Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 34 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 +15
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 84 54 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.91% 8.27% 10.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.24% 9.44% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 59
Essex median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £235 £300 £198
90th Percentile £670 £688 £577
East of England median daily rate £420 £380 £425
% change year-on-year +10.53% -10.59% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Essex median hourly rate £19.50 £35.54 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.13% +14.65% +82.35%
10th Percentile £11.90 £24.05 £19.30
90th Percentile £40.38 £37.77 £45.10
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £15.38 £15.25
% change year-on-year +46.34% +0.82% -10.29%

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 747 572 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.09% 87.60% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 394 474
Essex median daily rate £495 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £302 £233
90th Percentile £600 £635 £539
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 92
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +2.86% +34.62%
10th Percentile £11.82 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £63.75 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £34.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year -47.45% +3.79% +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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 25 £488 -2.01%
Chelmsford +2 9 £625 +78.57% 2
Basildon +3 7 £353 -47.78%
Colchester - 6 £200 - 8
Brentwood +6 3 - - 3
Harlow - 2 - - 5
Witham +13 1 £263 -25.00% 1
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) SQL
3 25 (29.76%) User Stories
4 24 (28.57%) Oracle
5 23 (27.38%) Scrum
6 20 (23.81%) Java
7 17 (20.24%) MySQL
7 17 (20.24%) Linux
8 16 (19.05%) Windows
8 16 (19.05%) TDD
8 16 (19.05%) JIRA
8 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 16 (19.05%) Confluence
8 16 (19.05%) DevOps
8 16 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
9 15 (17.86%) Microservices
9 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 14 (16.67%) HTML
11 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
12 12 (14.29%) BDD
12 12 (14.29%) CSS
12 12 (14.29%) Ingres
13 11 (13.10%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (13.10%) Degree
13 11 (13.10%) Selenium
13 11 (13.10%) Software Delivery
14 10 (11.90%) NoSQL

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 16 (19.05%) Confluence
2 8 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) nginx
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) assyst
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) GitHub
3 2 (2.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Network Security
2 3 (3.57%) VoIP
3 2 (2.38%) Broadband
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) DLNA
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 2 (2.38%) DSL
3 2 (2.38%) FTP
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) IPv4
3 2 (2.38%) IPv6
3 2 (2.38%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.38%) UPnP
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.19%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) MySQL
2 12 (14.29%) Ingres
3 11 (13.10%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (11.90%) NoSQL
5 8 (9.52%) Hadoop
6 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.14%) Pentaho
7 6 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.76%) Big Data
9 4 (4.76%) BODI
10 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.38%) Neo4j
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) JIRA
2 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.10%) Selenium
5 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 9 (10.71%) Eclipse
5 9 (10.71%) JUnit
6 8 (9.52%) Ant
6 8 (9.52%) Maven
7 7 (8.33%) Gradle
7 7 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.14%) AccuRev
8 6 (7.14%) Subversion
9 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.38%) Grunt
10 2 (2.38%) gulp
10 2 (2.38%) Sublime Text
General
1 7 (8.33%) Marketing
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Humanities
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.57%) Social Science
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Pentaho Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) IT Support
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Support Officer
9 2 (2.38%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Objects Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Integration Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) HTML
2 12 (14.29%) CSS
3 10 (11.90%) REST
3 10 (11.90%) Spring
3 10 (11.90%) XML
4 8 (9.52%) Ajax
4 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 8 (9.52%) SOAP
4 8 (9.52%) Spring Boot
4 8 (9.52%) Web Services
5 7 (8.33%) JPA
6 6 (7.14%) EclipseLink
6 6 (7.14%) JAX-WS
6 6 (7.14%) jQuery
6 6 (7.14%) JSON
6 6 (7.14%) JSR 170
6 6 (7.14%) SAML
6 6 (7.14%) Spring MVC
6 6 (7.14%) Struts
6 6 (7.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Clustering
3 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.76%) Replication
3 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.38%) Media Streaming
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 16 (19.05%) Windows
3 10 (11.90%) Unix
4 8 (9.52%) Solaris
5 3 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.38%) Android
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) User Stories
3 23 (27.38%) Scrum
4 16 (19.05%) Acceptance Criteria
4 16 (19.05%) DevOps
4 16 (19.05%) TDD
5 15 (17.86%) Microservices
6 12 (14.29%) BDD
7 11 (13.10%) Software Delivery
8 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.71%) ETL
8 9 (10.71%) Requirements Management
9 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 8 (9.52%) Data Munging
9 8 (9.52%) Data Transformation
9 8 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
9 8 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.52%) Python
5 7 (8.33%) Groovy
5 7 (8.33%) Scala
6 6 (7.14%) C
7 5 (5.95%) Haskell
8 4 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (4.76%) Ruby
9 3 (3.57%) C#
9 3 (3.57%) Clojure
9 3 (3.57%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.57%) Erlang
9 3 (3.57%) F#
9 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.38%) Perl
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.10%) Degree
4 5 (5.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.57%) MCP
5 3 (3.57%) MCSE
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.19%) ACCA
7 1 (1.19%) CCIE
7 1 (1.19%) CIMA
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
1 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) Docker
3 5 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) Ansible
2 4 (4.76%) Puppet
2 4 (4.76%) Terraform
3 3 (3.57%) Kibana
4 2 (2.38%) Grafana
4 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.19%) logstash
5 1 (1.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (28.57%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) Adobe
3 6 (7.14%) IBM
4 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.95%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.76%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.76%) webMethods
6 3 (3.57%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.38%) BEA
7 2 (2.38%) Google
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.19%) BMC
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) Remedy
8 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.19%) Tableau
8 1 (1.19%) WSO2