Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 286 238 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.78% 5.63% 7.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 6.62% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 142 275
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £209 £259 £313
90th Percentile £570 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 17
Yorkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £14.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +236.88% -2.76% +24.17%
10th Percentile £17.25 £10.84 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.75 £43.75 £22.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.56 £18.75
% change year-on-year -11.35% +20.32% -1.32%

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 4,323 3,597 5,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.39% 85.02% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 2,358 3,402
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £540 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 110
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.04% -3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.70 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -9 196 £425 - 98
South Yorkshire +7 44 £425 - 35
North Yorkshire +10 25 £375 +38.89% 16
East Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 9
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 136 (47.55%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (23.08%) Java
4 55 (19.23%) Finance
5 41 (14.34%) Degree
6 38 (13.29%) Linux
7 36 (12.59%) Scrum
8 35 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (12.24%) SQL
9 34 (11.89%) Web Services
10 33 (11.54%) Windows
11 32 (11.19%) Oracle
11 32 (11.19%) Microsoft
11 32 (11.19%) Mentoring
12 30 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (10.49%) Analytics
12 30 (10.49%) SOA
12 30 (10.49%) JavaScript
12 30 (10.49%) Business Analysis
12 30 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (10.14%) Git (software)
13 29 (10.14%) HTML
13 29 (10.14%) Relational Database
14 28 (9.79%) OO
15 27 (9.44%) Decision-Making
16 26 (9.09%) OOP
17 25 (8.74%) SQL Server
17 25 (8.74%) CSS
17 25 (8.74%) SOAP
17 25 (8.74%) Test Automation

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 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.05%) Apache
5 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.70%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.70%) Confluence
6 2 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) Jetty
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.70%) WildFly
7 1 (0.35%) Jadu
7 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.80%) Force.com
2 8 (2.80%) GitHub
2 8 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 5 (1.75%) Office 365
4 4 (1.40%) PaaS
4 4 (1.40%) SaaS
5 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.05%) Slack
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.70%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.70%) IaaS
6 2 (0.70%) npm
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.85%) DNS
1 11 (3.85%) SMS
2 8 (2.80%) HTTP
2 8 (2.80%) SAN
2 8 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.80%) WAN
3 7 (2.45%) NAS
4 6 (2.10%) LAN
5 5 (1.75%) Internet
6 4 (1.40%) BGP
6 4 (1.40%) DHCP
6 4 (1.40%) Firewall
6 4 (1.40%) MPLS
6 4 (1.40%) OSPF
7 2 (0.70%) Skype
7 2 (0.70%) SSL
7 2 (0.70%) VPN
7 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 25 (8.74%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.55%) MySQL
4 12 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.85%) Big Data
5 11 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.45%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 29 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.20%) Subversion
4 9 (3.15%) JIRA
4 9 (3.15%) Mercurial
5 6 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.40%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.40%) JUnit
7 4 (1.40%) Selenium
8 3 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.05%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.70%) AppScan
9 2 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.70%) Maven
9 2 (0.70%) ProC
9 2 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 55 (19.23%) Finance
2 17 (5.94%) Banking
3 13 (4.55%) Legal
3 13 (4.55%) Retail
4 11 (3.85%) Marketing
5 6 (2.10%) Back Office
6 4 (1.40%) Electronics
6 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.05%) Billing
7 3 (1.05%) Law
7 3 (1.05%) Publishing
7 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Games
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (23.43%) Developer
2 51 (17.83%) Analyst
3 26 (9.09%) User Researcher
4 24 (8.39%) Architect
5 23 (8.04%) Business Analyst
6 19 (6.64%) Consultant
