Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 26 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 21 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.51% 5.71% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 6.31% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £450 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.89% -8.18%
10th Percentile £135 £151 £311
90th Percentile £578 £500 £638
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £28.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.72% -
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% +3.45% -46.30%

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 335 555 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 87.93% 90.54% 91.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 377 389
Bedfordshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £324 £261 £281
90th Percentile £614 £600 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £32.75 £16.58 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.50% +14.36% -68.82%
10th Percentile £15.85 £10.16 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £36.25 £32.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year - -46.97% +20.00%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 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
Luton +7 14 £420 -6.67% 1
Dunstable - 4 - -
Bedford +3 1 - -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 13 (61.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Tableau
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) QA
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 5 (23.81%) Service Design
4 4 (19.05%) Multichannel Marketing
4 4 (19.05%) Workshop Facilitation
4 4 (19.05%) Contract Negotiation
4 4 (19.05%) Decision-Making
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Data-Driven Marketing
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 4 (19.05%) CRM
4 4 (19.05%) ITSM
4 4 (19.05%) Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 3 (14.29%) Runbook
6 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements

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 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Kudu
2 1 (4.76%) HBase
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Tableau Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Service Management
2 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (23.81%) Data Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Service Design
3 4 (19.05%) Contract Negotiation
3 4 (19.05%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Data-Driven Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) Decision-Making
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) ITSM
3 4 (19.05%) Multichannel Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) User Stories
3 4 (19.05%) Workshop Facilitation
4 3 (14.29%) Runbook
4 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Development
5 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Tableau
2 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Informatica