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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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 201 141 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.01% 7.23% 7.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.60% 8.48% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 72 78
10th Percentile £139 £138 £225
25th Percentile £231 £160 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £350 £471
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -25.73% +10.88%
75th Percentile £575 £490 £522
90th Percentile £650 £598 £600
England median daily rate £538 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +13.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 16 5
10th Percentile - £10.71 £13.32
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate £13.66 £13.50 £33.61
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% -59.83% +116.84%
75th Percentile £15.75 £15.69 £39.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £32.45 -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +36.11% -27.56% +24.24%

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 2,094 1,662 1,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.46% 85.23% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,266 935 1,047
10th Percentile £213 £159 £250
25th Percentile £364 £300 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £534 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 204 86
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.94 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -21.40% +30.40%
75th Percentile £53.13 £35.00 £48.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.35 £59.38
England median hourly rate £28.41 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.38% +5.56% -1.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +3 90 £425 +129.73% 91
Hertfordshire -8 45 £425 - 63
Essex -14 31 £550 +29.41% 26
Bedfordshire 0 19 £375 +50.00% 13
Suffolk -5 9 £203 -37.69% 7
Norfolk +2 7 £150 -13.04% 3
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 140 (69.65%) Social Skills
2 77 (38.31%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (30.85%) Service Delivery
4 55 (27.36%) Incident Management
5 51 (25.37%) Mathematics
5 51 (25.37%) ITIL
6 46 (22.89%) Problem Management
7 43 (21.39%) MCP
8 40 (19.90%) Microsoft
9 32 (15.92%) Time Management
10 31 (15.42%) Agile
11 29 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
12 27 (13.43%) SQL
13 26 (12.94%) Windows
14 20 (9.95%) Degree
14 20 (9.95%) Active Directory
14 20 (9.95%) Python
15 17 (8.46%) Project Management
15 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
15 17 (8.46%) AWS
15 17 (8.46%) Self-Motivation
16 16 (7.96%) User Stories
16 16 (7.96%) SLA
16 16 (7.96%) Finance
17 15 (7.46%) Change Management
17 15 (7.46%) DevOps
17 15 (7.46%) Microsoft 365
18 14 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (6.97%) iPhone
18 14 (6.97%) Wireless

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 10 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.99%) Confluence
3 4 (1.99%) SAS
3 4 (1.99%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (14.43%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.50%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.46%) AWS
2 15 (7.46%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (5.47%) Azure
4 8 (3.98%) Amazon ECS
4 8 (3.98%) Amazon EKS
5 6 (2.99%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.49%) Serverless
7 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.49%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (1.49%) GitHub
8 2 (1.00%) Google Workspace
8 2 (1.00%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.50%) Akamai
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.50%) BigCommerce
9 1 (0.50%) Commercetools
9 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.97%) Wireless
2 7 (3.48%) 3GPP
3 4 (1.99%) DNS
3 4 (1.99%) LAN
3 4 (1.99%) Skype
3 4 (1.99%) WAN
4 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (1.00%) BGP
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.00%) DHCP
5 2 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.00%) Firewall
5 2 (1.00%) Intranet
5 2 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.00%) IPsec
5 2 (1.00%) NX-OS
5 2 (1.00%) OSPF
5 2 (1.00%) VoIP
6 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.48%) Relational Database
1 9 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.98%) MySQL
3 7 (3.48%) Tableau
4 6 (2.99%) Power BI
5 5 (2.49%) MS Access
5 5 (2.49%) SQL Navigator
6 4 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.99%) QlikView
7 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.00%) Big Data
8 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.00%) Impala
8 2 (1.00%) Informix
8 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (6.47%) JIRA
2 10 (4.98%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.98%) Artifactory
3 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.48%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (2.49%) Toad
