Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 77 155 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.82% 10.28% 9.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 12.49% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 53
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £264 £220 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £518
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 17
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.75% - -56.16%
10th Percentile £16.54 £12.63 £11.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £18.75 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% +1.45% +27.78%

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 1,303 1,241 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.59% 82.29% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 623 606
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £213
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 64 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -29.24% +13.10%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.28 £11.02
90th Percentile £48.25 £45.70 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year -42.15% +12.04% +5.88%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -17 24 £538 +26.47% 6
Hatfield +2 9 £513 +17.14% 21
Stevenage -16 9 £420 +53.14% 18
Hemel Hempstead -5 6 £270 +22.73% 3
Welwyn Garden City -27 6 £488 +14.71% 2
St Albans -1 4 £538 +32.31% 4
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 32 (41.56%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.88%) Oracle
5 12 (15.58%) SQL
6 11 (14.29%) Project Management
7 10 (12.99%) Change Management
7 10 (12.99%) Java
7 10 (12.99%) Linux
7 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
8 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
8 9 (11.69%) Degree
8 9 (11.69%) ITIL
8 9 (11.69%) Migration
9 8 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (10.39%) Windows
9 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (10.39%) TDD
9 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
9 8 (10.39%) BDD
10 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (9.09%) Retail
10 7 (9.09%) SAP
10 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 7 (9.09%) ETL
10 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.09%) Management Information System

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) GlassFish
2 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.19%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.19%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (5.19%) InVision
3 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
4 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.60%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.30%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) LAN
2 3 (3.90%) DHCP
2 3 (3.90%) DNS
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 2 (2.60%) SAN
3 2 (2.60%) WebEx
4 1 (1.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.90%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) MS Access
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
1 6 (7.79%) Subversion
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) French Language
4 1 (1.30%) German Language
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.30%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Designer
4 6 (7.79%) ETL Developer
5 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Data Migration Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Middleware
1 5 (6.49%) XML
2 3 (3.90%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) EDI
2 3 (3.90%) LDAP
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.30%) Google Maps API
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) JSF
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) SignalR
3 1 (1.30%) Spring
3 1 (1.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (41.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.79%) User Experience
4 5 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.49%) Reference Data
5 4 (5.19%) Animation
5 4 (5.19%) Graphic Design
6 3 (3.90%) e-Health
6 3 (3.90%) LIMS
6 3 (3.90%) NHS
6 3 (3.90%) PACS
7 2 (2.60%) Derivative
7 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.60%) Wiki
8 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.30%) Social Media
8 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.49%) Unix
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.29%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Change Management
4 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
4 9 (11.69%) ITIL
4 9 (11.69%) Migration
5 8 (10.39%) BDD
5 8 (10.39%) TDD
6 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.09%) ETL
7 6 (7.79%) Analytics
7 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.79%) Decision-Making
7 6 (7.79%) Service Management
7 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.49%) Data Mapping
8 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.49%) Release Management
8 5 (6.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 6 (7.79%) C#
4 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Python
6 3 (3.90%) Groovy
6 3 (3.90%) Java 8
6 3 (3.90%) Perl
6 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.30%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.69%) Degree
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCITP
5 2 (2.60%) MCSA
5 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.60%) PMP
6 1 (1.30%) CEH
6 1 (1.30%) CISM
6 1 (1.30%) CISSP
6 1 (1.30%) CRISC
6 1 (1.30%) MAPM
6 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.30%) MBA
6 1 (1.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) HL7
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) CDISC
3 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.30%) GMP
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) MISRA
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Ansible
2 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
4 6 (7.79%) VMware
5 5 (6.49%) Talend
6 4 (5.19%) Adobe
6 4 (5.19%) Google
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.60%) BMC
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.60%) Sun
8 1 (1.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco
8 1 (1.30%) Facebook
8 1 (1.30%) hybris
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) Informatica
8 1 (1.30%) Twitter