Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 28 33
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -17
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 52 84 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.87% 9.94% 8.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.23% 11.26% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 39
Essex median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £390 £256 £300
90th Percentile £544 £599 £688
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £378
% change year-on-year +7.14% +11.26% -11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Essex median hourly rate £16.69 £22.50 £35.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.82% -36.69% +14.65%
10th Percentile £15.64 £12.45 £24.05
90th Percentile £17.74 £38.90 £37.77
East of England median hourly rate £18.74 £22.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -16.71% +47.54% -

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 463 746 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 79.01% 88.28% 88.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 432 386
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.95% +1.99% +30.67%
10th Percentile £200 £325 £300
90th Percentile £588 £600 £631
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 39
Essex median hourly rate £21.27 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.92% -54.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £14.82 £11.93 £15.75
90th Percentile £39.80 £49.88 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £20.45 £19.13 £33.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -42.05% -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Brentwood -2 16 £450 - 2
Southend-on-Sea +10 9 £463 -6.57% 5
Chelmsford -7 3 £525 -25.00% 8
Harlow +3 2 - - 1
Halstead - 2 £525 -
Colchester +1 1 - - 5
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 30 (57.69%) C
2 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (51.92%) Linux
4 26 (50.00%) DHCP
4 26 (50.00%) HTTP
5 25 (48.08%) TCP/IP
6 23 (44.23%) Device Driver
6 23 (44.23%) POSIX
6 23 (44.23%) HTTPS
6 23 (44.23%) IPv4
6 23 (44.23%) IPv6
6 23 (44.23%) Python
6 23 (44.23%) Yocto
7 21 (40.38%) Wireshark
7 21 (40.38%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) Embedded C
8 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.54%) Finance
9 6 (11.54%) Java
9 6 (11.54%) SQL
9 6 (11.54%) Degree
10 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.62%) SOA
10 5 (9.62%) Windows
10 5 (9.62%) DNS
10 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
10 5 (9.62%) Self-Motivation

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 4 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) AWS
2 1 (1.92%) Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) DHCP
1 26 (50.00%) HTTP
2 25 (48.08%) TCP/IP
3 23 (44.23%) HTTPS
3 23 (44.23%) IPv4
3 23 (44.23%) IPv6
4 21 (40.38%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (40.38%) Wireshark
5 5 (9.62%) DNS
6 4 (7.69%) VoIP
6 4 (7.69%) WAN
7 3 (5.77%) Firewall
7 3 (5.77%) Wireless
8 2 (3.85%) BGP
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.85%) IPsec
8 2 (3.85%) Network Security
8 2 (3.85%) NX-OS
8 2 (3.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
3 2 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.92%) Gradle
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.92%) Mockito
4 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.92%) Postman
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) C Developer
3 20 (38.46%) Linux Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior C Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Server Support
6 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Support
7 2 (3.85%) Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Programmer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (44.23%) POSIX
1 23 (44.23%) Yocto
2 3 (5.77%) REST
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) J2EE
3 2 (3.85%) JSON
3 2 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (3.85%) Spring
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.92%) JPA
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) SAML
4 1 (1.92%) Sass
4 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.92%) WSDL
4 1 (1.92%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (44.23%) Device Driver
3 5 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Media Streaming
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.92%) Unix
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
2 5 (9.62%) SOA
3 4 (7.69%) Scrum
3 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 4 (7.69%) TDD
4 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.77%) Coaching
4 3 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) Contract Negotiation
4 3 (5.77%) Kanban
4 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
4 3 (5.77%) Microservices
4 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.77%) SDLC
4 3 (5.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) C
2 23 (44.23%) Python
3 7 (13.46%) Embedded C
4 6 (11.54%) Java
4 6 (11.54%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.77%) VB
6 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Docker
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
2 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Kibana
3 1 (1.92%) logstash
3 1 (1.92%) Mesos
3 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle
1 4 (7.69%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco
2 3 (5.77%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.92%) BEA
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) webMethods
3 1 (1.92%) WSO2