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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 16 May 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 88 56 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.47% 6.17% 5.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 7.70% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 30 38
10th Percentile £190 £105 £304
25th Percentile £313 £224 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £360 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.29% +11.11%
75th Percentile £500 £400 £522
90th Percentile £529 £488 £675
England median daily rate £525 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 5
10th Percentile £8.37 - £8.70
25th Percentile £8.96 £9.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate £9.49 £10.04 £10.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.43% +0.35% -45.95%
75th Percentile £15.50 £21.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £21.50 £30.20 £13.05
England median hourly rate £23.54 £19.95 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.01% -21.76% +14.98%

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 1,092 727 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 80.24% 80.07% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 481 512
10th Percentile £215 £188 £238
25th Percentile £350 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £446 £400 £403
Median % change year-on-year +11.38% -0.62% +0.63%
75th Percentile £520 £488 £488
90th Percentile £608 £600 £577
England median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 38 51
10th Percentile £9.68 £9.18 £10.00
25th Percentile £13.73 £10.29 £11.61
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.43 £14.20
Median % change year-on-year +29.62% +8.70% -1.68%
75th Percentile £29.38 £26.94 £18.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% -4.44%

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 16 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 16 May 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
Nottinghamshire +13 31 £500 +33.33% 28
Northamptonshire 0 25 £425 +15.65% 15
Leicestershire -3 17 £355 -8.39% 29
Derbyshire -7 11 £295 +120.97% 15
Lincolnshire -8 1 £425 +95.40% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 38 (43.18%) Social Skills
2 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (31.82%) Agile
4 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (21.59%) SQL
6 15 (17.05%) Windows
6 15 (17.05%) TypeScript
7 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 14 (15.91%) HTML
8 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
8 13 (14.77%) .NET
9 12 (13.64%) C#
9 12 (13.64%) ITIL
9 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
9 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (13.64%) Scrum
9 12 (13.64%) jQuery
9 12 (13.64%) Decision-Making
10 11 (12.50%) DevOps
10 11 (12.50%) CSS
10 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (11.36%) Finance
12 9 (10.23%) Linux
12 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
12 9 (10.23%) Azure
12 9 (10.23%) Virtual Team
13 8 (9.09%) Front End Development
13 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
13 8 (9.09%) Jenkins

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 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.27%) Confluence
2 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) Mule
3 1 (1.14%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.41%) CATIA
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Azure
2 7 (7.95%) AWS
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon Cognito
4 5 (5.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.68%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (5.68%) Serverless
5 4 (4.55%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.27%) Azure Logic Apps
6 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.27%) Power Automate
6 2 (2.27%) PowerApps
6 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Boomi
7 1 (1.14%) GCP
7 1 (1.14%) IaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.14%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.14%) PaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) InfiniBand
3 1 (1.14%) MPLS
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) PBX
3 1 (1.14%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (7.95%) DB2
4 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.68%) Redis
5 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.41%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.41%) MySQL
7 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Power BI
8 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.14%) Informix
8 1 (1.14%) Ingres
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.14%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.82%) Selenium
4 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.41%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.41%) JIRA
5 3 (3.41%) MbUnit
5 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.41%) MSTest
5 3 (3.41%) NUnit
5 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.27%) Postman
7 1 (1.14%) TestRail
General
1 38 (43.18%) Social Skills
2 24 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.36%) Finance
4 8 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 5 (5.68%) Banking
5 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.55%) Automotive
7 3 (3.41%) Law
8 2 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.27%) Legal
8 2 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.27%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.14%) German Language
9 1 (1.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
1 22 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (6.82%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
2 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
3 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
3 5 (5.68%) Software Engineer
3 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
4 4 (4.55%) Consultant
4 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (3.41%) React Developer
5 3 (3.41%) Test Analyst
5 3 (3.41%) Tester
6 2 (2.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (2.27%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) HTML
2 13 (14.77%) .NET
3 12 (13.64%) jQuery
4 11 (12.50%) CSS
5 5 (5.68%) Node.js
5 5 (5.68%) XML
6 4 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.55%) RESTful
6 4 (4.55%) Web Services
7 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.41%) CSS3
7 3 (3.41%) DOM
7 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.41%) HTML5
7 3 (3.41%) Jest
7 3 (3.41%) React
7 3 (3.41%) Swagger
8 2 (2.27%) REST
8 2 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Virtual Team
2 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) NHS
4 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Life Science
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.95%) Mac OS
4 7 (7.95%) Unix
5 6 (6.82%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (2.27%) Android
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.14%) AIX
10 1 (1.14%) CentOS
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Agile
2 12 (13.64%) Decision-Making
2 12 (13.64%) ITIL
2 12 (13.64%) Scrum
2 12 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (12.50%) DevOps
4 8 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 8 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.95%) Collaborative Working
5 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.95%) MVC
5 7 (7.95%) Time Management
6 6 (6.82%) API Integration
6 6 (6.82%) Change Management
6 6 (6.82%) Data Management
6 6 (6.82%) Full Stack Development
7 5 (5.68%) Logistics
7 5 (5.68%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) TypeScript
3 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.64%) C#
5 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.82%) VB
7 4 (4.55%) Java
8 3 (3.41%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.41%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Bash
10 1 (1.14%) C
10 1 (1.14%) DataWeave
10 1 (1.14%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) Python
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.14%) HND
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
5 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) Docker
3 3 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.14%) GPFS
4 1 (1.14%) Lustre
4 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) Ansible
3 2 (2.27%) Grafana
3 2 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.14%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.55%) Citrix
2 4 (4.55%) Remedy
2 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
2 4 (4.55%) VMware
3 3 (3.41%) Apple
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) Google
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.27%) Bomgar
4 2 (2.27%) Cadence
4 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.14%) Jitterbit
5 1 (1.14%) Kronos
5 1 (1.14%) McAfee
5 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.14%) Splunk