Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 85 131 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.45% 10.16% 7.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.66% 12.54% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 50 44
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £414 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.76% +5.08% +8.62%
10th Percentile £215 £238 £206
90th Percentile £556 £589 £510
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £10.07 £15.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.05% -10.14% -52.74%
10th Percentile £8.60 £11.85 £16.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £16.95 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% -22.50% +48.15%

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 1,276 1,045 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.79% 81.07% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 539 610
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +4.51%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £220
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 66 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.82 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -32.72% +35.14%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.76 £9.40
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.75 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -14 25 £481 -3.75% 10
Hatfield +3 16 £528 +20.57% 10
Hemel Hempstead -11 9 £270 +22.73% 6
Welwyn Garden City -23 6 £283 -32.74% 3
St Albans -1 5 £538 +32.31% 3
Stevenage -15 3 £138 -42.71% 9
Rickmansworth - 2 £375 - 1
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 44 (51.76%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.47%) SAP
4 13 (15.29%) SQL
5 12 (14.12%) Project Management
5 12 (14.12%) Migration
5 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
7 10 (11.76%) Finance
7 10 (11.76%) Windows
7 10 (11.76%) Java
7 10 (11.76%) Oracle
7 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 9 (10.59%) Linux
8 9 (10.59%) Retail
8 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
9 8 (9.41%) BDD
9 8 (9.41%) TDD
9 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
9 8 (9.41%) ETL
9 8 (9.41%) Change Management
10 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.24%) Middleware
10 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.24%) ITIL
10 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 7 (8.24%) JIRA
10 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
10 7 (8.24%) Test Automation

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 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) CMS
2 2 (2.35%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.18%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (3.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.53%) SAP WM
3 2 (2.35%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.18%) HFM
4 1 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.18%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) LAN
1 5 (5.88%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 2 (2.35%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) ATM
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) IPsec
4 1 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.18%) VLAN
4 1 (1.18%) VoIP
4 1 (1.18%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) JIRA
2 6 (7.06%) Subversion
3 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.18%) VersionOne
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.53%) Billing
5 3 (3.53%) Marketing
6 2 (2.35%) Games
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.65%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.24%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Architect
5 6 (7.06%) ETL Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Java Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Data Migration Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) XML
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.53%) EDI
5 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.35%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Spring
5 2 (2.35%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.18%) Deeplearning4j
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) MXNet
6 1 (1.18%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.18%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.18%) Theano
6 1 (1.18%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (51.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Reference Data
2 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.71%) Derivative
4 3 (3.53%) Wiki
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Animation
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Fintech
6 1 (1.18%) FMCG
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Life Science
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.35%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) AIX
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.12%) Migration
2 12 (14.12%) Project Management
3 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
4 8 (9.41%) BDD
4 8 (9.41%) Change Management
4 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
4 8 (9.41%) ETL
4 8 (9.41%) TDD
5 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.24%) ITIL
5 7 (8.24%) SDLC
5 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
5 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
6 6 (7.06%) Cross-Platform Development
6 6 (7.06%) Logistics
6 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.06%) Time Management
7 5 (5.88%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 10 (11.76%) Java
3 6 (7.06%) C#
4 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.53%) C
5 3 (3.53%) Groovy
5 3 (3.53%) Java 8
5 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.18%) Go
7 1 (1.18%) R
7 1 (1.18%) Scala
7 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.53%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.53%) MCITP
5 3 (3.53%) MCSA
6 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.35%) PMP
7 1 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (1.18%) CCNP
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.18%) MAPM
7 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.18%) MBA
7 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) CDISC
3 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) ECSS
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
3 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.35%) XenApp
3 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Ansible
1 4 (4.71%) Puppet
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) SAP
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle
4 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.88%) Talend
4 5 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Citrix
6 2 (2.35%) Google
6 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) Apple
7 1 (1.18%) Cognos
7 1 (1.18%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.18%) hybris
7 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.18%) Informatica
7 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.18%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.18%) TOWER Software