Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 June 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 94 123 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.53% 9.94% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 12.32% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 30
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £419 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +3.08% +12.07%
10th Percentile £146 £277 £251
90th Percentile £554 £728 £539
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £10.07 £11.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.43% -38.08% -17.39%
10th Percentile £8.60 £11.03 £16.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.48 £31.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -35.63% +61.11%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,171 998 1,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.38% 80.61% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 517 540
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £207 £213 £250
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 65 54
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.27% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.31 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.00 £52.50 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +26.00% +8.70%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Hertfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Watford -10 31 £400 +10.34% 7
Hatfield -3 15 £515 +3.00% 5
Welwyn Garden City -7 9 £140 -56.92% 5
Hemel Hempstead -7 7 £270 +22.73% 7
Stevenage -10 5 £138 - 7
St Albans +3 4 £538 +30.30% 4
Rickmansworth -4 4 £375 -59.46%
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 52 (55.32%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (25.53%) Java
4 17 (18.09%) SQL
5 16 (17.02%) Linux
5 16 (17.02%) E-Commerce
5 16 (17.02%) Retail
6 14 (14.89%) Finance
6 14 (14.89%) Scrum
6 14 (14.89%) DNA
6 14 (14.89%) Oracle
7 12 (12.77%) SAP
7 12 (12.77%) Change Management
7 12 (12.77%) Migration
7 12 (12.77%) WebSphere
7 12 (12.77%) JIRA
7 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
8 11 (11.70%) hybris
9 10 (10.64%) Project Management
9 10 (10.64%) Windows
9 10 (10.64%) IBM
10 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
10 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (9.57%) DB2
10 9 (9.57%) Release Management
10 9 (9.57%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.57%) Time Management
10 9 (9.57%) Magento
10 9 (9.57%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (9.57%) Self-Motivation

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (12.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.32%) Confluence
3 4 (4.26%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.26%) JBoss
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.06%) SAP EP
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (5.32%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Magento
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.19%) SAP WM
4 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.06%) HFM
5 1 (1.06%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (1.06%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.06%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.06%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.06%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Veeva
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
1 3 (3.19%) LAN
1 3 (3.19%) Network Security
1 3 (3.19%) VPN
1 3 (3.19%) WAN
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) ATM
3 1 (1.06%) Broadband
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.06%) IPsec
3 1 (1.06%) ISDN
3 1 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) VLAN
3 1 (1.06%) VoIP
3 1 (1.06%) Wireless
3 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) DB2
1 9 (9.57%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
4 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.06%) MS Access
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
1 12 (12.77%) JIRA
2 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.32%) Selenium
4 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.26%) Firebug
4 4 (4.26%) JMeter
4 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.26%) The Grinder
4 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.06%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) VersionOne
General
1 16 (17.02%) Retail
2 14 (14.89%) Finance
3 7 (7.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.32%) Billing
6 4 (4.26%) Marketing
7 3 (3.19%) Games
8 2 (2.13%) Banking
8 2 (2.13%) Legal
9 1 (1.06%) Advertising
9 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.09%) Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Business Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Developer
3 8 (8.51%) Architect
3 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Java Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Tester
5 6 (6.38%) Administrator
5 6 (6.38%) Consultant
5 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.26%) Data Administrator
7 4 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.19%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) Web Services
2 5 (5.32%) Middleware
2 5 (5.32%) RESTEasy
2 5 (5.32%) RESTful
2 5 (5.32%) Visualforce
3 4 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.26%) EDI
3 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (4.26%) REST
3 4 (4.26%) Spring
3 4 (4.26%) Spring MVC
4 3 (3.19%) J2EE
5 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) Velocity
5 2 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (1.06%) CSS
6 1 (1.06%) JSON
6 1 (1.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (55.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.32%) Life Science
4 4 (4.26%) Derivative
5 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) Wiki
6 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.13%) Fintech
7 1 (1.06%) Animation
7 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.06%) FMCG
7 1 (1.06%) iPad
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Linux
2 10 (10.64%) Windows
3 7 (7.45%) Unix
4 5 (5.32%) AIX
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.06%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.02%) E-Commerce
3 14 (14.89%) DNA
3 14 (14.89%) Scrum
4 12 (12.77%) Change Management
4 12 (12.77%) Migration
5 10 (10.64%) Project Management
6 9 (9.57%) Business Analysis
6 9 (9.57%) Release Management
6 9 (9.57%) Time Management
7 8 (8.51%) SDLC
7 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (7.45%) CRM
8 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.38%) Logistics
9 6 (6.38%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (6.38%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) Java
2 17 (18.09%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.32%) Apex Code
5 4 (4.26%) AWK
5 4 (4.26%) C
5 4 (4.26%) Perl
5 4 (4.26%) PHP
6 3 (3.19%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.13%) Groovy
7 2 (2.13%) Java 8
8 1 (1.06%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) Go
8 1 (1.06%) R
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Degree
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) A+ Certification
2 3 (3.19%) MCITP
2 3 (3.19%) MCSA
3 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PMP
4 1 (1.06%) ACCA
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) CIMA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) MAPM
4 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.06%) MBA
4 1 (1.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) ECSS
2 1 (1.06%) IFRS
2 1 (1.06%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) PMO
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.19%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Ansible
1 4 (4.26%) Grafana
1 4 (4.26%) Puppet
2 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 12 (12.77%) SAP
3 11 (11.70%) hybris
4 10 (10.64%) IBM
5 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.45%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.32%) VMware
8 4 (4.26%) AppDynamics
8 4 (4.26%) Dynatrace
8 4 (4.26%) Intershop
8 4 (4.26%) New Relic
9 3 (3.19%) Citrix
10 2 (2.13%) Cisco
10 2 (2.13%) Juniper
10 2 (2.13%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.06%) Cognos
11 1 (1.06%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds