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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 89 40 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.08% 7.33% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.17% 9.01% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 19
10th Percentile £133 £138 £225
25th Percentile £193 £140 £374
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £185 £488
Median % change year-on-year +129.73% -62.05% +30.00%
75th Percentile £550 £415 £600
90th Percentile £620 £553 £618
East of England median daily rate £420 £350 £470
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.53% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 11 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate £13.66 £12.50 £10.36
Median % change year-on-year +9.28% +20.66% -32.07%
75th Percentile £14.75 £15.50 -
90th Percentile £15.75 - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.66 £13.50 £33.61
% change year-on-year +1.19% -59.83% +116.84%

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 628 444 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 78.21% 81.32% 89.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 259 270
10th Percentile £213 £164 £299
25th Percentile £345 £300 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £410 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.76% -13.68% +5.56%
75th Percentile £550 £500 £550
90th Percentile £675 £578 £625
East of England median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 104 27
10th Percentile £13.25 - £12.27
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.80
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% -9.68% -8.82%
75th Percentile £22.00 £18.75 £20.88
90th Percentile £34.50 £22.50 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.44 £22.82
% change year-on-year +30.17% -19.20% +30.40%

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 3 July 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough -2 57 £195 +27.87% 7
Cambridge +7 28 £500 - 62
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 75 (84.27%) Social Skills
2 47 (52.81%) Service Delivery
3 44 (49.44%) Incident Management
3 44 (49.44%) Mathematics
4 43 (48.31%) ITIL
5 41 (46.07%) Problem Management
6 40 (44.94%) MCP
7 29 (32.58%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.98%) Time Management
9 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (14.61%) SLA
11 11 (12.36%) SQL
11 11 (12.36%) Windows
12 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
12 10 (11.24%) Change Management
13 9 (10.11%) Citrix
13 9 (10.11%) Blackberry
13 9 (10.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (10.11%) AirWatch
13 9 (10.11%) iPhone
14 8 (8.99%) Translating Business Requirements
14 8 (8.99%) Cisco
14 8 (8.99%) Degree
14 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
15 7 (7.87%) Wireless
15 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
15 7 (7.87%) NetApp
15 7 (7.87%) Service 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 9 (10.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.49%) SAS
4 2 (2.25%) Confluence
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Azure
2 3 (3.37%) AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (3.37%) GitHub
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.25%) Serverless
4 1 (1.12%) Akamai
4 1 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) 3GPP
1 7 (7.87%) Wireless
2 2 (2.25%) Intranet
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.62%) MS Access
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Navigator
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) Power BI
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.62%) Toad
2 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Automake
3 1 (1.12%) CMake
3 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (84.27%) Social Skills
2 29 (32.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.74%) Legal
5 5 (5.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.37%) Finance
7 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.12%) Automotive
8 1 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.12%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.12%) Electronics
8 1 (1.12%) French Language
8 1 (1.12%) Games
8 1 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.12%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (1.12%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 56 (62.92%) Analyst
2 40 (44.94%) Service Analyst
2 40 (44.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (26.97%) Call Centre Analyst
3 24 (26.97%) Customer Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) Technical Analyst
4 9 (10.11%) Technical Services Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Data Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Change Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Change Management Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Incident Manager
7 4 (4.49%) ITIL Change Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Major Incident Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) HTML
1 3 (3.37%) JSON
1 3 (3.37%) React
2 2 (2.25%) Ajax
2 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.25%) CSS
2 2 (2.25%) GraphQL
2 2 (2.25%) jQuery
2 2 (2.25%) Kendo UI
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
2 2 (2.25%) Node.js
2 2 (2.25%) REST
2 2 (2.25%) Swagger
2 2 (2.25%) XHR
2 2 (2.25%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.12%) HTML5
3 1 (1.12%) RESTful
3 1 (1.12%) YAML
3 1 (1.12%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Blackberry
1 9 (10.11%) iPhone
2 4 (4.49%) Biotechnology
2 4 (4.49%) Life Science
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.25%) FPGA
5 1 (1.12%) ARM Cortex
5 1 (1.12%) e-Health
5 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.12%) IoT
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Tizen
4 1 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) Service Delivery
2 44 (49.44%) Incident Management
2 44 (49.44%) Mathematics
3 43 (48.31%) ITIL
4 41 (46.07%) Problem Management
5 16 (17.98%) Time Management
6 10 (11.24%) Change Management
7 8 (8.99%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (7.87%) Computer Science
8 7 (7.87%) Service Management
9 6 (6.74%) Critical Thinking
9 6 (6.74%) Innovative Thinking
9 6 (6.74%) ITSM
10 5 (5.62%) Analytical Thinking
10 5 (5.62%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 5 (5.62%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.62%) Data Extraction
10 5 (5.62%) Open Source
10 5 (5.62%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (5.62%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Python
3 4 (4.49%) C
3 4 (4.49%) C++
4 3 (3.37%) C#
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) Bash
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) R
5 2 (2.25%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (44.94%) MCP
2 8 (8.99%) Degree
3 4 (4.49%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) CDISC
2 2 (2.25%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) Citrix
3 8 (8.99%) Cisco
4 7 (7.87%) NetApp
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.12%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.12%) Coveo
7 1 (1.12%) Meraki
7 1 (1.12%) VMware