Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 18 41
Rank change year-on-year -27 +23 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 50 77 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.20% 6.79% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 7.85% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 14
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £371 £400 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% -0.93% +15.36%
10th Percentile £101 £233 £165
90th Percentile £707 £574 £493
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -17.65% +41.67%
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.50 £8.80
90th Percentile £44.25 £15.60 £48.00
East of England median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +48.28% -9.38% -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 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 1,045 981 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 87.82% 86.51% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 506 504
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £205
90th Percentile £625 £575 £515
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 92 117
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.76% -10.67%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.19 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -32.69% +4.00%

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 21 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 August 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
Cambridge -14 37 £375 -7.98% 74
Huntingdon - 7 - - 1
Peterborough -13 4 £110 -63.33% 8
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 14 (28.00%) ITIL
3 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (24.00%) SLA
6 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) Office 365
9 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
9 7 (14.00%) ITSM
10 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
10 6 (12.00%) Degree
11 5 (10.00%) JIRA
11 5 (10.00%) Azure
11 5 (10.00%) Finance
11 5 (10.00%) Java
11 5 (10.00%) Linux
11 5 (10.00%) SAP
12 4 (8.00%) Python
12 4 (8.00%) Oracle
12 4 (8.00%) Scrum
12 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.00%) AWS
12 4 (8.00%) PaaS
12 4 (8.00%) Problem Management

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 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) iTrent
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Azure
3 4 (8.00%) AWS
3 4 (8.00%) PaaS
4 3 (6.00%) IaaS
4 3 (6.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.00%) GCP
5 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) LAN
1 2 (4.00%) WAN
1 2 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.00%) DHCP
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
2 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) WebEx
2 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.00%) Mockito
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (8.00%) Architect
3 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Administrator
4 3 (6.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) IT Support
5 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Agent
5 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
1 3 (6.00%) REST
1 3 (6.00%) Spring
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.00%) CSS
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) Ajax
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (2.00%) Java EE
3 1 (2.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) MyBatis
3 1 (2.00%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (2.00%) RAML
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
3 1 (2.00%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.00%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Life Science
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.00%) ITSM
4 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Microservices
5 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.00%) Scrum
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.00%) Analytics
6 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.00%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (6.00%) Data Architecture
6 3 (6.00%) Server Management
6 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.00%) Change Control
7 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.00%) Open Source
7 2 (4.00%) Preventative Maintenance
7 2 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) Python
4 3 (6.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ACCA
3 1 (2.00%) CIMA
3 1 (2.00%) HNC
3 1 (2.00%) MCP
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) vCloud
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.00%) Rancher
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Salt
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.00%) Terraform
2 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
3 5 (10.00%) SAP
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) Ariba
7 1 (2.00%) Bomgar
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) hybris
7 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.00%) Mitel
7 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) Peregrine
7 1 (2.00%) Splunk
7 1 (2.00%) Tableau
7 1 (2.00%) Talend