Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 30 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 292 263 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.88% 5.94% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 6.94% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 189 199
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £225 £210 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £537
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 35
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.90 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.97% -2.07% +8.13%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.30 £12.40
90th Percentile £41.84 £23.52 £23.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.04% +67.34% -20.00%

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 4,323 3,787 4,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.05% 85.56% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,938 2,507 2,950
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £261 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 100 142
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.10% +0.22%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.52
90th Percentile £41.50 £40.00 £34.83
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 0 205 £425 +6.25% 118
South Yorkshire -16 44 £394 -7.35% 32
North Yorkshire +3 23 £375 +25.00% 16
East Yorkshire +6 6 £250 - 16
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 91 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (30.82%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (21.58%) Finance
4 60 (20.55%) Microsoft
5 54 (18.49%) Windows
6 51 (17.47%) Linux
7 50 (17.12%) Java
8 44 (15.07%) SQL
9 34 (11.64%) Active Directory
10 32 (10.96%) Git (software)
11 31 (10.62%) Web Services
11 31 (10.62%) Project Management
11 31 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (10.62%) Scrum
12 30 (10.27%) HTML
13 27 (9.25%) Degree
14 26 (8.90%) Banking
14 26 (8.90%) JavaScript
15 25 (8.56%) SQL Server
15 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
15 25 (8.56%) CSS
16 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
17 23 (7.88%) SOA
17 23 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (7.53%) Change Management
18 22 (7.53%) Test Automation
18 22 (7.53%) Relational Database
19 21 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
19 21 (7.19%) Migration
19 21 (7.19%) Unix

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 18 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.08%) Confluence
4 8 (2.74%) SAS
5 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.68%) nginx
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.68%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.77%) Office 365
2 10 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.08%) GitHub
4 5 (1.71%) SaaS
5 4 (1.37%) Force.com
5 4 (1.37%) iPaaS
5 4 (1.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.03%) IaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.68%) npm
7 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.82%) DNS
2 16 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.14%) Firewall
4 12 (4.11%) LAN
4 12 (4.11%) WAN
5 10 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (3.08%) VoIP
7 8 (2.74%) HTTP
7 8 (2.74%) SAN
8 7 (2.40%) DHCP
8 7 (2.40%) NAS
9 6 (2.05%) VLAN
9 6 (2.05%) VPN
10 5 (1.71%) BGP
10 5 (1.71%) Internet
10 5 (1.71%) MPLS
10 5 (1.71%) OSPF
11 4 (1.37%) DLNA
11 4 (1.37%) Skype
11 4 (1.37%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.74%) MySQL
6 7 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.40%) MS Access
6 7 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.37%) Big Data
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.68%) DB2
10 2 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.48%) JIRA
4 9 (3.08%) Subversion
5 8 (2.74%) JUnit
6 6 (2.05%) Maven
6 6 (2.05%) Mercurial
6 6 (2.05%) Mockito
7 5 (1.71%) gulp
7 5 (1.71%) Selenium
7 5 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.37%) GCC
8 4 (1.37%) GDB
8 4 (1.37%) GoogleTest
9 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.03%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.68%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (21.58%) Finance
2 26 (8.90%) Banking
3 13 (4.45%) Retail
4 8 (2.74%) Electronics
5 5 (1.71%) Marketing
6 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.37%) Law
6 4 (1.37%) Legal
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (19.86%) Developer
2 51 (17.47%) Analyst
3 30 (10.27%) Architect
4 21 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.48%) Administrator
5 16 (5.48%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.14%) Java Developer
6 15 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (4.11%) User Researcher
8 11 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.42%) Consultant
10 9 (3.08%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.08%) Senior Developer
11 8 (2.74%) SQL Analyst
12 7 (2.40%) IT Engineer
12 7 (2.40%) Senior Architect
12 7 (2.40%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.40%) SQL Data Analyst
12 7 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.05%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.62%) Web Services
2 30 (10.27%) HTML
3 25 (8.56%) CSS
4 20 (6.85%) REST
4 20 (6.85%) RESTful
5 19 (6.51%) .NET
6 16 (5.48%) SOAP
7 13 (4.45%) XML
8 11 (3.77%) CSS3
9 10 (3.42%) HTML5
10 9 (3.08%) JSON
11 8 (2.74%) Node.js
11 8 (2.74%) Spring
12 7 (2.40%) J2EE
13 6 (2.05%) Middleware
13 6 (2.05%) React
13 6 (2.05%) Visualforce
14 5 (1.71%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.71%) Spring Boot
15 4 (1.37%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 90 (30.82%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.45%) User Experience
4 11 (3.77%) Clustering
5 7 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.05%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.37%) CMDB
7 4 (1.37%) DataPower
7 4 (1.37%) MPEG
7 4 (1.37%) PMI
8 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.03%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.03%) iPhone
8 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.68%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.49%) Windows
2 51 (17.47%) Linux
3 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.19%) Unix
5 15 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.77%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.40%) AIX
7 7 (2.40%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.71%) Android
9 4 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.68%) CentOS
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.68%) SUSE
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.62%) Project Management
2 31 (10.62%) Scrum
2 31 (10.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (7.88%) SOA
4 22 (7.53%) Change Management
4 22 (7.53%) Test Automation
5 21 (7.19%) Migration
5 21 (7.19%) OOP
6 20 (6.85%) ITIL
6 20 (6.85%) Microservices
6 20 (6.85%) OO
6 20 (6.85%) TDD
7 19 (6.51%) Business Analysis
8 18 (6.16%) Decision-Making
8 18 (6.16%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.82%) Service Delivery
10 16 (5.48%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (5.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.12%) Java
2 44 (15.07%) SQL
3 26 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.45%) C#
4 13 (4.45%) Scala
5 9 (3.08%) C
5 9 (3.08%) Groovy
6 7 (2.40%) Apex Code
6 7 (2.40%) Java 8
6 7 (2.40%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.05%) Perl
7 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.05%) SOQL
8 5 (1.71%) Clojure
8 5 (1.71%) PHP
8 5 (1.71%) Python
8 5 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.03%) VB
9 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (9.25%) Degree
2 19 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.05%) CISSP
4 6 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.71%) CISM
5 5 (1.71%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.03%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.03%) ISEB
7 3 (1.03%) MCDST
7 3 (1.03%) PMP
8 2 (0.68%) CCNP
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.68%) MCP
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) SLA
2 10 (3.42%) QA
3 9 (3.08%) GDPR
4 8 (2.74%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.05%) PMO
6 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.68%) P3O
7 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.08%) Docker
3 8 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.05%) Firmware
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.16%) Puppet
2 16 (5.48%) SCCM
3 14 (4.79%) Ansible
4 9 (3.08%) WSUS
5 8 (2.74%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.71%) Terraform
7 3 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.34%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.34%) Mesos
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Salt
9 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.85%) Cisco
3 18 (6.16%) VMware
4 12 (4.11%) Oracle
5 10 (3.42%) F5
5 10 (3.42%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.08%) Splunk
7 8 (2.74%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.40%) Dell
8 7 (2.40%) IBM
9 6 (2.05%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.05%) Google
9 6 (2.05%) SAP
10 5 (1.71%) Brocade
10 5 (1.71%) Citrix
11 4 (1.37%) EMC
12 3 (1.03%) Apple
12 3 (1.03%) NetApp
12 3 (1.03%) Xerox