Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 February 2020 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 30 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -17
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 199 293 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.66% 6.01% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 6.92% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 183 189
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £314 £250 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 6 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.35 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% +6.75% -0.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.92 £13.43
90th Percentile £58.75 £20.23 £22.35
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.26 £26.78
% change year-on-year +9.22% -9.38% +48.75%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,542 4,232 3,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.07% 86.83% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,648 2,874 2,604
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £287 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 107 122
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.45 £16.93 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -6.62% +21.93%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £41.50
England median hourly rate £22.86 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% -0.59% -2.04%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +9 147 £475 +11.76% 101
South Yorkshire +13 27 £419 +11.67% 42
North Yorkshire -8 12 £368 -20.54% 22
East Yorkshire -1 3 - - 16
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 72 (36.18%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (26.63%) Microsoft
4 38 (19.10%) Finance
5 33 (16.58%) Windows
6 29 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (13.57%) Scrum
7 27 (13.57%) Public Sector
8 26 (13.07%) ITIL
9 24 (12.06%) Java
9 24 (12.06%) Service Delivery
10 23 (11.56%) SQL
11 22 (11.06%) Degree
12 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
12 21 (10.55%) Web Services
12 21 (10.55%) NHS
13 20 (10.05%) Active Directory
13 20 (10.05%) Git (software)
13 20 (10.05%) Azure
14 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
15 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (9.05%) Windows Server
15 18 (9.05%) Service Design
16 17 (8.54%) AWS
16 17 (8.54%) Relational Database
16 17 (8.54%) DevOps
16 17 (8.54%) Project Management
16 17 (8.54%) SQL Server
16 17 (8.54%) Linux
16 17 (8.54%) Change Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (4.52%) SAS
2 7 (3.52%) Confluence
2 7 (3.52%) IIS
3 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (14.57%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.01%) Sketch
6 1 (0.50%) InVision
6 1 (0.50%) Marvel
6 1 (0.50%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.05%) Azure
2 17 (8.54%) AWS
3 13 (6.53%) Office 365
4 6 (3.02%) IaaS
4 6 (3.02%) PaaS
5 5 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.51%) SaaS
6 4 (2.01%) GCP
6 4 (2.01%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.01%) Slack
7 3 (1.51%) Basecamp
7 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.04%) HTTP
2 10 (5.03%) LAN
3 9 (4.52%) DNS
3 9 (4.52%) Firewall
3 9 (4.52%) WAN
4 8 (4.02%) DHCP
5 7 (3.52%) SAN
6 6 (3.02%) VPN
7 5 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.51%) Wireless
8 4 (2.01%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.01%) Skype
8 4 (2.01%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.01%) WLAN
9 3 (1.51%) DSL
9 3 (1.51%) Internet
9 3 (1.51%) NAS
9 3 (1.51%) VSAN
10 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.54%) Relational Database
1 17 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) RDBMS
2 7 (3.52%) Spotfire
3 6 (3.02%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.01%) Power BI
6 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.01%) Big Data
7 2 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (1.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.50%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 20 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.52%) JIRA
4 5 (2.51%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.01%) JUnit
5 2 (1.01%) LSMW
5 2 (1.01%) NUnit
5 2 (1.01%) RStudio
5 2 (1.01%) Selenium
5 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.50%) MSI
6 1 (0.50%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (19.10%) Finance
2 27 (13.57%) Public Sector
3 16 (8.04%) Retail
4 8 (4.02%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.02%) Banking
6 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.51%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) German Language
8 2 (1.01%) Local Government
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Analyst
2 33 (16.58%) Developer
3 26 (13.07%) Business Analyst
4 17 (8.54%) Consultant
5 10 (5.03%) Administrator
6 9 (4.52%) Security Consultant
6 9 (4.52%) TIBCO Developer
7 8 (4.02%) Scala Developer
7 8 (4.02%) Security Analyst
7 8 (4.02%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
8 7 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 7 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.52%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.52%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.02%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Product Manager
9 6 (3.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.55%) Web Services
2 14 (7.04%) CSS
2 14 (7.04%) HTML
3 12 (6.03%) Spring
4 11 (5.53%) REST
5 10 (5.03%) HTML5
6 9 (4.52%) Ajax
6 9 (4.52%) CSS3
6 9 (4.52%) JDBC
6 9 (4.52%) JMS
6 9 (4.52%) JSON
6 9 (4.52%) SOAP
6 9 (4.52%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (4.52%) XML
7 8 (4.02%) .NET
7 8 (4.02%) Play Framework
8 7 (3.52%) Node.js
8 7 (3.52%) RESTful
8 7 (3.52%) Spring Boot
9 5 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (36.18%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.55%) NHS
3 9 (4.52%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.52%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.52%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.51%) User Experience
7 4 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.51%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.51%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.51%) PMI
9 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.50%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.58%) Windows
2 18 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.54%) Linux
4 10 (5.03%) Unix
4 10 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.01%) HPUX
6 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.51%) Android
7 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.51%) zOS
8 2 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.17%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.57%) Scrum
3 26 (13.07%) ITIL
4 24 (12.06%) Service Delivery
5 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
6 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.05%) Service Design
7 17 (8.54%) Change Management
7 17 (8.54%) DevOps
7 17 (8.54%) Project Management
7 17 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (8.04%) Incident Management
8 16 (8.04%) Test Automation
9 13 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (6.53%) Process Improvement
9 13 (6.53%) Project Delivery
9 13 (6.53%) SOA
9 13 (6.53%) Workflow
10 12 (6.03%) Decision-Making
10 12 (6.03%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.06%) Java
2 23 (11.56%) SQL
3 15 (7.54%) Python
4 12 (6.03%) Ruby
5 10 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.52%) XPath
7 8 (4.02%) Scala
8 7 (3.52%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.02%) C#
10 5 (2.51%) Java 8
11 3 (1.51%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.51%) Go
11 3 (1.51%) Groovy
11 3 (1.51%) JCL
11 3 (1.51%) REXX
12 2 (1.01%) ABAP
12 2 (1.01%) ES6
12 2 (1.01%) R
12 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.06%) Degree
2 11 (5.53%) CISM
2 11 (5.53%) CISSP
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.51%) IIBA
5 3 (1.51%) ISEB
5 3 (1.51%) MCITP
5 3 (1.51%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.01%) CBAP
6 2 (1.01%) CCNA
6 2 (1.01%) CCNP
6 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) VCP6
6 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) MCP
7 1 (0.50%) MCSD
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.53%) SLA
2 12 (6.03%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.02%) GDPR
4 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.01%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) HL7
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.04%) Docker
3 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.51%) ACF2
4 3 (1.51%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.51%) RACF
4 3 (1.51%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.51%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.51%) vSphere
5 2 (1.01%) NFS
5 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) Firmware
6 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (7.04%) Ansible
2 12 (6.03%) SCCM
3 10 (5.03%) Puppet
4 8 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.02%) Terraform
5 7 (3.52%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.02%) Rancher
7 3 (1.51%) Kibana
7 3 (1.51%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (1.51%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.51%) vRealize
8 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.50%) SCOM
9 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (26.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.54%) Google
2 15 (7.54%) Oracle
3 10 (5.03%) VMware
4 9 (4.52%) TIBCO
5 7 (3.52%) Cisco
6 6 (3.02%) Splunk
7 5 (2.51%) IBM
7 5 (2.51%) SAP
7 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.01%) Apple
9 3 (1.51%) CA
9 3 (1.51%) Citrix
9 3 (1.51%) EMC
9 3 (1.51%) NetApp
9 3 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.51%) TOWER Software
9 3 (1.51%) Veritas
10 2 (1.01%) Adobe
10 2 (1.01%) HP