Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 18 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1 -19
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 40 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.77% 3.14% 3.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.30% 3.65% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 34
Kent median daily rate £414 £415 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% -1.95% -5.94%
10th Percentile £166 £325 £283
90th Percentile £623 £565 £518
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £38.90 - -
South East median hourly rate £39.81 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +134.15% +9.68% -3.13%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 354 466 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 77.63% 85.98% 77.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 341 445
Kent median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £281 £201 £183
90th Percentile £597 £538 £588
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 13
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £24.95 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.32% -37.63% +113.33%
10th Percentile £15.78 £10.65 £13.23
90th Percentile £49.80 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Kent over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Kent over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Kent

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 18 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
Rochester - 14 - -
Dartford - 4 £375 -
Folkestone - 3 £185 - 1
Ramsgate - 3 - -
Maidstone 0 2 £438 +31.58% 2
Tunbridge Wells +4 1 - -
Sandwich - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Kent region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (32.50%) Electronics
3 12 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (27.50%) Simulink
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
5 10 (25.00%) Validation
5 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (17.50%) Military
7 7 (17.50%) QA
7 7 (17.50%) SDLC
8 6 (15.00%) MATLAB
8 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) Windows
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (12.50%) C
9 5 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 5 (12.50%) BT
9 5 (12.50%) InfoPath
9 5 (12.50%) SysML
9 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.50%) DO-178B
9 5 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
9 5 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (10.00%) JIRA
10 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) LabVIEW

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Simulink
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (12.50%) InfoPath
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
1 4 (10.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Sahi
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 13 (32.50%) Electronics
2 10 (25.00%) Finance
3 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (17.50%) Military
5 5 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.50%) Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Games
6 1 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.50%) Pensions Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) jQuery
2 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.50%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.00%) RIA
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 10 (25.00%) Validation
2 7 (17.50%) SDLC
3 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 5 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 5 (12.50%) SysML
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.00%) UML
6 3 (7.50%) Coaching
6 3 (7.50%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (7.50%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.50%) Scrum
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) MATLAB
2 5 (12.50%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Lua
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
2 5 (12.50%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) BT
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware