Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 18 30
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 220 294 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.31% 7.17% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 8.51% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 140 97
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £380 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -0.52% -7.95%
10th Percentile £159 £222 £202
90th Percentile £575 £502 £500
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £382
% change year-on-year +5.69% +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.90% +58.49% -29.33%
10th Percentile £10.20 £11.75 £7.69
90th Percentile £44.95 £46.50 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £40.38 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +79.44% +36.36% -15.38%

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 3,551 3,455 3,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.77% 84.31% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,692 1,803 1,765
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 86 124
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -20.66% -28.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £49.00 £42.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.41% +6.76% -21.05%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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
Reading -20 71 £430 +8.86% 42
Maidenhead +9 25 £425 +11.84% 11
Newbury -9 23 £425 +21.43% 9
Bracknell -9 21 £300 +54.84% 8
Slough -11 13 £363 -27.50% 13
Wokingham -12 3 £575 - 5
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 80 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (35.91%) Telecoms
3 53 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 32 (14.55%) Project Management
7 28 (12.73%) Windows
8 27 (12.27%) Degree
9 23 (10.45%) PMI Certification
9 23 (10.45%) Decision-Making
10 21 (9.55%) HP
11 20 (9.09%) PMP
11 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (9.09%) Marketing
11 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (8.64%) Java
12 19 (8.64%) SQL
12 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (7.73%) Service Delivery
13 17 (7.73%) SQL Server
13 17 (7.73%) SOAP
13 17 (7.73%) User Experience
14 16 (7.27%) 4G
14 16 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (7.27%) 3G
15 15 (6.82%) Active Directory
15 15 (6.82%) PMI
15 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce
15 15 (6.82%) Finance

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 (3.18%) CMS
2 6 (2.73%) Drupal
2 6 (2.73%) IIS
3 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.36%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.36%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.45%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.82%) Office 365
3 10 (4.55%) IaaS
4 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.82%) Force.com
5 4 (1.82%) Heroku
6 1 (0.45%) Datadog
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) npm
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.27%) 3G
1 16 (7.27%) 4G
2 14 (6.36%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (6.36%) Wireshark
3 12 (5.45%) WAN
4 11 (5.00%) Firewall
5 10 (4.55%) LAN
5 10 (4.55%) Skype
6 8 (3.64%) Network Security
7 7 (3.18%) DNS
7 7 (3.18%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (2.73%) WLAN
9 5 (2.27%) DHCP
9 5 (2.27%) VPN
9 5 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.82%) MPLS
10 4 (1.82%) Wireless
11 3 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.73%) Power BI
4 4 (1.82%) MySQL
4 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (6.36%) SoapUI
2 8 (3.64%) JIRA
3 6 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.82%) JSUnit
6 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.91%) MSI
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.45%) AnthillPro
8 1 (0.45%) ERwin
8 1 (0.45%) Grunt
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Maven
8 1 (0.45%) Selenium
8 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 79 (35.91%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.09%) Marketing
3 15 (6.82%) Finance
4 13 (5.91%) Retail
5 9 (4.09%) Legal
6 6 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.27%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (1.82%) Law
9 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (12.73%) Architect
2 27 (12.27%) Analyst
3 22 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 21 (9.55%) Developer
5 15 (6.82%) Test Engineer
6 14 (6.36%) Consultant
7 8 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (3.64%) Data Analyst
7 8 (3.64%) Designer
7 8 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.18%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (2.73%) Contracts Manager
9 6 (2.73%) Telecoms Manager
10 5 (2.27%) Data Centre Manager
10 5 (2.27%) Data Manager
10 5 (2.27%) Network Engineer
11 4 (1.82%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (1.82%) React Developer
11 4 (1.82%) Software Engineer
11 4 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.73%) SOAP
2 14 (6.36%) LDAP
3 10 (4.55%) .NET
3 10 (4.55%) Web Services
3 10 (4.55%) XML
4 9 (4.09%) HTML
5 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.64%) CSS
6 6 (2.73%) Middleware
7 4 (1.82%) CSS3
7 4 (1.82%) HTML5
7 4 (1.82%) React
7 4 (1.82%) Spring
8 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.36%) Django
8 3 (1.36%) Flask
8 3 (1.36%) JSON
9 2 (0.91%) RESTful
10 1 (0.45%) OAuth
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 80 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.73%) User Experience
3 15 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.82%) PMI
4 11 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.09%) Clustering
6 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.73%) Social Media
7 5 (2.27%) Blog
8 4 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.36%) RIA
10 2 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.45%) Social Network
11 1 (0.45%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.73%) Windows
2 15 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.73%) Linux
4 5 (2.27%) Android
4 5 (2.27%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.45%) Unix
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.09%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.55%) Project Management
3 23 (10.45%) Decision-Making
4 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (7.73%) Service Delivery
6 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce
6 15 (6.82%) Matrix Organization
7 14 (6.36%) Mentoring
7 14 (6.36%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.91%) Computer Science
8 13 (5.91%) SDLC
9 11 (5.00%) Analytics
9 11 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.00%) CRM
10 10 (4.55%) ITIL
10 10 (4.55%) SEO
10 10 (4.55%) SOA
11 9 (4.09%) Data Protection
11 9 (4.09%) Operations Management
11 9 (4.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.64%) Java
1 19 (8.64%) SQL
2 14 (6.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.00%) C#
4 10 (4.55%) C
5 6 (2.73%) C++
6 4 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.36%) LotusScript
7 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.36%) Python
8 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Groovy
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (12.27%) Degree
2 23 (10.45%) PMI Certification
3 20 (9.09%) PMP
3 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 10 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.09%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.18%) CCNP
6 7 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.27%) MBA
8 3 (1.36%) CCNA
8 3 (1.36%) HNC
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PgMP
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) SLA
2 4 (1.82%) PMO
3 2 (0.91%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.91%) Docker
5 2 (0.91%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.73%) SCCM
3 4 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.91%) SCOM
4 2 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.45%) Ansible
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.45%) Suricata
5 1 (0.45%) Terraform
5 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.55%) HP
3 14 (6.36%) Nokia
4 13 (5.91%) Oracle
5 10 (4.55%) Cisco
5 10 (4.55%) SAP
5 10 (4.55%) Talend
5 10 (4.55%) VMware
6 8 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.18%) Juniper
8 6 (2.73%) Aruba
8 6 (2.73%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.27%) Meraki
10 4 (1.82%) F5
10 4 (1.82%) IBM
10 4 (1.82%) McAfee
10 4 (1.82%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.82%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.82%) SolarWinds