Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 -18
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 313 261 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.88% 6.95% 4.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 8.48% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 118 121
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £208 £171 £275
90th Percentile £518 £561 £523
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £15.00 £12.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.67% +16.91% -25.49%
10th Percentile £10.78 £9.44 £8.32
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.19 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +110.53% +35.71% -6.67%

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 3,401 3,077 4,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.60% 81.97% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,719 1,465 2,140
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
10th Percentile £269 £252 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 133 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -14.29% -20.45%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £40.20 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.03
% change year-on-year +25.01% -16.77% +11.51%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -4 101 £400 +10.34% 56
Bracknell +8 36 £410 -25.39% 6
Maidenhead 0 30 £400 -17.95% 6
Newbury -1 27 £300 +44.58% 6
Slough -3 27 £369 -18.06% 7
Wokingham -4 8 £285 - 4
Ascot - 2 £450 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 143 (45.69%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (22.68%) Telecoms
4 65 (20.77%) Project Management
4 65 (20.77%) Degree
5 60 (19.17%) Finance
6 42 (13.42%) Oracle
7 41 (13.10%) Java
7 41 (13.10%) Computer Science
8 40 (12.78%) SQL
9 39 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (10.86%) Microsoft
11 31 (9.90%) Linux
12 28 (8.95%) PMI Certification
13 27 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.31%) Unix
14 26 (8.31%) ITIL
14 26 (8.31%) Data Management
15 25 (7.99%) Retail
15 25 (7.99%) Web Services
16 24 (7.67%) Migration
16 24 (7.67%) DevOps
17 22 (7.03%) User Experience
18 21 (6.71%) JavaScript
19 20 (6.39%) HP
19 20 (6.39%) Data Analysis
19 20 (6.39%) Business Analysis
20 19 (6.07%) German Language
20 19 (6.07%) Data Centre
20 19 (6.07%) REST

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 12 (3.83%) Apache
2 7 (2.24%) CMS
2 7 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.60%) Drupal
4 5 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.64%) Confluence
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.64%) WordPress
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (4.47%) Sonata
2 8 (2.56%) BusinessWare
3 6 (1.92%) Magento
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.28%) Infor M3
5 4 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.96%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.96%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.96%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.64%) HFM
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.64%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.64%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.79%) SaaS
2 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.15%) Office 365
3 10 (3.19%) PaaS
4 5 (1.60%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (1.28%) IaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.64%) Force.com
7 2 (0.64%) GitHub
7 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.47%) Firewall
2 10 (3.19%) HTTP
3 9 (2.88%) Ethernet
4 8 (2.56%) Skype
5 7 (2.24%) DOCSIS
5 7 (2.24%) MPLS
5 7 (2.24%) Wireless
6 6 (1.92%) Internet
6 6 (1.92%) SNMP
7 5 (1.60%) 3G
7 5 (1.60%) 4G
7 5 (1.60%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (1.60%) WAN
8 4 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (1.28%) Network Security
8 4 (1.28%) SSL
8 4 (1.28%) VoIP
8 4 (1.28%) VPN
8 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.96%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.56%) MySQL
3 6 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.60%) DB2
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.28%) Big Data
5 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.64%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.64%) Bigtable
7 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.64%) Power BI
7 2 (0.64%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.51%) JIRA
2 8 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.56%) JMeter
3 6 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.28%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.28%) Selenium
5 3 (0.96%) Subversion
6 2 (0.64%) Hudson
6 2 (0.64%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Grunt
7 1 (0.32%) gulp
7 1 (0.32%) JUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 71 (22.68%) Telecoms
2 60 (19.17%) Finance
3 25 (7.99%) Retail
4 19 (6.07%) German Language
5 18 (5.75%) French Language
6 15 (4.79%) Marketing
7 10 (3.19%) Billing
8 9 (2.88%) Mandarin Language
9 6 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.28%) Games
12 3 (0.96%) Back Office
12 3 (0.96%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.96%) Publishing
12 3 (0.96%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.64%) Advertising
13 2 (0.64%) Czech Language
13 2 (0.64%) Legal
14 1 (0.32%) Electronics
14 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (19.49%) Analyst
2 36 (11.50%) Developer
3 28 (8.95%) Consultant
4 23 (7.35%) Architect
5 21 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 20 (6.39%) Designer
7 14 (4.47%) Business Analyst
7 14 (4.47%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.83%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.51%) Java Team Leader
9 11 (3.51%) Team Leader
10 10 (3.19%) IT Manager
10 10 (3.19%) Network Engineer
11 9 (2.88%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.88%) Lead Developer
11 9 (2.88%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.56%) Business Process Analyst
12 8 (2.56%) Process Analyst
12 8 (2.56%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.56%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.99%) Web Services
2 19 (6.07%) REST
3 18 (5.75%) .NET
4 17 (5.43%) HTML
5 14 (4.47%) SOAP
6 12 (3.83%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.51%) CSS
8 7 (2.24%) CSS3
8 7 (2.24%) HTML5
8 7 (2.24%) LESS
8 7 (2.24%) Sass
9 6 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.92%) EDI
9 6 (1.92%) jQuery
9 6 (1.92%) XML
10 5 (1.60%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.60%) J2EE
10 5 (1.60%) Middleware
10 5 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 143 (45.69%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (13.10%) Computer Science
3 39 (12.46%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (7.03%) User Experience
5 19 (6.07%) Data Centre
6 15 (4.79%) PMI
7 12 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.92%) Replication
9 6 (1.92%) Social Media
10 5 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.60%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.60%) TM Forum
11 4 (1.28%) Clustering
12 3 (0.96%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.64%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.64%) NHS
13 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.90%) Linux
2 26 (8.31%) Unix
3 16 (5.11%) AIX
4 13 (4.15%) Windows
5 6 (1.92%) Android
6 5 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.64%) Solaris
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.77%) Project Management
3 27 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (8.31%) Data Management
4 26 (8.31%) ITIL
5 24 (7.67%) DevOps
5 24 (7.67%) Migration
6 20 (6.39%) Business Analysis
6 20 (6.39%) Data Analysis
7 18 (5.75%) Decision-Making
7 18 (5.75%) ETL
7 18 (5.75%) Incident Management
7 18 (5.75%) Scrum
7 18 (5.75%) Validation
8 17 (5.43%) Analytics
8 17 (5.43%) Critical Thinking
8 17 (5.43%) Waterfall
9 16 (5.11%) Data Mapping
9 16 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (4.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.10%) Java
2 40 (12.78%) SQL
3 21 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.75%) Python
5 16 (5.11%) C#
6 12 (3.83%) C
7 11 (3.51%) PHP
8 7 (2.24%) Perl
9 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.96%) C++
10 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.64%) ABAP
11 2 (0.64%) AWK
11 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.64%) ES6
12 1 (0.32%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) SOQL
12 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (20.77%) Degree
2 28 (8.95%) PMI Certification
3 17 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.47%) PMP
5 13 (4.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.51%) Master's Degree
6 11 (3.51%) PgMP
7 9 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.24%) CCNP
8 7 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.92%) ISEB
9 6 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.28%) MBA
10 4 (1.28%) SAP Certification
11 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.64%) ACCA
12 2 (0.64%) CIMA
12 2 (0.64%) HNC
13 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.19%) Data Quality
1 10 (3.19%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) SLA
3 5 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.96%) PMO
6 2 (0.64%) GCP
6 2 (0.64%) GxP
7 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.32%) GDPR
7 1 (0.32%) IFRS
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.60%) Docker
2 5 (1.60%) StorNext
3 3 (0.96%) Firmware
3 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.64%) Corosync
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) vCloud
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.15%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.56%) Ansible
2 8 (2.56%) Puppet
3 6 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.60%) SCOM
4 5 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.64%) Grafana
6 2 (0.64%) Graphite
6 2 (0.64%) Kibana
6 2 (0.64%) Mesos
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.64%) Nagios
6 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.64%) Pacemaker
6 2 (0.64%) Salt
6 2 (0.64%) StatsD
6 2 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (13.42%) Oracle
2 34 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.39%) HP
4 16 (5.11%) webMethods
5 14 (4.47%) FNZ
6 12 (3.83%) Cisco
6 12 (3.83%) TIBCO
7 11 (3.51%) AppDynamics
8 10 (3.19%) IBM
8 10 (3.19%) SAP
9 8 (2.56%) Ab Initio
9 8 (2.56%) EXTOL
9 8 (2.56%) Huawei
9 8 (2.56%) Vitria
10 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.24%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.60%) Alibaba
13 4 (1.28%) Dynatrace
13 4 (1.28%) Google