Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 27 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 1,008 1,091 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.45% 6.54% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.40% 7.72% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 591 492
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 45 57
South East median hourly rate £24.45 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.78% +96.97% +7.23%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.35 £50.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.40 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.40% +35.14% -7.45%

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 13,621 14,129 12,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.15% 84.75% 83.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,240 8,306 7,464
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £255
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 482 446 541
South East median hourly rate £24.47 £24.01 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +6.71% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.12 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.42 £50.77 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £24.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.05% -1.00% +10.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in the South East

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in the South East over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor 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 25 March 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
Thames Valley -11 353 £400 - 37
Hampshire +5 283 £425 +14.25% 21
Berkshire -15 208 £400 - 16
Surrey -3 163 £476 +12.66% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 106 £350 -5.41% 10
West Sussex 0 97 £413 +3.13% 7
East Sussex +21 60 £450 +5.88% 9
Kent +20 40 £448 +15.11% 5
Oxfordshire 0 39 £425 -11.69% 11
Middlesex +13 7 £424 - 1
Sussex +4 1 £450 -4.26%
Isle of Wight - 1 £275 -
Problem-Solving
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 360 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 202 (20.04%) Windows
5 183 (18.15%) SQL
6 154 (15.28%) Scrum
7 148 (14.68%) Security Cleared
8 133 (13.19%) Linux
9 131 (13.00%) Java
10 129 (12.80%) Finance
11 127 (12.60%) Degree
12 119 (11.81%) Project Management
13 113 (11.21%) SC Cleared
14 112 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 107 (10.62%) Active Directory
16 106 (10.52%) JIRA
17 105 (10.42%) ITIL
18 104 (10.32%) JavaScript
18 104 (10.32%) Self-Motivation
19 103 (10.22%) Test Automation
20 100 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
21 92 (9.13%) HTML
22 87 (8.63%) Oracle
22 87 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
22 87 (8.63%) DevOps
23 86 (8.53%) C#
23 86 (8.53%) CSS
24 84 (8.33%) TDD
25 83 (8.23%) Open Source
26 82 (8.13%) Telecoms

