Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +22
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 268 282 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.41% 7.26% 7.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 8.46% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 123 132
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £138 £208 £200
90th Percentile £638 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +78.95% +46.15%
10th Percentile £21.90 £11.74 £12.40
90th Percentile £65.50 £50.10 £51.52
South East median hourly rate £22.20 £40.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.84% +101.25% +29.03%

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 3,666 3,332 3,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.68% 85.81% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,805 1,687 1,700
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £277 £250 £261
90th Percentile £604 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.95% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.28% +38.71% -11.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +21.95% -10.87%

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 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 0 98 £388 -6.06% 50
Newbury +3 52 £438 +45.83% 7
Maidenhead +4 22 £363 -9.38% 10
Bracknell -6 22 £455 -9.90% 18
Slough -10 16 £143 -64.38% 18
Wokingham +2 4 £325 -43.48% 3
Ascot - 4 £128 - 2
Crowthorne - 1 £200 - 1
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 99 (36.94%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.01%) Telecoms
4 54 (20.15%) Oracle
4 54 (20.15%) Microsoft
5 51 (19.03%) SQL
6 48 (17.91%) Java
6 48 (17.91%) Windows
7 39 (14.55%) Migration
8 36 (13.43%) Security Cleared
9 32 (11.94%) Decision-Making
10 31 (11.57%) PL/SQL
11 30 (11.19%) Web Services
12 29 (10.82%) Active Directory
13 26 (9.70%) SOA
14 25 (9.33%) QA
15 24 (8.96%) Cramer
15 24 (8.96%) Finance
15 24 (8.96%) Amdocs OSS
16 23 (8.58%) Office 365
16 23 (8.58%) ITIL
17 22 (8.21%) J2EE
17 22 (8.21%) WebLogic
17 22 (8.21%) JMS
17 22 (8.21%) TIBCO
17 22 (8.21%) Scrum
17 22 (8.21%) Critical Thinking
18 20 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
18 20 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (7.46%) Azure

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 22 (8.21%) WebLogic
2 16 (5.97%) Confluence
3 7 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.24%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.37%) Mendix
9 1 (0.37%) Mule
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.24%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (2.24%) Sonata
2 5 (1.87%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.75%) HFM
4 2 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.37%) Odoo
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.58%) Office 365
2 20 (7.46%) Azure
3 11 (4.10%) SaaS
4 10 (3.73%) PaaS
5 8 (2.99%) AWS
5 8 (2.99%) GitHub
6 6 (2.24%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (1.87%) Apigee
8 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.75%) GCP
8 2 (0.75%) Heroku
8 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Asana
9 1 (0.37%) Force.com
9 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Serverless
9 1 (0.37%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.10%) Network Security
2 9 (3.36%) Skype
3 7 (2.61%) LAN
3 7 (2.61%) SNMP
3 7 (2.61%) WAN
3 7 (2.61%) Wireless
4 5 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (1.49%) 5G
5 4 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.49%) VoIP
6 3 (1.12%) DNS
6 3 (1.12%) Firewall
6 3 (1.12%) HTTP
6 3 (1.12%) Internet
7 2 (0.75%) 2G
7 2 (0.75%) 3G
7 2 (0.75%) ADSL
7 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.75%) VPN
7 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.85%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.61%) Essbase
3 7 (2.61%) Oracle Smart View
3 7 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.49%) Big Data
7 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.12%) MS Access
8 2 (0.75%) DB2
8 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.75%) MySQL
8 2 (0.75%) OLAP
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.75%) Redis
8 2 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (7.46%) JIRA
2 11 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.99%) InstallShield
3 8 (2.99%) MSI
3 8 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.24%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.37%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.37%) JMeter
7 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.37%) LSMW
7 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 59 (22.01%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.96%) Finance
3 18 (6.72%) Retail
4 13 (4.85%) Marketing
5 10 (3.73%) Billing
6 7 (2.61%) Legal
7 6 (2.24%) Publishing
8 4 (1.49%) Law
9 3 (1.12%) Banking
9 3 (1.12%) French Language
9 3 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.75%) Automotive
10 2 (0.75%) Games
10 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.75%) Local Government
10 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (19.40%) Architect
2 43 (16.04%) Analyst
3 23 (8.58%) Consultant
4 18 (6.72%) Business Analyst
5 16 (5.97%) Designer
6 15 (5.60%) TIBCO Specialist
7 12 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.10%) Developer
9 8 (2.99%) Senior Architect
10 7 (2.61%) Applications Specialist
11 6 (2.24%) Digital Architect
11 6 (2.24%) Lead Architect
11 6 (2.24%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (2.24%) Solutions Designer
11 6 (2.24%) Support Analyst
12 5 (1.87%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Architect
12 5 (1.87%) Product Owner
12 5 (1.87%) Senior Manager
12 5 (1.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.19%) Web Services
2 22 (8.21%) J2EE
2 22 (8.21%) JMS
3 11 (4.10%) JSON
3 11 (4.10%) XML
4 10 (3.73%) HTML
4 10 (3.73%) REST
5 7 (2.61%) .NET
5 7 (2.61%) CSS
5 7 (2.61%) Swagger
5 7 (2.61%) XSD
6 6 (2.24%) React
6 6 (2.24%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (2.24%) XSL
7 5 (1.87%) SOAP
7 5 (1.87%) Spring
8 4 (1.49%) Middleware
9 3 (1.12%) Node.js
9 3 (1.12%) RESTful
10 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (36.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.48%) User Experience
4 7 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.12%) Blog
6 3 (1.12%) Handset
6 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.12%) NHS
6 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.75%) IVR
7 2 (0.75%) Life Science
7 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 48 (17.91%) Windows
2 18 (6.72%) Windows 7
3 16 (5.97%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.22%) Unix
5 13 (4.85%) Windows 8
6 11 (4.10%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.99%) Android
7 8 (2.99%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.99%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.61%) Linux
8 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.24%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.55%) Migration
3 32 (11.94%) Decision-Making
4 26 (9.70%) SOA
5 23 (8.58%) ITIL
6 22 (8.21%) Critical Thinking
6 22 (8.21%) Scrum
7 20 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (7.09%) Time Management
9 17 (6.34%) High Availability
10 16 (5.97%) DevOps
10 16 (5.97%) Functional Testing
11 15 (5.60%) Data Analysis
11 15 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.60%) SDLC
12 14 (5.22%) ITSM
13 13 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (4.85%) Data Migration
13 13 (4.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.03%) SQL
2 48 (17.91%) Java
3 31 (11.57%) PL/SQL
4 14 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.22%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.10%) Python
6 9 (3.36%) Groovy
6 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.99%) C#
8 7 (2.61%) XPath
8 7 (2.61%) XQuery
9 5 (1.87%) PHP
10 3 (1.12%) VBA
11 2 (0.75%) Perl
11 2 (0.75%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.37%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.09%) Degree
3 16 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.60%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.85%) MCSE
6 11 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.49%) CCNA
8 4 (1.49%) CCNP
8 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.49%) ISEB
8 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CISSP
10 2 (0.75%) ACCA
10 2 (0.75%) CIMA
10 2 (0.75%) CISA
10 2 (0.75%) CISM
10 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.33%) QA
2 13 (4.85%) SLA
3 5 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.12%) GDPR
4 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.37%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (2.99%) XenApp
3 6 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.12%) Docker
5 2 (0.75%) NDS
5 2 (0.75%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (8.96%) Amdocs OSS
2 10 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.99%) SCCM
4 5 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.49%) QRadar
6 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.12%) WSUS
7 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.75%) logstash
7 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.75%) Netcool
7 2 (0.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.37%) Ansible
8 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 54 (20.15%) Microsoft
1 54 (20.15%) Oracle
2 24 (8.96%) Cramer
3 22 (8.21%) TIBCO
4 18 (6.72%) Cisco
5 12 (4.48%) Apple
5 12 (4.48%) Atlassian
6 11 (4.10%) HP
6 11 (4.10%) IBM
7 10 (3.73%) Novell
8 9 (3.36%) Hyperion
8 9 (3.36%) McAfee
9 8 (2.99%) Dell
10 7 (2.61%) Citrix
10 7 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.61%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.61%) VMware
11 6 (2.24%) Nokia
11 6 (2.24%) Remedy
12 5 (1.87%) Juniper