Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 37 54 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.44% 5.40% 7.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 6.40% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 34
Median daily rate £501 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.31% - -
10th Percentile £292 £291 £296
90th Percentile £639 £501 £538
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 30
Median hourly rate £15.18 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.69% +9.26%
10th Percentile £11.32 £14.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £19.04 £15.35 £42.25
East of England median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year -1.11% +48.76% +12.04%

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 714 844 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.61% 84.40% 88.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 457 490
Median daily rate £460 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +9.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £550
East of England median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -4.94% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 82 99
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -46.15% +6.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.74
90th Percentile £49.00 £49.88 £49.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -30.77%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -3 26 £445 +18.67% 51
Peterborough -8 7 £366 -4.00% 4
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Android
4 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
5 6 (16.22%) Python
5 6 (16.22%) Java
5 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (16.22%) Windows
5 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 5 (13.51%) QA
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
6 5 (13.51%) SDLC
6 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (10.81%) Office 365
7 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 4 (10.81%) Time Management
7 4 (10.81%) JIRA
7 4 (10.81%) CISSP
7 4 (10.81%) C
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco
8 3 (8.11%) JUnit

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:

Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Azure
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) DWDM
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) SDH
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Cypress.io
4 2 (5.41%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.41%) GoCD
4 2 (5.41%) Robot Framework
4 2 (5.41%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) GCC
5 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Hardware Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) React
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.70%) Blog
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Android
1 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (13.51%) Scrum
4 5 (13.51%) SDLC
4 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.81%) Information Security
5 4 (10.81%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Information Management
6 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (5.41%) Break/Fix
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Innovative Thinking
7 2 (5.41%) QA Automation
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
1 6 (16.22%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.81%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Go
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) CISSP
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ISSAP
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.70%) SANS
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) AICPA
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) GxP
2 1 (2.70%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
4 1 (2.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore