Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 40 28
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12 +32
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 79 48 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.58% 3.56% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.65% 4.29% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 19
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £431 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +26.84% -9.33%
10th Percentile £236 £181 £191
90th Percentile £573 £504 £480
East of England median daily rate £416 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.06% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +63.93% +12.96%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.25 £12.30
90th Percentile £16.50 £42.25 £43.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% +1.45% +27.78%

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 1,033 1,119 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.08% 82.89% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 572 465
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £213 £236
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 114 86
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.67% +7.14% +94.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.03 £26.88
% change year-on-year -43.60% +15.46% +5.39%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 51 £400 -11.11% 61
Peterborough +9 23 £293 -34.08% 18
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (32.91%) Windows
1 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 25 (31.65%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (29.11%) Degree
4 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (25.32%) Linux
6 17 (21.52%) Mathematics
7 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (16.46%) Python
8 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
8 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
8 13 (16.46%) Retail
9 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.19%) Cisco
9 12 (15.19%) ITIL
10 11 (13.92%) Java
10 11 (13.92%) Scrum
10 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
11 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
11 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
11 10 (12.66%) MCP
11 10 (12.66%) NetApp
12 9 (11.39%) C
12 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
12 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
13 8 (10.13%) JIRA
13 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
14 7 (8.86%) SaaS
14 7 (8.86%) Perl
14 7 (8.86%) CRM

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 (5.06%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.80%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) Mule
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.53%) JBoss
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) WildFly
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) nginx
4 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.27%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.27%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) SaaS
2 6 (7.59%) Office 365
3 4 (5.06%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.27%) GitHub
5 1 (1.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Serverless
5 1 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Wireless
2 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.06%) Bluetooth
3 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) Skype
3 4 (5.06%) WLAN
4 2 (2.53%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) 5G
5 1 (1.27%) Broadband
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) LTE
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
1 2 (2.53%) GIS
1 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.27%) Power BI
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.39%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.13%) JIRA
4 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.80%) Hudson
5 3 (3.80%) Maven
6 2 (2.53%) GCC
6 2 (2.53%) VisualVM
7 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.27%) Gradle
7 1 (1.27%) LSMW
7 1 (1.27%) Selenium
7 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (16.46%) Retail
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Law
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
2 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Billing
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Electronics
4 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.53%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.53%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.27%) Automotive
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 11 (13.92%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (3.80%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Product Owner
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Scrum Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.06%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) RESTful
3 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.53%) COM
3 2 (2.53%) Dojo
3 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.53%) HTML
3 2 (2.53%) iOS SDK
3 2 (2.53%) Java EE
3 2 (2.53%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) SOAP
3 2 (2.53%) Spring
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 2 (2.53%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.86%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.33%) Life Science
4 5 (6.33%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.33%) User Experience
5 4 (5.06%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.06%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.80%) LIMS
6 3 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.80%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (2.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.27%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.27%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
3 5 (6.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
4 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) Mathematics
3 13 (16.46%) Incident Management
3 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
4 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (15.19%) ITIL
5 11 (13.92%) Scrum
6 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.86%) CRM
9 7 (8.86%) Project Management
9 7 (8.86%) User Stories
10 6 (7.59%) Time Management
11 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.33%) ERP
11 5 (6.33%) Software Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
12 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
12 4 (5.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) Python
2 11 (13.92%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) C
4 7 (8.86%) Perl
5 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.33%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) Ruby
7 4 (5.06%) C#
7 4 (5.06%) SQL
8 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.53%) Java 8
8 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.53%) Scala
9 1 (1.27%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) Degree
2 10 (12.66%) MCP
3 7 (8.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.06%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.53%) CISSP
5 2 (2.53%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.53%) GCIH
5 2 (2.53%) GCWN
5 2 (2.53%) ISEB
5 2 (2.53%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.53%) ISSEP
5 2 (2.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.53%) RHCA
5 2 (2.53%) RHCE
5 2 (2.53%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
1 1 (1.27%) KVM
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.80%) Puppet
3 2 (2.53%) Ansible
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.27%) Packer
4 1 (1.27%) Rancher
4 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) NetApp
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.06%) Marketo
5 4 (5.06%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.80%) Adobe
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.53%) Workday
8 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.27%) Remedy
8 1 (1.27%) Sony
8 1 (1.27%) Tableau
8 1 (1.27%) VMware