Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 52 14
Rank change year-on-year +31 -38 +26
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 25 35 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.25% 3.07% 7.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 3.55% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 29
Median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £225 £201 £230
90th Percentile £610 £725 £496
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 22
Median hourly rate £10.36 £15.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.07% +7.02% +5.56%
East of England median hourly rate £33.61 £16.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year +106.83% +10.17% +7.27%

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 359 985 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 89.75% 86.40% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 551 469
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £633 £578
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 96 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -46.97%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.20 £11.17
90th Percentile £46.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £26.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -33.81%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +32 17 £400 +1.59% 20
Peterborough +13 6 £238 +115.91% 2
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 8 (32.00%) ITIL
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) Android
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.00%) Office 365
5 4 (16.00%) Azure
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (16.00%) Time Management
5 4 (16.00%) Information Security
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) MySQL
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (12.00%) Security Management
6 3 (12.00%) Mule

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 3 (12.00%) Mule
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Azure
3 3 (12.00%) iPaaS
4 2 (8.00%) AWS
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMTP
3 1 (4.00%) SNMP
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) FishEye
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) CMake
4 1 (4.00%) GCC
4 1 (4.00%) Gradle
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) Android NDK
3 1 (4.00%) CNTK
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) PyTorch
3 1 (4.00%) React
3 1 (4.00%) TensorFlow
3 1 (4.00%) XHTML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Blog
2 3 (12.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Android
4 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Unix
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (16.00%) Information Security
3 4 (16.00%) Time Management
4 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Security Management
4 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) SANS
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) LPIC
4 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (4.00%) RHCE
4 1 (4.00%) RHCT
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) AICPA
1 3 (12.00%) COBIT
1 3 (12.00%) NIST
2 2 (8.00%) PMO
3 1 (4.00%) GxP
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Postfix
2 1 (4.00%) RHEV
2 1 (4.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Rancher
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) MuleSoft
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow