Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 3 April 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 36 19
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 232 199 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.28% 4.70% 8.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.86% 5.39% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 83 163
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £144 £211 £265
90th Percentile £620 £554 £500
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 9
Median hourly rate £20.48 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.76% +40.00%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.24 £7.80
90th Percentile £23.80 £35.00 £58.50
South East median hourly rate £24.31 £23.97 £34.50
% change year-on-year +1.42% -30.51% +109.09%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,354 3,689 3,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.01% 87.21% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,764 1,723
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £230 £297 £298
90th Percentile £606 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 107 81
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% +25.00% -9.68%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £48.30 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.63 £24.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +6.52% +2.22%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 3 April 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
Reading +36 114 £400 -5.88% 19
Newbury +18 36 £475 +8.57% 5
Slough +8 27 £400 +6.67% 3
Bracknell +21 10 £463 +54.33% 8
Maidenhead +14 8 £289 -35.29% 10
Wokingham +7 8 £325 -22.16% 2
Ascot - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 99 (42.67%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (22.84%) Windows
2 53 (22.84%) Security Cleared
3 52 (22.41%) Telecoms
4 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
5 46 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (18.97%) SC Cleared
7 41 (17.67%) Integration Testing
8 37 (15.95%) Migration
9 36 (15.52%) JavaScript
9 36 (15.52%) ServiceNow
10 35 (15.09%) Active Directory
10 35 (15.09%) Remedy
11 34 (14.66%) Perl
11 34 (14.66%) Java
11 34 (14.66%) Radio Access Network
12 32 (13.79%) Office 365
12 32 (13.79%) Network Management
12 32 (13.79%) Remedy ITSM
12 32 (13.79%) SQL
13 31 (13.36%) Python
13 31 (13.36%) Shell Script
13 31 (13.36%) Huawei
14 30 (12.93%) Netcool
14 30 (12.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 30 (12.93%) IBM
14 30 (12.93%) Decision-Making
15 28 (12.07%) Management Information System
16 27 (11.64%) BMC
16 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Office

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 16 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.72%) Confluence
6 3 (1.29%) CMS
6 3 (1.29%) Drupal
6 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.43%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (13.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.79%) Office 365
2 9 (3.88%) Azure
3 8 (3.45%) AWS
4 5 (2.16%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.86%) IaaS
6 2 (0.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.43%) G Suite
7 1 (0.43%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.43%) Serverless
7 1 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.66%) Radio Access Network
2 24 (10.34%) SNMP
3 21 (9.05%) Wireless
4 20 (8.62%) 4G
5 18 (7.76%) 5G
6 16 (6.90%) 3G
7 15 (6.47%) GSM
7 15 (6.47%) LTE
8 14 (6.03%) 2G
8 14 (6.03%) DNS
8 14 (6.03%) RNC
9 11 (4.74%) WCDMA
10 8 (3.45%) WAN
11 7 (3.02%) DHCP
12 6 (2.59%) IPv6
13 4 (1.72%) Internet
13 4 (1.72%) Skype
13 4 (1.72%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (1.72%) VPN
14 3 (1.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.02%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.16%) Power BI
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.72%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (1.72%) Spatial Data
4 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.29%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (0.86%) Big Data
6 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (5.60%) JIRA
2 7 (3.02%) Selenium
3 6 (2.59%) JMeter
4 5 (2.16%) PowerBuilder
4 5 (2.16%) ProC
5 3 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.43%) CMake
7 1 (0.43%) Gradle
7 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (22.41%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.90%) Finance
3 8 (3.45%) Banking
4 6 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.72%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.86%) Billing
8 2 (0.86%) Law
8 2 (0.86%) Local Government
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (24.14%) Architect
2 43 (18.53%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (13.79%) Designer
4 28 (12.07%) Solutions Designer
5 24 (10.34%) Analyst
6 21 (9.05%) Developer
7 15 (6.47%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) OSS Architect
8 12 (5.17%) OSS Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.02%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.02%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.02%) Radio Engineer
10 7 (3.02%) SQL Developer
11 6 (2.59%) Data Centre Engineer
11 6 (2.59%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.21%) Web Services
2 25 (10.78%) REST
3 24 (10.34%) SOAP
4 20 (8.62%) .NET
5 8 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.02%) CSS
6 7 (3.02%) HTML
7 5 (2.16%) HTML5
7 5 (2.16%) Sass
8 2 (0.86%) Angular 2
8 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.86%) jQuery
8 2 (0.86%) LESS
8 2 (0.86%) React
8 2 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.86%) WCF
9 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.43%) CNTK
9 1 (0.43%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 99 (42.67%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 23 (9.91%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.60%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.16%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.72%) Replication
8 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.29%) Blog
8 3 (1.29%) CMDB
8 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.29%) Life Science
8 3 (1.29%) PDA
8 3 (1.29%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.84%) Windows
2 18 (7.76%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.33%) Windows 10
4 15 (6.47%) Linux
5 13 (5.60%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 8 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.16%) OpenVMS
8 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.29%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.86%) Android
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) HPUX
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Unix
11 1 (0.43%) VMS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.67%) Integration Testing
3 37 (15.95%) Migration
4 32 (13.79%) Network Management
5 30 (12.93%) Decision-Making
6 25 (10.78%) Capacity Management
6 25 (10.78%) Web Development
7 24 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 23 (9.91%) Data Management
8 23 (9.91%) Smoke Testing
9 22 (9.48%) ITIL
10 20 (8.62%) Critical Thinking
10 20 (8.62%) Resource Management
11 19 (8.19%) Data Migration
12 18 (7.76%) Service Management
12 18 (7.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (7.33%) Configuration Management
13 17 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (7.33%) SDLC
14 16 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.52%) JavaScript
2 34 (14.66%) Java
2 34 (14.66%) Perl
3 32 (13.79%) SQL
4 31 (13.36%) Python
4 31 (13.36%) Shell Script
5 24 (10.34%) PHP
6 21 (9.05%) C#
7 12 (5.17%) C
8 8 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.02%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.59%) C++
11 5 (2.16%) Fortran
11 5 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.16%) VC++
12 3 (1.29%) R
12 3 (1.29%) VBA
13 2 (0.86%) VB
14 1 (0.43%) COBOL
14 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.64%) Degree
4 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.02%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.16%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.16%) MCP
6 5 (2.16%) MCSE
6 5 (2.16%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.16%) PMP
7 4 (1.72%) CCNA
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.29%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.86%) CBAP
9 2 (0.86%) CCNP
9 2 (0.86%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.86%) IIBA
10 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) QA
1 12 (5.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) PMO
3 1 (0.43%) P3O
System Software
1 35 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.72%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.43%) Docker
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (12.93%) Netcool
1 30 (12.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 24 (10.34%) Amdocs OSS
3 13 (5.60%) SCCM
4 9 (3.88%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.86%) Ansible
6 2 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (21.98%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.52%) ServiceNow
3 35 (15.09%) Remedy
4 31 (13.36%) Huawei
5 30 (12.93%) IBM
6 27 (11.64%) BMC
7 24 (10.34%) Cramer
8 23 (9.91%) HP
8 23 (9.91%) Siebel
8 23 (9.91%) xMatters
9 20 (8.62%) Cisco
10 18 (7.76%) VMware
11 17 (7.33%) Oracle
12 16 (6.90%) ComArch
13 15 (6.47%) Nokia
14 13 (5.60%) Ericsson
14 13 (5.60%) Mapinfo
14 13 (5.60%) Nokia Networks
15 11 (4.74%) Dell
16 9 (3.88%) Citrix