5 (4.85%) McAfee
5 5 (4.85%) Oracle
5 5 (4.85%) Symantec
6 3 (2.91%) CA
6 3 (2.91%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.91%) SAP
7 2 (1.94%) PTC
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat