Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 27 11
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16 +28
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 113 86 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.41% 10.84% 11.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.72% 12.23% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 64 68
Essex median daily rate £475 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +38.46% -21.21%
10th Percentile £191 £251 £234
90th Percentile £653 £575 £535
East of England median daily rate £410 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -59.68% +82.35%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.30 £20.00
90th Percentile £41.45 £13.70 £35.88
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% -11.43% +25.00%

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 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 964 703 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.77% 88.65% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 481 453
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +3.55% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 63 142
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £31.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -1.41% -0.08%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.94 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £43.68
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.53% -3.23% +30.53%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -7 41 £508 +1.50% 1
Colchester +5 11 £175 -56.25% 7
Basildon +8 9 £475 +106.52% 3
Chelmsford +3 9 £550 +266.67% 4
Brentwood +14 8 - - 1
Witham +2 7 £298 -15.00% 1
Harlow - 2 - - 5
Epping - 1 £175 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 44 (38.94%) SQL
2 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (32.74%) Java
4 32 (28.32%) Scrum
4 32 (28.32%) User Stories
5 26 (23.01%) Oracle
6 25 (22.12%) Windows
7 24 (21.24%) Linux
8 22 (19.47%) JIRA
9 21 (18.58%) Problem Management
9 21 (18.58%) Configuration Management
10 20 (17.70%) Confluence
11 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (16.81%) Microservices
11 19 (16.81%) Unix
11 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
11 19 (16.81%) HTML
12 18 (15.93%) ITIL
12 18 (15.93%) TDD
13 17 (15.04%) Finance
13 17 (15.04%) MySQL
13 17 (15.04%) Jenkins
13 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
13 17 (15.04%) Acceptance Criteria
14 16 (14.16%) BDD
14 16 (14.16%) Software Delivery
14 16 (14.16%) XML
14 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
14 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.16%) Selenium

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 20 (17.70%) Confluence
2 14 (12.39%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (6.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (4.42%) Apache
6 4 (3.54%) JBoss
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.77%) nginx
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) assyst
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) GitHub
3 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.77%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) HTTP
2 9 (7.96%) VoIP
3 8 (7.08%) Internet
3 8 (7.08%) WAN
4 7 (6.19%) Broadband
4 7 (6.19%) DHCP
4 7 (6.19%) DLNA
4 7 (6.19%) DNS
4 7 (6.19%) DSL
4 7 (6.19%) FTP
4 7 (6.19%) IPv4
4 7 (6.19%) IPv6
4 7 (6.19%) UPnP
4 7 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (5.31%) Network Security
6 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.54%) SSL
8 1 (0.88%) LAN
8 1 (0.88%) VPN
8 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) MySQL
2 12 (10.62%) Pentaho
3 10 (8.85%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.96%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (7.96%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.54%) Ingres
6 4 (3.54%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (19.47%) JIRA
2 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.04%) Jenkins
3 16 (14.16%) Selenium
4 13 (11.50%) Cucumber
5 12 (10.62%) JUnit
5 12 (10.62%) Maven
5 12 (10.62%) SoapUI
6 11 (9.73%) Eclipse
7 10 (8.85%) Ant
7 10 (8.85%) Subversion
8 8 (7.08%) AccuRev
8 8 (7.08%) Gradle
9 5 (4.42%) CA Gen
9 5 (4.42%) JMeter
10 4 (3.54%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.54%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (2.65%) GitLab
12 2 (1.77%) Sublime Text
12 2 (1.77%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (15.04%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Marketing
3 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.42%) Humanities
4 5 (4.42%) Social Science
5 3 (2.65%) Electronics
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (34.51%) Developer
2 21 (18.58%) Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.73%) Pentaho Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
6 8 (7.08%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) IT Support
7 6 (5.31%) Service Management Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Scrum Master
8 5 (4.42%) Support Officer
9 4 (3.54%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Incident Manager
9 4 (3.54%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.54%) IT Services Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Service Management Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Business IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) HTML
2 16 (14.16%) XML
3 15 (13.27%) Spring
4 14 (12.39%) Ajax
4 14 (12.39%) SOAP
5 12 (10.62%) CSS
5 12 (10.62%) J2EE
5 12 (10.62%) JSON
5 12 (10.62%) REST
5 12 (10.62%) Spring Boot
6 11 (9.73%) Web Services
7 10 (8.85%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.08%) JPA
9 7 (6.19%) CGI
9 7 (6.19%) EclipseLink
9 7 (6.19%) JAX-RS
9 7 (6.19%) JSR 170
9 7 (6.19%) SAML
9 7 (6.19%) Spring MVC
9 7 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.85%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.19%) Media Streaming
4 5 (4.42%) Clustering
4 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.42%) Replication
5 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.77%) User Experience
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.88%) CESG
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.12%) Windows
2 24 (21.24%) Linux
3 19 (16.81%) Unix
4 10 (8.85%) Solaris
5 8 (7.08%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) CentOS
8 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.32%) Scrum
2 32 (28.32%) User Stories
3 21 (18.58%) Configuration Management
3 21 (18.58%) Problem Management
4 19 (16.81%) Microservices
5 18 (15.93%) ITIL
5 18 (15.93%) TDD
6 17 (15.04%) Acceptance Criteria
7 16 (14.16%) BDD
7 16 (14.16%) Software Delivery
8 14 (12.39%) DevOps
9 13 (11.50%) Service Management
9 13 (11.50%) Software Engineering
10 12 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.62%) OO
11 11 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.73%) Mathematics
11 11 (9.73%) Process Improvement
11 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.94%) SQL
2 37 (32.74%) Java
3 19 (16.81%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.73%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.96%) C
5 9 (7.96%) Perl
5 9 (7.96%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.08%) Embedded C
7 7 (6.19%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) Python
9 4 (3.54%) Groovy
9 4 (3.54%) Scala
10 3 (2.65%) C#
11 2 (1.77%) Haskell
11 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
11 2 (1.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.88%) Java 8
12 1 (0.88%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.39%) Degree
4 8 (7.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (7.08%) MCSE
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (5.31%) MCP
7 5 (4.42%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (2.65%) MCSA
9 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.88%) ACCA
10 1 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.88%) CIMA
10 1 (0.88%) CISSP
10 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.88%) MCTS
10 1 (0.88%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.65%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) Docker
3 3 (2.65%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Ansible
2 5 (4.42%) Puppet
3 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.65%) Kibana
4 3 (2.65%) Terraform
5 2 (1.77%) Grafana
5 2 (1.77%) SCCM
6 1 (0.88%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.88%) logstash
6 1 (0.88%) Mesos
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Oracle
2 9 (7.96%) Adobe
2 9 (7.96%) webMethods
3 8 (7.08%) IBM
4 7 (6.19%) BEA
4 7 (6.19%) Informatica
5 6 (5.31%) Citrix
6 5 (4.42%) Pega
6 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.54%) SAP
8 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.65%) WSO2
9 2 (1.77%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.77%) Google
10 1 (0.88%) BMC
10 1 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.88%) HP
10 1 (0.88%) New Relic
10 1 (0.88%) Remedy