Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 38 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 38 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.72% 5.38% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.38% 6.71% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Kent median daily rate £475 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.93% -27.03%
10th Percentile £162 £319 £155
90th Percentile £650 £675 £388
South East median daily rate £420 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +7.69% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £40.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £41.00 £21.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year +95.24% +38.36% -13.27%

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 334 432 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.42% 80.15% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 320 278
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £181 £223 £194
90th Percentile £605 £625 £552
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +83.50% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.23 £25.30 £9.61
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.30
% change year-on-year +8.04% -4.77% -4.84%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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
Tunbridge Wells +1 9 - - 1
Rochester 0 6 - - 1
Tonbridge 0 3 £448 -22.17% 1
West Malling -5 2 £444 +4.41%
Maidstone +14 1 £475 +37.68% 7
Folkestone +1 1 - - 2
Ramsgate - 1 - - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 16 (42.11%) C#
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
1 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
1 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (42.11%) TeamCity
1 16 (42.11%) Entity Framework
1 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
2 15 (39.47%) Deployment Automation
2 15 (39.47%) RESTful
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
3 13 (34.21%) OO
3 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (34.21%) SOLID
4 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET Core
4 12 (31.58%) CMS
4 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) SOA
4 12 (31.58%) BDD
4 12 (31.58%) Degree
4 12 (31.58%) Economics
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) .NET Core
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering

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 12 (31.58%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Simulink
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) TeamCity
2 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 13 (34.21%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (34.21%) C# Developer
4 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Azure Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Consultant
9 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
9 3 (7.89%) IT Manager
9 3 (7.89%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
1 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
1 16 (42.11%) AngularJS
1 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
1 16 (42.11%) Entity Framework
2 15 (39.47%) RESTful
3 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET Core
5 7 (18.42%) .NET Core
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.53%) WCF
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.63%) Fluent NHibernate
7 1 (2.63%) jQuery
7 1 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (39.47%) Deployment Automation
3 13 (34.21%) OO
3 13 (34.21%) SOLID
3 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
4 12 (31.58%) BDD
4 12 (31.58%) Economics
4 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) SOA
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) MVC
7 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (10.53%) Web Development
8 3 (7.89%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) C
4 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Java 8
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Infoflex
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle