Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 302 266 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.46% 5.59% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 6.52% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 192 118
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.53%
10th Percentile £259 £198 £225
90th Percentile £562 £573 £597
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.30 £14.65 £14.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.26% -0.85% +1.97%
10th Percentile £13.61 £13.97 £11.96
90th Percentile £27.15 £28.29 £23.60
England median hourly rate £22.40 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.40% +35.14% -7.45%

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 4,038 4,079 3,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.39% 85.75% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,753 2,689 2,458
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £552
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 126 97
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.66 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +42.45% -4.92%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £9.80
90th Percentile £45.83 £44.38 £29.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.05% -1.00% +10.00%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +12 202 £425 - 14
South Yorkshire -15 53 £388 -13.89% 11
North Yorkshire +9 29 £450 +44.00% 6
East Yorkshire +4 7 £263 -42.62% 5
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 97 (32.12%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (22.19%) Java
4 62 (20.53%) Microsoft
5 60 (19.87%) Linux
6 59 (19.54%) Finance
7 50 (16.56%) Windows
7 50 (16.56%) SQL
8 34 (11.26%) Software Engineering
8 34 (11.26%) Test Automation
9 33 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (10.60%) Project Management
11 31 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
12 29 (9.60%) Scrum
13 27 (8.94%) Migration
13 27 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.61%) Active Directory
15 25 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (8.28%) SQL Server
15 25 (8.28%) Change Management
15 25 (8.28%) Android
15 25 (8.28%) Banking
16 24 (7.95%) C
17 23 (7.62%) HTML
17 23 (7.62%) Test Scripting
17 23 (7.62%) Multithreading
18 22 (7.28%) JavaScript
19 21 (6.95%) C++
19 21 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (6.95%) TDD

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 16 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.31%) Confluence
2 10 (3.31%) SAS
3 9 (2.98%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.99%) CICS
5 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.66%) nginx
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.66%) WordPress
7 1 (0.33%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.33%) Drupal
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.30%) Workday HCM
2 3 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.33%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.33%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.97%) Office 365
4 8 (2.65%) SaaS
5 6 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.66%) IaaS
7 4 (1.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.99%) GitHub
9 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.63%) Firewall
2 16 (5.30%) DNS
3 10 (3.31%) LAN
4 9 (2.98%) DHCP
5 8 (2.65%) HTTP
5 8 (2.65%) VoIP
5 8 (2.65%) WAN
5 8 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.32%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.99%) VLAN
7 6 (1.99%) VPN
8 3 (0.99%) FTP
8 3 (0.99%) IPsec
8 3 (0.99%) Skype
8 3 (0.99%) SSL
9 2 (0.66%) DLNA
9 2 (0.66%) Internet
9 2 (0.66%) SAN
9 2 (0.66%) UPnP
10 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.65%) MySQL
6 6 (1.99%) DB2
6 6 (1.99%) MS Access
7 4 (1.32%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.99%) Big Data
8 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.99%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.33%) GIS
10 1 (0.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.64%) JIRA
4 7 (2.32%) Mockito
5 6 (1.99%) Maven
5 6 (1.99%) Subversion
6 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.32%) JUnit
7 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.99%) gulp
8 3 (0.99%) Selenium
8 3 (0.99%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.66%) GCC
9 2 (0.66%) GDB
9 2 (0.66%) GoogleTest
9 2 (0.66%) ProC
9 2 (0.66%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.66%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 59 (19.54%) Finance
2 25 (8.28%) Banking
3 11 (3.64%) Retail
4 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.32%) Electronics
5 4 (1.32%) Law
5 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (22.85%) Developer
2 56 (18.54%) Analyst
