Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 23 28
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +22
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 84 85 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.95% 7.16% 6.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 8.53% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 66
Wales median daily rate £396 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £202 £130 £219
90th Percentile £506 £438 £500
UK median daily rate £440 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Wales median hourly rate - £43.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +141.67% +18.19%
UK median hourly rate £27.15 £24.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.13% +45.45% -17.50%

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 1,488 996 1,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.74% 83.91% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 663 835
Wales median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +12.36%
10th Percentile £288 £178 £210
90th Percentile £588 £555 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.98 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -22 72 £400 +6.67% 43
West Wales +8 6 £204 -32.00% 6
North Wales 0 6 £350 +169.23% 8
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 31 (36.90%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 18 (21.43%) Windows
6 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 15 (17.86%) Finance
7 15 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 13 (15.48%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
9 12 (14.29%) C++
9 12 (14.29%) SQL
9 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 11 (13.10%) Degree
10 11 (13.10%) OO
11 10 (11.90%) Firewall
11 10 (11.90%) CSS
11 10 (11.90%) ITIL
11 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.90%) OOD
11 10 (11.90%) Change Control
12 9 (10.71%) Multithreading
12 9 (10.71%) SCCM
12 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 9 (10.71%) HTML
12 9 (10.71%) UML
12 9 (10.71%) Multithreaded Programming
13 8 (9.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
13 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management

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 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
2 6 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) OpenROAD
4 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.19%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) Skype
3 5 (5.95%) IP Telephony
3 5 (5.95%) Telepresence
3 5 (5.95%) VLAN
3 5 (5.95%) VoIP
3 5 (5.95%) VSAN
4 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.19%) H.323
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) Intranet
5 1 (1.19%) SMS
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.76%) Big Data
4 3 (3.57%) Blockchain
4 3 (3.57%) Ingres
4 3 (3.57%) MySQL
5 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.19%) HPCC
6 1 (1.19%) Redis
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (1.19%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.19%) Flyway
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Gradle
2 1 (1.19%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) JUnit
2 1 (1.19%) Maven
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
2 1 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) TestNG
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Front Office
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (13.10%) Analyst
1 11 (13.10%) Developer
1 11 (13.10%) Software Engineer
2 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 7 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Designer
3 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Hardware Specialist
5 4 (4.76%) IP Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) IP Telephony Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) EDI Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) EDI Business Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Programme Office Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) User Researcher
6 3 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) CSS
2 9 (10.71%) HTML
3 6 (7.14%) .NET
4 4 (4.76%) Apache Axis
4 4 (4.76%) jQuery
5 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.57%) CSS3
5 3 (3.57%) Django
5 3 (3.57%) EDI
5 3 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (1.19%) Node.js
6 1 (1.19%) React
6 1 (1.19%) SOAP
6 1 (1.19%) Spring
6 1 (1.19%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.19%) Thymeleaf
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (36.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) PKI
4 5 (5.95%) User Experience
5 4 (4.76%) CESG
5 4 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.76%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (3.57%) Blog
6 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.19%) Fintech
8 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
8 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 11 (13.10%) OO
4 10 (11.90%) Change Control
4 10 (11.90%) ITIL
4 10 (11.90%) OOD
5 9 (10.71%) Multithreaded Programming
5 9 (10.71%) Multithreading
5 9 (10.71%) UML
6 8 (9.52%) Project Management
6 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 7 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) High Availability
8 6 (7.14%) Migration
8 6 (7.14%) Service Design
9 5 (5.95%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) C++
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.95%) C
3 5 (5.95%) Python
4 3 (3.57%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) Java 8
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 20 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.10%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) MCSE
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.57%) CCNA
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) HNC
5 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.38%) ISEB
5 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.19%) MCSA
6 1 (1.19%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (5.95%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Docker
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) WSUS
3 5 (5.95%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.95%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.95%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (5.95%) SCOM
3 5 (5.95%) vCenter Server
4 4 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.19%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) VMware
3 6 (7.14%) McAfee
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco
4 5 (5.95%) OutSystems
4 5 (5.95%) Polycom
4 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.95%) Symantec
5 4 (4.76%) Adobe
6 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 2 (2.38%) Teradata
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) Facebook
7 1 (1.19%) Google
7 1 (1.19%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) Sophos
7 1 (1.19%) Tableau
7 1 (1.19%) Zend