Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 19 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 39 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 27 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.08% 3.69% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 4.29% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £325 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -35.64% +34.67%
10th Percentile £130 £190 £388
90th Percentile £430 £438 £625
East of England median daily rate £420 £401 £410
% change year-on-year +4.67% -2.13% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £12.05
East of England median hourly rate £22.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +39.06% - +3.23%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 476 559 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.47% 85.87% 85.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 391 359
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £213
90th Percentile £575 £619 £588
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £12.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.74% +58.00% -67.93%
10th Percentile £16.30 £10.19 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.68 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.99 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -48.61% +9.38% +25.49%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Bedfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Luton +17 16 £350 - 9
Dunstable -4 3 - - 3
Shefford - 1 £140 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (33.33%) Service Management
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
4 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
5 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (14.81%) BPMN
5 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (14.81%) QA
5 4 (14.81%) COSO
5 4 (14.81%) SAP
5 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Finance
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) User Stories
6 3 (11.11%) Service Design
6 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 3 (11.11%) Games
6 3 (11.11%) Maya
6 3 (11.11%) 3ds Max
6 3 (11.11%) Retail
6 3 (11.11%) Adobe
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.11%) Windows
6 3 (11.11%) Python

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (7.41%) Confluence
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.11%) 3ds Max
2 3 (11.11%) Maya
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (3.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPLS
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Games
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Games Developer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3D Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Augmented Reality Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Business Improvement Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Unity 3D Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Reality Developer
5 1 (3.70%) HR Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) HR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (11.11%) CMDB
2 3 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Service Management
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
3 5 (18.52%) Process Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) BPMN
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma
4 4 (14.81%) User Stories
5 3 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
5 3 (11.11%) Game Development
5 3 (11.11%) Physics
5 3 (11.11%) Service Design
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Multichannel Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 3 (11.11%) Lua
1 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) COSO
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) GDPR
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee
4 1 (3.70%) Siemens
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) VMware