Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 32 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 261 304 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.26% 6.05% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 7.08% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 164 170
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £175 £202 £209
90th Percentile £630 £584 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 15
East of England median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.33 £46.00
England median hourly rate £22.40 £23.44 £24.24
% change year-on-year -4.44% -3.31% +38.53%

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 3,583 4,296 4,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.94% 85.46% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,136 2,480 2,424
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £609 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 258 270
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.26% +0.85%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.18 £11.99
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.73 £47.55
England median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% -8.71% -

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +13 91 £400 -5.88% 74
Essex +14 79 £475 +10.47% 34
Cambridgeshire -24 48 £375 - 105
Bedfordshire 0 22 £325 -12.75% 8
Norfolk -2 10 £400 +23.08% 8
Suffolk +2 8 £675 +92.86% 12
East Anglia - 1 £265 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 91 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (27.20%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (21.07%) Java
4 50 (19.16%) Windows
5 47 (18.01%) Git (software)
6 46 (17.62%) Microsoft
7 45 (17.24%) Scrum
8 42 (16.09%) E-Commerce
9 41 (15.71%) Oracle
9 41 (15.71%) TDD
10 38 (14.56%) JIRA
10 38 (14.56%) Linux
11 37 (14.18%) BDD
12 36 (13.79%) SQL
13 35 (13.41%) JavaScript
14 34 (13.03%) HTML
14 34 (13.03%) Degree
15 32 (12.26%) Windows 10
16 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
16 30 (11.49%) Games
17 29 (11.11%) WebSphere
17 29 (11.11%) DevOps
17 29 (11.11%) AngularJS
17 29 (11.11%) Jenkins
18 28 (10.73%) Magento
18 28 (10.73%) CSS
18 28 (10.73%) ITIL
18 28 (10.73%) IBM
19 27 (10.34%) Active Directory
19 27 (10.34%) MySQL

