Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 32 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 267 234 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.49% 5.51% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.36% 6.52% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 113 249
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £200 £253 £310
90th Percentile £537 £600 £571
England median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 £17.25 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +19.05% +22.23%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.68 £10.28
90th Percentile £31.86 £26.83 £17.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.56% +5.21%

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 4,196 3,587 4,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.25% 84.46% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 2,310 3,240
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £556 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 84 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.63 £13.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.83% -14.96% -9.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.35 £33.72 £39.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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
West Yorkshire -18 180 £425 -5.56% 97
South Yorkshire +27 62 £450 -5.26% 20
North Yorkshire +8 17 £375 +38.89% 34
East Yorkshire - 5 £458 - 11
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 143 (53.56%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (52.06%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (18.73%) Degree
4 47 (17.60%) Java
5 41 (15.36%) Finance
6 39 (14.61%) Scrum
7 36 (13.48%) Oracle
8 35 (13.11%) Business Analysis
8 35 (13.11%) Analytics
9 34 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (12.36%) SQL
11 30 (11.24%) User Experience
12 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
13 28 (10.49%) Mentoring
13 28 (10.49%) Decision-Making
14 27 (10.11%) Windows
14 27 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (9.74%) Market Research
15 26 (9.74%) Linux
16 25 (9.36%) Psychology
16 25 (9.36%) User Stories
17 24 (8.99%) Usability Testing
17 24 (8.99%) TDD
17 24 (8.99%) HTML
18 23 (8.61%) SQL Server
19 22 (8.24%) Collaborative Working
20 21 (7.87%) Web Services
20 21 (7.87%) Unix
20 21 (7.87%) Git (software)

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 (3.37%) CMS
2 6 (2.25%) SAS
2 6 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.87%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
5 3 (1.12%) JBoss
5 3 (1.12%) Jetty
5 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) WildFly
6 2 (0.75%) CloudStack
6 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.37%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.12%) SAP APO
1 3 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.37%) iTrent
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.24%) Slack
3 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.25%) PaaS
4 6 (2.25%) SaaS
5 5 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.87%) IaaS
6 4 (1.50%) Force.com
6 4 (1.50%) Office 365
6 4 (1.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.75%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.37%) Boomi
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.75%) SMS
2 9 (3.37%) Internet
3 7 (2.62%) WAN
4 5 (1.87%) DHCP
4 5 (1.87%) DNS
4 5 (1.87%) Firewall
4 5 (1.87%) LAN
5 4 (1.50%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.12%) VPN
7 2 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.75%) HTTP
7 2 (0.75%) NAS
7 2 (0.75%) SAN
7 2 (0.75%) Skype
8 1 (0.37%) BGP
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.37%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.49%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.75%) Big Data
5 7 (2.62%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.25%) MySQL
6 6 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.75%) DTS
10 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.75%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 21 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.37%) JIRA
4 6 (2.25%) Subversion
4 6 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.12%) Android Studio
6 3 (1.12%) Gradle
6 3 (1.12%) JUnit
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.12%) Selenium
6 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.75%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.75%) Firebug
7 2 (0.75%) JMeter
7 2 (0.75%) Protractor
7 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.75%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 41 (15.36%) Finance
2 16 (5.99%) Banking
3 10 (3.75%) Legal
3 10 (3.75%) Marketing
4 9 (3.37%) Retail
5 6 (2.25%) Back Office
5 6 (2.25%) Games
6 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Billing
9 2 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.75%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (21.35%) Analyst
2 47 (17.60%) Developer
3 39 (14.61%) User Researcher
4 30 (11.24%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.37%) Architect
6 13 (4.87%) Consultant
7 12 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.12%) Data Analyst
8 11 (4.12%) Scrum Master
8 11 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.37%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.62%) Designer
13 6 (2.25%) IT Analyst
13 6 (2.25%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.99%) HTML
2 21 (7.87%) Web Services
3 15 (5.62%) CSS
3 15 (5.62%) Spring
4 14 (5.24%) .NET
4 14 (5.24%) REST
5 13 (4.87%) jQuery
5 13 (4.87%) SOAP
6 11 (4.12%) XML
7 9 (3.37%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (3.37%) React
8 7 (2.62%) HTML5
8 7 (2.62%) Spring Boot
9 6 (2.25%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.25%) CSS3
9 6 (2.25%) JSON
9 6 (2.25%) JSP
9 6 (2.25%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 139 (52.06%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (11.24%) User Experience
3 18 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.12%) Blog
5 9 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.62%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.25%) NHS
8 5 (1.87%) Clustering
9 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.12%) DataPower
10 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.75%) PMI
11 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.11%) Windows
2 26 (9.74%) Linux
3 21 (7.87%) Unix
4 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.25%) AIX
6 6 (2.25%) CentOS
6 6 (2.25%) HPUX
6 6 (2.25%) Solaris
6 6 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.87%) Android
7 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.87%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.50%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.75%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (53.56%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.61%) Scrum
3 35 (13.11%) Analytics
3 35 (13.11%) Business Analysis
4 34 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 34 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (10.49%) Decision-Making
5 28 (10.49%) Mentoring
6 27 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (9.74%) Market Research
8 25 (9.36%) Psychology
8 25 (9.36%) User Stories
9 24 (8.99%) TDD
9 24 (8.99%) Usability Testing
10 22 (8.24%) Collaborative Working
11 20 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.49%) Test Automation
12 19 (7.12%) Service Delivery
12 19 (7.12%) SOA
13 18 (6.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.60%) Java
2 33 (12.36%) SQL
3 18 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.87%) C#
4 13 (4.87%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.37%) PHP
6 7 (2.62%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.25%) Java 8
7 6 (2.25%) Python
7 6 (2.25%) Ruby
8 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.87%) C
8 5 (1.87%) C++
9 4 (1.50%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.50%) SOQL
10 3 (1.12%) ABAP
10 3 (1.12%) Go
10 3 (1.12%) Perl
11 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (18.73%) Degree
2 15 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.37%) CISSP
5 6 (2.25%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.87%) CISMP
6 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.50%) CCNA
7 4 (1.50%) CISA
7 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.50%) CISM
7 4 (1.50%) CRISC
7 4 (1.50%) HNC
7 4 (1.50%) MCP
8 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.12%) GIAC
8 3 (1.12%) GSSP-.NET
8 3 (1.12%) GSSP-JAVA
8 3 (1.12%) GWAPT
8 3 (1.12%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.87%) SLA
2 9 (3.37%) QA
3 8 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (2.62%) GDPR
5 6 (2.25%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.50%) PMO
8 2 (0.75%) GCP
9 1 (0.37%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (5.62%) Docker
2 14 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.50%) vSphere
5 3 (1.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.74%) Puppet
2 11 (4.12%) Ansible
3 8 (3.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.87%) Marathon
5 5 (1.87%) Mesos
5 5 (1.87%) Salt
5 5 (1.87%) SCCM
6 3 (1.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.75%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.75%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.75%) OpenView
7 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (13.48%) Oracle
2 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.49%) SAP
4 10 (3.75%) IBM
5 9 (3.37%) HP
5 9 (3.37%) VMware
6 7 (2.62%) Citrix
7 6 (2.25%) F5
7 6 (2.25%) Informatica
7 6 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.25%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.87%) Brocade
8 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.50%) Apple
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco
10 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.12%) EMC
10 3 (1.12%) Intel
10 3 (1.12%) NetApp
10 3 (1.12%) Teradata