Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 12 August 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 329 890 1,057
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 6.85% 6.05% 6.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 6.94% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 519 603
Median daily rate £425 £440 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £244 £205 £244
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £455 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +1.11% +1.12% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 63
Median hourly rate £30.58 £22.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.98% -43.23% +95.58%
10th Percentile £17.94 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.00 £44.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year +39.53% +3.61% -7.78%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,060 12,823 14,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.50% 87.15% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,371 7,592 8,553
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 483 502
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +32.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.05 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £61.17 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +16.28% -8.99%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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
Thames Valley +6 138 £400 -4.76% 59
Hampshire +25 121 £435 -0.57% 48
Berkshire +6 90 £438 +2.94% 28
Buckinghamshire +6 45 £400 +6.67% 9
Surrey -8 25 £475 -3.46% 21
West Sussex +11 22 £450 +5.14% 4
Kent +15 11 £400 +17.65% 8
East Sussex +11 10 £431 -4.17% 7
Oxfordshire +3 3 £313 -34.21% 22
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 116 (35.26%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (23.71%) Windows
4 65 (19.76%) Microsoft
5 64 (19.45%) Security Cleared
6 55 (16.72%) SC Cleared
6 55 (16.72%) ITIL
7 52 (15.81%) Java
8 50 (15.20%) SQL
8 50 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (13.68%) Decision-Making
10 44 (13.37%) Active Directory
11 42 (12.77%) Linux
12 41 (12.46%) Migration
12 41 (12.46%) Degree
12 41 (12.46%) Azure
13 37 (11.25%) JavaScript
13 37 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
14 36 (10.94%) SQL Server
14 36 (10.94%) Python
14 36 (10.94%) Office 365
15 35 (10.64%) Oracle
16 34 (10.33%) Finance
16 34 (10.33%) Scrum
17 31 (9.42%) PowerShell
18 30 (9.12%) DevOps
18 30 (9.12%) Service Management
18 30 (9.12%) Telecoms
18 30 (9.12%) Self-Motivation
19 27 (8.21%) Management Information System

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.95%) Confluence
4 9 (2.74%) IIS
5 8 (2.43%) Apache
6 6 (1.82%) CMS
7 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.52%) JBoss
7 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.22%) nginx
8 4 (1.22%) SAP Portal
9 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.61%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.61%) SAS
10 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.65%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (3.04%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.91%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.91%) Simulink
8 2 (0.61%) InVision
8 2 (0.61%) Sketch
8 2 (0.61%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.30%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.30%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (4.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.43%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.22%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.61%) Magento
6 1 (0.30%) BASE24
6 1 (0.30%) Maximo
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.30%) SmartPlant
6 1 (0.30%) Traffica
6 1 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.46%) Azure
2 36 (10.94%) Office 365
3 27 (8.21%) AWS
4 11 (3.34%) G Suite
5 10 (3.04%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.82%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.22%) PaaS
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.91%) GitHub
9 3 (0.91%) npm
10 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.61%) Coveralls
10 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.61%) SaaS
10 2 (0.61%) Serverless
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.69%) Firewall
2 19 (5.78%) DNS
3 18 (5.47%) VPN
4 16 (4.86%) WAN
5 15 (4.56%) Internet
6 12 (3.65%) DHCP
6 12 (3.65%) MPLS
6 12 (3.65%) SNMP
7 11 (3.34%) BGP
7 11 (3.34%) LAN
7 11 (3.34%) VLAN
7 11 (3.34%) Wireless
8 9 (2.74%) FTP
8 9 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.43%) HTTP
9 8 (2.43%) OSPF
10 7 (2.13%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.13%) Network Security
10 7 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.86%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.26%) MySQL
4 11 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.04%) Power BI
6 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.13%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.82%) DB2
9 6 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
10 5 (1.52%) Big Data
10 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.22%) Oracle Smart View
11 4 (1.22%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.99%) JIRA
2 22 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.56%) Eclipse
4 13 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.34%) Ant
5 11 (3.34%) Selenium
6 8 (2.43%) Maven
7 7 (2.13%) JUnit
8 6 (1.82%) NWDS
9 5 (1.52%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.91%) Gradle
10 3 (0.91%) Grunt
10 3 (0.91%) Mocha
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.91%) Toad
10 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 34 (10.33%) Finance
2 30 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.99%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.34%) Banking
