Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 76 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 6.77% 3.48% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.87% 4.24% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 21
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £404 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +15.36% +7.69%
10th Percentile £233 £165 £103
90th Percentile £574 £493 £523
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 4
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +41.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.50 £8.80 £10.60
90th Percentile £15.60 £48.00 £34.23
East of England median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.94% -20.00% +48.15%

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 966 990 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.02% 81.95% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 500 544
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £243
90th Percentile £575 £515 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 117 68
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -10.67% +167.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +13.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +17 40 £408 +25.38% 58
Peterborough +4 29 £300 -32.39% 24
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 26 (34.21%) Windows
2 26 (34.21%) Mathematics
3 22 (28.95%) Incident Management
3 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (28.95%) Retail
4 21 (27.63%) Service Delivery
4 21 (27.63%) Cisco
4 21 (27.63%) Degree
5 20 (26.32%) ITIL
5 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (23.68%) Problem Management
7 18 (23.68%) MCP
7 18 (23.68%) NetApp
8 13 (17.11%) Linux
9 11 (14.47%) SaaS
10 10 (13.16%) Python
11 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
11 9 (11.84%) Marketing
11 9 (11.84%) User Experience
12 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
12 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.53%) CRM
12 8 (10.53%) Java
12 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.53%) Scrum
13 7 (9.21%) C
13 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.95%) Mule
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.32%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) SaaS
2 5 (6.58%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) GitHub
6 1 (1.32%) IaaS
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Wireless
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.63%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.63%) LAN
3 2 (2.63%) WLAN
4 1 (1.32%) 5G
4 1 (1.32%) LTE
4 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) VoIP
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Power BI
3 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.63%) GCC
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.32%) JMeter
5 1 (1.32%) LSMW
5 1 (1.32%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (28.95%) Retail
2 9 (11.84%) Marketing
3 6 (7.89%) Law
4 4 (5.26%) Finance
5 3 (3.95%) Electronics
5 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Billing
6 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Automotive
7 1 (1.32%) Back Office
7 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 18 (23.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Product Owner
6 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Agile Product Owner
7 3 (3.95%) Application Security Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Firewall Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Scrum Product Owner
7 3 (3.95%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) SIEM Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Middleware
1 5 (6.58%) XML
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) Ajax
3 2 (2.63%) COM
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) iOS SDK
3 2 (2.63%) RESTful
3 2 (2.63%) XHTML
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) SAML
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.84%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) Life Science
3 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) LIMS
4 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.32%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) Unix
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Mathematics
2 22 (28.95%) Incident Management
3 21 (27.63%) Service Delivery
4 20 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (26.32%) ITIL
5 18 (23.68%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.53%) CRM
6 8 (10.53%) Scrum
7 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.21%) User Stories
8 6 (7.89%) Decision-Making
8 6 (7.89%) Project Management
8 6 (7.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 5 (6.58%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (6.58%) Migration
9 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.26%) Campaign Management
10 4 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) Python
2 8 (10.53%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.21%) C
4 6 (7.89%) Perl
5 3 (3.95%) C#
5 3 (3.95%) PHP
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.63%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.63%) SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Degree
2 18 (23.68%) MCP
3 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.26%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (3.95%) CCNP
5 3 (3.95%) CCSP
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) CISSP
5 3 (3.95%) CSSLP
5 3 (3.95%) GCIH
5 3 (3.95%) GCWN
5 3 (3.95%) GIAC
5 3 (3.95%) ISSAP
5 3 (3.95%) ISSEP
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.95%) RHCA
5 3 (3.95%) RHCE
5 3 (3.95%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.32%) GDPR
2 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.95%) Rancher
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.63%) Cisco
3 18 (23.68%) NetApp
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle
5 4 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.26%) HubSpot
5 4 (5.26%) Marketo
5 4 (5.26%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.95%) SAP
6 3 (3.95%) Sun
7 2 (2.63%) Adobe
7 2 (2.63%) Tableau
7 2 (2.63%) Workday
8 1 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.32%) Remedy
8 1 (1.32%) Sony