Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 16 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 96 130 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.63% 8.39% 11.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 10.05% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 78
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £232 £120 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £728
East of England median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.83 £16.50 £12.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.64% +36.93% -47.49%
10th Percentile £18.40 £14.65 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.33 £18.75 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +45.16% -6.06% +5.10%

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 1,182 1,294 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.69% 83.48% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 652 624
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £39.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -54.66% +84.65%
10th Percentile £12.79 £13.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.25 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +8.33%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
Watford -5 31 £550 +37.50% 10
Stevenage +3 29 £332 +2.08% 9
Hemel Hempstead +1 5 £300 -14.29% 6
Welwyn Garden City -14 5 £158 -61.82% 3
Hatfield +5 4 £250 -44.44% 5
Rickmansworth -4 3 £388 -
St Albans +6 2 £140 -65.00% 3
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 40 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.75%) Migration
4 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (15.63%) TDD
5 15 (15.63%) Java
5 15 (15.63%) SQL
6 14 (14.58%) Degree
6 14 (14.58%) Data Migration
7 13 (13.54%) Windows
8 12 (12.50%) Linux
8 12 (12.50%) Web Services
8 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 12 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 11 (11.46%) BDD
9 11 (11.46%) ITIL
9 11 (11.46%) Oracle
10 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 10 (10.42%) Client/Server
10 10 (10.42%) IBM
10 10 (10.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (10.42%) REST
10 10 (10.42%) User Experience
11 9 (9.38%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
11 9 (9.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
11 9 (9.38%) Data Modelling
11 9 (9.38%) LDAP

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 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) CMS
2 4 (4.17%) GlassFish
2 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (5.21%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.17%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (4.17%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (4.17%) InVision
3 3 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
1 2 (2.08%) MFGPRO
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.04%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
1 2 (2.08%) Slack
2 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) Firewall
1 8 (8.33%) SSL
1 8 (8.33%) VPN
2 7 (7.29%) DNS
3 6 (6.25%) DHCP
4 5 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (2.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.08%) 4G
6 2 (2.08%) LTE
6 2 (2.08%) NAS
6 2 (2.08%) SpaceWire
6 2 (2.08%) WAN
6 2 (2.08%) WebEx
6 2 (2.08%) Wireless
7 1 (1.04%) 5G
7 1 (1.04%) DMVPN
7 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.04%) Network Security
7 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.13%) PowerCenter
3 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) Redis
5 1 (1.04%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) JIRA
2 5 (5.21%) Subversion
3 3 (3.13%) Axure RP
3 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) Bower
4 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.08%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (2.08%) Grunt
4 2 (2.08%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.04%) JUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (10.42%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.21%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Avionics
4 2 (2.08%) French Language
4 2 (2.08%) German Language
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Developer
2 22 (22.92%) Analyst
3 10 (10.42%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) SQL Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Data Migration Developer
5 8 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Data Migration Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) Web Services
2 10 (10.42%) REST
3 9 (9.38%) LDAP
3 9 (9.38%) SOAP
3 9 (9.38%) XML
4 8 (8.33%) XSLT
5 7 (7.29%) JSON
6 6 (6.25%) .NET
7 4 (4.17%) HTML
7 4 (4.17%) Spring
8 3 (3.13%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) jQuery
8 3 (3.13%) Sass
8 3 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.08%) Akka
9 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.08%) Dojo
9 2 (2.08%) LESS
9 2 (2.08%) Node.js
9 2 (2.08%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 10 (10.42%) User Experience
3 8 (8.33%) DataPower
4 7 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.25%) NHS
6 5 (5.21%) e-Health
6 5 (5.21%) LIMS
6 5 (5.21%) PACS
7 4 (4.17%) Animation
7 4 (4.17%) Graphic Design
8 3 (3.13%) Reference Data
9 2 (2.08%) FMCG
9 2 (2.08%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.08%) Vector Graphics
9 2 (2.08%) W3C
10 1 (1.04%) CMDB
10 1 (1.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Linux
2 12 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.21%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.08%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.75%) Migration
3 15 (15.63%) TDD
4 14 (14.58%) Data Migration
5 11 (11.46%) BDD
5 11 (11.46%) ITIL
6 10 (10.42%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
7 9 (9.38%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (9.38%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.29%) Analytics
9 7 (7.29%) Service Management
10 6 (6.25%) Information Security
10 6 (6.25%) Project Management
10 6 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (6.25%) Statistics
11 5 (5.21%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) Java
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 6 (6.25%) C
3 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.21%) Python
4 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.13%) C#
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) Perl
6 2 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.04%) PHP
7 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.58%) Degree
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CEH
4 5 (5.21%) CISM
4 5 (5.21%) CISSP
4 5 (5.21%) CRISC
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.04%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.04%) CCIE
6 1 (1.04%) CCNP
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) HNC
6 1 (1.04%) HND
6 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PMP
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.21%) HL7
3 2 (2.08%) ECSS
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.08%) MIL-STD-1553
3 2 (2.08%) QA
4 1 (1.04%) COSHH
4 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.04%) GDPR
4 1 (1.04%) GMP
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) MISRA
4 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.08%) Docker
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) Oracle
3 10 (10.42%) IBM
4 4 (4.17%) Adobe
4 4 (4.17%) NetApp
4 4 (4.17%) VMware
5 3 (3.13%) F5
5 3 (3.13%) Google
5 3 (3.13%) Informatica
5 3 (3.13%) Palo Alto
5 3 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) Talend
6 2 (2.08%) BMC
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) hybris
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.08%) Remedy
6 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.08%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.08%) Sun