5 11 (3.34%) Marketing
6 7 (2.13%) Electronics
7 5 (1.52%) Military
8 4 (1.22%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.22%) Law
8 4 (1.22%) Legal
9 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Police
10 2 (0.61%) Retail
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 46 (13.98%) Analyst
2 41 (12.46%) Developer
3 37 (11.25%) Architect
4 18 (5.47%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 12 (3.65%) Designer
7 12 (3.65%) Network Engineer
8 11 (3.34%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.04%) Office 365 Architect
9 10 (3.04%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.74%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.43%) Administrator
11 8 (2.43%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.13%) Consultant
12 7 (2.13%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (2.13%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.13%) Solutions Designer
13 6 (1.82%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.99%) HTML
2 22 (6.69%) Web Services
3 21 (6.38%) SOAP
4 17 (5.17%) REST
5 15 (4.56%) Node.js
6 14 (4.26%) .NET
6 14 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.26%) CSS
6 14 (4.26%) XML
7 13 (3.95%) RESTful
8 12 (3.65%) JSON
9 10 (3.04%) React
9 10 (3.04%) SAP PI
10 8 (2.43%) XSLT
11 7 (2.13%) JSP
11 7 (2.13%) LDAP
11 7 (2.13%) Spring
12 6 (1.82%) SailPoint
12 6 (1.82%) SAP XI
12 6 (1.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 116 (35.26%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.12%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (8.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 18 (5.47%) User Experience
6 8 (2.43%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.43%) Replication
7 6 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.82%) Clustering
7 6 (1.82%) Life Science
7 6 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.82%) W3C
8 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.22%) NHS
9 4 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.71%) Windows
2 42 (12.77%) Linux
3 20 (6.08%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.78%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.65%) Unix
7 11 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.82%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.52%) AIX
10 5 (1.52%) Android
10 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.22%) OpenVMS
11 4 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.22%) SUSE
11 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (16.72%) ITIL
3 50 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (13.68%) Decision-Making
5 41 (12.46%) Migration
6 34 (10.33%) Scrum
7 30 (9.12%) DevOps
7 30 (9.12%) Service Management
8 27 (8.21%) Configuration Management
8 27 (8.21%) Project Management
9 24 (7.29%) CRM
10 23 (6.99%) Capacity Management
10 23 (6.99%) Project Delivery
11 22 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (6.38%) Software Engineering
13 20 (6.08%) Test Automation
14 19 (5.78%) Unit Testing
15 17 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.17%) Problem Management
15 17 (5.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.81%) Java
2 50 (15.20%) SQL
3 37 (11.25%) JavaScript
4 36 (10.94%) Python
5 31 (9.42%) PowerShell
6 21 (6.38%) Perl
7 17 (5.17%) C#
8 14 (4.26%) C
9 13 (3.95%) PHP
10 11 (3.34%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.04%) C++
12 7 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.82%) ABAP
13 6 (1.82%) BeanShell
13 6 (1.82%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.82%) Korn
13 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.22%) ES6
14 4 (1.22%) Java 8
14 4 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (19.45%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.72%) SC Cleared
3 41 (12.46%) Degree
4 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.74%) CCNP
6 9 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.13%) HND
7 7 (2.13%) MCSE
7 7 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.82%) ISEB
8 6 (1.82%) MCSA
9 5 (1.52%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.22%) ACCA
10 4 (1.22%) CCNA
10 4 (1.22%) CIMA
10 4 (1.22%) HNC
11 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.91%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.56%) SLA
2 7 (2.13%) QA
3 4 (1.22%) COBIT
3 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.61%) GDPR
5 2 (0.61%) HL7
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.61%) NCSC
5 2 (0.61%) NIST
5 2 (0.61%) PMO
5 2 (0.61%) WCAG
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) GMP
6 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 44 (13.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.95%) NFS
4 6 (1.82%) RACF
5 5 (1.52%) vSphere
6 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.22%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.91%) Docker
7 3 (0.91%) UAG
7 3 (0.91%) vCloud
7 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.04%) Netcool
1 10 (3.04%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 8 (2.43%) SCCM
3 6 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
3 6 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.52%) Puppet
4 5 (1.52%) SCDPM
5 4 (1.22%) Ansible
5 4 (1.22%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.91%) vRealize
7 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 65 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.64%) Oracle
3 23 (6.99%) VMware
4 21 (6.38%) Cisco
5 19 (5.78%) Remedy
6 18 (5.47%) SAP
7 17 (5.17%) HP
8 16 (4.86%) ServiceNow
9 15 (4.56%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.95%) BMC
11 11 (3.34%) F5
11 11 (3.34%) IBM
11 11 (3.34%) IronPort
11 11 (3.34%) Proofpoint
12 10 (3.04%) CheckPoint
12 10 (3.04%) Palo Alto
13 9 (2.74%) Huawei
14 8 (2.43%) Juniper
14 8 (2.43%) Siebel
14 8 (2.43%) xMatters