3 28 (9.27%) Architect
4 25 (8.28%) Java Developer
5 22 (7.28%) Business Analyst
5 22 (7.28%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.97%) Linux Developer
7 14 (4.64%) Consultant
8 13 (4.30%) Data Analyst
8 13 (4.30%) User Researcher
9 12 (3.97%) Designer
10 11 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.98%) Android Developer
12 9 (2.98%) Workday Consultant
13 8 (2.65%) C++ Developer
13 8 (2.65%) SQL Analyst
13 8 (2.65%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.65%) UX Designer
14 7 (2.32%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.62%) HTML
2 19 (6.29%) REST
2 19 (6.29%) Web Services
3 18 (5.96%) XML
4 17 (5.63%) .NET
4 17 (5.63%) CSS
5 16 (5.30%) JSON
5 16 (5.30%) Spring
6 15 (4.97%) SOAP
7 13 (4.30%) RESTful
8 8 (2.65%) Ajax
8 8 (2.65%) CSS3
8 8 (2.65%) HTML5
8 8 (2.65%) Spring Boot
9 7 (2.32%) J2EE
10 5 (1.66%) JAX-RS
10 5 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.66%) XSLT
11 4 (1.32%) Dropwizard
11 4 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 97 (32.12%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.26%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.31%) User Experience
4 9 (2.98%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.99%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (1.99%) NHS
5 6 (1.99%) PKI
5 6 (1.99%) PMI
6 5 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.66%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.66%) iSeries
6 5 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.99%) Clustering
8 3 (0.99%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) CCTV
9 2 (0.66%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.87%) Linux
2 50 (16.56%) Windows
3 25 (8.28%) Android
4 21 (6.95%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.63%) Unix
6 9 (2.98%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.32%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.99%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.66%) CentOS
10 5 (1.66%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.32%) AIX
12 3 (0.99%) Debian
13 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (11.26%) Software Engineering
2 34 (11.26%) Test Automation
3 32 (10.60%) Project Management
4 29 (9.60%) Scrum
5 27 (8.94%) Migration
5 27 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (8.28%) Change Management
7 23 (7.62%) Multithreading
7 23 (7.62%) Test Scripting
8 21 (6.95%) TDD
9 20 (6.62%) Analytics
9 20 (6.62%) Microservices
10 19 (6.29%) Workshop Facilitation
11 18 (5.96%) Business Analysis
11 18 (5.96%) Decision-Making
12 17 (5.63%) DevOps
13 16 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (4.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.19%) Java
2 50 (16.56%) SQL
3 24 (7.95%) C
4 22 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.95%) C++
6 10 (3.31%) Scala
7 9 (2.98%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.65%) Python
9 7 (2.32%) C#
9 7 (2.32%) PHP
9 7 (2.32%) Ruby
10 5 (1.66%) Go
10 5 (1.66%) VB
11 4 (1.32%) COBOL
11 4 (1.32%) VB6
12 3 (0.99%) Groovy
12 3 (0.99%) Java 8
12 3 (0.99%) JCL
12 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.29%) Degree
2 18 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.32%) DBS Check
5 6 (1.99%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.99%) CBAP
7 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.99%) PMP
8 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.66%) ISEB
8 2 (0.66%) MCDST
9 1 (0.33%) CCIE
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.33%) CISM
9 1 (0.33%) CISMP
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSA
9 1 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) GDPR
2 9 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.98%) QA
2 9 (2.98%) SLA
3 8 (2.65%) PMO
4 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) P3O
5 1 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.65%) Docker
3 6 (1.99%) Firmware
4 4 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.66%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.30%) Puppet
2 10 (3.31%) Ansible
2 10 (3.31%) SCCM
3 9 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.66%) SCOM
4 2 (0.66%) Terraform
4 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.66%) WSUS
5 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.33%) Mesos
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.64%) Workday
3 13 (4.30%) Cisco
3 13 (4.30%) ServiceNow
4 9 (2.98%) Citrix
4 9 (2.98%) Oracle
5 8 (2.65%) Google
5 8 (2.65%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.65%) VMware
6 7 (2.32%) IBM
6 7 (2.32%) SAP
7 5 (1.66%) Apple
7 5 (1.66%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.66%) Blue Coat
7 5 (1.66%) EMC
7 5 (1.66%) NetApp
7 5 (1.66%) Splunk
7 5 (1.66%) TOWER Software
7 5 (1.66%) Trustwave
8 4 (1.32%) Brocade