Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 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 of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 158 125 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.17% 7.14% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.45% 8.61% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 68 140
10th Percentile £131 £160 £288
25th Percentile £149 £283 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £491 £506 £488
90th Percentile £600 £595 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 19
10th Percentile £11.02 £13.87 £11.01
25th Percentile £12.25 £19.14 £11.15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £33.61 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -62.81% +116.84% +5.08%
75th Percentile £15.50 £39.31 £26.00
90th Percentile £18.91 " £53.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year -25.60% +20.98% +6.95%

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 1,869 1,452 3,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.84% 82.97% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,082 896 2,193
10th Percentile £158 £255 £281
25th Percentile £300 £363 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £536 £531 £525
90th Percentile £612 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 82 194
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £10.46
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -35.22% +41.14% +1.04%
75th Percentile £32.61 £48.61 £45.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £59.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £24.15 £22.93
% change year-on-year -5.93% +5.31% +11.85%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 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
Hertfordshire +2 52 £400 -5.88% 58
Cambridgeshire +12 47 £158 -60.13% 65
Essex -2 37 £485 +2.11% 31
Bedfordshire -2 11 £328 +12.60% 19
Suffolk -2 7 £325 +36.84% 18
Norfolk -5 4 £173 -37.84% 7
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 96 (60.76%) Social Skills
2 71 (44.94%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (27.22%) ITIL
3 43 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (22.15%) Java
5 34 (21.52%) Service Management
5 34 (21.52%) ITSM
6 29 (18.35%) SQL
7 28 (17.72%) Innovative Thinking
8 27 (17.09%) Time Management
9 25 (15.82%) JIRA
9 25 (15.82%) SLA
9 25 (15.82%) Retail
10 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
11 21 (13.29%) Oracle
11 21 (13.29%) Change Management
12 19 (12.03%) Migration
12 19 (12.03%) Windows
12 19 (12.03%) Test Automation
13 18 (11.39%) Degree
13 18 (11.39%) Python
13 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
13 18 (11.39%) Service Delivery
13 18 (11.39%) Legal
13 18 (11.39%) Scrum
14 17 (10.76%) AWS
14 17 (10.76%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (10.76%) Influencing Skills

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 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (9.49%) Confluence
3 12 (7.59%) IBM Domino
4 11 (6.96%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.53%) JBoss
6 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.90%) CMS
6 3 (1.90%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.27%) Apache
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.63%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Magento
2 4 (2.53%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.76%) AWS
2 14 (8.86%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (5.70%) Azure
4 5 (3.16%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.90%) IaaS
5 3 (1.90%) PaaS
5 3 (1.90%) Serverless
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.27%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.27%) Attraqt
6 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.27%) CloudTest
6 2 (1.27%) GCP
6 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.27%) Google Data Studio
6 2 (1.27%) Google Workspace
6 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Intranet
2 6 (3.80%) VLAN
3 3 (1.90%) Broadband
3 3 (1.90%) DECT
3 3 (1.90%) IPv4
3 3 (1.90%) IPv6
3 3 (1.90%) Multicast
3 3 (1.90%) PPP
3 3 (1.90%) UPnP
3 3 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.90%) Wireless
4 2 (1.27%) DHCP
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) 2G
5 1 (0.63%) 3G
5 1 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.63%) SAN
5 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) MySQL
2 9 (5.70%) DB2
2 9 (5.70%) DbVisualizer
3 8 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.16%) Power BI
6 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.27%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.27%) GIS
7 2 (1.27%) HBase
7 2 (1.27%) Impala
7 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 25 (15.82%) JIRA
2 13 (8.23%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.33%) Selenium
4 9 (5.70%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.80%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.80%) REST Assured
6 5 (3.16%) GitLab
6 5 (3.16%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.53%) JUnit
7 4 (2.53%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.90%) GDB
8 3 (1.90%) Postman
