Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 154 294 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 7.60% 6.86% 6.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.18% 8.07% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 152 166
Median daily rate £460 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £225 £300 £156
90th Percentile £600 £550 £578
England median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 41
Median hourly rate £33.61 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.83% +8.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.32 £11.04 £11.07
90th Percentile £39.31 £53.00 £35.81
England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.98% +7.50%

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 1,677 3,641 3,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.77% 84.91% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 2,114 2,246
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £250 £283 £237
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 200 247
Median hourly rate £23.08 £17.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% +1.04% -45.02%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.14 £11.22
90th Percentile £59.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 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 +4 57 £475 +11.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +20 33 £488 +30.00% 21
Hertfordshire -9 32 £400 -3.03% 26
Bedfordshire +12 15 £400 -4.76% 5
Suffolk +8 10 £238 -56.82% 1
Norfolk +10 4 £278 -34.71% 2
East Anglia - 3 - -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 50 (32.47%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.83%) Microsoft
4 26 (16.88%) C
5 25 (16.23%) Linux
6 24 (15.58%) Python
7 22 (14.29%) Java
8 21 (13.64%) SQL
8 21 (13.64%) ITIL
8 21 (13.64%) Windows
8 21 (13.64%) Finance
9 20 (12.99%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (12.99%) Scrum
9 20 (12.99%) TCP/IP
9 20 (12.99%) JIRA
9 20 (12.99%) Azure
10 19 (12.34%) Microservices
10 19 (12.34%) HTTP
11 17 (11.04%) IPv4
11 17 (11.04%) IPv6
11 17 (11.04%) HTML
12 16 (10.39%) POSIX
12 16 (10.39%) DHCP
12 16 (10.39%) HTTPS
12 16 (10.39%) Device Driver
12 16 (10.39%) User Stories
13 15 (9.74%) User Experience
13 15 (9.74%) AWS
13 15 (9.74%) Degree
13 15 (9.74%) Oracle

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 (6.49%) Confluence
2 7 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 3 (1.95%) Mule
6 2 (1.30%) JBoss
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.65%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.25%) Sketch
4 3 (1.95%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.30%) Adobe XD
5 2 (1.30%) Figma
5 2 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Magento
2 5 (3.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.95%) Shopify
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.65%) iTrent
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.99%) Azure
2 15 (9.74%) AWS
3 10 (6.49%) Office 365
4 4 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.95%) GCP
5 3 (1.95%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.99%) TCP/IP
1 20 (12.99%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (12.34%) HTTP
3 17 (11.04%) IPv4
3 17 (11.04%) IPv6
4 16 (10.39%) DHCP
4 16 (10.39%) HTTPS
5 14 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 5 (3.25%) Internet
6 5 (3.25%) Network Security
7 4 (2.60%) LAN
7 4 (2.60%) WAN
8 3 (1.95%) DNS
8 3 (1.95%) IPsec
8 3 (1.95%) SSL
8 3 (1.95%) VoIP
8 3 (1.95%) VPN
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) MySQL
2 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.95%) BigQuery
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.30%) Ingres
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (12.99%) JIRA
2 10 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.25%) Subversion
4 4 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.60%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.60%) Grunt
4 4 (2.60%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.60%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.95%) FishEye
6 2 (1.30%) Balsamiq
6 2 (1.30%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.30%) JMeter
6 2 (1.30%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.30%) Selenium
6 2 (1.30%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.30%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 8 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.55%) Games
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.30%) Electronics
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
6 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Avionics
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (23.38%) Developer
2 29 (18.83%) Analyst
3 16 (10.39%) Architect
4 14 (9.09%) C Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Linux Developer
6 8 (5.19%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.19%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.90%) Applications Architect
7 6 (3.90%) Business Systems Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.25%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.25%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.25%) Designer
8 5 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Embedded C Developer
8 5 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.04%) HTML
2 16 (10.39%) POSIX
3 15 (9.74%) Yocto
4 14 (9.09%) Web Services
5 13 (8.44%) CSS
5 13 (8.44%) Spring
5 13 (8.44%) XML
6 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.84%) .NET
7 9 (5.84%) Middleware
7 9 (5.84%) React
8 7 (4.55%) J2SE
8 7 (4.55%) REST
8 7 (4.55%) Spring Boot
9 6 (3.90%) JSON
9 6 (3.90%) WCF
9 6 (3.90%) WSDL
9 6 (3.90%) XML Schema
10 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (32.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.39%) Device Driver
3 15 (9.74%) User Experience
4 12 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (4.55%) W3C
6 5 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.95%) Blog
7 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.95%) NHS
7 3 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.30%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.30%) Clustering
8 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Linux
2 21 (13.64%) Windows
3 9 (5.84%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.90%) Android
5 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.25%) Unix
5 5 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) OS/390
9 1 (0.65%) OS/400
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.64%) ITIL
3 20 (12.99%) Scrum
4 19 (12.34%) Microservices
5 16 (10.39%) User Stories
6 14 (9.09%) TDD
7 13 (8.44%) BDD
8 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.79%) Kanban
8 12 (7.79%) Time Management
9 11 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.14%) SOA
10 10 (6.49%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.49%) UML
11 9 (5.84%) Coaching
11 9 (5.84%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.84%) SDLC
12 8 (5.19%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.88%) C
2 24 (15.58%) Python
3 22 (14.29%) Java
4 21 (13.64%) SQL
5 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.55%) C#
6 7 (4.55%) Java 8
7 6 (3.90%) Embedded C
7 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.95%) Perl
9 3 (1.95%) PHP
9 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.95%) VB
10 2 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.30%) VB6
11 1 (0.65%) Go
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.74%) Degree
2 8 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) OCPJP
3 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.55%) Sun Certification
4 4 (2.60%) CISSP
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.95%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.95%) SANS
6 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.30%) ISEB
6 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) CISM
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) MCSE
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) NIST
1 4 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) AICPA
2 3 (1.95%) COBIT
2 3 (1.95%) PMO
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) GxP
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.95%) Docker
2 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) SCCM
2 4 (2.60%) Ansible
2 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.95%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Rancher
4 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.74%) Oracle
3 12 (7.79%) IBM
4 9 (5.84%) Google
5 7 (4.55%) Sun
6 6 (3.90%) Adobe
6 6 (3.90%) AppDynamics
6 6 (3.90%) Apple
6 6 (3.90%) SAP
7 5 (3.25%) Cisco
8 4 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.95%) hybris
9 3 (1.95%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.95%) VMware
10 2 (1.30%) Remedy
10 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.30%) WSO2
11 1 (0.65%) Splunk
11 1 (0.65%) Tableau