6 3 (1.49%) Storybook
7 2 (1.00%) JMeter
7 2 (1.00%) Postman
8 1 (0.50%) Automake
8 1 (0.50%) CMake
8 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.50%) GDB
8 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.50%) Mocha
8 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.50%) Selenium
8 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (69.65%) Social Skills
2 77 (38.31%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.96%) Finance
4 11 (5.47%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.48%) Retail
6 8 (3.98%) Marketing
7 7 (3.48%) Aerospace
7 7 (3.48%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (3.48%) Legal
7 7 (3.48%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.49%) Law
11 2 (1.00%) Electronics
12 1 (0.50%) Banking
12 1 (0.50%) Games
12 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (41.29%) Analyst
2 43 (21.39%) Service Analyst
2 43 (21.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 25 (12.44%) Call Centre Analyst
3 25 (12.44%) Customer Analyst
4 16 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 12 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (4.98%) Technical Services Analyst
7 9 (4.48%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Data Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Architect
9 7 (3.48%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Incident Manager
10 6 (2.99%) Major Incident Manager
10 6 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.49%) Change Analyst
11 5 (2.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.98%) Django
1 8 (3.98%) Flask
1 8 (3.98%) HTML
1 8 (3.98%) REST
2 7 (3.48%) FastAPI
2 7 (3.48%) XML
3 6 (2.99%) CSS
3 6 (2.99%) JSON
4 5 (2.49%) React
5 4 (1.99%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.99%) Laravel
5 4 (1.99%) Spring
5 4 (1.99%) Web Services
6 3 (1.49%) Middleware
6 3 (1.49%) Node.js
6 3 (1.49%) WSDL
7 2 (1.00%) HTML5
7 2 (1.00%) jQuery
7 2 (1.00%) Velocity
7 2 (1.00%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.97%) iPhone
3 10 (4.98%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.99%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (1.99%) Biotechnology
5 4 (1.99%) IoT
5 4 (1.99%) Life Science
5 4 (1.99%) User Experience
6 3 (1.49%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.00%) FPGA
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) e-Health
8 1 (0.50%) EPoS
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.94%) Windows
2 13 (6.47%) Linux
3 10 (4.98%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.48%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.99%) Android
7 2 (1.00%) Tizen
7 2 (1.00%) Unix
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.50%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.85%) Service Delivery
2 55 (27.36%) Incident Management
3 51 (25.37%) ITIL
3 51 (25.37%) Mathematics
4 46 (22.89%) Problem Management
5 32 (15.92%) Time Management
6 31 (15.42%) Agile
7 17 (8.46%) Project Management
8 16 (7.96%) User Stories
9 15 (7.46%) Change Management
9 15 (7.46%) DevOps
10 14 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (6.97%) Decision-Making
11 13 (6.47%) OO
11 13 (6.47%) OOP
12 12 (5.97%) Service Management
12 12 (5.97%) Validation
13 11 (5.47%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (5.47%) ITSM
13 11 (5.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.43%) SQL
2 20 (9.95%) Python
3 8 (3.98%) C
3 8 (3.98%) Groovy
4 7 (3.48%) Java
5 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.49%) R
6 4 (1.99%) C#
6 4 (1.99%) C++
6 4 (1.99%) PHP
7 3 (1.49%) Bash
7 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.50%) ES6
9 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (21.39%) MCP
2 20 (9.95%) Degree
3 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
4 12 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.99%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.49%) PMP
7 2 (1.00%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.00%) CCIE
7 2 (1.00%) CCNA
7 2 (1.00%) CEH
7 2 (1.00%) CISSP
7 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.50%) MCDST
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.99%) QA
4 2 (1.00%) CDISC
4 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.50%) GMP
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.98%) Docker
3 9 (4.48%) Firmware
4 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.50%) KVM
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.47%) Terraform
2 10 (4.98%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.48%) Ansible
4 8 (3.98%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (3.48%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.97%) Citrix
2 12 (5.97%) Oracle
3 11 (5.47%) Cisco
4 7 (3.48%) NetApp
4 7 (3.48%) SAP
5 5 (2.49%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.49%) Adobe
6 3 (1.49%) Alteryx
6 3 (1.49%) Google
6 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.00%) Brocade
7 2 (1.00%) Informatica
7 2 (1.00%) Meraki
7 2 (1.00%) Remedy
7 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Coveo