Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 32 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 5,654 5,040 5,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.10% 5.87% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 6.95% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,481 2,930 3,492
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £580
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 204 256
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.75 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.03% -6.23% +5.21%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.50 £10.71
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.35% -7.50% +5.26%

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 79,457 72,564 82,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.77% 84.53% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,827 48,047 54,559
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,043 1,945 2,251
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -10.00% +0.60% +23.11%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in England

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor 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 19 April 2018. 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
London -4 2,758 £500 +5.49% 925
South East +3 1,091 £400 - 473
North of England -3 719 £400 - 475
Midlands +2 489 £393 +4.67% 295
North West -1 329 £390 +0.65% 267
East of England -3 312 £415 -2.35% 259
Yorkshire -6 264 £425 -5.56% 155
South West +6 255 £400 +6.67% 187
East Midlands +15 250 £355 +1.43% 121
West Midlands -7 234 £413 +4.76% 173
North East +11 135 £425 +21.43% 53
South Coast +2 4 £450 -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 2,250 (39.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2,003 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,323 (23.40%) Finance
4 1,092 (19.31%) SQL
5 939 (16.61%) Windows
6 918 (16.24%) Microsoft
7 902 (15.95%) Java
8 820 (14.50%) Degree
9 709 (12.54%) Linux
10 684 (12.10%) Project Management
11 665 (11.76%) JavaScript
12 647 (11.44%) Scrum
13 560 (9.90%) Python
14 555 (9.82%) ITIL
15 535 (9.46%) Security Cleared
16 534 (9.44%) DevOps
17 531 (9.39%) HTML
18 519 (9.18%) Oracle
19 512 (9.06%) C#
20 507 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
21 503 (8.90%) SQL Server
22 467 (8.26%) Banking
23 463 (8.19%) Analytics
24 451 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
25 446 (7.89%) Git (software)
26 442 (7.82%) .NET
27 423 (7.48%) CSS
28 415 (7.34%) Test Automation
29 414 (7.32%) Unix
30 413 (7.30%) JIRA

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
1 217 (3.84%) Confluence
2 154 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 125 (2.21%) CMS
4 118 (2.09%) Apache
5 117 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 87 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 83 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 77 (1.36%) MS Exchange
9 74 (1.31%) IIS
10 61 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 58 (1.03%) Skype for Business
12 55 (0.97%) JBoss
13 54 (0.96%) SAS
14 53 (0.94%) WebLogic
15 46 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 31 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
18 28 (0.50%) nginx
19 24 (0.42%) Apache Pig
20 23 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 407 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 374 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 147 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 84 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 27 (0.48%) InVision
9 12 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.21%) Simulink
10 10 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 9 (0.16%) SPSS
12 7 (0.12%) Flinto
13 6 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.11%) InDesign
14 4 (0.071%) Stata
14 4 (0.071%) Weka
15 3 (0.053%) HipChat
15 3 (0.053%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 41 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.37%) Magento
4 20 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 16 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 16 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 14 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.25%) Sonata
8 13 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.19%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 10 (0.18%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.16%) Eloqua
11 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 451 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
2 368 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (3.54%) Office 365
4 99 (1.75%) SaaS
5 95 (1.68%) PaaS
6 90 (1.59%) GitHub
7 72 (1.27%) IaaS
8 68 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 46 (0.81%) Serverless
11 45 (0.80%) Google Analytics
12 39 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 35 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
14 29 (0.51%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.44%) Slack
17 24 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
19 22 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 21 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 224 (3.96%) Firewall
2 185 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 158 (2.79%) Internet
4 125 (2.21%) WAN
5 121 (2.14%) HTTP
6 116 (2.05%) LAN
7 112 (1.98%) DNS
8 106 (1.87%) VPN
9 96 (1.70%) Wireless
10 79 (1.40%) DHCP
11 74 (1.31%) SMS
12 71 (1.26%) SAN
13 60 (1.06%) Network Security
14 53 (0.94%) SSL
15 48 (0.85%) Skype
16 39 (0.69%) IPsec
17 38 (0.67%) BGP
18 36 (0.64%) VoIP
19 34 (0.60%) Kerberos
20 33 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 332 (5.87%) Relational Database
3 231 (4.09%) Big Data
4 173 (3.06%) MySQL
5 157 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 151 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 142 (2.51%) MongoDB
8 141 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 139 (2.46%) NoSQL
10 130 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 130 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 114 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 101 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 100 (1.77%) Power BI
14 70 (1.24%) DB2
14 70 (1.24%) HBase
15 66 (1.17%) Data Mining
15 66 (1.17%) Redis
16 62 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
17 58 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 446 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 413 (7.30%) JIRA
3 364 (6.44%) Jenkins
4 188 (3.33%) Selenium
5 144 (2.55%) Subversion
6 119 (2.10%) Cucumber
7 112 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 107 (1.89%) JUnit
9 99 (1.75%) Visual Studio
10 88 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 86 (1.52%) Maven
12 56 (0.99%) WebDriver
13 50 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 50 (0.88%) SoapUI
14 48 (0.85%) JMeter
15 45 (0.80%) Axure RP
16 41 (0.73%) webpack
17 38 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 36 (0.64%) Appium
19 34 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,323 (23.40%) Finance
2 467 (8.26%) Banking
3 248 (4.39%) Retail
4 223 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 206 (3.64%) Marketing
6 171 (3.02%) Legal
7 163 (2.88%) Front Office
8 139 (2.46%) Investment Banking
9 119 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 111 (1.96%) Games
11 89 (1.57%) Financial Institution
12 67 (1.19%) Back Office
13 66 (1.17%) Publishing
14 65 (1.15%) Law
15 64 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
16 60 (1.06%) French Language
17 50 (0.88%) Billing
18 49 (0.87%) Advertising
19 46 (0.81%) German Language
20 45 (0.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,181 (20.89%) Developer
2 1,082 (19.14%) Analyst
3 412 (7.29%) Business Analyst
4 322 (5.70%) Project Manager
5 321 (5.68%) Architect
6 228 (4.03%) Java Developer
7 221 (3.91%) Consultant
8 207 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
9 166 (2.94%) C# Developer
10 140 (2.48%) Support Analyst
11 134 (2.37%) Administrator
12 133 (2.35%) Designer
13 131 (2.32%) Service Analyst
14 130 (2.30%) User Researcher
15 127 (2.25%) Support Engineer
16 124 (2.19%) .NET Developer
17 121 (2.14%) Data Analyst
18 109 (1.93%) Service Desk Analyst
19 108 (1.91%) Network Engineer
20 107 (1.89%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (9.39%) HTML
2 442 (7.82%) .NET
3 423 (7.48%) CSS
4 333 (5.89%) Web Services
5 253 (4.47%) AngularJS
6 241 (4.26%) XML
7 207 (3.66%) RESTful
8 206 (3.64%) REST
9 202 (3.57%) HTML5
10 179 (3.17%) JSON
11 176 (3.11%) Spring
12 175 (3.10%) jQuery
13 170 (3.01%) ASP.NET
14 152 (2.69%) React
15 131 (2.32%) SOAP
16 130 (2.30%) Node.js
17 101 (1.79%) Middleware
18 98 (1.73%) .NET Framework
18 98 (1.73%) CSS3
19 89 (1.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2,250 (39.79%) Analytical Skills
2 383 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 381 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
4 349 (6.17%) User Experience
5 250 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 155 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 134 (2.37%) Data Centre
8 102 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 91 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 90 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 80 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 72 (1.27%) Derivative
13 70 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 68 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (1.13%) Fintech
16 61 (1.08%) Fixed Income
17 55 (0.97%) Hedge funds
18 51 (0.90%) Equities
19 50 (0.88%) Blackberry
20 48 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 939 (16.61%) Windows
2 709 (12.54%) Linux
3 414 (7.32%) Unix
4 229 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 190 (3.36%) Android
6 162 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 157 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 150 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 149 (2.64%) Windows 7
10 135 (2.39%) Apple iOS
11 133 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 78 (1.38%) AIX
13 59 (1.04%) Solaris
14 49 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.81%) CentOS
16 41 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 39 (0.69%) Ubuntu
18 36 (0.64%) HPUX
18 36 (0.64%) Windows XP
19 35 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,003 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (12.10%) Project Management
3 647 (11.44%) Scrum
4 555 (9.82%) ITIL
5 534 (9.44%) DevOps
6 507 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 463 (8.19%) Analytics
8 415 (7.34%) Test Automation
9 406 (7.18%) Change Management
10 392 (6.93%) TDD
11 385 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
12 373 (6.60%) Decision-Making
13 368 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 346 (6.12%) SDLC
15 330 (5.84%) Migration
16 322 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
17 316 (5.59%) Business Analysis
18 292 (5.16%) Time Management
19 287 (5.08%) Mentoring
20 279 (4.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,092 (19.31%) SQL
2 902 (15.95%) Java
3 665 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 560 (9.90%) Python
5 512 (9.06%) C#
6 266 (4.70%) PowerShell
7 197 (3.48%) C++
8 194 (3.43%) Perl
9 156 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 147 (2.60%) Ruby
11 146 (2.58%) Scala
12 143 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 131 (2.32%) C
14 118 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 109 (1.93%) R
16 105 (1.86%) PL/SQL
17 95 (1.68%) PHP
17 95 (1.68%) VBA
18 77 (1.36%) Java 8
19 60 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 820 (14.50%) Degree
2 535 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 402 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 157 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 115 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 109 (1.93%) PMI Certification
7 95 (1.68%) PMP
8 93 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 80 (1.41%) CCNP
10 70 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 70 (1.24%) MCSE
11 68 (1.20%) Master's Degree
12 61 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
13 59 (1.04%) CISSP
14 51 (0.90%) CCNA
14 51 (0.90%) ISEB
15 48 (0.85%) MCP
16 43 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 36 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (5.31%) QA
2 119 (2.10%) SLA
3 101 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 96 (1.70%) PMO
5 83 (1.47%) GDPR
6 32 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.39%) GCP
8 18 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 18 (0.32%) MiFID
8 18 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.14%) PSD2
12 7 (0.12%) GxP
12 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.088%) COBIT
13 5 (0.088%) COSO
13 5 (0.088%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.088%) TickIT
System Software
1 407 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 226 (4.00%) Docker
3 187 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 62 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 54 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (0.81%) XenApp
8 35 (0.62%) vSphere
9 29 (0.51%) HDFS
10 24 (0.42%) NFS
11 19 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 18 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 15 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 14 (0.25%) RACF
16 13 (0.23%) vCloud
16 13 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 150 (2.65%) Ansible
2 148 (2.62%) Puppet
3 128 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (1.86%) SCCM
5 82 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 73 (1.29%) Terraform
7 55 (0.97%) SCOM
8 49 (0.87%) HP ALM
9 32 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 26 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (0.41%) Packer
13 20 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
14 19 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (0.30%) NetBackup
16 16 (0.28%) FortiGate
16 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
16 16 (0.28%) Nagios
16 16 (0.28%) WSUS
16 16 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 918 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 519 (9.18%) Oracle
3 244 (4.32%) SAP
4 231 (4.09%) VMware
5 219 (3.87%) Cisco
6 186 (3.29%) HP
7 159 (2.81%) Google
8 149 (2.64%) IBM
9 147 (2.60%) Citrix
10 143 (2.53%) Red Hat
11 111 (1.96%) Adobe
12 110 (1.95%) Tableau
13 92 (1.63%) Apple
14 89 (1.57%) NetApp
15 88 (1.56%) ServiceNow
16 86 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
17 76 (1.34%) Atlassian
18 75 (1.33%) Splunk
19 57 (1.01%) McAfee
20 48 (0.85%) hybris