Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 28 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 133 277 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.51% 6.25% 5.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 7.27% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 144 194
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £301 £262 £201
90th Percentile £608 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 6
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.10 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +25.91% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.38 £14.19 £12.06
90th Percentile £58.75 £32.05 £31.86
England median hourly rate £27.00 £22.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.66% +11.89% -6.98%

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 1,716 3,809 4,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.99% 85.92% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,099 2,525 2,835
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 130 120
Median hourly rate £18.20 £16.86 £20.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.96% -19.68% +55.48%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £10.68
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.99 £45.00
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 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 +4 87 £500 +17.65% 27
South Yorkshire +24 22 £310 -31.11% 7
North Yorkshire -1 16 £450 -5.26% 6
East Yorkshire +6 6 £313 -20.63% 4
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 42 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 35 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.56%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (21.80%) Finance
5 28 (21.05%) Java
6 26 (19.55%) Azure
7 24 (18.05%) Project Management
7 24 (18.05%) Degree
8 23 (17.29%) Public Sector
9 22 (16.54%) Linux
10 21 (15.79%) Change Management
10 21 (15.79%) AWS
11 20 (15.04%) Unix
11 20 (15.04%) Windows
12 18 (13.53%) SQL
12 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
12 18 (13.53%) Docker
13 15 (11.28%) Office 365
13 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
14 14 (10.53%) Kubernetes
14 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
14 14 (10.53%) TDD
15 13 (9.77%) Line Management
15 13 (9.77%) Java 8
16 12 (9.02%) Microservices
16 12 (9.02%) DevOps
16 12 (9.02%) Jenkins
16 12 (9.02%) Pair Programming
16 12 (9.02%) Oracle

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 (3.01%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.26%) IIS
2 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.26%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (22.56%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.77%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.75%) Line 500
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Azure
2 21 (15.79%) AWS
3 15 (11.28%) Office 365
4 4 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.01%) GCP
5 3 (2.26%) Basecamp
6 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Firewall
1 10 (7.52%) HTTP
2 9 (6.77%) LAN
2 9 (6.77%) WAN
3 5 (3.76%) DHCP
3 5 (3.76%) DNS
3 5 (3.76%) IP Telephony
3 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.01%) Skype
4 4 (3.01%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.01%) VPN
4 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.01%) Wireless
4 4 (3.01%) WLAN
5 3 (2.26%) MPLS
6 2 (1.50%) BGP
6 2 (1.50%) Internet
6 2 (1.50%) IPv4
6 2 (1.50%) IPv6
6 2 (1.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) MongoDB
1 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.26%) Spotfire
4 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.50%) Big Data
5 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.50%) Power BI
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
6 1 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.77%) Mockito
4 2 (1.50%) JIRA
4 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.75%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.75%) PyCharm
5 1 (0.75%) RStudio
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (21.80%) Finance
2 23 (17.29%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.77%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.01%) Law
5 4 (3.01%) Retail
6 3 (2.26%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Analyst
1 31 (23.31%) Developer
2 14 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.02%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.77%) Security Analyst
4 9 (6.77%) TIBCO Developer
5 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.02%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Architect
8 5 (3.76%) ICT Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) ICT Support
8 5 (3.76%) ICT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) IT Support
9 4 (3.01%) LAN Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Support Officer
9 4 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) ActiveMQ
1 9 (6.77%) JAX-RS
1 9 (6.77%) JDBC
1 9 (6.77%) JMS
1 9 (6.77%) SOAP
1 9 (6.77%) TIBCO EMS
1 9 (6.77%) XML
2 8 (6.02%) Web Services
3 4 (3.01%) .NET
3 4 (3.01%) CSS
3 4 (3.01%) HTML
4 3 (2.26%) Ajax
4 3 (2.26%) HTML5
4 3 (2.26%) JSON
5 2 (1.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.50%) CSS3
5 2 (1.50%) Node.js
5 2 (1.50%) Play Framework
5 2 (1.50%) Redux
5 2 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.77%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.51%) NHS
4 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.01%) PMI
5 4 (3.01%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.26%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.26%) User Experience
7 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Linux
2 20 (15.04%) Unix
2 20 (15.04%) Windows
3 15 (11.28%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.52%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.76%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Android
8 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.05%) Project Management
3 21 (15.79%) Change Management
4 14 (10.53%) TDD
5 13 (9.77%) Line Management
6 12 (9.02%) DevOps
6 12 (9.02%) ITIL
6 12 (9.02%) Microservices
6 12 (9.02%) Pair Programming
6 12 (9.02%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.27%) BDD
7 11 (8.27%) Coaching
7 11 (8.27%) Test Automation
8 10 (7.52%) Task Automation
8 10 (7.52%) Workflow
8 10 (7.52%) Workshop Facilitation
9 9 (6.77%) Data Privacy
9 9 (6.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
9 9 (6.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.05%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) SQL
3 13 (9.77%) Java 8
4 11 (8.27%) Python
5 9 (6.77%) XPath
6 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.01%) Ruby
8 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.26%) R
9 2 (1.50%) C#
9 2 (1.50%) ES6
9 2 (1.50%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.50%) PHP
9 2 (1.50%) Scala
9 2 (1.50%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.75%) COBOL
10 1 (0.75%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.26%) CCNA
5 3 (2.26%) CISM
5 3 (2.26%) CISSP
5 3 (2.26%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.50%) CBAP
6 2 (1.50%) CCNP
6 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.50%) ISEB
6 2 (1.50%) MCP
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.50%) PhD
6 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) CISA
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.75%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) GDPR
2 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.26%) SLA
4 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) FISMA
5 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
1 18 (13.53%) Docker
2 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.02%) SCCM
3 6 (4.51%) Ansible
4 5 (3.76%) Terraform
5 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.01%) Puppet
6 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.50%) Rancher
7 1 (0.75%) Kibana
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 35 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.02%) Oracle
3 9 (6.77%) Google
3 9 (6.77%) TIBCO
4 8 (6.02%) Cisco
4 8 (6.02%) VMware
5 6 (4.51%) Apple
6 3 (2.26%) McAfee
7 2 (1.50%) Aruba
7 2 (1.50%) Avaya
7 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix
7 2 (1.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.50%) IBM
7 2 (1.50%) Juniper
7 2 (1.50%) NETGEAR
7 2 (1.50%) Splunk
7 2 (1.50%) Symantec
7 2 (1.50%) Teradata
7 2 (1.50%) Wyse