Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 28 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 80 80 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.71% 6.20% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 7.36% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 71
Wales median daily rate £350 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £188 £215 £161
90th Percentile £471 £468 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £108.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.78% +500.00% -61.82%
UK median hourly rate £26.70 £26.60 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.39% +47.75% -10.00%

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 1,475 1,087 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.87% 84.26% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,021 728 887
Wales median daily rate £425 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £210 £187
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 46 50
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.85% +97.22% +15.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £35.00 £77.50 £60.13
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% - -2.13%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -19 69 £375 -4.46% 51
West Wales +5 6 £203 -32.33% 6
North Wales -1 5 £350 -22.22% 9
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (33.75%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) Windows
4 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
5 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
6 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 14 (17.50%) ITIL
7 14 (17.50%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (15.00%) Finance
8 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.75%) SCCM
9 11 (13.75%) Windows Server
10 10 (12.50%) .NET
10 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.50%) CSS
11 9 (11.25%) C++
11 9 (11.25%) HTML
11 9 (11.25%) Change Control
12 8 (10.00%) SDLC
12 8 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
12 8 (10.00%) SQL
12 8 (10.00%) UML
12 8 (10.00%) OO
12 8 (10.00%) OOD
12 8 (10.00%) Multithreading
12 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (8.75%) Degree
13 7 (8.75%) JIRA

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 7 (8.75%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.75%) IIS
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.50%) OpenROAD
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.25%) JBoss
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.25%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.25%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.50%) GitHub
2 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Skype
2 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) VLAN
2 3 (3.75%) Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.50%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) VSAN
3 2 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) BGP
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) HSRP
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.25%) LAN
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) OSPF
4 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Big Data
2 3 (3.75%) Blockchain
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) Impala
3 2 (2.50%) Ingres
3 2 (2.50%) Parquet
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Redis
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) Selenium
4 2 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.25%) Flyway
5 1 (1.25%) Gradle
5 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) MSI
5 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.25%) Designer
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Hardware Specialist
6 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.75%) IT Support
7 3 (3.75%) Storage Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) User Researcher
7 3 (3.75%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) IT Technician
8 2 (2.50%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.50%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) .NET
1 10 (12.50%) CSS
2 9 (11.25%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) JSON
3 4 (5.00%) RESTful
3 4 (5.00%) WCF
4 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.75%) CSS3
4 3 (3.75%) Django
4 3 (3.75%) HTML5
4 3 (3.75%) jQuery
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Avro
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Axis
5 2 (2.50%) Middleware
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.50%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.25%) Spring
6 1 (1.25%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.25%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.50%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.75%) Blog
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) CESG
5 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Fintech
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.00%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.25%) Unix
7 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 14 (17.50%) ITIL
4 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (11.25%) Change Control
6 8 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 8 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 8 (10.00%) OO
6 8 (10.00%) OOD
6 8 (10.00%) SDLC
6 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.00%) UML
7 7 (8.75%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (8.75%) Systems Engineering
7 7 (8.75%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 6 (7.50%) Ergonomics
8 6 (7.50%) Human Factors
8 6 (7.50%) Regression Testing
8 6 (7.50%) Service Design
9 5 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) C++
2 8 (10.00%) SQL
3 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.50%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) Python
6 3 (3.75%) C
6 3 (3.75%) Java
7 2 (2.50%) R
8 1 (1.25%) Java 8
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.25%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.50%) HNC
3 2 (2.50%) ISEB
3 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.50%) MCSE
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) CCIE
4 1 (1.25%) CCNP
4 1 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.25%) CISSP
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) WSUS
3 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.50%) PTC Integrity
3 2 (2.50%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.25%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) OutSystems
4 4 (5.00%) Adobe
4 4 (5.00%) IBM
4 4 (5.00%) McAfee
5 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 2 (2.50%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.50%) PTC
6 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
7 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) F5
7 1 (1.25%) Facebook
7 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.25%) Google
7 1 (1.25%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.25%) Tableau