Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 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 of England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 18 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 204 299 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.96% 7.03% 6.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 8.25% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 158 142
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £258 £169 £146
90th Percentile £638 £575 £561
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 30
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +41.27% +3.28%
10th Percentile £10.41 £10.08 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.43 £42.33
England median hourly rate £26.25 £24.26 £26.78
% change year-on-year +8.19% -9.38% +48.75%

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 2,791 3,623 3,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 81.56% 85.19% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,644 2,116 2,292
East of England median daily rate £425 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +5.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 182 221
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -48.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £22.82 £23.84 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% -0.69% -2.04%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the East of England

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the East of England

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor 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 19 February 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
Essex +15 52 £450 -5.26% 37
Hertfordshire -21 51 £425 +4.62% 72
Cambridgeshire -9 39 £525 +25.37% 72
Bedfordshire +11 27 £416 +0.24% 31
Suffolk +12 23 £588 +113.64% 10
Norfolk +13 10 £425 -2.86% 12
East Anglia +5 2 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 78 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.10%) C
4 40 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 37 (18.14%) Degree
6 35 (17.16%) SQL
7 33 (16.18%) Linux
7 33 (16.18%) Finance
8 30 (14.71%) Python
9 29 (14.22%) ITIL
9 29 (14.22%) DHCP
10 26 (12.75%) TCP/IP
11 25 (12.25%) Java
12 24 (11.76%) Windows
12 24 (11.76%) HTTP
12 24 (11.76%) IPv4
12 24 (11.76%) IPv6
12 24 (11.76%) Azure
13 22 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (10.29%) Device Driver
14 21 (10.29%) Scrum
14 21 (10.29%) Active Directory
14 21 (10.29%) HTTPS
14 21 (10.29%) POSIX
14 21 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (10.29%) SDLC
14 21 (10.29%) Yocto
15 20 (9.80%) JavaScript
15 20 (9.80%) Wireshark
16 19 (9.31%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (3.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.94%) Confluence
3 4 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.47%) Apache
5 2 (0.98%) CMS
5 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.45%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.45%) Sketch
4 3 (1.47%) CATIA
5 2 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Magento
2 7 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.45%) Shopify
4 3 (1.47%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.76%) Azure
2 11 (5.39%) Office 365
3 8 (3.92%) AWS
4 7 (3.43%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.94%) GCP
5 6 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.45%) PaaS
7 4 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.98%) SaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.49%) IaaS
9 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.22%) DHCP
2 26 (12.75%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.76%) HTTP
3 24 (11.76%) IPv4
3 24 (11.76%) IPv6
4 22 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (10.29%) HTTPS
6 20 (9.80%) Wireshark
7 14 (6.86%) Firewall
8 10 (4.90%) DNS
9 9 (4.41%) VoIP
9 9 (4.41%) WAN
10 8 (3.92%) LAN
11 6 (2.94%) VPN
12 5 (2.45%) Broadband
12 5 (2.45%) IPsec
12 5 (2.45%) Multicast
12 5 (2.45%) PPP
13 4 (1.96%) Network Security
13 4 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.43%) MySQL
4 6 (2.94%) BigQuery
4 6 (2.94%) Power BI
4 6 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.47%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.98%) MS Access
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.82%) JIRA
3 8 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.43%) Grunt
4 7 (3.43%) Jasmine
4 7 (3.43%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (2.45%) JUnit
5 5 (2.45%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.96%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.96%) Selenium
6 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.47%) Gerrit
7 3 (1.47%) JMeter
7 3 (1.47%) Postman
7 3 (1.47%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.98%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.98%) Mockito
General
1 33 (16.18%) Finance
2 11 (5.39%) Retail
3 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.94%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.45%) Games
5 4 (1.96%) Marketing
5 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.47%) Automotive
6 3 (1.47%) Legal
6 3 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Avionics
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (25.49%) Developer
2 37 (18.14%) Analyst
3 19 (9.31%) C Developer
4 18 (8.82%) Linux Developer
5 11 (5.39%) Data Analyst
5 11 (5.39%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) Architect
7 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.43%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Specialist
11 5 (2.45%) Angular Developer
11 5 (2.45%) Azure Developer
11 5 (2.45%) Designer
11 5 (2.45%) React Developer
11 5 (2.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.29%) POSIX
1 21 (10.29%) Yocto
2 19 (9.31%) CSS
2 19 (9.31%) HTML
3 15 (7.35%) AngularJS
4 13 (6.37%) .NET
5 10 (4.90%) Sass
6 9 (4.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (4.41%) WCF
6 9 (4.41%) Web Services
7 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.92%) React
7 8 (3.92%) Semantic HTML
7 8 (3.92%) XHTML
7 8 (3.92%) XML
8 6 (2.94%) Middleware
9 5 (2.45%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.45%) JSON
9 5 (2.45%) JSP
9 5 (2.45%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 78 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.29%) Device Driver
3 19 (9.31%) User Experience
4 17 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (6.37%) Data Centre
6 11 (5.39%) Driving Licence
7 10 (4.90%) PKI
8 8 (3.92%) W3C
9 7 (3.43%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.45%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.47%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.47%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.98%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.18%) Linux
2 24 (11.76%) Windows
3 12 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.90%) Android
5 7 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.43%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) OS/390
9 1 (0.49%) OS/400
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.49%) Unix
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.22%) ITIL
3 21 (10.29%) Scrum
3 21 (10.29%) SDLC
4 19 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (8.33%) Migration
6 16 (7.84%) Unit Testing
7 15 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (5.88%) Coaching
9 12 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.39%) E-Commerce
10 11 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.90%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.90%) Service Design
11 10 (4.90%) Service Management
11 10 (4.90%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.90%) Time Management
12 9 (4.41%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.10%) C
2 35 (17.16%) SQL
3 30 (14.71%) Python
4 25 (12.25%) Java
5 20 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.35%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.86%) C#
8 8 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.43%) Embedded C
10 5 (2.45%) VB
11 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.47%) Go
12 3 (1.47%) Groovy
12 3 (1.47%) PHP
13 2 (0.98%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.98%) VB6
13 2 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (18.14%) Degree
2 14 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) CCNP
5 6 (2.94%) CISSP
6 5 (2.45%) CCNA
6 5 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.98%) CCIE
8 2 (0.98%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (0.98%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.98%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.98%) GIAC
8 2 (0.98%) ISEB
8 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.98%) MCP
8 2 (0.98%) MCSE
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.96%) SLA
4 3 (1.47%) GDPR
4 3 (1.47%) NIST
4 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.98%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.49%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) GAMP
6 1 (0.49%) GxP
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.96%) Docker
5 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
6 1 (0.49%) vCloud
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) SCCM
2 5 (2.45%) Ansible
3 4 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.47%) Kibana
4 3 (1.47%) Puppet
5 2 (0.98%) logstash
5 2 (0.98%) Mesos
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.98%) Terraform
5 2 (0.98%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.49%) Grafana
6 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) vMotion
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.86%) Cisco
3 11 (5.39%) Google
3 11 (5.39%) VMware
4 10 (4.90%) Oracle
4 10 (4.90%) SAP
5 7 (3.43%) IBM
6 5 (2.45%) Citrix
6 5 (2.45%) hybris
6 5 (2.45%) McAfee
7 4 (1.96%) Remedy
8 3 (1.47%) Apple
8 3 (1.47%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.47%) Splunk
9 2 (0.98%) Adobe
9 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.98%) BT
9 2 (0.98%) Juniper
9 2 (0.98%) Mitel
9 2 (0.98%) Openreach