Period
to 25 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 January 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 of England
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 15 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 244 112 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 9.87% 7.79% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.19% 9.38% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 59 105
10th Percentile £131 £290 £179
25th Percentile £193 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +24.38% -11.11% +7.14%
75th Percentile £575 £494 £563
90th Percentile £631 £540 £638
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 7 19
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.17 £10.41
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.50 £16.57
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.95% -22.45% +8.89%
75th Percentile £14.75 £31.00 £45.75
90th Percentile £16.50 £37.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £24.44
% change year-on-year -15.29% -13.03% +1.47%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,001 1,194 2,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 80.98% 83.03% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 694 1,807
10th Percentile £188 £200 £206
25th Percentile £344 £310 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.59% - -4.49%
75th Percentile £550 £516 £523
90th Percentile £638 £587 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 121 192
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £17.78
Median % change year-on-year -54.29% +96.91% -1.09%
75th Percentile £39.55 £46.00 £46.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.00 £49.95
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.80 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.84% +30.72% -6.82%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the East of England

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Cambridgeshire +12 94 £195 -61.00% 68
Essex -4 62 £555 +38.75% 27
Hertfordshire -5 45 £456 -8.75% 70
Bedfordshire -2 22 £550 +358.33% 12
Suffolk -8 11 £325 -9.72% 14
Norfolk 0 10 £160 +25.12% 10
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 169 (69.26%) Social Skills
2 62 (25.41%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 57 (23.36%) ITIL
5 52 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (21.31%) Incident Management
6 50 (20.49%) Windows
7 49 (20.08%) Mathematics
8 48 (19.67%) Problem Management
9 47 (19.26%) AWS
10 46 (18.85%) MCP
11 43 (17.62%) Microsoft
12 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
13 40 (16.39%) Python
14 38 (15.57%) Linux
15 36 (14.75%) DevOps
16 32 (13.11%) Public Sector
17 30 (12.30%) Time Management
18 28 (11.48%) SQL
19 27 (11.07%) Jenkins
20 26 (10.66%) Ansible
20 26 (10.66%) Active Directory
21 25 (10.25%) Software Engineering
22 24 (9.84%) TDD
23 23 (9.43%) Service Management
23 23 (9.43%) Project Management
23 23 (9.43%) JIRA
23 23 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
23 23 (9.43%) Terraform
24 22 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 17 (6.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 17 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.15%) Confluence
3 5 (2.05%) Apache
4 3 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.82%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.05%) FrameMaker
3 5 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.26%) AWS
2 17 (6.97%) Amazon ECS
2 17 (6.97%) Amazon EKS
3 11 (4.51%) Amazon S3
3 11 (4.51%) Azure
4 10 (4.10%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (1.64%) GCP
5 4 (1.64%) Snowflake
6 3 (1.23%) Datadog
6 3 (1.23%) dbt
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.41%) CloudTest
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.41%) Rubrik
8 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.92%) DNS
2 9 (3.69%) VPN
3 8 (3.28%) Firewall
4 7 (2.87%) WAN
5 6 (2.46%) Wireless
6 5 (2.05%) DHCP
6 5 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.64%) LAN
7 4 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.23%) BGP
8 3 (1.23%) Internet
8 3 (1.23%) OSPF
9 2 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.82%) IPsec
9 2 (0.82%) IPv4
9 2 (0.82%) IPv6
9 2 (0.82%) Multicast
9 2 (0.82%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) MySQL
2 10 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.69%) Tableau
4 6 (2.46%) Big Data
4 6 (2.46%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.64%) Impala
7 3 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.82%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.41%) Power BI
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.43%) JIRA
3 21 (8.61%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.97%) Artifactory
5 7 (2.87%) GitLab
6 5 (2.05%) Gerrit
7 4 (1.64%) Checkstyle
7 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.64%) Selenium
8 3 (1.23%) GDB
8 3 (1.23%) JMeter
9 2 (0.82%) Postman
9 2 (0.82%) REST Assured
9 2 (0.82%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.41%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.41%) WebPageTest
General
1 169 (69.26%) Social Skills
2 62 (25.41%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (13.11%) Public Sector
4 20 (8.20%) Finance
5 19 (7.79%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (7.38%) Organisational Skills
7 17 (6.97%) Legal
8 13 (5.33%) Retail
9 9 (3.69%) Marketing
10 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
11 5 (2.05%) Publishing
12 4 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.64%) Law
12 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
13 3 (1.23%) Banking
13 3 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.82%) Czech Language
14 2 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (34.84%) Analyst
2 43 (17.62%) Service Analyst
2 43 (17.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (9.02%) Technical Analyst
4 19 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (7.38%) Call Centre Analyst
5 18 (7.38%) Customer Analyst
6 17 (6.97%) Technical Services Analyst
7 15 (6.15%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Architect
8 12 (4.92%) Change Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Change Management Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) ITIL Change Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) Administrator
9 11 (4.51%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.10%) Platform Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.28%) Developer
12 8 (3.28%) Service Desk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.38%) Django
1 18 (7.38%) Flask
2 14 (5.74%) XML
3 12 (4.92%) Spring
4 11 (4.51%) REST
5 10 (4.10%) FastAPI
5 10 (4.10%) Spring Boot
6 8 (3.28%) JSON
6 8 (3.28%) Web Services
7 6 (2.46%) WSDL
8 5 (2.05%) XSLT
9 4 (1.64%) J2SE
10 3 (1.23%) .NET
10 3 (1.23%) HTML
10 3 (1.23%) React
10 3 (1.23%) SOAP
11 2 (0.82%) Middleware
11 2 (0.82%) Node.js
11 2 (0.82%) WireMock
11 2 (0.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.43%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (6.97%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.97%) iPhone
3 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.87%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.46%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.23%) NHS
7 3 (1.23%) Replication
8 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.49%) Windows
2 38 (15.57%) Linux
3 15 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.87%) Unix
5 4 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.23%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.23%) Solaris
6 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.41%) Tizen
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 57 (23.36%) ITIL
3 52 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (21.31%) Incident Management
4 49 (20.08%) Mathematics
5 48 (19.67%) Problem Management
6 36 (14.75%) DevOps
7 30 (12.30%) Time Management
8 25 (10.25%) Software Engineering
9 24 (9.84%) TDD
10 23 (9.43%) Project Management
10 23 (9.43%) Service Management
11 22 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (8.20%) Innovative Thinking
13 19 (7.79%) Scrum
14 18 (7.38%) Change Management
14 18 (7.38%) ITSM
15 17 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (6.97%) OO
15 17 (6.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.39%) Python
2 28 (11.48%) SQL
3 20 (8.20%) Java
4 17 (6.97%) Groovy
5 14 (5.74%) C
6 7 (2.87%) Bash
6 7 (2.87%) C++
6 7 (2.87%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.64%) Java 11
8 4 (1.64%) Java 8
9 2 (0.82%) C#
9 2 (0.82%) Perl
9 2 (0.82%) Scala
9 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.82%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.41%) PHP
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (18.85%) MCP
2 21 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.20%) Degree
4 18 (7.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.64%) OCPJP
5 4 (1.64%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.23%) CCIE
6 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.23%) HND
7 2 (0.82%) CCNP
7 2 (0.82%) CEH
7 2 (0.82%) CISSP
7 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.20%) SLA
2 13 (5.33%) QA
3 8 (3.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) JTAG
4 2 (0.82%) PMO
5 1 (0.41%) GMP
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 26 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.61%) Docker
3 4 (1.64%) HDFS
4 2 (0.82%) Firmware
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.41%) NFS
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (10.66%) Ansible
2 23 (9.43%) Terraform
3 17 (6.97%) AirWatch
3 17 (6.97%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.23%) Puppet
6 2 (0.82%) Grafana
6 2 (0.82%) SCCM
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.79%) Citrix
3 16 (6.56%) Oracle
4 10 (4.10%) Cisco
5 7 (2.87%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.46%) NetApp
7 5 (2.05%) Adobe
7 5 (2.05%) Alteryx
7 5 (2.05%) SAP
8 4 (1.64%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.64%) Google
8 4 (1.64%) Sun
9 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.23%) IBM
9 3 (1.23%) Informatica
10 2 (0.82%) Brocade
10 2 (0.82%) New Relic
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.82%) Splunk
10 2 (0.82%) VMware