Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 34 31
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 298 276 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.37% 5.49% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.59% 6.24% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 203 155
Yorkshire median daily rate £418 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.80% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 3 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.70 £47.50 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.63% +236.88% -2.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.25 £10.54
90th Percentile £40.06 £51.75 £22.88
England median hourly rate £22.36 £22.38 £24.24
% change year-on-year -0.11% -7.68% +38.53%

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 3,468 4,420 3,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.80% 87.96% 86.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,282 2,962 2,363
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £569 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 118 93
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.61 £17.41 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +22.61% -2.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £8.88
90th Percentile £35.75 £41.76 £33.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +21.95% -11.41% -1.53%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 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
West Yorkshire +21 209 £425 - 95
South Yorkshire +1 62 £400 -5.88% 33
East Yorkshire +7 10 £513 +13.89% 16
North Yorkshire -8 7 £463 +23.33% 24
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 110 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.83%) SQL
3 69 (23.15%) Java
4 65 (21.81%) Microsoft
5 62 (20.81%) Linux
5 62 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (19.13%) Finance
7 54 (18.12%) Windows
8 46 (15.44%) Scrum
9 39 (13.09%) Test Automation
10 36 (12.08%) Software Engineering
11 35 (11.74%) Android
11 35 (11.74%) SQL Server
12 31 (10.40%) ITIL
12 31 (10.40%) Public Sector
13 30 (10.07%) C
14 29 (9.73%) C++
15 28 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (9.40%) Multithreading
15 28 (9.40%) Degree
16 27 (9.06%) TDD
16 27 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (8.72%) Analytics
18 25 (8.39%) Microservices
18 25 (8.39%) Continuous Deployment
18 25 (8.39%) SAS
18 25 (8.39%) Kanban
18 25 (8.39%) JIRA
19 24 (8.05%) AWS

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 25 (8.39%) SAS
2 8 (2.68%) Confluence
3 6 (2.01%) CMS
3 6 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.68%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.34%) IIS
5 4 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.01%) CICS
6 3 (1.01%) Drupal
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
5 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (1.34%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.67%) JDE World
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.05%) AWS
2 21 (7.05%) Azure
3 19 (6.38%) GCP
4 11 (3.69%) Office 365
5 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.67%) IaaS
6 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.67%) PaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.67%) Serverless
6 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.37%) LAN
2 13 (4.36%) VPN
3 10 (3.36%) WAN
4 9 (3.02%) Internet
4 9 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (2.68%) NAS
6 7 (2.35%) SAN
7 6 (2.01%) Firewall
7 6 (2.01%) Skype
8 5 (1.68%) VoIP
8 5 (1.68%) WebEx
8 5 (1.68%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.34%) DNS
9 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.34%) VSAN
10 3 (1.01%) MPLS
10 3 (1.01%) Network Security
11 2 (0.67%) BGP
11 2 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.04%) Qlik Sense
3 15 (5.03%) Big Data
3 15 (5.03%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.70%) BigQuery
4 14 (4.70%) QlikView
5 13 (4.36%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.36%) Pentaho
6 12 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.02%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.34%) DB2
10 4 (1.34%) MySQL
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (8.39%) JIRA
2 17 (5.70%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.68%) Mockito
6 5 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.68%) Selenium
6 5 (1.68%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.34%) FitNesse
7 4 (1.34%) Grunt
7 4 (1.34%) gulp
7 4 (1.34%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.34%) ProC
7 4 (1.34%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.01%) Jasmine
8 3 (1.01%) Mocha
8 3 (1.01%) Subversion
8 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.67%) LSMW
9 2 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 57 (19.13%) Finance
2 31 (10.40%) Public Sector
3 17 (5.70%) Retail
4 16 (5.37%) Banking
5 12 (4.03%) Legal
6 10 (3.36%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.34%) German Language
9 3 (1.01%) Games
10 2 (0.67%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.67%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (24.83%) Developer
2 50 (16.78%) Analyst
3 20 (6.71%) Java Developer
4 15 (5.03%) Embedded Engineer
