Period
to 15 October 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 15 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 37 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.41% 5.19% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.89% 6.47% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 10
Kent median daily rate £525 £341 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -9.00% -16.20%
10th Percentile £162 £319 £130
90th Percentile £660 £675 £454
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £41.00 £19.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year +108.92% +30.83% -14.29%

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 374 402 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.00% 80.24% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 308 289
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +12.59%
10th Percentile £227 £225 £193
90th Percentile £600 £583 £570
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 7
Kent median hourly rate £36.50 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% +22.33% -19.23%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.50 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 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
Rochester - 10 - - 9
Tunbridge Wells -1 9 - -
West Malling - 2 £444 - 1
Maidstone +8 1 £475 +37.68% 6
Folkestone -1 1 £185 - 3
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 15 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 Kent region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) .NET Framework
2 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (32.43%) TeamCity
2 12 (32.43%) Entity Framework
2 12 (32.43%) C#
2 12 (32.43%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
2 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) AngularJS
2 12 (32.43%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (29.73%) Deployment Automation
3 11 (29.73%) SOLID
3 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (29.73%) OO
3 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) RESTful
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (29.73%) Degree
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
4 10 (27.03%) Economics
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
4 10 (27.03%) SOA
4 10 (27.03%) CMS
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Core
5 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
5 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) Validation
7 5 (13.51%) 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 10 (27.03%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (10.81%) Simulink
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) TeamCity
2 5 (13.51%) LabVIEW
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.81%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) .NET Developer
3 11 (29.73%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (29.73%) C# Developer
4 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (21.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Azure Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 4 (10.81%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
1 12 (32.43%) .NET Framework
1 12 (32.43%) AngularJS
1 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
1 12 (32.43%) Entity Framework
2 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (29.73%) RESTful
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Core
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.70%) Fluent NHibernate
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.70%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (29.73%) Deployment Automation
3 11 (29.73%) OO
3 11 (29.73%) SOLID
3 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.03%) BDD
4 10 (27.03%) Economics
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) SOA
4 10 (27.03%) TDD
5 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) Validation
7 4 (10.81%) Investment Management
7 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
3 3 (8.11%) C
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) Java 8
5 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle