Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 58 280 271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.71% 6.92% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% 7.86% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 120 118
Median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - -
10th Percentile £144 £149 £208
90th Percentile £741 £639 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £432 £414
% change year-on-year -7.30% +4.29% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -4.41% +40.21%
10th Percentile £23.13 £21.90 £11.74
90th Percentile £35.77 £65.50 £50.10
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £22.40 £40.50
% change year-on-year +61.83% -44.69% +106.37%

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 860 3,562 3,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.65% 88.04% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 1,739 1,646
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £309 £269 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £470 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 130 78
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.64% +103.53% +32.81%
10th Percentile £16.29 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £57.34 £82.50 £46.23
Median hourly rate £31.61 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.22% +18.52% +28.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 26 £400 +1.59% 13
Newbury -5 7 £436 +2.65% 4
Slough +8 5 £159 +11.58% 4
Wokingham +7 5 - - 5
Maidenhead +1 5 £350 -1.75% 2
Windsor - 3 - -
Bracknell +16 1 - - 5
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
3 13 (22.41%) Linux
4 12 (20.69%) Python
5 11 (18.97%) ITIL
6 9 (15.52%) Windows
6 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.52%) Degree
7 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.79%) DNS
7 8 (13.79%) Perl
7 8 (13.79%) Service Management
8 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (12.07%) SLA
8 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
8 7 (12.07%) Azure
8 7 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (10.34%) Time Management
9 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.34%) Java
9 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 6 (10.34%) Apache
9 6 (10.34%) Remedy
9 6 (10.34%) VMware
10 5 (8.62%) HP
10 5 (8.62%) BMC
10 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure

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 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 4 (6.90%) CMS
2 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.17%) JBoss
3 3 (5.17%) nginx
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Predix
4 1 (1.72%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.72%) CPLEX
4 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (5.17%) Magento
3 1 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.72%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Azure
2 3 (5.17%) AWS
2 3 (5.17%) GitHub
2 3 (5.17%) Power Platform
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) Apigee
4 1 (1.72%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.72%) G Suite
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (6.90%) DHCP
3 3 (5.17%) Firewall
3 3 (5.17%) FTP
3 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 3 (5.17%) SMTP
3 3 (5.17%) SSH
3 3 (5.17%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) 2G
4 2 (3.45%) 3G
4 2 (3.45%) 4G
4 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) Profibus
5 1 (1.72%) RS-232
5 1 (1.72%) RS-485
5 1 (1.72%) VoLTE
5 1 (1.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Power BI
2 3 (5.17%) Redis
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Ant
1 3 (5.17%) GitLab
1 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.17%) Maven
1 3 (5.17%) Selenium
1 3 (5.17%) SonarQube
1 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.72%) ERwin
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 15 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Billing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Architect
3 5 (8.62%) Developer
3 5 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Administrator
4 4 (6.90%) Build Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Python Developer
4 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Azure Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Graduate Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Node.js
2 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.17%) Django
2 3 (5.17%) LAMP
2 3 (5.17%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (5.17%) React
2 3 (5.17%) Vue.js
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) OLE
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.72%) CMDB
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.72%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
5 1 (1.72%) Life Science
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.79%) Service Management
3 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.07%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (10.34%) Time Management
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps
6 4 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 4 (6.90%) Requirements Gathering
6 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.90%) Workflow
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
7 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Python
2 8 (13.79%) Perl
3 6 (10.34%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) PHP
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) C
5 2 (3.45%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) R
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.72%) APMP
5 1 (1.72%) CBAP
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.72%) GIAC
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
5 1 (1.72%) IIBA
5 1 (1.72%) ISACA
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.72%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 4 (6.90%) NIST
3 3 (5.17%) QA
4 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.72%) GMP
4 1 (1.72%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) CASB
1 2 (3.45%) Netcool
1 2 (3.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (1.72%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Remedy
2 6 (10.34%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) BMC
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) F5
6 2 (3.45%) Huawei
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.45%) Siebel
6 2 (3.45%) xMatters
7 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.72%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.72%) Tableau