Period
to 25 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 March 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 39 17
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 202 182 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.46% 5.51% 7.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 6.37% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 131 95
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £261 £160 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £665
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £446
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.30 £14.58 £14.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -1.35% +1.90%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.89 £11.84
90th Percentile £24.17 £25.11 £23.54
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.30 £14.65 £14.78
% change year-on-year +11.26% -0.85% +1.97%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,712 2,856 2,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 86.78% 86.44% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,848 1,938 1,635
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £546 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 73 55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.41 £18.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +29.31% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.82 £9.94 £9.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.66 £14.50
% change year-on-year -15.27% +42.45% -4.92%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in West Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 March 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
Leeds +5 116 £425 - 8
Bradford +3 31 £425 +17.24% 3
Halifax +11 19 £453 +65.15%
Wakefield -1 6 £126 -3.08%
Pudsey -1 1 - -
Bingley -5 1 £375 -
Problem-Solving
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 66 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (31.68%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (25.25%) Java
4 43 (21.29%) Linux
5 37 (18.32%) SQL
6 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
7 29 (14.36%) Finance
8 26 (12.87%) Scrum
8 26 (12.87%) Software Engineering
8 26 (12.87%) Windows
9 25 (12.38%) Android
10 24 (11.88%) C
11 23 (11.39%) Multithreading
11 23 (11.39%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (10.40%) Test Automation
12 21 (10.40%) C++
12 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (9.90%) HTML
13 20 (9.90%) SQL Server
13 20 (9.90%) Change Management
14 19 (9.41%) Migration
14 19 (9.41%) JavaScript
14 19 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (9.41%) Workshop Facilitation
15 18 (8.91%) Web Services
15 18 (8.91%) XML
15 18 (8.91%) Business Analysis
15 18 (8.91%) Microservices
16 17 (8.42%) Analytics
16 17 (8.42%) Git (software)

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 10 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.96%) Confluence
3 7 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.98%) SAS
5 3 (1.49%) CICS
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.50%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.44%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.50%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.50%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.50%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.96%) SaaS
2 7 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.48%) Office 365
4 4 (1.98%) PaaS
5 3 (1.49%) GitHub
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.46%) DNS
2 8 (3.96%) Firewall
3 7 (3.47%) DHCP
4 6 (2.97%) HTTP
4 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.99%) DLNA
5 2 (0.99%) FTP
5 2 (0.99%) IPsec
5 2 (0.99%) SSL
5 2 (0.99%) UPnP
5 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.50%) LAN
6 1 (0.50%) SAN
6 1 (0.50%) Skype
6 1 (0.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.97%) DB2
6 6 (2.97%) MS Access
7 4 (1.98%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.49%) Big Data
8 3 (1.49%) MySQL
8 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.50%) Impala
10 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.45%) JIRA
3 8 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.47%) Mockito
5 5 (2.48%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.48%) Maven
5 5 (2.48%) Subversion
6 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.49%) gulp
7 3 (1.49%) JUnit
7 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.99%) GCC
8 2 (0.99%) GDB
8 2 (0.99%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.99%) ProC
8 2 (0.99%) Selenium
8 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.99%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (14.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Banking
3 10 (4.95%) Retail
4 4 (1.98%) Electronics
4 4 (1.98%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Law
5 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (28.71%) Developer
2 44 (21.78%) Analyst
3 24 (11.88%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.42%) Business Analyst
5 15 (7.43%) Linux Developer
6 12 (5.94%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.95%) Consultant
8 9 (4.46%) Android Developer
8 9 (4.46%) Architect
8 9 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.46%) Workday Consultant
9 8 (3.96%) C++ Developer
9 8 (3.96%) Designer
9 8 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) SQL Data Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) HTML
2 18 (8.91%) Web Services
2 18 (8.91%) XML
3 16 (7.92%) REST
3 16 (7.92%) Spring
4 15 (7.43%) CSS
4 15 (7.43%) SOAP
5 14 (6.93%) JSON
6 11 (5.45%) RESTful
7 8 (3.96%) .NET
7 8 (3.96%) Spring Boot
8 7 (3.47%) J2EE
9 6 (2.97%) Ajax
9 6 (2.97%) CSS3
9 6 (2.97%) HTML5
10 5 (2.48%) JAX-RS
10 5 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (2.48%) XSLT
11 4 (1.98%) Dropwizard
11 4 (1.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (31.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.39%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.47%) User Experience
4 6 (2.97%) Freedom of Information
4 6 (2.97%) NHS
5 5 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.49%) PMI
7 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.99%) CCTV
8 2 (0.99%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.99%) MPEG
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
9 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.29%) Linux
2 26 (12.87%) Windows
3 25 (12.38%) Android
4 8 (3.96%) Unix
4 8 (3.96%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.48%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.99%) AIX
8 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.87%) Scrum
2 26 (12.87%) Software Engineering
3 23 (11.39%) Multithreading
4 21 (10.40%) Test Automation
5 20 (9.90%) Change Management
6 19 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (9.41%) Migration
6 19 (9.41%) Workshop Facilitation
7 18 (8.91%) Business Analysis
7 18 (8.91%) Microservices
8 17 (8.42%) Analytics
8 17 (8.42%) TDD
8 17 (8.42%) Test Scripting
9 16 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.93%) Project Management
11 13 (6.44%) Regression Testing
11 13 (6.44%) Service Design
12 12 (5.94%) Data Analysis
12 12 (5.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.25%) Java
2 37 (18.32%) SQL
3 24 (11.88%) C
4 21 (10.40%) C++
5 19 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.95%) Scala
7 7 (3.47%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.48%) VB
9 4 (1.98%) VB6
10 3 (1.49%) C#
10 3 (1.49%) COBOL
10 3 (1.49%) Groovy
10 3 (1.49%) Java 8
10 3 (1.49%) JCL
11 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.99%) PROC SQL
11 2 (0.99%) Python
11 2 (0.99%) R
12 1 (0.50%) RPG
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.46%) Degree
3 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.98%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.49%) CBAP
5 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.99%) ISEB
6 2 (0.99%) MCDST
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) APMG
7 1 (0.50%) APMP
7 1 (0.50%) CCIE
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CISM
7 1 (0.50%) CISMP
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.96%) SLA
3 7 (3.47%) GDPR
3 7 (3.47%) PMO
4 6 (2.97%) QA
5 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.99%) P3O
6 1 (0.50%) HL7
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.96%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.96%) Docker
2 4 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) Puppet
2 4 (1.98%) SCCM
3 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) Ansible
5 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.50%) Mesos
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Terraform
5 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.93%) Workday
3 11 (5.45%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle
5 7 (3.47%) Cisco
6 6 (2.97%) IBM
6 6 (2.97%) VMware
7 5 (2.48%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.48%) Blue Coat
7 5 (2.48%) SAP
7 5 (2.48%) Trustwave
8 4 (1.98%) Apple
8 4 (1.98%) Brocade
8 4 (1.98%) Citrix
8 4 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.98%) Splunk
9 3 (1.49%) Google
10 2 (0.99%) Dell
10 2 (0.99%) Netezza
10 2 (0.99%) Xerox