Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 21 32
Rank change year-on-year -18 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 71 224 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.98% 7.18% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 8.33% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 128 183
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £276 £288 £251
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 5
Median hourly rate £11.78 £19.50 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.59% +19.63% +12.41%
10th Percentile £10.56 £12.50 £13.15
90th Percentile £15.77 £59.75 £40.90
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £24.08
% change year-on-year -16.00% +3.82% -5.57%

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 1,212 2,690 4,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 84.99% 86.25% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 1,850 2,931
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £289 £269
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 121 104
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% +3.40% +5.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £30.39 £31.75 £43.25
Median hourly rate £26.65 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -6.82% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Yorkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 January 2021. 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 -16 55 £425 -0.58% 67
South Yorkshire +12 12 £285 -25.25% 17
East Yorkshire +5 2 £170 -
North Yorkshire +5 2 £325 -31.58% 9
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.31%) SQL
3 12 (16.90%) Windows
4 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (14.08%) IBM
5 10 (14.08%) TDD
5 10 (14.08%) Google
6 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.68%) Linux
6 9 (12.68%) Java
7 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
7 8 (11.27%) Scrum
7 8 (11.27%) Azure
8 7 (9.86%) AWS
8 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.86%) Finance
8 7 (9.86%) Mainframe
8 7 (9.86%) zOS
8 7 (9.86%) NHS
8 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
8 7 (9.86%) Decision-Making
8 7 (9.86%) Public Sector
9 6 (8.45%) Project Delivery
9 6 (8.45%) Microservices
9 6 (8.45%) Docker
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 6 (8.45%) Coaching
9 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.45%) ETL

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 4 (5.63%) IIS
1 4 (5.63%) SAS
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.41%) InDesign
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Azure
2 7 (9.86%) AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Office 365
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (1.41%) Apigee
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.41%) Serverless
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.63%) DLNA
2 4 (5.63%) UPnP
2 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.82%) APPN
3 2 (2.82%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 2 (2.82%) SNA
3 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Qlik Sense
2 4 (5.63%) QlikView
3 2 (2.82%) Data Vault
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.41%) Power BI
4 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.04%) Mockito
3 4 (5.63%) GCC
3 4 (5.63%) GDB
3 4 (5.63%) GoogleTest
3 4 (5.63%) JUnit
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) Selenium
5 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
1 7 (9.86%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Electronics
3 4 (5.63%) Games
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Developer
2 6 (8.45%) Analyst
2 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.04%) Mainframe Programmer
3 5 (7.04%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 5 (7.04%) Programmer
3 5 (7.04%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (5.63%) Architect
4 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Designer
4 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Product Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.23%) Service Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) ISPF
1 4 (5.63%) JNI
1 4 (5.63%) Qt
1 4 (5.63%) React
1 4 (5.63%) STL
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
3 2 (2.82%) JSON
3 2 (2.82%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) React Native
3 2 (2.82%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) Serverless Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Mainframe
2 7 (9.86%) NHS
3 4 (5.63%) MPEG
3 4 (5.63%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.41%) Animation
6 1 (1.41%) Blog
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.86%) zOS
4 6 (8.45%) Android
5 4 (5.63%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.63%) Unix
6 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.08%) TDD
3 8 (11.27%) Scrum
4 7 (9.86%) Decision-Making
4 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
5 6 (8.45%) BDD
5 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.45%) Coaching
5 6 (8.45%) DevOps
5 6 (8.45%) ETL
5 6 (8.45%) Microservices
5 6 (8.45%) Project Delivery
5 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.04%) IT Strategy
6 5 (7.04%) OO
6 5 (7.04%) UML
6 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.04%) Web Design
6 5 (7.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) JCL
4 5 (7.04%) C++
4 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.63%) Assembly Language
5 4 (5.63%) C
5 4 (5.63%) Java 8
5 4 (5.63%) REXX
6 3 (4.23%) C#
6 3 (4.23%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) COBOL
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.41%) CSPO
3 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Docker
3 4 (5.63%) ACF2
3 4 (5.63%) RACF
3 4 (5.63%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.63%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (5.63%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) Terraform
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Google
1 10 (14.08%) IBM
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) CA
3 5 (7.04%) SAP
4 3 (4.23%) Apple
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) Adobe
5 2 (2.82%) Brocade
5 2 (2.82%) F5
5 2 (2.82%) Splunk
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) OutSystems
6 1 (1.41%) Sage
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) Sparx
6 1 (1.41%) Xamarin