Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 5,877 5,347 5,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.21% 6.07% 5.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 7.14% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,653 3,150 3,605
England median daily rate £440 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £230 £256 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £428 £430 £415
% change year-on-year -0.58% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 191 241
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +18.42% +2.59%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.86 £10.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -11.82% +12.83% +5.39%

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 81,299 74,907 85,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.90% 85.02% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,026 49,306 57,151
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,237 1,961 2,071
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.60 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% - +16.28%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +1 2,896 £500 +5.26% 891
South East -7 1,093 £410 +2.50% 479
North of England +11 806 £400 - 487
Midlands -6 435 £375 -6.25% 302
North West +8 399 £375 -6.25% 251
East of England -3 319 £425 - 217
South West +1 300 £400 -1.23% 224
Yorkshire -2 282 £425 +1.19% 191
West Midlands -10 240 £375 -6.25% 182
East Midlands +1 192 £375 - 119
North East +13 135 £400 +2.56% 45
South Coast 0 2 - -
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 2,286 (38.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2,180 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1,396 (23.75%) Finance
4 1,196 (20.35%) SQL
5 969 (16.49%) Microsoft
6 956 (16.27%) Java
7 917 (15.60%) Windows
8 765 (13.02%) Degree
9 756 (12.86%) JavaScript
10 746 (12.69%) Linux
11 710 (12.08%) Scrum
12 658 (11.20%) C#
13 648 (11.03%) Project Management
14 597 (10.16%) HTML
15 568 (9.66%) Python
16 555 (9.44%) .NET
17 553 (9.41%) Oracle
18 552 (9.39%) DevOps
19 548 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
20 540 (9.19%) SQL Server
21 529 (9.00%) Git (software)
22 506 (8.61%) Banking
23 505 (8.59%) ITIL
23 505 (8.59%) JIRA
24 488 (8.30%) CSS
25 467 (7.95%) Test Automation
26 466 (7.93%) Security Cleared
27 462 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
28 453 (7.71%) TDD
29 437 (7.44%) Analytics

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 (4.54%) Confluence
2 161 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 124 (2.11%) Apache
4 116 (1.97%) Apache Spark
5 103 (1.75%) CMS
6 97 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 70 (1.19%) IIS
8 68 (1.16%) JBoss
8 68 (1.16%) MS Exchange
9 67 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (1.04%) WebLogic
11 58 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 54 (0.92%) Skype for Business
13 52 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 46 (0.78%) SAS
15 39 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 33 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
17 32 (0.54%) nginx
18 27 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
19 23 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 393 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
2 386 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 151 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 125 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 79 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 40 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.37%) InVision
9 12 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.19%) Simulink
11 8 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.068%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.068%) HipChat
14 4 (0.068%) UserZoom
15 3 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.051%) Maya
Business Applications
1 40 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.31%) Magento
6 16 (0.27%) Sonata
7 15 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 15 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.22%) Workday HCM
10 11 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
11 10 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 10 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 433 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 385 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 234 (3.98%) Office 365
4 112 (1.91%) SaaS
5 108 (1.84%) GitHub
6 86 (1.46%) PaaS
7 73 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 66 (1.12%) IaaS
9 53 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 49 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 48 (0.82%) Serverless
12 36 (0.61%) Amazon S3
13 33 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 33 (0.56%) Slack
14 32 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 32 (0.54%) npm
15 31 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
16 29 (0.49%) Google Analytics
17 25 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 227 (3.86%) Firewall
2 169 (2.88%) HTTP
3 157 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 122 (2.08%) Internet
5 119 (2.02%) WAN
6 114 (1.94%) DNS
7 113 (1.92%) LAN
8 89 (1.51%) VPN
9 84 (1.43%) DHCP
10 82 (1.40%) SMS
10 82 (1.40%) Wireless
11 78 (1.33%) SAN
12 67 (1.14%) Network Security
13 54 (0.92%) SSL
14 50 (0.85%) Skype
15 42 (0.71%) FTP
16 38 (0.65%) Kerberos
17 37 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (0.60%) BGP
19 33 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 340 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 245 (4.17%) Big Data
4 220 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 206 (3.51%) MySQL
6 194 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 165 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 165 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 156 (2.65%) Hadoop
9 128 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 128 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 124 (2.11%) Oracle Database
11 118 (2.01%) Power BI
12 90 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 81 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 75 (1.28%) HBase
15 74 (1.26%) DB2
16 72 (1.23%) Data Lake
17 65 (1.11%) Data Mining
18 63 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 529 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 505 (8.59%) JIRA
3 380 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 189 (3.22%) Selenium
5 131 (2.23%) Subversion
6 128 (2.18%) Visual Studio
7 117 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 112 (1.91%) Cucumber
9 110 (1.87%) JUnit
10 109 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 95 (1.62%) Maven
12 77 (1.31%) SoapUI
13 76 (1.29%) JMeter
14 75 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
15 69 (1.17%) webpack
16 58 (0.99%) WebDriver
17 55 (0.94%) Bitbucket
18 53 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 51 (0.87%) IntelliJ
20 45 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,396 (23.75%) Finance
2 506 (8.61%) Banking
3 259 (4.41%) Retail
4 191 (3.25%) Marketing
5 169 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 167 (2.84%) Front Office
7 163 (2.77%) Legal
8 135 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 128 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 112 (1.91%) Games
11 89 (1.51%) Financial Institution
12 68 (1.16%) Back Office
13 63 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 60 (1.02%) Law
15 59 (1.00%) Publishing
16 58 (0.99%) Advertising
17 46 (0.78%) Electronics
18 43 (0.73%) French Language
19 41 (0.70%) Automotive
19 41 (0.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,485 (25.27%) Developer
2 1,020 (17.36%) Analyst
3 403 (6.86%) Business Analyst
4 309 (5.26%) Architect
5 299 (5.09%) Project Manager
6 241 (4.10%) Consultant
6 241 (4.10%) Java Developer
7 215 (3.66%) C# Developer
8 208 (3.54%) .NET Developer
9 169 (2.88%) Administrator
10 142 (2.42%) Designer
11 140 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 134 (2.28%) Senior Developer
13 132 (2.25%) Service Analyst
14 121 (2.06%) Support Engineer
14 121 (2.06%) User Researcher
15 114 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 113 (1.92%) Software Engineer
17 109 (1.85%) Support Analyst
18 104 (1.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (10.16%) HTML
2 555 (9.44%) .NET
3 488 (8.30%) CSS
4 356 (6.06%) Web Services
5 314 (5.34%) AngularJS
6 282 (4.80%) REST
7 277 (4.71%) ASP.NET
8 263 (4.48%) XML
9 246 (4.19%) RESTful
10 238 (4.05%) HTML5
11 204 (3.47%) Spring
12 183 (3.11%) jQuery
13 168 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 166 (2.82%) Node.js
15 164 (2.79%) React
16 161 (2.74%) JSON
17 148 (2.52%) WCF
18 141 (2.40%) SOAP
19 139 (2.37%) .NET Framework
20 134 (2.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2,286 (38.90%) Analytical Skills
2 406 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
3 373 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 356 (6.06%) User Experience
5 239 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 146 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 144 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 132 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 108 (1.84%) Data Structures
10 107 (1.82%) Virtual Team
11 92 (1.57%) Derivative
12 85 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 76 (1.29%) Fixed Income
14 73 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
15 68 (1.16%) Clustering
16 59 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 57 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 56 (0.95%) Fintech
18 56 (0.95%) Replication
19 55 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 917 (15.60%) Windows
2 746 (12.69%) Linux
3 413 (7.03%) Unix
4 222 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 170 (2.89%) Android
6 160 (2.72%) Windows 10
7 148 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 146 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 141 (2.40%) Apple iOS
10 121 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 80 (1.36%) AIX
13 74 (1.26%) Solaris
14 61 (1.04%) CentOS
15 54 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 42 (0.71%) Windows 8
17 39 (0.66%) Windows XP
18 38 (0.65%) HPUX
19 36 (0.61%) Mac OS
20 35 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,180 (37.09%) Agile Software Development
2 710 (12.08%) Scrum
3 648 (11.03%) Project Management
4 552 (9.39%) DevOps
5 548 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 505 (8.59%) ITIL
7 467 (7.95%) Test Automation
8 462 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
9 453 (7.71%) TDD
10 437 (7.44%) Analytics
11 413 (7.03%) Decision-Making
12 400 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 390 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
14 385 (6.55%) Change Management
15 381 (6.48%) SDLC
16 353 (6.01%) Migration
17 352 (5.99%) MVC
18 340 (5.79%) Business Analysis
19 334 (5.68%) OO
20 325 (5.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,196 (20.35%) SQL
2 956 (16.27%) Java
3 756 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 658 (11.20%) C#
5 568 (9.66%) Python
6 236 (4.02%) PowerShell
7 191 (3.25%) Scala
8 189 (3.22%) C++
9 165 (2.81%) Perl
10 163 (2.77%) Bash Shell
11 150 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 147 (2.50%) C
13 137 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 122 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 116 (1.97%) Ruby
16 107 (1.82%) PHP
17 102 (1.74%) R
18 100 (1.70%) Java 8
19 91 (1.55%) VBA
20 76 (1.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 765 (13.02%) Degree
2 466 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 355 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 160 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 100 (1.70%) PMI Certification
6 98 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 82 (1.40%) PMP
9 71 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 70 (1.19%) MCSE
11 68 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 62 (1.05%) ISEB
13 61 (1.04%) CISSP
14 59 (1.00%) CCNP
15 50 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 50 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 50 (0.85%) Master's Degree
16 41 (0.70%) CCNA
17 40 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 37 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (5.33%) QA
2 135 (2.30%) SLA
3 105 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 97 (1.65%) PMO
5 76 (1.29%) GDPR
6 30 (0.51%) GCP
7 27 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.15%) ISO 8583
11 8 (0.14%) COBIT
11 8 (0.14%) MiFID
11 8 (0.14%) WCAG
12 7 (0.12%) COSO
12 7 (0.12%) PSD2
13 6 (0.10%) DO-178B
13 6 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 5 (0.085%) EMIR
14 5 (0.085%) TickIT
System Software
1 370 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 272 (4.63%) Docker
3 169 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 66 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 41 (0.70%) HDFS
7 38 (0.65%) XenApp
8 31 (0.53%) vSphere
9 30 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.46%) VirtualBox
11 26 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.29%) NFS
14 15 (0.26%) XenDesktop
15 14 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (0.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 13 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.22%) RACF
17 12 (0.20%) Apache Flume
18 11 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 181 (3.08%) Ansible
2 147 (2.50%) Puppet
3 134 (2.28%) Kubernetes
4 119 (2.02%) SCCM
5 109 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (1.34%) Terraform
7 51 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 35 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 31 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
9 31 (0.53%) SCOM
10 26 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (0.43%) Nagios
12 23 (0.39%) Kibana
12 23 (0.39%) Packer
13 21 (0.36%) Tivoli
14 18 (0.31%) Galera Cluster
15 17 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
15 17 (0.29%) Salt
15 17 (0.29%) ZABBIX
16 16 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 969 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 553 (9.41%) Oracle
3 253 (4.30%) SAP
4 211 (3.59%) VMware
5 197 (3.35%) Cisco
6 169 (2.88%) HP
7 168 (2.86%) Citrix
8 165 (2.81%) Google
9 150 (2.55%) Red Hat
10 147 (2.50%) IBM
11 105 (1.79%) Adobe
12 102 (1.74%) Atlassian
13 92 (1.57%) ServiceNow
14 91 (1.55%) Tableau
15 87 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
16 78 (1.33%) Apple
17 72 (1.23%) Splunk
18 65 (1.11%) NetApp
19 46 (0.78%) McAfee
20 45 (0.77%) Teradata