Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 84 97 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.09% 6.48% 5.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 7.30% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 50
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £206 £130
90th Percentile £530 £525 £435
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £430
% change year-on-year +4.05% +0.58% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Wales median hourly rate £18.70 £15.02 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.47% -65.47% +125.97%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.94 £25.55
90th Percentile £76.25 £18.10 £51.05
UK median hourly rate £22.45 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +12.25% -16.67% +27.83%

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 1,147 1,328 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.12% 88.77% 85.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 968 729
Wales median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £263 £285 £177
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 43 76
Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £14.43 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.92% -53.07% +98.39%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £13.38
90th Percentile £45.40 £39.05 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +4.35%

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 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Wales over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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
South Wales +3 77 £375 -6.25% 32
North Wales +3 3 £650 - 11
West Wales -11 2 - - 4
Problem-Solving
UK

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

1 34 (40.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.24%) Software Engineering
3 16 (19.05%) Change Control
4 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.86%) SQL
4 15 (17.86%) Systems Engineering
5 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (15.48%) DevOps
6 12 (14.29%) SDLC
6 12 (14.29%) Architectural Design
6 12 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
6 12 (14.29%) OOD
6 12 (14.29%) C++
6 12 (14.29%) UML
6 12 (14.29%) OO
6 12 (14.29%) Windows
6 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 11 (13.10%) Data Modelling
7 11 (13.10%) ETL
8 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 10 (11.90%) PTC
8 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (11.90%) PTC Integrity
9 9 (10.71%) Ergonomics
9 9 (10.71%) Human Factors
9 9 (10.71%) XML
9 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (9.52%) Linux
10 8 (9.52%) Validation
10 8 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis

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 4 (4.76%) JBoss
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
1 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
3 2 (2.38%) Drupal
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) InVision
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) AWS
1 4 (4.76%) Azure
1 4 (4.76%) GitHub
1 4 (4.76%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.19%) GCP
3 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.95%) DNS
2 5 (5.95%) Ethernet
3 4 (4.76%) DHCP
4 3 (3.57%) Firewall
5 2 (2.38%) Skype
5 2 (2.38%) Wireless
6 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) Power BI
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.38%) OLAP
5 2 (2.38%) OLTP
6 1 (1.19%) Big Data
6 1 (1.19%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.19%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.19%) JUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Maven
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.95%) Electronics
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.57%) Military
2 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Developer
1 15 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Consultant
5 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Data Modeller
7 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) XML
2 7 (8.33%) XSD
3 6 (7.14%) .NET
4 5 (5.95%) CSS
4 5 (5.95%) HTML
5 4 (4.76%) HTML5
5 4 (4.76%) Middleware
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (4.76%) WebCenter
6 3 (3.57%) Laravel
7 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.38%) Node.js
7 2 (2.38%) RESTful
7 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.38%) WCF
7 2 (2.38%) XHTML
8 1 (1.19%) Meteor
8 1 (1.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.57%) NHS
2 3 (3.57%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.38%) W3C
4 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.19%) e-Health
4 1 (1.19%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.19%) LIMS
4 1 (1.19%) PACS
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.38%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) CentOS
6 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Software Engineering
2 16 (19.05%) Change Control
3 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.86%) Systems Engineering
4 13 (15.48%) DevOps
5 12 (14.29%) Architectural Design
5 12 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
5 12 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 12 (14.29%) OO
5 12 (14.29%) OOD
5 12 (14.29%) SDLC
5 12 (14.29%) UML
6 11 (13.10%) Data Modelling
6 11 (13.10%) ETL
7 9 (10.71%) Ergonomics
7 9 (10.71%) Human Factors
8 8 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (9.52%) Time Management
8 8 (9.52%) Validation
9 7 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 12 (14.29%) C++
3 6 (7.14%) PHP
4 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) Python
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.19%) HND
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.19%) MCSA
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) HL7
3 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) PTC Integrity
2 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.38%) SCCM
4 2 (2.38%) Terraform
5 1 (1.19%) Ansible
5 1 (1.19%) Grafana
5 1 (1.19%) Nagios
5 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) PTC
3 7 (8.33%) IBM
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (4.76%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 3 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) Adobe
6 1 (1.19%) Lotus
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) Xerox