Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 77 58 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.44% 7.91% 6.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 10.00% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 77
10th Percentile £123 £250 £200
25th Percentile £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £384 £388 £390
Median % change year-on-year -0.97% -0.64% +4.00%
75th Percentile £430 £475 £475
90th Percentile £488 £690 £527
England median daily rate £476 £457 £450
% change year-on-year +4.22% +1.49% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 10
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.70 £11.83
25th Percentile £9.32 £9.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate £10.19 £10.00 £16.54
Median % change year-on-year +1.93% -39.55% +6.73%
75th Percentile £11.50 £10.55 £18.50
90th Percentile £21.49 " "
England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +5.26%

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 994 580 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.18% 79.13% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 322 1,112
10th Percentile £203 £213 £225
25th Percentile £313 £308 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £587 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 96
10th Percentile £9.28 £9.52 £10.64
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.31 £11.61
Median hourly rate £14.61 £14.20 £14.27
Median % change year-on-year +2.92% -0.53% -7.94%
75th Percentile £24.25 £28.93 £19.18
90th Percentile £50.58 £45.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
% change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 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 +1 31 £416 +3.42% 38
Leicestershire -2 16 £348 -10.32% 31
Northamptonshire -5 13 £378 +28.84% 18
Derbyshire -16 8 £258 -51.87% 21
Lincolnshire -1 5 £170 -48.48% 9
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.97%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (19.48%) SQL
6 14 (18.18%) Finance
6 14 (18.18%) Azure
7 12 (15.58%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (15.58%) HTML
7 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (15.58%) ITIL
7 12 (15.58%) Windows
8 11 (14.29%) CSS
9 10 (12.99%) Firewall
9 10 (12.99%) User Experience
10 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
10 9 (11.69%) Conflict Resolution
10 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.69%) Project Management
10 9 (11.69%) SLA
10 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (11.69%) Banking
10 9 (11.69%) Retail
11 8 (10.39%) High Availability
11 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (10.39%) Remedy
11 8 (10.39%) Service Management
11 8 (10.39%) Migration
11 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery

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 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) JBoss
2 4 (5.19%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) WordPress
4 1 (1.30%) CICS
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Houdini
3 1 (1.30%) Maya
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) Stata
3 1 (1.30%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
1 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Azure
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (9.09%) IaaS
3 7 (9.09%) SaaS
4 6 (7.79%) PaaS
5 4 (5.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (5.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.60%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.30%) AWS
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) VoIP
2 7 (9.09%) Wireless
3 6 (7.79%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) VPN
3 6 (7.79%) WAN
4 4 (5.19%) MPLS
4 4 (5.19%) PBX
4 4 (5.19%) SD-WAN
4 4 (5.19%) Skype
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) Network Security
6 2 (2.60%) DMZ
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) Intranet
6 2 (2.60%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
7 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) DB2
3 4 (5.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.60%) Power BI
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.30%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.30%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.60%) REST Assured
4 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) TestNG
4 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 20 (25.97%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (18.18%) Finance
4 9 (11.69%) Banking
4 9 (11.69%) Retail
5 7 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.90%) French Language
6 3 (3.90%) German Language
6 3 (3.90%) Italian Language
6 3 (3.90%) Marketing
7 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.60%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.30%) Automotive
8 1 (1.30%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Designer
3 7 (9.09%) Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) IT Support
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) UX Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Customer Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Customer Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) HTML
2 11 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (6.49%) Middleware
4 4 (5.19%) React
4 4 (5.19%) REST
4 4 (5.19%) SAP Basis
5 3 (3.90%) jQuery
5 3 (3.90%) OAuth
5 3 (3.90%) OpenID
5 3 (3.90%) SAML
6 2 (2.60%) .NET
6 2 (2.60%) D3.js
6 2 (2.60%) Flask
6 2 (2.60%) GatsbyJS
6 2 (2.60%) LDAP
6 2 (2.60%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.60%) Sass
6 2 (2.60%) SQLAlchemy
6 2 (2.60%) Web Services
7 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) User Experience
2 8 (10.39%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.19%) PKI
4 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) FMCG
5 2 (2.60%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Blog
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.09%) Unix
4 6 (7.79%) Linux
5 4 (5.19%) AIX
6 3 (3.90%) Android
7 2 (2.60%) Solaris
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.58%) ITIL
3 9 (11.69%) Conflict Resolution
3 9 (11.69%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (10.39%) Decision-Making
4 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.39%) High Availability
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
4 8 (10.39%) Service Management
5 7 (9.09%) Time Management
5 7 (9.09%) Wireframes
6 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.49%) Scrum
7 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) Java
2 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.19%) Python
4 3 (3.90%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.30%) COBOL
6 1 (1.30%) Delphi
6 1 (1.30%) HLSL
6 1 (1.30%) JCL
6 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) R
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.60%) PhD
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) APMP
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) COBIT
2 4 (5.19%) GDPR
2 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.60%) GRC
3 2 (2.60%) PMO
4 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Docker
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) XenApp
4 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.90%) PingFederate
2 3 (3.90%) RSA Archer
2 3 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Nessus
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Remedy
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco
3 7 (9.09%) Citrix
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.19%) Software AG
5 2 (2.60%) Meraki
5 2 (2.60%) Ping Identity
5 2 (2.60%) Veeam
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Cadence
6 1 (1.30%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.30%) hybris
6 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.30%) Planview
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Xerox