Period
to 21 August 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 21 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 41 53
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 -24
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 31 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.35% 4.28% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 5.17% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 13
Kent median daily rate £488 £403 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.12% -7.26% -6.77%
10th Percentile £226 £320 £159
90th Percentile £653 £558 £457
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £38.75 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.81 £14.00
% change year-on-year +101.89% +41.52% -11.81%

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 347 445 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 82.23% 82.87% 79.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 324 381
Kent median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £237 £205 £193
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 10
Kent median hourly rate £39.38 £26.54 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.39% -26.80% +107.14%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.30 £16.38
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.75 £141.25
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 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
Rochester - 8 - - 4
Tunbridge Wells +3 3 - - 1
Dartford - 2 £375 -
Ramsgate - 2 - -
Maidstone +6 1 £450 - 4
Folkestone +5 1 £185 -
West Malling - 1 £475 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 11 (35.48%) Finance
1 11 (35.48%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (32.26%) Validation
3 8 (25.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) LabVIEW
5 5 (16.13%) Electronics
5 5 (16.13%) Project Management
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
7 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.68%) Degree
7 3 (9.68%) InfoPath
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) BT
7 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.68%) C#

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 2 (6.45%) CMS
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) InfoPath
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) Simulink
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) LabVIEW
2 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.13%) Electronics
4 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
4 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (6.45%) Military
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Software Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Pensions Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Pensions Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.23%) Fluent NHibernate
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Validation
2 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
4 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) SOLID
6 2 (6.45%) Document Management
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) Java 8
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Lua
3 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
3 1 (3.23%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) BT
2 1 (3.23%) Capita
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) VMware