Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 23 September 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
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +17
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 92 95 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.56% 11.24% 10.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.62% 12.39% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 59
Essex median daily rate £435 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +50.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £165 £277 £226
90th Percentile £674 £580 £480
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Essex median hourly rate £30.75 £12.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.00% -53.70% -
10th Percentile £18.43 £11.30 £20.00
90th Percentile £44.48 £13.70 £32.40
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -10.26% +44.44%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 866 767 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 90.02% 90.77% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 507 426
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 168
Essex median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +65.00% -42.86%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.82 £15.75
90th Percentile £59.25 £63.75 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Essex over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Essex over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Essex

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Southend-on-Sea -12 29 £430 -14.00% 3
Colchester +1 10 £175 -57.58% 5
Brentwood +9 9 £500 +11.11% 5
Basildon +10 8 £500 +233.33% 3
Witham -3 7 £298 -15.00%
Chelmsford +3 5 £500 +233.33% 3
Epping - 1 £175 -
Harlow - 1 - - 4
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 31 (33.70%) Java
1 31 (33.70%) SQL
2 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.17%) Scrum
4 20 (21.74%) User Stories
5 19 (20.65%) Windows
6 18 (19.57%) Finance
7 17 (18.48%) Problem Management
7 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.48%) Configuration Management
7 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (17.39%) ITIL
8 16 (17.39%) Linux
9 15 (16.30%) JIRA
9 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
9 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
9 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
10 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
11 13 (14.13%) HTML
11 13 (14.13%) Oracle
11 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
11 13 (14.13%) Confluence
12 12 (13.04%) BDD
12 12 (13.04%) Microservices
12 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.04%) Spring
12 12 (13.04%) TDD
12 12 (13.04%) Unix
12 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (11.96%) Shell Script

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 13 (14.13%) Confluence
2 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 3 (3.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.26%) JBoss
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.09%) nginx
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) assyst
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.09%) GitHub
5 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) HTTP
2 9 (9.78%) VoIP
3 8 (8.70%) Internet
3 8 (8.70%) WAN
4 7 (7.61%) Broadband
4 7 (7.61%) DHCP
4 7 (7.61%) DLNA
4 7 (7.61%) DNS
4 7 (7.61%) DSL
4 7 (7.61%) FTP
4 7 (7.61%) IPv4
4 7 (7.61%) IPv6
4 7 (7.61%) Network Security
4 7 (7.61%) UPnP
4 7 (7.61%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.26%) SSL
7 1 (1.09%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) WebEx
7 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) MySQL
3 7 (7.61%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (6.52%) Pentaho
4 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.09%) Ingres
7 1 (1.09%) OLAP
7 1 (1.09%) OLTP
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
1 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
1 15 (16.30%) JIRA
2 11 (11.96%) Maven
3 10 (10.87%) Selenium
4 9 (9.78%) SoapUI
5 7 (7.61%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.61%) Gradle
6 6 (6.52%) JUnit
6 6 (6.52%) Subversion
7 5 (5.43%) Ant
7 5 (5.43%) CA Gen
7 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.35%) AccuRev
8 4 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (4.35%) JMeter
9 2 (2.17%) git-flow
9 2 (2.17%) GitLab
9 2 (2.17%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.61%) Marketing
3 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Developer
2 17 (18.48%) Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
6 7 (7.61%) IT Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) IT Support
7 6 (6.52%) Pentaho Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Service Management Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Scrum Master
8 5 (5.43%) Support Officer
9 4 (4.35%) Incident Manager
9 4 (4.35%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.35%) IT Services Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Service Management Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Java Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Problem Management Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) HTML
2 12 (13.04%) Spring
3 10 (10.87%) Ajax
4 9 (9.78%) AngularJS
4 9 (9.78%) J2EE
4 9 (9.78%) JSON
4 9 (9.78%) SOAP
4 9 (9.78%) Spring Boot
4 9 (9.78%) XML
5 7 (7.61%) CGI
5 7 (7.61%) Web Services
6 6 (6.52%) CSS
7 5 (5.43%) REST
8 4 (4.35%) jQuery
8 4 (4.35%) RESTful
9 3 (3.26%) Ext JS
9 3 (3.26%) JAX-WS
9 3 (3.26%) JPA
9 3 (3.26%) OAuth
9 3 (3.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.61%) Media Streaming
4 4 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) Clustering
5 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.26%) Replication
5 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.09%) CESG
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) NHS
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.65%) Windows
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
3 12 (13.04%) Unix
4 7 (7.61%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (4.35%) Solaris
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) CentOS
7 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) Scrum
3 20 (21.74%) User Stories
4 17 (18.48%) Configuration Management
4 17 (18.48%) Problem Management
5 16 (17.39%) ITIL
6 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.04%) BDD
7 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (13.04%) Microservices
7 12 (13.04%) TDD
8 11 (11.96%) DevOps
8 11 (11.96%) Service Management
9 10 (10.87%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (10.87%) OO
9 10 (10.87%) Software Delivery
10 9 (9.78%) ITSM
10 9 (9.78%) Mathematics
11 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (8.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.70%) Java
1 31 (33.70%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
4 9 (9.78%) C
5 8 (8.70%) Perl
6 7 (7.61%) C++
6 7 (7.61%) Embedded C
7 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.26%) Groovy
8 3 (3.26%) Scala
9 2 (2.17%) C#
9 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.17%) Python
9 2 (2.17%) VBScript
10 1 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.09%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.87%) Degree
4 8 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (8.70%) MCSE
4 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (6.52%) MCP
6 5 (5.43%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (3.26%) MCSA
8 1 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.09%) CISSP
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.09%) MCTS
8 1 (1.09%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (3.26%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) Docker
3 3 (3.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Ansible
2 4 (4.35%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Terraform
4 2 (2.17%) Consul
4 2 (2.17%) SCCM
5 1 (1.09%) Grafana
5 1 (1.09%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.09%) Kibana
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) IBM
2 7 (7.61%) Informatica
3 6 (6.52%) Citrix
3 6 (6.52%) webMethods
4 5 (5.43%) BEA
4 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) Pega
5 4 (4.35%) Adobe
5 4 (4.35%) SAP
6 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.17%) WSO2
8 1 (1.09%) Altiris
8 1 (1.09%) BMC
8 1 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.09%) Remedy
8 1 (1.09%) VMware