Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 36 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 33 93 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.44% 5.11% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 6.21% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 50 87
Median daily rate £360 £410 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% -2.96% +20.71%
10th Percentile £152 £115 £270
90th Percentile £456 £546 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Median hourly rate £10.04 £25.50 £10.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.65% +139.44% -64.50%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.20 £9.52
90th Percentile £11.07 £45.42 £20.98
England median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.45% -26.67% +12.62%

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 613 1,497 2,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.50% 82.21% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 820 1,416
Median daily rate £388 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £275
90th Percentile £538 £580 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 99 105
Median hourly rate £16.22 £15.86 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.37% -4.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.96 £9.52
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.93%

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 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
Northamptonshire +6 10 £360 +2.86% 13
Nottinghamshire +22 9 £223 -50.56% 26
Leicestershire +5 8 £400 - 11
Derbyshire -3 6 £450 +18.03% 8
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.15%) HTML
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) CSS
6 5 (15.15%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.12%) JIRA
7 4 (12.12%) QA
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Python
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco
7 4 (12.12%) Time Management
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.12%) Office 365
7 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
7 4 (12.12%) User Experience
7 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing

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 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.06%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Azure
4 1 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (3.03%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) MPLS
1 1 (3.03%) SSH
1 1 (3.03%) VoIP
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
1 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.06%) HBase
2 2 (6.06%) Impala
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Spark SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) MSI
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) QF-Test
3 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Designer
3 4 (12.12%) UX Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.06%) Credit Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Fraud Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Strategy Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) CSS
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) EDI
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) JMX
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) Laravel
4 1 (3.03%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.03%) Swagger
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) iSeries
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) Conversational UI
2 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
2 4 (12.12%) Project Delivery
2 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
2 4 (12.12%) Strategic Thinking
2 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (12.12%) Time Management
2 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
2 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (12.12%) Wireframes
3 3 (9.09%) Active Listening
3 3 (9.09%) BDD
3 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (9.09%) Data Management
3 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) Groovy
6 1 (3.03%) Java 8
6 1 (3.03%) Jython
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CEH
4 1 (3.03%) CISA
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CRISC
4 1 (3.03%) GIAC
4 1 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.03%) COBIT
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.03%) GDPR
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.03%) NIST
4 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (6.06%) HDFS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.03%) Grafana
2 1 (3.03%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) Cognos
3 3 (9.09%) FireEye
4 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio
4 2 (6.06%) Cloudera
4 2 (6.06%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Teradata
5 1 (3.03%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy