Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 9 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 41 23
Rank change year-on-year +21 -18 +28
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 74 61 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.54% 4.34% 6.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 5.10% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 31
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £279 £263
90th Percentile £539 £548 £550
East of England median daily rate £420 £407 £407
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.06% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -4.92% +10.91%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £15.25 £43.45 £43.13
East of England median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +3.13% +8.47%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 984 1,197 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.93% 85.26% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 603 443
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £215
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 111 99
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.63% +6.67% +117.39%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.71 £33.33 £31.50
% change year-on-year -46.86% +5.81% +31.25%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 9 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
Cambridge +20 47 £425 - 78
Peterborough +4 19 £293 -12.95% 21
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 26 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (32.43%) Windows
3 21 (28.38%) Linux
3 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (25.68%) Degree
5 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.92%) Python
7 13 (17.57%) Java
8 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 9 (12.16%) Mathematics
10 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
10 9 (12.16%) C
10 9 (12.16%) Oracle
10 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
11 8 (10.81%) DevOps
11 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) JIRA
12 7 (9.46%) Time Management
12 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
12 7 (9.46%) Scrum
12 7 (9.46%) ITIL
12 7 (9.46%) SQL
12 7 (9.46%) Perl
12 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (9.46%) CRM
12 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
12 7 (9.46%) SaaS
12 7 (9.46%) Computer Science Degree

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.05%) Mule
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.70%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.70%) Confluence
3 2 (2.70%) JBoss
3 2 (2.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.70%) WildFly
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) nginx
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.35%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.05%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.35%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) SaaS
2 6 (8.11%) Office 365
3 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.35%) IaaS
7 1 (1.35%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
7 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Wireless
2 5 (6.76%) LAN
2 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.41%) Bluetooth
3 4 (5.41%) Skype
3 4 (5.41%) WLAN
4 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 2 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (1.35%) 5G
5 1 (1.35%) Broadband
5 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) LTE
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) OSPF
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) GIS
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.70%) DB2
2 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.35%) DTS
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.81%) JIRA
3 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
4 3 (4.05%) Hudson
4 3 (4.05%) Maven
5 2 (2.70%) GCC
5 2 (2.70%) Selenium
5 2 (2.70%) VisualVM
6 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.35%) Gradle
6 1 (1.35%) JMeter
6 1 (1.35%) LSMW
6 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.35%) Subversion
6 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Law
2 5 (6.76%) Marketing
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Billing
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.70%) Electronics
5 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (8.11%) Administrator
2 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Architect
3 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
3 5 (6.76%) Developer
3 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
3 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
4 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Web Services
2 5 (6.76%) Middleware
2 5 (6.76%) RESTful
3 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 3 (4.05%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.05%) XML
5 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.70%) Dojo
5 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.70%) iOS SDK
5 2 (2.70%) Java EE
5 2 (2.70%) REST
5 2 (2.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.70%) Spring
6 1 (1.35%) Ajax
6 1 (1.35%) COM
6 1 (1.35%) CSS
6 1 (1.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.35%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.76%) Life Science
3 5 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.05%) LIMS
5 3 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.05%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (4.05%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.70%) Wiki
7 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.35%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
3 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 9 (12.16%) Mathematics
5 8 (10.81%) DevOps
5 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.46%) CRM
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL
6 7 (9.46%) Scrum
6 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.46%) Time Management
7 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Project Management
7 6 (8.11%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.76%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.76%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) Python
2 13 (17.57%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) C
4 7 (9.46%) Perl
4 7 (9.46%) SQL
5 6 (8.11%) Ruby
6 5 (6.76%) C++
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.70%) Java 8
9 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.70%) Scala
10 1 (1.35%) C#
10 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.41%) MCP
3 4 (5.41%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CISSP
5 1 (1.35%) IIBA
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) OCP
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) KVM
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
1 4 (5.41%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.05%) Grafana
2 3 (4.05%) Nagios
2 3 (4.05%) Pingdom
2 3 (4.05%) Prometheus
3 2 (2.70%) Ansible
4 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.35%) Packer
4 1 (1.35%) Rancher
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco
4 4 (5.41%) Marketo
4 4 (5.41%) MuleSoft
4 4 (5.41%) NetApp
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Workday
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Huawei
6 1 (1.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.35%) Sony
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec