Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 101 118 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.86% 9.63% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.44% 12.04% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 35
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £444 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +6.87% +10.67%
10th Percentile £132 £216 £285
90th Percentile £550 £738 £531
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £9.07 £11.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.71% -60.39% +20.00%
10th Percentile £8.60 £9.64 £17.86
90th Percentile £34.36 £37.00 £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% -13.35% +25.93%

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 1,196 980 1,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.25% 80.00% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 521 550
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £443 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +9.26% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 51 72
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.13 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.33% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.55 £11.15 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £18.32 £35.00 £26.19
% change year-on-year -47.66% +33.64% +4.76%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -3 36 £400 +14.29% 8
Welwyn Garden City -2 18 £140 -56.92% 7
Hatfield -10 10 £540 +8.00% 4
Stevenage -1 8 £343 - 7
Rickmansworth -1 6 £375 -59.46% 2
Hemel Hempstead -6 5 £400 -9.86% 6
St Albans +4 2 - - 10
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 49 (48.51%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (28.71%) E-Commerce
4 25 (24.75%) Java
5 21 (20.79%) Retail
6 20 (19.80%) DNA
7 19 (18.81%) JIRA
8 17 (16.83%) WebSphere
9 15 (14.85%) Finance
9 15 (14.85%) SQL
9 15 (14.85%) Linux
9 15 (14.85%) Scrum
9 15 (14.85%) Time Management
10 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
11 13 (12.87%) hybris
11 13 (12.87%) Confluence
12 12 (11.88%) Oracle
13 11 (10.89%) Windows
13 11 (10.89%) CRM
13 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
13 11 (10.89%) Migration
14 10 (9.90%) Business Analysis
15 9 (8.91%) Statistics
15 9 (8.91%) DB2
15 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (8.91%) IBM
15 9 (8.91%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (8.91%) Magento
15 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
15 9 (8.91%) DbVisualizer

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 17 (16.83%) WebSphere
2 13 (12.87%) Confluence
3 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.96%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.96%) JBoss
4 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Apache
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.99%) CMS
6 1 (0.99%) Drupal
6 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.95%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Magento
2 5 (4.95%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (2.97%) SAP WM
4 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.99%) HFM
5 1 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.99%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.99%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.99%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Veeva
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) Force.com
4 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) Internet
2 3 (2.97%) DDNS
2 3 (2.97%) DNS
2 3 (2.97%) LAN
2 3 (2.97%) Network Security
2 3 (2.97%) VPN
2 3 (2.97%) WAN
3 2 (1.98%) Firewall
3 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.99%) DHCP
4 1 (0.99%) IPsec
4 1 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.99%) VLAN
4 1 (0.99%) VoIP
4 1 (0.99%) Wireless
4 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) DB2
1 9 (8.91%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.95%) Big Data
3 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.99%) MySQL
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.99%) Redis
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) JIRA
2 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.94%) Selenium
4 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.96%) Firebug
5 4 (3.96%) JMeter
5 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.96%) The Grinder
5 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.99%) Gerrit
General
1 21 (20.79%) Retail
2 15 (14.85%) Finance
3 8 (7.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (6.93%) Games
5 5 (4.95%) Billing
5 5 (4.95%) Marketing
6 4 (3.96%) Banking
6 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.98%) Legal
7 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Advertising
8 1 (0.99%) Law
8 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) Business Analyst
3 8 (7.92%) Architect
3 8 (7.92%) Developer
4 7 (6.93%) Tester
5 6 (5.94%) Administrator
5 6 (5.94%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Data Scientist
6 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Java Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
7 4 (3.96%) Consultant
7 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Retail Business Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Web Services
2 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
2 5 (4.95%) J2EE
2 5 (4.95%) RESTEasy
2 5 (4.95%) RESTful
2 5 (4.95%) Spring
2 5 (4.95%) Visualforce
3 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.96%) REST
3 4 (3.96%) Spring MVC
3 4 (3.96%) Velocity
4 3 (2.97%) HTML
4 3 (2.97%) Middleware
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.97%) XML
5 2 (1.98%) CSS
5 2 (1.98%) JSON
6 1 (0.99%) OAuth
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 49 (48.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.95%) Life Science
4 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.98%) Animation
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.98%) Fintech
6 2 (1.98%) Wiki
7 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.99%) FMCG
7 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.99%) iPad
7 1 (0.99%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) Windows
3 7 (6.93%) Unix
4 4 (3.96%) AIX
5 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.99%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.71%) E-Commerce
3 20 (19.80%) DNA
4 15 (14.85%) Scrum
4 15 (14.85%) Time Management
5 11 (10.89%) CRM
5 11 (10.89%) Migration
6 10 (9.90%) Business Analysis
7 9 (8.91%) Statistics
7 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
7 9 (8.91%) User Stories
8 8 (7.92%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.93%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (6.93%) Change Management
9 7 (6.93%) Commercial Awareness
9 7 (6.93%) Release Management
9 7 (6.93%) SDLC
10 6 (5.94%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (5.94%) Project Management
10 6 (5.94%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.75%) Java
2 15 (14.85%) SQL
3 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.93%) Python
4 5 (4.95%) Apex Code
4 5 (4.95%) PHP
4 5 (4.95%) R
5 4 (3.96%) AWK
5 4 (3.96%) C
5 4 (3.96%) Perl
6 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.99%) Go
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.97%) Degree
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
2 2 (1.98%) MCITP
2 2 (1.98%) MCSA
3 1 (0.99%) ACCA
3 1 (0.99%) CCNA
3 1 (0.99%) CCNP
3 1 (0.99%) CIMA
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.99%) ECSS
3 1 (0.99%) GxP
3 1 (0.99%) IFRS
3 1 (0.99%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Grafana
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) hybris
2 12 (11.88%) Oracle
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.91%) IBM
4 9 (8.91%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (7.92%) SAP
6 4 (3.96%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.96%) Dynatrace
6 4 (3.96%) Intershop
6 4 (3.96%) New Relic
6 4 (3.96%) Sun
6 4 (3.96%) Tableau
7 3 (2.97%) Acronis
7 3 (2.97%) Citrix
7 3 (2.97%) Infoblox
7 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.97%) VMware
8 2 (1.98%) Adobe
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco
8 2 (1.98%) Juniper