Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 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 > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 246 279 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.94% 6.78% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.01% 8.01% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 141 101
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.60%
10th Percentile £209 £184 £203
90th Percentile £548 £519 £500
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +5.75% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.90 £19.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.59% +45.37% -66.25%
10th Percentile £9.99 £12.88 £9.51
90th Percentile £43.90 £34.95 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +107.50% +17.65% -6.85%

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 3,510 3,482 3,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.72% 84.62% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,669 1,804 1,888
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 111 134
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.83% -19.44% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.60 £39.75 £48.38
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Berkshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor 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 21 November 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
Reading -11 75 £400 +10.34% 34
Newbury -6 36 £350 - 9
Maidenhead +15 26 £425 -20.56% 6
Bracknell -4 26 £510 +158.23% 7
Slough -17 14 £400 -11.11% 13
Wokingham -13 4 £575 - 4
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 109 (44.31%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (33.74%) Telecoms
3 55 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
5 34 (13.82%) Project Management
6 32 (13.01%) Degree
7 30 (12.20%) Java
8 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
9 27 (10.98%) HP
10 25 (10.16%) Finance
10 25 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (8.54%) .NET
11 21 (8.54%) Marketing
11 21 (8.54%) Security Cleared
12 20 (8.13%) SoapUI
12 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
12 20 (8.13%) SQL
12 20 (8.13%) PMI Certification
13 18 (7.32%) Service Delivery
13 18 (7.32%) PMP
13 18 (7.32%) Oracle
13 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (7.32%) ASP.NET
13 18 (7.32%) SOA
13 18 (7.32%) HP ALM
13 18 (7.32%) Decision-Making
14 17 (6.91%) SOAP
14 17 (6.91%) Web Services
14 17 (6.91%) JavaScript
14 17 (6.91%) C#

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 7 (2.85%) CMS
2 6 (2.44%) Drupal
2 6 (2.44%) IIS
3 5 (2.03%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.63%) Apache
5 3 (1.22%) Confluence
5 3 (1.22%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.41%) JBoss
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (6.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) HFM
2 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.03%) Office 365
4 4 (1.63%) Force.com
4 4 (1.63%) Heroku
5 3 (1.22%) SaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.81%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.41%) Datadog
7 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) npm
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) 3G
1 17 (6.91%) 4G
2 16 (6.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (6.50%) Wireshark
3 13 (5.28%) Firewall
4 10 (4.07%) WAN
5 9 (3.66%) MPLS
5 9 (3.66%) Wireless
6 8 (3.25%) LAN
6 8 (3.25%) Network Security
7 7 (2.85%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.44%) DNS
8 6 (2.44%) WLAN
9 5 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.63%) HTTP
10 4 (1.63%) VPN
10 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.22%) DHCP
11 3 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.25%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.44%) Power BI
4 4 (1.63%) Big Data
4 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.63%) MySQL
4 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.81%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.81%) Bigtable
6 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.81%) Redis
6 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (8.13%) SoapUI
2 8 (3.25%) JMeter
3 7 (2.85%) JIRA
3 7 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (2.03%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.63%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.63%) Selenium
7 3 (1.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.81%) Hudson
9 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.41%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.41%) Grunt
9 1 (0.41%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 83 (33.74%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.16%) Finance
3 21 (8.54%) Marketing
4 12 (4.88%) Retail
5 6 (2.44%) Legal
5 6 (2.44%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.63%) Law
6 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (15.04%) Architect
2 35 (14.23%) Analyst
3 20 (8.13%) Developer
3 20 (8.13%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.50%) Test Engineer
5 15 (6.10%) Consultant
6 10 (4.07%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (2.85%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (2.85%) Contracts Manager
8 7 (2.85%) Designer
9 6 (2.44%) Data Architect
9 6 (2.44%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.44%) Tester
9 6 (2.44%) Vendor Manager
10 5 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (2.03%) OSS Architect
10 5 (2.03%) Process Analyst
10 5 (2.03%) Programmer
11 4 (1.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.54%) .NET
2 18 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 17 (6.91%) SOAP
3 17 (6.91%) Web Services
4 16 (6.50%) LDAP
5 13 (5.28%) HTML
6 9 (3.66%) CSS
6 9 (3.66%) Spring
7 8 (3.25%) REST
8 7 (2.85%) Middleware
9 6 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.44%) Spring Boot
10 5 (2.03%) J2EE
11 4 (1.63%) Ajax
11 4 (1.63%) CSS3
11 4 (1.63%) HTML5
11 4 (1.63%) XML
12 3 (1.22%) cXML
12 3 (1.22%) Django
12 3 (1.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 109 (44.31%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.10%) PMI
4 12 (4.88%) User Experience
5 9 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.44%) Social Media
8 5 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.22%) TM Forum
11 2 (0.81%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.81%) NHS
11 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) Clustering
12 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.41%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.28%) Windows
2 5 (2.03%) Linux
2 5 (2.03%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.63%) Android
3 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Unix
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.82%) Project Management
3 25 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (7.32%) Decision-Making
4 18 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 18 (7.32%) SOA
5 16 (6.50%) Analytics
5 16 (6.50%) SDLC
6 15 (6.10%) Matrix Organization
7 14 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.69%) E-Commerce
7 14 (5.69%) MVC
8 12 (4.88%) Critical Thinking
8 12 (4.88%) CRM
8 12 (4.88%) DevOps
8 12 (4.88%) ITIL
8 12 (4.88%) Migration
8 12 (4.88%) Validation
9 11 (4.47%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.20%) Java
2 20 (8.13%) SQL
3 17 (6.91%) C#
3 17 (6.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.25%) Python
5 7 (2.85%) C++
6 6 (2.44%) C
7 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.22%) LotusScript
8 3 (1.22%) Perl
8 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.22%) Ruby
9 2 (0.81%) ABAP
9 2 (0.81%) AWK
9 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) Groovy
10 1 (0.41%) PHP
10 1 (0.41%) R
10 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.01%) Degree
2 21 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.13%) PMI Certification
4 18 (7.32%) PMP
5 12 (4.88%) Master's Degree
5 12 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.85%) CCNP
6 7 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.85%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.44%) MBA
8 3 (1.22%) CCNA
8 3 (1.22%) HNC
8 3 (1.22%) ISEB
8 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.81%) ACCA
9 2 (0.81%) CIMA
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.85%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) PMO
3 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.22%) QA
5 2 (0.81%) GDPR
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.41%) IFRS
System Software
1 13 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.85%) Docker
3 2 (0.81%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.81%) Firmware
3 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.41%) vCloud
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.32%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.63%) SCCM
3 3 (1.22%) Ansible
3 3 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.81%) Grafana
4 2 (0.81%) Graphite
4 2 (0.81%) Kibana
4 2 (0.81%) Mesos
4 2 (0.81%) Nagios
4 2 (0.81%) Puppet
4 2 (0.81%) Salt
4 2 (0.81%) StatsD
4 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.41%) Suricata
Vendors
1 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.98%) HP
3 18 (7.32%) Oracle
4 16 (6.50%) Nokia
5 14 (5.69%) SAP
5 14 (5.69%) TIBCO
6 13 (5.28%) Talend
7 10 (4.07%) Cisco
8 8 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.85%) Juniper
10 6 (2.44%) Aruba
10 6 (2.44%) IBM
11 5 (2.03%) Meraki
11 5 (2.03%) VMware
12 4 (1.63%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.63%) Dynatrace
12 4 (1.63%) F5
12 4 (1.63%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.63%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.63%) SOASTA, Inc