Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 30 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +13
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 271 238 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.50% 5.61% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 6.62% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 164 247
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -2.29% +9.68%
10th Percentile £204 £258 £298
90th Percentile £575 £559 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £421
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.04% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £14.20 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.27% -3.73% +22.92%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.61 £12.10
90th Percentile £48.25 £23.58 £23.75
England median hourly rate £23.98 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.08% +47.06% -15.00%

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 4,278 3,594 4,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.79% 84.66% 85.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,881 2,389 3,167
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £539
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 86 124
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.06 £10.58
90th Percentile £43.25 £28.03 £40.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 0 202 £425 +6.25% 89
South Yorkshire -10 35 £419 -1.47% 23
North Yorkshire +3 19 £375 +25.00% 23
East Yorkshire +3 1 £200 - 12
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 109 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (36.53%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (23.25%) Finance
4 54 (19.93%) Java
5 42 (15.50%) Microsoft
6 40 (14.76%) Windows
7 37 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (13.28%) Scrum
9 32 (11.81%) Linux
10 31 (11.44%) SQL
11 30 (11.07%) JavaScript
11 30 (11.07%) Web Services
11 30 (11.07%) Degree
12 29 (10.70%) Git (software)
12 29 (10.70%) HTML
13 27 (9.96%) CSS
14 26 (9.59%) SOA
14 26 (9.59%) Business Analysis
15 24 (8.86%) OO
15 24 (8.86%) Active Directory
16 23 (8.49%) OOP
16 23 (8.49%) Microservices
17 22 (8.12%) Decision-Making
17 22 (8.12%) Project Management
18 21 (7.75%) SOAP
18 21 (7.75%) TDD
18 21 (7.75%) Mentoring
19 20 (7.38%) Analytics
20 19 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
20 19 (7.01%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.48%) Confluence
3 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Documentum
6 1 (0.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) Jadu
6 1 (0.37%) Mule
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.69%) GitHub
2 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.95%) Office 365
4 4 (1.48%) Force.com
4 4 (1.48%) iPaaS
4 4 (1.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.74%) npm
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.80%) DNS
3 10 (3.69%) SAN
4 9 (3.32%) NAS
4 9 (3.32%) SMS
5 8 (2.95%) WAN
6 7 (2.58%) HTTP
7 6 (2.21%) DHCP
7 6 (2.21%) LAN
8 4 (1.48%) BGP
8 4 (1.48%) Firewall
8 4 (1.48%) MPLS
8 4 (1.48%) OSPF
8 4 (1.48%) Skype
8 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.11%) DLNA
9 3 (1.11%) Internet
9 3 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.11%) UPnP
10 2 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.27%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.69%) MySQL
3 10 (3.69%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.58%) Big Data
5 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.74%) Power BI
10 2 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 29 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.32%) JIRA
3 9 (3.32%) Mercurial
4 8 (2.95%) Subversion
5 6 (2.21%) gulp
5 6 (2.21%) JUnit
6 5 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.48%) Selenium
8 3 (1.11%) GCC
8 3 (1.11%) GDB
8 3 (1.11%) GoogleTest
8 3 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.11%) Mockito
8 3 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.11%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
General
1 63 (23.25%) Finance
2 18 (6.64%) Banking
3 15 (5.54%) Retail
4 7 (2.58%) Legal
4 7 (2.58%) Marketing
5 5 (1.85%) Electronics
6 4 (1.48%) Publishing
7 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.74%) Billing
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Military
9 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (23.99%) Developer
2 42 (15.50%) Analyst
3 24 (8.86%) Architect
4 22 (8.12%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.64%) Java Developer
6 16 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (5.54%) User Researcher
8 14 (5.17%) Administrator
9 13 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.43%) Consultant
11 10 (3.69%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.95%) Designer
13 7 (2.58%) SQL Developer
14 6 (2.21%) IT Engineer
14 6 (2.21%) Salesforce Developer
14 6 (2.21%) Systems Administrator
15 5 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
15 5 (1.85%) IT Analyst
15 5 (1.85%) Senior Consultant
15 5 (1.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.07%) Web Services
2 29 (10.70%) HTML
3 27 (9.96%) CSS
4 21 (7.75%) SOAP
5 18 (6.64%) REST
5 18 (6.64%) RESTful
6 14 (5.17%) Spring
7 12 (4.43%) .NET
8 11 (4.06%) CSS3
9 10 (3.69%) HTML5
9 10 (3.69%) Node.js
10 8 (2.95%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.95%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.95%) XML
11 6 (2.21%) J2EE
11 6 (2.21%) jQuery
11 6 (2.21%) JSON
11 6 (2.21%) React
11 6 (2.21%) Visualforce
12 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (36.53%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.54%) User Experience
4 12 (4.43%) Clustering
5 9 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.21%) DataPower
8 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.48%) CMDB
10 3 (1.11%) Blog
10 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.11%) iPhone
10 3 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.11%) MPEG
11 2 (0.74%) EPoS
11 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.74%) NHS
12 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.76%) Windows
2 32 (11.81%) Linux
3 18 (6.64%) Unix
4 13 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.32%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.48%) Android
9 3 (1.11%) AIX
9 3 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.74%) SUSE
11 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (13.28%) Scrum
4 26 (9.59%) Business Analysis
4 26 (9.59%) SOA
5 24 (8.86%) OO
6 23 (8.49%) Microservices
6 23 (8.49%) OOP
7 22 (8.12%) Decision-Making
7 22 (8.12%) Project Management
8 21 (7.75%) Mentoring
8 21 (7.75%) TDD
9 20 (7.38%) Analytics
10 19 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.64%) Test Automation
12 17 (6.27%) Open Source
12 17 (6.27%) SDLC
13 16 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.90%) Change Management
13 16 (5.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.93%) Java
2 31 (11.44%) SQL
3 30 (11.07%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.17%) C#
4 14 (5.17%) Scala
5 12 (4.43%) Groovy
6 10 (3.69%) C
6 10 (3.69%) Java 8
7 9 (3.32%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.95%) Perl
9 7 (2.58%) Apex Code
10 6 (2.21%) Clojure
10 6 (2.21%) Python
10 6 (2.21%) SOQL
11 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.85%) C++
11 5 (1.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.48%) PHP
12 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.07%) Degree
2 15 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.95%) CISSP
5 7 (2.58%) CISM
6 6 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.48%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.11%) CCNA
8 3 (1.11%) CCNP
8 3 (1.11%) MCP
8 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.74%) ISEB
9 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.74%) PMP
9 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) QA
2 9 (3.32%) SLA
3 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.11%) PMO
5 2 (0.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.17%) Docker
3 10 (3.69%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (6.64%) Puppet
2 15 (5.54%) SCCM
3 14 (5.17%) Ansible
4 12 (4.43%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.58%) WSUS
6 6 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.85%) Terraform
8 3 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.74%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.37%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.37%) Grafana
10 1 (0.37%) Kibana
10 1 (0.37%) Salt
10 1 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 42 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.90%) Oracle
2 16 (5.90%) VMware
3 10 (3.69%) Cisco
3 10 (3.69%) IBM
4 9 (3.32%) F5
5 8 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.95%) SAP
6 6 (2.21%) Dell
6 6 (2.21%) Google
7 5 (1.85%) EMC
7 5 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.85%) Splunk
8 4 (1.48%) Citrix
8 4 (1.48%) NetApp
8 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.11%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.11%) Intel
10 2 (0.74%) Apple
10 2 (0.74%) Cognos