4 15 (5.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (5.03%) Software Engineer
5 14 (4.70%) Linux Developer
6 12 (4.03%) Android Developer
6 12 (4.03%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.03%) C++ Developer
6 12 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (3.69%) Administrator
7 11 (3.69%) Architect
7 11 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (3.69%) Project Manager
7 11 (3.69%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.36%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.02%) Consultant
9 9 (3.02%) IT Analyst
9 9 (3.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.70%) Spring
2 16 (5.37%) .NET
3 14 (4.70%) Spring Boot
4 12 (4.03%) Kafka
4 12 (4.03%) Web Services
5 11 (3.69%) CSS
6 10 (3.36%) ActiveMQ
6 10 (3.36%) HTML
6 10 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (2.68%) JAX-RS
7 8 (2.68%) Node.js
7 8 (2.68%) XML
8 7 (2.35%) HTML5
8 7 (2.35%) Middleware
9 6 (2.01%) JSON
9 6 (2.01%) SOAP
10 5 (1.68%) RESTful
10 5 (1.68%) XSD
11 4 (1.34%) REST
11 4 (1.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 62 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 17 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.70%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.02%) NHS
6 8 (2.68%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.35%) User Experience
8 5 (1.68%) Clustering
8 5 (1.68%) iPhone
8 5 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.68%) PKI
8 5 (1.68%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.01%) CCTV
9 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) SCADA
10 2 (0.67%) Blog
10 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.67%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.81%) Linux
2 54 (18.12%) Windows
3 35 (11.74%) Android
4 18 (6.04%) Unix
5 15 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 14 (4.70%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.69%) Mac OS X
8 10 (3.36%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.68%) HPUX
9 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.01%) zOS
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (15.44%) Scrum
3 39 (13.09%) Test Automation
4 36 (12.08%) Software Engineering
5 31 (10.40%) ITIL
6 28 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (9.40%) Multithreading
6 28 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (9.06%) TDD
8 26 (8.72%) Analytics
9 25 (8.39%) Continuous Deployment
9 25 (8.39%) Kanban
9 25 (8.39%) Microservices
10 21 (7.05%) Mentoring
11 20 (6.71%) DevOps
11 20 (6.71%) Migration
11 20 (6.71%) Workflow
12 18 (6.04%) Business Analysis
12 18 (6.04%) Change Management
13 17 (5.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.83%) SQL
2 69 (23.15%) Java
3 30 (10.07%) C
4 29 (9.73%) C++
5 24 (8.05%) Python
6 11 (3.69%) Java 8
7 10 (3.36%) C#
8 8 (2.68%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.35%) IronPython
9 7 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.35%) Ruby
9 7 (2.35%) XAML
10 5 (1.68%) JCL
10 5 (1.68%) PHP
11 4 (1.34%) COBOL
11 4 (1.34%) Go
11 4 (1.34%) PROC SQL
12 3 (1.01%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.01%) R
12 3 (1.01%) REXX
Qualifications
1 28 (9.40%) Degree
2 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.36%) MCITP
4 9 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) CISM
6 5 (1.68%) CISSP
6 5 (1.68%) ISEB
6 5 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.01%) CBAP
9 2 (0.67%) MCSE
9 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.67%) VCP6
10 1 (0.34%) CCA
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) SLA
2 11 (3.69%) QA
3 8 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.35%) GDPR
5 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.34%) PMO
6 3 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.01%) WCAG
7 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.34%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (7.72%) Docker
2 22 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.68%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.01%) NFS
6 5 (1.68%) Firmware
6 5 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.34%) vSphere
7 4 (1.34%) XenApp
8 3 (1.01%) ACF2
8 3 (1.01%) RACF
8 3 (1.01%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (1.01%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.67%) iptables
9 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 13 (4.36%) Kubernetes
1 13 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.36%) Puppet
3 7 (2.35%) Ansible
4 6 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.68%) SCCM
5 5 (1.68%) Terraform
6 4 (1.34%) CASB
6 4 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (1.01%) SCOM
7 3 (1.01%) vRealize
8 2 (0.67%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.67%) Kibana
8 2 (0.67%) Nagios
8 2 (0.67%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.72%) Google
3 22 (7.38%) Oracle
4 16 (5.37%) Citrix
5 13 (4.36%) IBM
5 13 (4.36%) ServiceNow
6 11 (3.69%) SAP
6 11 (3.69%) VMware
7 7 (2.35%) HP
8 6 (2.01%) Adobe
8 6 (2.01%) BT
9 5 (1.68%) Avaya
9 5 (1.68%) EMC
9 5 (1.68%) Netezza
9 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.34%) McAfee
10 4 (1.34%) NetApp
10 4 (1.34%) Netskope
10 4 (1.34%) Tableau
10 4 (1.34%) TOWER Software