Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 15 October 2021 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 97 39 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.72% 6.53% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 7.62% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 24 50
10th Percentile £290 £179 £115
25th Percentile £313 £265 £273
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £324 £368
Median % change year-on-year +23.46% -11.84% -8.13%
75th Percentile £500 £409 £475
90th Percentile £625 £450 £546
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
10th Percentile " £9.51 £11.93
25th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £13.50
Median hourly rate £9.59 £10.04 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.43% -37.28% +43.24%
75th Percentile £11.50 £11.07 £40.00
90th Percentile £11.88 " £45.56
England median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.10
% change year-on-year -28.00% +24.36% -8.63%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,194 512 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.74% 85.76% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 320 904
10th Percentile £213 £212 £232
25th Percentile £325 £309 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £380 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.99% -8.00% +3.13%
75th Percentile £516 £475 £500
90th Percentile £591 £528 £575
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 23 83
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.81 £10.62
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.12 £11.24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.46% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.42 £23.40 £24.50
90th Percentile £50.95 £43.75 £46.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £25.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.07% +12.50%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East Midlands

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 October 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire +3 41 £487 +412.11% 36
Northamptonshire 0 19 £370 +21.81% 26
Leicestershire -7 15 £364 -3.00% 39
Lincolnshire - 10 £300 - 16
Derbyshire -12 8 £300 -33.33% 24
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 43 (44.33%) Social Skills
2 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.87%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (27.84%) Finance
4 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
5 26 (26.80%) Active Directory
6 20 (20.62%) ITIL
7 18 (18.56%) SQL
8 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (16.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (15.46%) Windows
9 15 (15.46%) SaaS
10 14 (14.43%) SLA
10 14 (14.43%) Decision-Making
11 13 (13.40%) Banking
12 12 (12.37%) JIRA
12 12 (12.37%) HTML
12 12 (12.37%) Migration
12 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (11.34%) CSS
13 11 (11.34%) Citrix
13 11 (11.34%) Middleware
13 11 (11.34%) Remedy
13 11 (11.34%) Azure
14 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
14 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
14 10 (10.31%) User Experience
15 9 (9.28%) Project Management
15 9 (9.28%) Service Management
15 9 (9.28%) Scrum

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (9.28%) Confluence
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) JBoss
3 5 (5.15%) NetWeaver
4 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) WordPress
6 1 (1.03%) CICS
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
6 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Workfront
2 1 (1.03%) Magento
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) SaaS
2 11 (11.34%) Azure
3 8 (8.25%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (7.22%) IaaS
5 6 (6.19%) PaaS
6 5 (5.15%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (5.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.09%) AWS
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.03%) GitHub
8 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.03%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Serverless
8 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) Firewall
1 7 (7.22%) VPN
2 6 (6.19%) Skype
2 6 (6.19%) VoIP
2 6 (6.19%) Wireless
3 5 (5.15%) DHCP
3 5 (5.15%) DNS
3 5 (5.15%) MPLS
3 5 (5.15%) PBX
3 5 (5.15%) SD-WAN
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 2 (2.06%) Network Security
5 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.03%) LAN
5 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) DB2
3 5 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (5.15%) MySQL
3 5 (5.15%) SAP HANA
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (1.03%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) TestRail
3 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.12%) Selenium
4 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.06%) REST Assured
5 1 (1.03%) Postman
5 1 (1.03%) TestNG
5 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (44.33%) Social Skills
2 28 (28.87%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (27.84%) Finance
4 13 (13.40%) Banking
5 7 (7.22%) Multimedia
5 7 (7.22%) Retail
6 6 (6.19%) Automotive
7 5 (5.15%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (5.15%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (4.12%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (4.12%) Public Sector
9 3 (3.09%) French Language
9 3 (3.09%) German Language
9 3 (3.09%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (3.09%) Italian Language
9 3 (3.09%) Marketing
10 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
10 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
10 2 (2.06%) Legal
10 2 (2.06%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (36.08%) Analyst
2 10 (10.31%) Tester
3 9 (9.28%) Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.25%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Software Tester
6 6 (6.19%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Designer
6 6 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.12%) IT Architect
7 4 (4.12%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) HTML
2 11 (11.34%) CSS
2 11 (11.34%) Middleware
3 6 (6.19%) REST
4 5 (5.15%) SAP Basis
5 4 (4.12%) React
6 3 (3.09%) jQuery
6 3 (3.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (3.09%) Web Services
7 2 (2.06%) .NET
7 2 (2.06%) D3.js
7 2 (2.06%) Flask
7 2 (2.06%) GatsbyJS
7 2 (2.06%) JSON
7 2 (2.06%) Node.js
7 2 (2.06%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) Sass
7 2 (2.06%) SOAP
7 2 (2.06%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (1.03%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) User Experience
2 8 (8.25%) Public Cloud
2 8 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.15%) PKI
5 2 (2.06%) FMCG
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.19%) Linux
3 6 (6.19%) Unix
4 5 (5.15%) AIX
5 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.62%) ITIL
3 16 (16.49%) Root Cause Analysis
4 14 (14.43%) Decision-Making
5 12 (12.37%) Migration
5 12 (12.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.28%) Business Analysis
6 9 (9.28%) High Availability
6 9 (9.28%) Project Management
6 9 (9.28%) Scrum
6 9 (9.28%) Service Management
7 7 (7.22%) BDD
7 7 (7.22%) Conflict Resolution
7 7 (7.22%) Microservices
7 7 (7.22%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.22%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.19%) Time Management
8 6 (6.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.15%) Java
4 4 (4.12%) Python
4 4 (4.12%) Ruby
5 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.03%) C#
6 1 (1.03%) COBOL
6 1 (1.03%) Go
6 1 (1.03%) JCL
6 1 (1.03%) Scala
6 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.25%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) CCNA
3 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.09%) MCSA
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.06%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.06%) PhD
6 1 (1.03%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 5 (5.15%) COBIT
2 5 (5.15%) GDPR
2 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.09%) QA
4 1 (1.03%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.03%) GRC
4 1 (1.03%) PMO
4 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (26.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.15%) Docker
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.03%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
4 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 4 (4.12%) RSA Archer
4 3 (3.09%) Terraform
5 2 (2.06%) Ansible
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.03%) Grafana
6 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.03%) SCCM
6 1 (1.03%) SCOM
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.34%) Citrix
2 11 (11.34%) Remedy
3 9 (9.28%) Cisco
3 9 (9.28%) Oracle
4 7 (7.22%) SAP
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.15%) Software AG
7 3 (3.09%) VMware
8 2 (2.06%) Adobe
9 1 (1.03%) Cadence
9 1 (1.03%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.03%) Google
9 1 (1.03%) HP
9 1 (1.03%) hybris
9 1 (1.03%) IBM
9 1 (1.03%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.03%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.03%) Pega
9 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com