Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 26 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 35 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.69% 8.35% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.26% 10.64% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 22
Kent median daily rate £425 £389 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -3.42% -7.26%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £325
90th Percentile £540 £493 £565
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £39.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% - -
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.08% +96.97% +10.00%

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 378 376 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 83.08% 78.50% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 252 351
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £263 £201
90th Percentile £613 £625 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Kent median hourly rate £41.38 £39.81 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +45.38% +16.51%
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.98 £10.14
90th Percentile £52.15 £47.75 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £21.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year +18.62% -6.75% -13.44%

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 19 April 2019.

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
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 19 April 2019. 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
Tonbridge - 10 £245 - 1
Rochester -1 6 - -
Maidstone +7 5 £500 +14.29% 1
Folkestone +1 2 £425 +136.11%
Canterbury - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
2 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.14%) Electronics
4 6 (17.14%) Military
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 6 (17.14%) Simulink
4 6 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.29%) C
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) UML
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 5 (14.29%) Finance
5 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 5 (14.29%) RESTful
5 5 (14.29%) DO-178B
5 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 5 (14.29%) Office 365
5 5 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) AngularJS

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 (8.57%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Simulink
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Office 365
3 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (8.57%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (8.57%) IaaS
4 3 (8.57%) npm
4 3 (8.57%) NuGet
4 3 (8.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (8.57%) Data Lake
1 3 (8.57%) Electronic Patient Records
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.57%) Bower
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (17.14%) Electronics
1 6 (17.14%) Military
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.57%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Relationships Manager
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
1 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
2 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 5 (14.29%) RESTful
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Core
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.71%) WCF
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.43%) iSeries
3 4 (11.43%) NHS
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 5 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) UML
5 4 (11.43%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) Task Automation
6 3 (8.57%) BDD
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Microservices
6 3 (8.57%) SOLID
6 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) DO-178B
2 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Control-M
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
2 4 (11.43%) SunGard
3 3 (8.57%) Infoflex
4 1 (2.86%) BMC