Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 18 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 280 292 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.21% 7.26% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 8.65% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 132 117
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £200 £212
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.95% +46.15% -67.50%
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.40 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.10 £51.52 £22.60
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +104.42% +27.82% -2.36%

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 3,284 3,374 3,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.62% 83.91% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 1,701 2,068
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 143
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%
10th Percentile £10.14 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.75 £43.12
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -10 96 £414 +14.14% 35
Newbury +11 34 £300 -4.76% 12
Bracknell -1 29 £505 +24.69% 7
Maidenhead +4 25 £400 -27.93% 9
Slough +2 23 £400 -8.57% 12
Wokingham -10 6 £575 - 2
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 134 (47.86%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (27.86%) Telecoms
3 64 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (22.50%) Degree
5 53 (18.93%) Project Management
6 52 (18.57%) Finance
7 40 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
9 35 (12.50%) Java
10 34 (12.14%) SQL
10 34 (12.14%) PMI Certification
11 31 (11.07%) Oracle
12 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 27 (9.64%) Web Services
13 27 (9.64%) Marketing
14 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
14 26 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (8.93%) PMP
16 24 (8.57%) HP
16 24 (8.57%) SOAP
16 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (7.86%) SOA
17 22 (7.86%) PMI
18 21 (7.50%) Linux
18 21 (7.50%) Matrix Organization
18 21 (7.50%) Decision-Making
19 20 (7.14%) Migration
20 19 (6.79%) .NET
20 19 (6.79%) Security Cleared
20 19 (6.79%) 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 11 (3.93%) Apache
2 10 (3.57%) CMS
3 8 (2.86%) Drupal
4 7 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.43%) IIS
6 4 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.43%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.07%) Confluence
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.07%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) WordPress
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (5.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Sonata
2 6 (2.14%) Magento
2 6 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.43%) Infor M3
4 3 (1.07%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.71%) HFM
5 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.71%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) Maximo
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.29%) SaaS
3 10 (3.57%) Office 365
4 7 (2.50%) PaaS
5 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.79%) Force.com
6 4 (1.43%) Heroku
7 3 (1.07%) IaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.71%) GitHub
8 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.36%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.36%) npm
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.36%) 3G
1 15 (5.36%) 4G
2 14 (5.00%) Firewall
3 13 (4.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 13 (4.64%) Wireshark
4 10 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 10 (3.57%) HTTP
4 10 (3.57%) WAN
5 9 (3.21%) Network Security
5 9 (3.21%) Wireless
6 8 (2.86%) MPLS
7 7 (2.50%) DOCSIS
7 7 (2.50%) LAN
8 6 (2.14%) Skype
8 6 (2.14%) SNMP
9 5 (1.79%) Internet
9 5 (1.79%) VPN
10 4 (1.43%) GSM
10 4 (1.43%) SSL
10 4 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.21%) MongoDB
1 9 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.50%) MySQL
3 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.43%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.71%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.71%) Power BI
7 2 (0.71%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.36%) SoapUI
2 8 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.86%) JMeter
3 7 (2.50%) JIRA
4 6 (2.14%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.43%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.43%) Selenium
5 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.07%) Maven
6 3 (1.07%) Subversion
6 3 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.71%) Hudson
8 1 (0.36%) Buildbot
8 1 (0.36%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.36%) Grunt
8 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.36%) Toad
8 1 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 78 (27.86%) Telecoms
2 52 (18.57%) Finance
3 27 (9.64%) Marketing
4 18 (6.43%) Retail
5 12 (4.29%) Mandarin Language
6 8 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.14%) German Language
7 6 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.79%) French Language
9 4 (1.43%) Billing
9 4 (1.43%) Legal
10 3 (1.07%) Games
10 3 (1.07%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (12.14%) Analyst
2 30 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 29 (10.36%) Consultant
4 28 (10.00%) Architect
5 24 (8.57%) Developer
6 11 (3.93%) IT Manager
6 11 (3.93%) Test Engineer
7 9 (3.21%) Business Analyst
7 9 (3.21%) Network Engineer
8 8 (2.86%) Contracts Manager
8 8 (2.86%) Designer
9 7 (2.50%) Applications Manager
9 7 (2.50%) Applications Project Manager
9 7 (2.50%) IT Programme Manager
9 7 (2.50%) Programme Manager
9 7 (2.50%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.50%) Transformation Manager
9 7 (2.50%) Transformation Programme Manager
10 6 (2.14%) Administrator
10 6 (2.14%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.64%) Web Services
2 24 (8.57%) SOAP
3 19 (6.79%) .NET
3 19 (6.79%) REST
4 18 (6.43%) HTML
5 15 (5.36%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.29%) CSS
6 12 (4.29%) LDAP
7 10 (3.57%) Middleware
8 9 (3.21%) CSS3
8 9 (3.21%) HTML5
9 8 (2.86%) XML
10 7 (2.50%) LESS
10 7 (2.50%) Sass
11 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.14%) jQuery
11 6 (2.14%) Spring
11 6 (2.14%) Spring Boot
12 5 (1.79%) J2EE
12 5 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 134 (47.86%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.86%) PMI
4 18 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (5.71%) Data Centre
6 14 (5.00%) User Experience
7 12 (4.29%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.21%) Social Media
8 9 (3.21%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.79%) Clustering
9 5 (1.79%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.07%) Replication
11 3 (1.07%) TM Forum
12 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.71%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.71%) NHS
12 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.50%) Linux
2 14 (5.00%) Unix
2 14 (5.00%) Windows
3 7 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.07%) Android
4 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.07%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.71%) Solaris
5 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.93%) Project Management
3 26 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (7.86%) SOA
5 21 (7.50%) Decision-Making
5 21 (7.50%) Matrix Organization
6 20 (7.14%) Migration
7 19 (6.79%) Analytics
8 18 (6.43%) Critical Thinking
8 18 (6.43%) ITIL
9 17 (6.07%) Business Analysis
9 17 (6.07%) DevOps
9 17 (6.07%) E-Commerce
9 17 (6.07%) SDLC
10 16 (5.71%) Validation
11 15 (5.36%) CRM
11 15 (5.36%) Waterfall
12 14 (5.00%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (4.64%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.50%) Java
2 34 (12.14%) SQL
3 26 (9.29%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.71%) C#
4 16 (5.71%) Python
5 11 (3.93%) PHP
6 10 (3.57%) C
7 7 (2.50%) Perl
8 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.43%) C++
9 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.07%) LotusScript
10 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.71%) ABAP
11 2 (0.71%) AWK
11 2 (0.71%) ES6
12 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (22.50%) Degree
2 34 (12.14%) PMI Certification
3 25 (8.93%) PMP
4 19 (6.79%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.07%) Master's Degree
6 12 (4.29%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.86%) CCNP
7 8 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.86%) PgMP
8 6 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.14%) ISEB
8 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.14%) MBA
9 4 (1.43%) HNC
10 2 (0.71%) ACCA
10 2 (0.71%) CIMA
11 1 (0.36%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.36%) MCSE
11 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.79%) PMO
3 5 (1.79%) QA
4 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) GCP
5 2 (0.71%) GDPR
5 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.14%) Docker
3 3 (1.07%) Firmware
3 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) Corosync
5 1 (0.36%) StorNext
5 1 (0.36%) vCloud
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.07%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.86%) Ansible
3 7 (2.50%) Puppet
4 6 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.71%) Grafana
6 2 (0.71%) Graphite
6 2 (0.71%) Kibana
6 2 (0.71%) Mesos
6 2 (0.71%) Nagios
6 2 (0.71%) Salt
6 2 (0.71%) SCCM
6 2 (0.71%) SCOM
6 2 (0.71%) StatsD
6 2 (0.71%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.36%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 38 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.07%) Oracle
3 24 (8.57%) HP
4 18 (6.43%) TIBCO
5 14 (5.00%) Cisco
5 14 (5.00%) SAP
6 13 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (3.93%) Nokia
8 10 (3.57%) AppDynamics
9 9 (3.21%) FNZ
10 8 (2.86%) Huawei
11 6 (2.14%) Aruba
11 6 (2.14%) IBM
11 6 (2.14%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.79%) Alibaba
12 5 (1.79%) Juniper
12 5 (1.79%) Remedy
12 5 (1.79%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.79%) Talend
13 4 (1.43%) EXTOL