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 29 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.20%) Confluence
3 20 (7.66%) CMS
3 20 (7.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (2.30%) IIS
5 5 (1.92%) Apache
5 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.15%) JBoss
7 3 (1.15%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.38%) Mule
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.53%) CATIA
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.38%) Simulink
5 1 (0.38%) Sketch
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (10.73%) Magento
2 4 (1.53%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.38%) iTrent
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.20%) AWS
2 18 (6.90%) Azure
3 16 (6.13%) Office 365
4 6 (2.30%) PaaS
5 5 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.92%) IaaS
6 4 (1.53%) GCP
6 4 (1.53%) iTunes
7 3 (1.15%) SaaS
7 3 (1.15%) Serverless
7 3 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Force.com
8 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.51%) DNS
2 14 (5.36%) DHCP
3 12 (4.60%) Firewall
3 12 (4.60%) VPN
4 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.45%) WAN
6 8 (3.07%) LAN
7 7 (2.68%) Wireless
8 6 (2.30%) HTTP
9 4 (1.53%) SSL
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.15%) Internet
10 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.15%) SAN
11 2 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.77%) IPsec
11 2 (0.77%) NAS
11 2 (0.77%) Network Security
11 2 (0.77%) NX-OS
11 2 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) MySQL
2 15 (5.75%) Oracle Database
2 15 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.68%) DB2
3 7 (2.68%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.15%) Big Data
6 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.38%) Ingres
8 1 (0.38%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (18.01%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.56%) JIRA
3 29 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 21 (8.05%) Grunt
5 20 (7.66%) Bower
5 20 (7.66%) Jasmine
5 20 (7.66%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (6.51%) Subversion
7 12 (4.60%) SoapUI
8 11 (4.21%) Selenium
9 9 (3.45%) JUnit
10 8 (3.07%) Artifactory
10 8 (3.07%) Maven
11 7 (2.68%) GitLab
11 7 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (2.30%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.53%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.53%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.15%) Mockito
14 3 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 30 (11.49%) Games
2 18 (6.90%) Retail
3 8 (3.07%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.68%) Finance
4 7 (2.68%) Law
4 7 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.53%) Automotive
6 3 (1.15%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Avionics
7 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (18.01%) Analyst
2 46 (17.62%) Developer
3 23 (8.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 16 (6.13%) Architect
5 14 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.98%) Magento Developer
7 12 (4.60%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.83%) Consultant
8 10 (3.83%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.83%) Software Engineer
8 10 (3.83%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.83%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.45%) React Developer
10 8 (3.07%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.68%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.68%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.68%) Tester
12 6 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.03%) HTML
2 29 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 28 (10.73%) CSS
4 27 (10.34%) jQuery
5 26 (9.96%) Sass
6 23 (8.81%) LESS
6 23 (8.81%) Semantic HTML
6 23 (8.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 23 (8.81%) XHTML
7 20 (7.66%) Dojo
8 17 (6.51%) Spring
8 17 (6.51%) Web Services
9 15 (5.75%) XML
10 14 (5.36%) Middleware
10 14 (5.36%) React
11 13 (4.98%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (4.60%) RESTful
13 11 (4.21%) J2EE
14 10 (3.83%) .NET
14 10 (3.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (27.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.58%) User Experience
3 23 (8.81%) W3C
4 20 (7.66%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (7.66%) Vector Graphics
5 11 (4.21%) PKI
6 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.45%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.30%) Clustering
8 6 (2.30%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.15%) Derivative
10 3 (1.15%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.77%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.16%) Windows
2 38 (14.56%) Linux
3 32 (12.26%) Windows 10
4 22 (8.43%) Unix
5 19 (7.28%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.13%) Windows Server
7 15 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.30%) CentOS
11 5 (1.92%) Android
11 5 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.53%) AIX
13 2 (0.77%) Solaris
13 2 (0.77%) SUSE
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.24%) Scrum
3 42 (16.09%) E-Commerce
4 41 (15.71%) TDD
5 37 (14.18%) BDD
6 29 (11.11%) DevOps
7 28 (10.73%) ITIL
8 27 (10.34%) Sprint Planning
9 23 (8.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 23 (8.81%) Project Management
9 23 (8.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (8.81%) Wireframes
10 22 (8.43%) Test Automation
11 21 (8.05%) Front End Development
11 21 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 21 (8.05%) Unit Testing
12 20 (7.66%) Microservices
13 19 (7.28%) Migration
13 19 (7.28%) Time Management
14 18 (6.90%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.07%) Java
2 36 (13.79%) SQL
3 35 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.58%) C
5 14 (5.36%) PHP
6 10 (3.83%) Python
7 8 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.68%) C#
9 6 (2.30%) VB
10 5 (1.92%) Java 8
11 4 (1.53%) C++
11 4 (1.53%) Perl
11 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.77%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.77%) VBA
13 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 34 (13.03%) Degree
2 19 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.92%) OCPJP
6 5 (1.92%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.53%) CCIE
8 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.15%) CCNA
8 3 (1.15%) CCNP
8 3 (1.15%) HNC
8 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.77%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.77%) CCIE Security
9 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.77%) MCP
9 2 (0.77%) MCSE
9 2 (0.77%) SANS
9 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) SLA
2 8 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.92%) QA
4 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.77%) NIST
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.98%) Docker
4 9 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.30%) Firmware
6 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.53%) XenApp
7 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.77%) Ceph
8 2 (0.77%) SRDF
8 2 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) HDFS
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.38%) vCloud
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.51%) Ansible
2 13 (4.98%) SCCM
2 13 (4.98%) Terraform
3 9 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.45%) Puppet
4 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.15%) Grafana
6 3 (1.15%) Kibana
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) logstash
7 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.77%) Mesos
7 2 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.77%) WSUS
8 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.38%) Salt
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 46 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.71%) Oracle
3 28 (10.73%) IBM
4 23 (8.81%) VMware
5 20 (7.66%) Sitecore
6 18 (6.90%) hybris
6 18 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.21%) Cisco
7 11 (4.21%) Citrix
8 10 (3.83%) SAP
9 7 (2.68%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.30%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.30%) Google
10 6 (2.30%) Sun
11 5 (1.92%) Apple
12 4 (1.53%) EMC
12 4 (1.53%) Juniper
12 4 (1.53%) Remedy
12 4 (1.53%) Symantec
13 3 (1.15%) McAfee