7 18 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.94%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.55%) Administrator
10 9 (3.15%) Scrum Master
11 8 (2.80%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.80%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.45%) Salesforce Developer
13 6 (2.10%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.10%) Designer
13 6 (2.10%) ETL Developer
13 6 (2.10%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.10%) Senior Consultant
13 6 (2.10%) Test Analyst
14 5 (1.75%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.89%) Web Services
2 29 (10.14%) HTML
3 25 (8.74%) CSS
3 25 (8.74%) SOAP
4 24 (8.39%) REST
5 17 (5.94%) Spring
6 15 (5.24%) .NET
7 14 (4.90%) CSS3
8 13 (4.55%) HTML5
8 13 (4.55%) RESTful
9 12 (4.20%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.85%) XML
11 10 (3.50%) Spring Boot
12 9 (3.15%) JSON
12 9 (3.15%) Node.js
13 8 (2.80%) Visualforce
14 7 (2.45%) J2EE
14 7 (2.45%) jQuery
14 7 (2.45%) React
15 5 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 136 (47.55%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.59%) User Experience
3 13 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.85%) Clustering
5 9 (3.15%) Blog
6 7 (2.45%) DataPower
6 7 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.40%) CMDB
8 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.40%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.35%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.35%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.35%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.29%) Linux
2 33 (11.54%) Windows
3 23 (8.04%) Unix
4 10 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.45%) AIX
7 4 (1.40%) CentOS
7 4 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.40%) HPUX
7 4 (1.40%) Solaris
7 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) Android
8 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.70%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.59%) Scrum
3 35 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (11.19%) Mentoring
5 30 (10.49%) Analytics
5 30 (10.49%) Business Analysis
5 30 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (10.49%) SOA
6 28 (9.79%) OO
7 27 (9.44%) Decision-Making
8 26 (9.09%) OOP
9 25 (8.74%) Test Automation
10 24 (8.39%) Microservices
10 24 (8.39%) Open Source
10 24 (8.39%) SDLC
11 21 (7.34%) Usability Testing
12 20 (6.99%) Market Research
12 20 (6.99%) Psychology
13 19 (6.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.08%) Java
2 35 (12.24%) SQL
3 30 (10.49%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.24%) C#
5 12 (4.20%) Scala
6 11 (3.85%) Java 8
7 10 (3.50%) C
7 10 (3.50%) Groovy
8 9 (3.15%) Apex Code
8 9 (3.15%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.15%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.80%) PHP
9 8 (2.80%) SOQL
10 6 (2.10%) C++
10 6 (2.10%) Clojure
10 6 (2.10%) Perl
10 6 (2.10%) Python
11 5 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.40%) ES6
12 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (14.34%) Degree
2 18 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.55%) CISSP
5 8 (2.80%) CISM
6 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.75%) CISMP
6 5 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.40%) CCNA
8 3 (1.05%) CCNP
8 3 (1.05%) CISA
8 3 (1.05%) CRISC
8 3 (1.05%) CSSLP
8 3 (1.05%) GIAC
8 3 (1.05%) GSSP-.NET
8 3 (1.05%) GSSP-JAVA
8 3 (1.05%) GWAPT
8 3 (1.05%) ISACA
8 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.50%) SLA
2 8 (2.80%) QA
3 6 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.05%) GDPR
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (6.64%) Docker
2 12 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.05%) vSphere
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.99%) Puppet
2 15 (5.24%) Ansible
3 14 (4.90%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.50%) SCCM
5 6 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.10%) WSUS
6 4 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.70%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.70%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.70%) Marathon
8 2 (0.70%) Mesos
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) OpenView
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.70%) Salt
8 2 (0.70%) Terraform
8 2 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 32 (11.19%) Microsoft
1 32 (11.19%) Oracle
2 15 (5.24%) IBM
3 14 (4.90%) VMware
4 11 (3.85%) SAP
5 10 (3.50%) F5
5 10 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.15%) Cisco
7 7 (2.45%) HP
7 7 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.75%) Dell
8 5 (1.75%) EMC
8 5 (1.75%) Informatica
9 4 (1.40%) Apple
9 4 (1.40%) Citrix
9 4 (1.40%) Google
9 4 (1.40%) NetApp
9 4 (1.40%) Splunk
10 3 (1.05%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow