Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 94 100 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.08% 10.01% 13.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.86% 11.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 76
Essex median daily rate £438 £443 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.13% -1.67% +55.17%
10th Percentile £352 £185 £313
90th Percentile £564 £612 £587
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £35.54 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.84% +184.32% -53.70%
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% -22.50%

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 678 898 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.15% 89.89% 91.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 537 538
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.17% +30.86%
10th Percentile £293 £298 £275
90th Percentile £587 £600 £599
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 61
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% -2.31% +71.05%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.75 £12.26
90th Percentile £44.50 £60.09 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -32.69% +4.00%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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 -8 24 £463 +7.62% 1
Colchester +6 13 £475 +171.43% 8
Harlow - 5 £425 - 4
Brentwood +4 4 £475 -5.00%
Chelmsford +2 1 £325 -31.58% 6
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.11%) Linux
3 27 (28.72%) Oracle
4 25 (26.60%) MySQL
4 25 (26.60%) Scrum
4 25 (26.60%) DevOps
5 21 (22.34%) Java
6 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
7 19 (20.21%) Windows
8 18 (19.15%) Red Hat
8 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
8 18 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
9 17 (18.09%) JIRA
9 17 (18.09%) C
10 16 (17.02%) TDD
10 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
10 16 (17.02%) Oracle Database
10 16 (17.02%) Ansible
11 15 (15.96%) User Stories
11 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
11 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.96%) Terraform
12 14 (14.89%) Windows Server
12 14 (14.89%) Service Delivery
12 14 (14.89%) Spring
12 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (13.83%) Process Improvement

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 9 (9.57%) Confluence
2 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.13%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.06%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.32%) Office 365
3 4 (4.26%) iTunes
3 4 (4.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) DNS
2 6 (6.38%) VPN
3 5 (5.32%) DHCP
4 4 (4.26%) Skype
4 4 (4.26%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.19%) HTTP
5 3 (3.19%) SSL
5 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.13%) BGP
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.13%) DVB
6 2 (2.13%) Firewall
6 2 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.13%) IPsec
6 2 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) NX-OS
6 2 (2.13%) OSPF
6 2 (2.13%) VoIP
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.60%) MySQL
2 16 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.45%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.19%) Big Data
6 3 (3.19%) BODI
6 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.19%) Ingres
6 3 (3.19%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
1 17 (18.09%) JIRA
2 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.51%) JUnit
3 8 (8.51%) SoapUI
4 7 (7.45%) GitLab
5 6 (6.38%) Subversion
6 5 (5.32%) Artifactory
6 5 (5.32%) Maven
7 3 (3.19%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (3.19%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.19%) MSI
7 3 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.06%) Babel
8 1 (1.06%) Grunt
8 1 (1.06%) gulp
8 1 (1.06%) Mocha
8 1 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 11 (11.70%) Law
2 6 (6.38%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.32%) Legal
4 4 (4.26%) Finance
5 2 (2.13%) Avionics
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Analyst
3 14 (14.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) C Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Android Developer
7 6 (6.38%) C/C++ Developer
7 6 (6.38%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Linux Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Server Support
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) Spring
2 9 (9.57%) SOAP
2 9 (9.57%) Spring Boot
3 5 (5.32%) XML
4 4 (4.26%) J2EE
5 3 (3.19%) Java RMI
5 3 (3.19%) Middleware
5 3 (3.19%) REST
6 2 (2.13%) Web Services
7 1 (1.06%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.06%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (1.06%) COM
7 1 (1.06%) Enzyme
7 1 (1.06%) Jest
7 1 (1.06%) JSON
7 1 (1.06%) LAMP
7 1 (1.06%) Laravel
7 1 (1.06%) Node.js
7 1 (1.06%) SAML
7 1 (1.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (6.38%) Smartphone
3 5 (5.32%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.13%) STB
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Linux
2 19 (20.21%) Windows
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Server
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.83%) Android
4 13 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.70%) Unix
7 10 (10.64%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.51%) CentOS
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) DevOps
2 25 (26.60%) Scrum
3 16 (17.02%) TDD
4 15 (15.96%) Software Engineering
4 15 (15.96%) User Stories
5 14 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (14.89%) Service Delivery
6 13 (13.83%) Process Improvement
7 12 (12.77%) Multithreading
8 11 (11.70%) Microservices
8 11 (11.70%) Test Strategy
9 9 (9.57%) BDD
9 9 (9.57%) ETL
9 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 7 (7.45%) Coaching
11 7 (7.45%) Epics
12 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement Process
12 6 (6.38%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) Java
2 17 (18.09%) C
3 12 (12.77%) C++
4 7 (7.45%) SQL
5 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.32%) Java 8
6 5 (5.32%) VB
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) OCPJP
3 6 (6.38%) Sun Certification
4 4 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) CCIE
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.06%) CEH
6 1 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.51%) Docker
3 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) Firmware
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) Ansible
2 15 (15.96%) Terraform
3 10 (10.64%) SCCM
4 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (4.26%) Puppet
6 3 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Oracle
2 18 (19.15%) Red Hat
3 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.45%) Clearswift
4 7 (7.45%) Proofpoint
5 6 (6.38%) Sun
6 5 (5.32%) VMware
7 4 (4.26%) Apple
8 3 (3.19%) WSO2
9 2 (2.13%) BT
9 2 (2.13%) Cisco
9 2 (2.13%) hybris
10 1 (1.06%) Brocade
10 1 (1.06%) Google
10 1 (1.06%) Remedy