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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 2 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 26 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 5,351 3,512 2,277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 7.43% 6.66% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.27% 7.47% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,287 2,093 1,388
10th Percentile £298 £260 £242
25th Percentile £425 £365 £374
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £655 £588 £550
90th Percentile £775 £690 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 207 132
10th Percentile £12.03 £10.19 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £18.19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.20
Median % change year-on-year +38.89% -25.60% +20.98%
75th Percentile £48.75 £44.63 £42.38
90th Percentile £59.75 £55.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £26.33
% change year-on-year +38.89% -31.62% +30.00%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 64,701 47,044 32,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.80% 89.24% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,175 32,512 21,911
10th Percentile £350 £313 £302
25th Percentile £447 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,574 1,396 856
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.80 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate £28.46 £24.00 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +18.56% +5.17% -0.17%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £45.23
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.45 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £29.32 £24.80 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.23% +7.80% +1.10%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in England.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in England.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 2 July 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
London +11 2,963 £593 +12.86% 656
South East +3 682 £495 +10.00% 312
North of England +1 544 £475 +18.75% 412
Midlands +4 495 £500 +17.65% 244
West Midlands +3 414 £500 +11.11% 144
North West -2 285 £475 +18.75% 232
Yorkshire +19 235 £484 +19.58% 135
East of England -1 202 £420 +20.00% 161
South West -11 196 £525 +16.99% 164
East Midlands -1 81 £450 +20.00% 99
North East -8 23 £470 +34.29% 45
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 England region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 2,927 (54.70%) Social Skills
2 1,976 (36.93%) Agile
3 1,950 (36.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1,498 (27.99%) Finance
5 1,028 (19.21%) Microsoft
6 996 (18.61%) SQL
7 957 (17.88%) DevOps
8 903 (16.88%) Azure
9 732 (13.68%) Python
10 717 (13.40%) Windows
11 693 (12.95%) Decision-Making
12 638 (11.92%) Java
13 637 (11.90%) Banking
13 637 (11.90%) Scrum
14 636 (11.89%) Project Management
15 600 (11.21%) CI/CD
16 596 (11.14%) Linux
17 587 (10.97%) AWS
18 550 (10.28%) JIRA
19 536 (10.02%) Security Cleared
20 533 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
21 518 (9.68%) Oracle
22 511 (9.55%) SQL Server
23 484 (9.05%) Degree
24 463 (8.65%) JavaScript
25 459 (8.58%) ITIL
26 427 (7.98%) SC Cleared
27 423 (7.91%) Analytics
28 399 (7.46%) Public Sector
29 397 (7.42%) Git (software)

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 267 (4.99%) Confluence
2 179 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 70 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 67 (1.25%) Apache
5 57 (1.07%) WebLogic
6 48 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 36 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 31 (0.58%) CMS
9 30 (0.56%) SAS
10 28 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 27 (0.50%) IIS
11 27 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.47%) JBoss
13 19 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.32%) Ethereum
14 17 (0.32%) MQSeries
14 17 (0.32%) nginx
15 16 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
17 14 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 338 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 281 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 89 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 80 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.69%) Sketch
7 35 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 29 (0.54%) Adobe XD
9 27 (0.50%) InVision
10 22 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
11 21 (0.39%) Photoshop
12 20 (0.37%) Zeplin
13 11 (0.21%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.15%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 6 (0.11%) CATIA
16 6 (0.11%) UXPin
17 3 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.056%) FrameMaker
18 2 (0.037%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 45 (0.84%) assyst
2 27 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.30%) RMDS
7 15 (0.28%) Magento
8 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.22%) Workday HCM
10 11 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 10 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
11 10 (0.19%) Shopify
12 9 (0.17%) BondVision
12 9 (0.17%) Maximo
12 9 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
13 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
14 7 (0.13%) SAP ERP
14 7 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
15 6 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 903 (16.88%) Azure
2 587 (10.97%) AWS
3 341 (6.37%) Microsoft 365
4 232 (4.34%) Power Platform
5 226 (4.22%) Azure DevOps
6 203 (3.79%) GCP
7 155 (2.90%) GitHub
8 127 (2.37%) PaaS
9 119 (2.22%) SaaS
10 88 (1.64%) Serverless
11 79 (1.48%) IaaS
12 65 (1.21%) PowerApps
13 64 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 61 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 54 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
16 53 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
17 51 (0.95%) Power Automate
18 49 (0.92%) OpenShift
19 48 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
20 47 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 173 (3.23%) DNS
2 160 (2.99%) Firewall
3 113 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 103 (1.92%) WAN
5 102 (1.91%) Network Security
6 96 (1.79%) DHCP
7 83 (1.55%) LAN
8 81 (1.51%) Wireless
9 76 (1.42%) VPN
10 64 (1.20%) SAN
11 60 (1.12%) Internet
12 40 (0.75%) HTTP
13 37 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (0.62%) BGP
15 32 (0.60%) SD-WAN
16 27 (0.50%) FTP
16 27 (0.50%) VLAN
17 26 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
17 26 (0.49%) NAS
17 26 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 511 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 193 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 179 (3.35%) Power BI
4 157 (2.93%) NoSQL
5 155 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 124 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 115 (2.15%) Big Data
8 114 (2.13%) MongoDB
9 97 (1.81%) MySQL
10 85 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 85 (1.59%) Tableau
11 64 (1.20%) Pentaho
12 62 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 56 (1.05%) DB2
14 55 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 48 (0.90%) Data Lake
16 47 (0.88%) Metadata
16 47 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
17 45 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 42 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 550 (10.28%) JIRA
2 397 (7.42%) Git (software)
3 337 (6.30%) Jenkins
4 134 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 122 (2.28%) GitLab
6 107 (2.00%) Selenium
7 97 (1.81%) Bitbucket
8 67 (1.25%) TeamCity
9 64 (1.20%) Artifactory
10 63 (1.18%) NUnit
10 63 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 61 (1.14%) Subversion
12 55 (1.03%) JUnit
13 54 (1.01%) Maven
14 53 (0.99%) Cucumber
14 53 (0.99%) webpack
15 46 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 43 (0.80%) Postman
17 29 (0.54%) Cypress.io
18 26 (0.49%) Axure RP
General
1 2,927 (54.70%) Social Skills
2 1,950 (36.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1,498 (27.99%) Finance
4 637 (11.90%) Banking
5 399 (7.46%) Public Sector
6 317 (5.92%) Presentation Skills
7 280 (5.23%) Influencing Skills
8 264 (4.93%) Front Office
9 184 (3.44%) Retail
10 179 (3.35%) Investment Banking
10 179 (3.35%) Organisational Skills
11 174 (3.25%) Marketing
12 165 (3.08%) Telecoms
13 141 (2.64%) Legal
14 90 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
15 81 (1.51%) Manufacturing
16 61 (1.14%) Financial Institution
17 56 (1.05%) Back Office
18 51 (0.95%) Law
19 48 (0.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,057 (19.75%) Developer
2 974 (18.20%) Analyst
3 468 (8.75%) Business Analyst
4 424 (7.92%) Architect
5 301 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 209 (3.91%) Java Developer
7 189 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 164 (3.06%) Consultant
9 147 (2.75%) Python Developer
10 134 (2.50%) Service Analyst
10 134 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
11 133 (2.49%) Data Engineer
12 132 (2.47%) Support Engineer
13 109 (2.04%) Azure Engineer
13 109 (2.04%) Software Engineer
14 106 (1.98%) Data Analyst
15 103 (1.92%) Senior Developer
16 102 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 98 (1.83%) Designer
18 93 (1.74%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (6.91%) HTML
2 300 (5.61%) .NET
3 293 (5.48%) CSS
4 247 (4.62%) REST
5 238 (4.45%) React
6 193 (3.61%) AngularJS
7 179 (3.35%) RESTful
8 173 (3.23%) XML
9 165 (3.08%) Spring
10 153 (2.86%) Web Services
11 151 (2.82%) HTML5
11 151 (2.82%) JSON
12 144 (2.69%) Node.js
13 134 (2.50%) Kafka
14 115 (2.15%) Spring Boot
15 99 (1.85%) .NET Framework
16 87 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
17 76 (1.42%) .NET Core
18 71 (1.33%) jQuery
19 64 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 314 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
2 255 (4.77%) User Experience
3 207 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 182 (3.40%) Virtual Team
5 152 (2.84%) Fixed Income
6 133 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 122 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 102 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 98 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 93 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
11 75 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 72 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
12 72 (1.35%) Derivative
13 65 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 65 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 55 (1.03%) Clustering
15 52 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
16 47 (0.88%) Replication
17 45 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
17 45 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 717 (13.40%) Windows
2 596 (11.14%) Linux
3 280 (5.23%) Unix
4 186 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 164 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 90 (1.68%) Android
7 84 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 52 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
10 51 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 35 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 31 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
13 29 (0.54%) VMS
14 28 (0.52%) Solaris
15 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (0.36%) AIX
17 19 (0.36%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,976 (36.93%) Agile
2 957 (17.88%) DevOps
3 693 (12.95%) Decision-Making
4 637 (11.90%) Scrum
5 636 (11.89%) Project Management
6 600 (11.21%) CI/CD
7 533 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 459 (8.58%) ITIL
9 423 (7.91%) Analytics
10 396 (7.40%) Change Management
11 384 (7.18%) Test Automation
12 377 (7.05%) Software Engineering
13 360 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 358 (6.69%) Business Analysis
15 341 (6.37%) Migration
16 335 (6.26%) Microservices
17 320 (5.98%) Project Delivery
18 306 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
19 298 (5.57%) SDLC
20 292 (5.46%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 996 (18.61%) SQL
2 732 (13.68%) Python
3 638 (11.92%) Java
4 463 (8.65%) JavaScript
5 395 (7.38%) C#
6 256 (4.78%) PowerShell
7 185 (3.46%) C++
8 146 (2.73%) Bash
9 143 (2.67%) TypeScript
10 133 (2.49%) PL/SQL
11 114 (2.13%) C
12 100 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 95 (1.78%) Scala
14 86 (1.61%) T-SQL
15 69 (1.29%) Perl
16 67 (1.25%) Go
17 61 (1.14%) VBA
18 49 (0.92%) R
19 39 (0.73%) PHP
20 36 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 536 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 484 (9.05%) Degree
3 427 (7.98%) SC Cleared
4 109 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (1.51%) DV Cleared
7 71 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 68 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 63 (1.18%) MCP
10 47 (0.88%) PMP
11 45 (0.84%) CCNP
12 42 (0.78%) CISSP
13 39 (0.73%) CCNA
14 35 (0.65%) Master's Degree
15 33 (0.62%) MCSE
16 31 (0.58%) ISTQB
17 27 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
18 26 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
20 23 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (5.76%) QA
2 210 (3.92%) SLA
3 128 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 110 (2.06%) Accessibility
5 106 (1.98%) PMO
6 60 (1.12%) GDPR
7 48 (0.90%) WCAG
8 43 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.54%) NIST
10 24 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.39%) GRC
12 16 (0.30%) PCI DSS
13 14 (0.26%) COBIT
14 10 (0.19%) MiFID
15 9 (0.17%) Basel III
15 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
16 7 (0.13%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.13%) NCSC
17 6 (0.11%) IEC 61508
17 6 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 375 (7.01%) Docker
2 344 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 152 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 27 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (0.49%) vSphere
9 23 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 22 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 19 (0.36%) Firmware
11 19 (0.36%) XenApp
12 16 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.21%) HDFS
14 11 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 8 (0.15%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 370 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 300 (5.61%) Terraform
3 298 (5.57%) Ansible
4 115 (2.15%) SCCM
5 97 (1.81%) Puppet
6 62 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 46 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (0.73%) Grafana
9 37 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 28 (0.52%) SCOM
11 21 (0.39%) Data Guard
11 21 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
12 20 (0.37%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.34%) Nagios
13 18 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
14 17 (0.32%) BladeLogic
15 16 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 14 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
17 13 (0.24%) AirWatch
17 13 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,028 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 518 (9.68%) Oracle
3 210 (3.92%) Google
4 196 (3.66%) VMware
5 165 (3.08%) SAP
6 150 (2.80%) ServiceNow
7 133 (2.49%) Citrix
8 132 (2.47%) Cisco
9 119 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
10 86 (1.61%) IBM
11 85 (1.59%) Adobe
12 79 (1.48%) ION Trading
13 67 (1.25%) Splunk
14 66 (1.23%) Cloudera
15 64 (1.20%) Apple
16 61 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 58 (1.08%) Atlassian
18 52 (0.97%) Databricks
19 43 (0.80%) Bloomberg
20 39 (0.73%) HP