Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 32 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 205 186 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 5.97% 6.11% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 7.06% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 142 143
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £233 £201 £283
90th Percentile £575 £561 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.40 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.41% -2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.14 £10.70 £11.39
90th Percentile £16.58 £14.98 £19.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.90 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.97% -2.07% +8.13%

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 3,005 2,636 3,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.48% 86.57% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,047 1,822 1,996
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -4.13%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.90 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.53
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.10% +0.22%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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
Leeds +14 130 £425 - 68
Bradford -11 22 £398 +13.57% 12
Wakefield +2 5 £240 -12.73% 4
Halifax 0 4 £425 -5.76% 3
Bingley - 2 £350 -
Pudsey +3 1 £440 +9.88% 1
Wetherby - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 78 (38.05%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.00%) Java
4 37 (18.05%) Linux
4 37 (18.05%) Finance
5 36 (17.56%) Microsoft
6 34 (16.59%) Windows
7 33 (16.10%) SQL
8 29 (14.15%) Scrum
8 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
9 26 (12.68%) HTML
10 25 (12.20%) Web Services
11 24 (11.71%) JavaScript
12 23 (11.22%) CSS
13 22 (10.73%) Active Directory
13 22 (10.73%) Relational Database
14 21 (10.24%) OOP
14 21 (10.24%) Degree
15 20 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (9.27%) OO
16 19 (9.27%) RESTful
17 18 (8.78%) SOA
17 18 (8.78%) VMware
18 17 (8.29%) TDD
18 17 (8.29%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (8.29%) Business Analysis
19 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
19 16 (7.80%) Project Management
19 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Office

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 15 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.37%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.41%) Confluence
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.98%) SAS
5 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.49%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.98%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.39%) GitHub
3 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.44%) Office 365
3 5 (2.44%) SaaS
4 4 (1.95%) Force.com
4 4 (1.95%) iPaaS
4 4 (1.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.98%) npm
6 2 (0.98%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) IaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.80%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.90%) DNS
2 8 (3.90%) SAN
3 7 (3.41%) DHCP
3 7 (3.41%) HTTP
3 7 (3.41%) NAS
4 6 (2.93%) Firewall
5 4 (1.95%) DLNA
5 4 (1.95%) UPnP
5 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.46%) FTP
6 3 (1.46%) Internet
6 3 (1.46%) IPsec
6 3 (1.46%) Skype
7 2 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.98%) SMS
7 2 (0.98%) SSL
7 2 (0.98%) VoIP
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.73%) Relational Database
2 17 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.41%) MS Access
4 7 (3.41%) MySQL
4 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.95%) Big Data
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.98%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 2 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 29 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.34%) JIRA
3 10 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.41%) JUnit
4 7 (3.41%) Subversion
5 6 (2.93%) Mercurial
5 6 (2.93%) Mockito
6 5 (2.44%) gulp
6 5 (2.44%) Maven
7 4 (1.95%) GCC
7 4 (1.95%) GDB
7 4 (1.95%) GoogleTest
7 4 (1.95%) Selenium
7 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (18.05%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Retail
3 10 (4.88%) Banking
4 7 (3.41%) Electronics
5 5 (2.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (24.88%) Developer
2 34 (16.59%) Analyst
3 15 (7.32%) Architect
4 13 (6.34%) Java Developer
5 12 (5.85%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.88%) User Researcher
7 9 (4.39%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.39%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.39%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.90%) Consultant
8 8 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) IT Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) SQL Data Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.93%) Administrator
10 6 (2.93%) Designer
10 6 (2.93%) Senior Architect
10 6 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) HTML
2 25 (12.20%) Web Services
3 23 (11.22%) CSS
4 19 (9.27%) RESTful
5 13 (6.34%) .NET
6 12 (5.85%) REST
6 12 (5.85%) XML
7 11 (5.37%) CSS3
8 10 (4.88%) HTML5
8 10 (4.88%) JSON
8 10 (4.88%) SOAP
9 7 (3.41%) J2EE
9 7 (3.41%) Node.js
10 6 (2.93%) Visualforce
11 5 (2.44%) Ajax
11 5 (2.44%) React
12 4 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.95%) Qt
12 4 (1.95%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 78 (38.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.37%) User Experience
3 10 (4.88%) Clustering
3 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.93%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.95%) CMDB
7 4 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.95%) MPEG
8 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.46%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.46%) iPhone
8 3 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.98%) Blog
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.98%) NHS
9 2 (0.98%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.05%) Linux
2 34 (16.59%) Windows
3 15 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.83%) Unix
5 10 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.39%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.44%) Android
7 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.98%) AIX
9 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.98%) SUSE
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.15%) Scrum
3 21 (10.24%) OOP
4 20 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.27%) OO
6 18 (8.78%) SOA
7 17 (8.29%) Business Analysis
7 17 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (8.29%) TDD
8 16 (7.80%) Migration
8 16 (7.80%) Project Management
9 15 (7.32%) Change Management
9 15 (7.32%) Microservices
9 15 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 14 (6.83%) Open Source
11 13 (6.34%) Decision-Making
12 12 (5.85%) Analytics
12 12 (5.85%) DevOps
12 12 (5.85%) Service Delivery
12 12 (5.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.00%) Java
2 33 (16.10%) SQL
3 24 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.83%) Scala
5 9 (4.39%) C
5 9 (4.39%) Groovy
6 7 (3.41%) Apex Code
6 7 (3.41%) C#
7 6 (2.93%) SOQL
7 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.44%) Clojure
8 5 (2.44%) Python
9 4 (1.95%) Perl
9 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.46%) C++
10 3 (1.46%) PHP
10 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.98%) COBOL
11 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (10.24%) Degree
2 15 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.93%) CISSP
4 6 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.44%) CISM
6 3 (1.46%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.46%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.46%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) MCDST
6 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.98%) MCP
7 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.49%) APMG
8 1 (0.49%) APMP
8 1 (0.49%) CBAP
8 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.37%) SLA
2 8 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.41%) QA
4 6 (2.93%) GDPR
4 6 (2.93%) PMO
5 4 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.98%) P3O
6 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (10.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.90%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.98%) Docker
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) Puppet
2 7 (3.41%) SCCM
3 5 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.95%) Ansible
5 3 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.46%) Terraform
6 2 (0.98%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.98%) WSUS
7 1 (0.49%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.49%) Mesos
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Salt
7 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (17.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.78%) VMware
3 12 (5.85%) Oracle
4 10 (4.88%) Cisco
5 9 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.90%) Splunk
7 7 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.93%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.93%) Dell
8 6 (2.93%) Google
8 6 (2.93%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.44%) Brocade
9 5 (2.44%) SAP
10 4 (1.95%) EMC
11 3 (1.46%) Apple
11 3 (1.46%) Citrix
11 3 (1.46%) F5
11 3 (1.46%) NetApp
11 3 (1.46%) Xerox
12 2 (0.98%) Workday