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 56 (5.56%) Confluence
2 55 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 39 (3.87%) IIS
4 33 (3.27%) CMS
5 30 (2.98%) MS Exchange
6 27 (2.68%) Apache
7 25 (2.48%) WebLogic
8 23 (2.28%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.98%) JBoss
10 16 (1.59%) Skype for Business
11 15 (1.49%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.29%) SAS
12 13 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.09%) nginx
15 8 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.60%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 100 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.89%) Simulink
7 7 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.40%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.30%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.099%) InVision
10 1 (0.099%) Maya
10 1 (0.099%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 18 (1.79%) Workday HCM
2 8 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.40%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.099%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.099%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.099%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 79 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (6.75%) Office 365
3 43 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.78%) IaaS
5 27 (2.68%) PaaS
6 20 (1.98%) Google Analytics
7 18 (1.79%) SaaS
8 14 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.19%) GitHub
10 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.89%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.69%) Serverless
14 6 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.37%) Firewall
2 37 (3.67%) DNS
2 37 (3.67%) HTTP
3 31 (3.08%) LAN
4 30 (2.98%) WAN
5 24 (2.38%) Internet
6 22 (2.18%) DHCP
7 21 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 19 (1.88%) Network Security
8 19 (1.88%) Skype
8 19 (1.88%) SSL
9 16 (1.59%) VPN
10 11 (1.09%) Wireshark
11 9 (0.89%) Wireless
12 8 (0.79%) Intranet
12 8 (0.79%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.79%) SAN
13 7 (0.69%) 4G
13 7 (0.69%) VoIP
13 7 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 38 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (2.48%) MySQL
8 23 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (2.08%) Power BI
10 18 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.79%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.49%) Big Data
11 15 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
15 10 (0.99%) GIS
16 9 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.79%) DB2
17 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 106 (10.52%) JIRA
2 78 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 77 (7.64%) Git (software)
4 46 (4.56%) Subversion
5 41 (4.07%) JUnit
6 30 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.48%) Selenium
9 23 (2.28%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.98%) Ant
11 19 (1.88%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.49%) Grunt
13 15 (1.49%) gulp
14 14 (1.39%) Hudson
15 13 (1.29%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.29%) IntelliJ
15 13 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (1.19%) Maven
17 11 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 129 (12.80%) Finance
2 82 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.78%) Legal
4 24 (2.38%) Banking
5 23 (2.28%) Marketing
6 19 (1.88%) Retail
7 18 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.69%) Publishing
9 10 (0.99%) Electronics
10 9 (0.89%) Billing
11 8 (0.79%) French Language
12 7 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.60%) Military
13 6 (0.60%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.50%) Games
15 4 (0.40%) Advertising
15 4 (0.40%) Law
16 2 (0.20%) Automotive
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 205 (20.34%) Developer
2 179 (17.76%) Analyst
3 74 (7.34%) Architect
4 50 (4.96%) Business Analyst
5 49 (4.86%) Project Manager
6 46 (4.56%) Software Engineer
7 43 (4.27%) Consultant
8 41 (4.07%) Designer
9 40 (3.97%) Administrator
10 35 (3.47%) Support Engineer
11 31 (3.08%) .NET Developer
12 30 (2.98%) C# Developer
13 28 (2.78%) Scala Developer
14 27 (2.68%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.58%) IT Support
15 26 (2.58%) SQL Developer
16 24 (2.38%) IT Analyst
16 24 (2.38%) Senior Developer
17 23 (2.28%) Data Analyst
18 22 (2.18%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (9.13%) HTML
2 86 (8.53%) CSS
3 78 (7.74%) .NET
4 67 (6.65%) Spring
5 54 (5.36%) JSON
6 51 (5.06%) XML
7 50 (4.96%) RESTful
8 49 (4.86%) REST
9 46 (4.56%) Web Services
10 43 (4.27%) AngularJS
11 38 (3.77%) HTML5
12 35 (3.47%) .NET Framework
12 35 (3.47%) jQuery
13 34 (3.37%) Entity Framework
13 34 (3.37%) Play Framework
13 34 (3.37%) SOAP
14 33 (3.27%) Django
15 28 (2.78%) ASP.NET
16 26 (2.58%) J2EE
17 25 (2.48%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 360 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (10.32%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 51 (5.06%) User Experience
5 32 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 19 (1.88%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.49%) PMI
9 13 (1.29%) Life Science
10 12 (1.19%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.09%) Animation
11 11 (1.09%) Clustering
11 11 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.99%) PKI
13 9 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (0.89%) Derivative
13 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 202 (20.04%) Windows
2 133 (13.19%) Linux
3 72 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 65 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 45 (4.46%) Unix
6 27 (2.68%) Android
6 27 (2.68%) Windows 7
6 27 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.30%) AIX
13 3 (0.30%) CentOS
14 2 (0.20%) OS/2
14 2 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (15.28%) Scrum
3 119 (11.81%) Project Management
4 105 (10.42%) ITIL
5 103 (10.22%) Test Automation
6 87 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (8.63%) DevOps
7 84 (8.33%) TDD
8 83 (8.23%) Open Source
9 77 (7.64%) Software Engineering
10 73 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 71 (7.04%) Migration
12 66 (6.55%) Configuration Management
12 66 (6.55%) Decision-Making
13 65 (6.45%) Analytics
14 61 (6.05%) MVC
15 60 (5.95%) Mentoring
16 59 (5.85%) Change Management
16 59 (5.85%) Service Delivery
17 55 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (18.15%) SQL
2 131 (13.00%) Java
3 104 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 86 (8.53%) C#
5 71 (7.04%) Python
6 47 (4.66%) Scala
7 46 (4.56%) C
8 44 (4.37%) Ruby
9 40 (3.97%) C++
10 37 (3.67%) PowerShell
11 28 (2.78%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.38%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.69%) Groovy
14 16 (1.59%) Perl
14 16 (1.59%) R
14 16 (1.59%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.29%) Java 8
16 11 (1.09%) Haskell
16 11 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 148 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 127 (12.60%) Degree
3 113 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 41 (4.07%) DV Cleared
5 25 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.48%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.79%) MCSE
7 16 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.29%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.29%) PMP
9 12 (1.19%) CCNP
9 12 (1.19%) ISEB
10 10 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.89%) CCNA
11 9 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (0.89%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.69%) MCSA
13 6 (0.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.77%) QA
2 34 (3.37%) SLA
3 26 (2.58%) Data Quality
4 21 (2.08%) PMO
5 13 (1.29%) GDPR
6 9 (0.89%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.30%) RMADS
10 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.099%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.099%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.099%) MISRA
10 1 (0.099%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.099%) P3O
System Software
1 107 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.27%) Docker
4 21 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.79%) vSphere
6 11 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.40%) Firmware
8 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.30%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.20%) Samba
10 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.20%) UAG
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (4.27%) SCCM
2 22 (2.18%) SCOM
3 19 (1.88%) Puppet
4 14 (1.39%) Kibana
5 12 (1.19%) Grafana
6 11 (1.09%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.79%) Ansible
7 8 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.60%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.50%) Ambari
10 5 (0.50%) Amdocs OSS
10 5 (0.50%) Control-M
10 5 (0.50%) OVSD
11 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 224 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.63%) Oracle
3 63 (6.25%) VMware
4 50 (4.96%) Google
5 36 (3.57%) SAP
6 33 (3.27%) Citrix
7 31 (3.08%) Cisco
8 29 (2.88%) HP
9 26 (2.58%) Workday
10 22 (2.18%) IBM
11 19 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.88%) Tableau
12 16 (1.59%) Splunk
13 15 (1.49%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.49%) Talend
14 14 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.39%) webMethods
15 13 (1.29%) Apple
15 13 (1.29%) Juniper
15 13 (1.29%) Remedy