9 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.27%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.27%) NeoLoad
9 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.27%) ProC
9 2 (1.27%) WebPageTest
General
1 96 (60.76%) Social Skills
2 71 (44.94%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (15.82%) Retail
4 18 (11.39%) Legal
5 17 (10.76%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (5.06%) Aerospace
6 8 (5.06%) Finance
6 8 (5.06%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (4.43%) Public Sector
8 5 (3.16%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (3.16%) Law
8 5 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.90%) Automotive
11 2 (1.27%) Electronics
11 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.63%) French Language
12 1 (0.63%) Local Government
12 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (22.78%) Analyst
2 22 (13.92%) Developer
3 13 (8.23%) Architect
4 10 (6.33%) Service Analyst
5 9 (5.70%) Change Analyst
5 9 (5.70%) Change Management Analyst
5 9 (5.70%) Service Management Analyst
6 8 (5.06%) ITIL Change Analyst
6 8 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.06%) Tester
7 7 (4.43%) Incident Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Major Incident Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Service Management Specialist
8 6 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) DBA
8 6 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) Administrator
9 5 (3.16%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) HTML
2 11 (6.96%) Web Services
2 11 (6.96%) XML
3 9 (5.70%) RESTful
3 9 (5.70%) Spring
4 8 (5.06%) JSON
5 7 (4.43%) J2SE
5 7 (4.43%) Spring Boot
6 6 (3.80%) REST
7 5 (3.16%) J2EE
8 4 (2.53%) .NET
8 4 (2.53%) CSS
8 4 (2.53%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.53%) Node.js
8 4 (2.53%) SOAP
8 4 (2.53%) WSDL
9 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.90%) Flash
9 3 (1.90%) HTML5
9 3 (1.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (6.96%) User Experience
3 5 (3.16%) FMCG
3 5 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (1.90%) CMDB
4 3 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.90%) Life Science
4 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.90%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.27%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.03%) Windows
2 15 (9.49%) Unix
3 11 (6.96%) Linux
4 7 (4.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.90%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.27%) Android
7 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.22%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (27.22%) ITIL
2 34 (21.52%) ITSM
2 34 (21.52%) Service Management
3 28 (17.72%) Innovative Thinking
4 27 (17.09%) Time Management
5 21 (13.29%) Change Management
6 19 (12.03%) Migration
6 19 (12.03%) Test Automation
7 18 (11.39%) E-Commerce
7 18 (11.39%) Scrum
7 18 (11.39%) Service Delivery
8 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.86%) Trend Analysis
9 13 (8.23%) DevOps
9 13 (8.23%) Incident Management
9 13 (8.23%) TDD
10 12 (7.59%) Statistics
11 11 (6.96%) BDD
11 11 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.15%) Java
2 29 (18.35%) SQL
3 18 (11.39%) Python
4 8 (5.06%) Scala
5 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.16%) Java 11
6 5 (3.16%) Java 8
6 5 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.53%) C
7 4 (2.53%) Perl
7 4 (2.53%) PHP
7 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.90%) C#
9 2 (1.27%) AWK
9 2 (1.27%) Groovy
9 2 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) C++
10 1 (0.63%) ES6
10 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Degree
2 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 5 (3.16%) OCPJP
5 5 (3.16%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.53%) CCIE
6 4 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.27%) CISSP
7 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 2 (1.27%) MCP
7 2 (1.27%) MCSD
7 2 (1.27%) OCA
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.27%) PhD
8 1 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.82%) SLA
2 8 (5.06%) QA
3 4 (2.53%) JTAG
4 2 (1.27%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (8.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.33%) Docker
3 4 (2.53%) Firmware
3 4 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) Varnish
5 1 (0.63%) HDFS
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.63%) RHEV
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) SCCM
1 5 (3.16%) Terraform
2 4 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.53%) Puppet
3 3 (1.90%) Ansible
3 3 (1.90%) FlexNet
4 2 (1.27%) Avamar
4 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.27%) Grafana
4 2 (1.27%) Kibana
4 2 (1.27%) SCOM
4 2 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.29%) Oracle
3 12 (7.59%) Xerox
4 11 (6.96%) hybris
5 9 (5.70%) IBM
6 8 (5.06%) Cisco
6 8 (5.06%) SAP
7 7 (4.43%) Google
8 6 (3.80%) Sun
9 5 (3.16%) VMware
10 4 (2.53%) Aruba
11 3 (1.90%) Adobe
11 3 (1.90%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.90%) NetApp
12 2 (1.27%) Apple
12 2 (1.27%) arcserve
12 2 (1.27%) Cloudera
12 2 (1.27%) Progress
12 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.27%) webMethods