Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Acceptance Criteria
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 101 115
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14 -16
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 8 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.35% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.50% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 12
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £461 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.71% +36.44% -3.57%
10th Percentile £309 £357 £307
90th Percentile £515 £496 £490
South East median daily rate £450 £390 £384
% change year-on-year +15.38% +1.63% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £39.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -7.29% - +15.79%

Acceptance Criteria 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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,899 1,414 1,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.71% 84.17% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 768 1,002
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £255 £257 £250
90th Percentile £538 £570 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 58 64
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.84% +22.54%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.21 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.48 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Milton Keynes -30 3 £350 -24.00%
Marlow - 2 £425 -
Aylesbury - 1 £550 -
High Wycombe - 1 £290 -
Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Microservices
5 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (12.50%) New Relic
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
5 1 (12.50%) Slack
5 1 (12.50%) Release Automation
5 1 (12.50%) npm
5 1 (12.50%) Serverless
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Akamai
5 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Akamai
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (12.50%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) npm
2 1 (12.50%) Serverless
2 1 (12.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Procurement Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Architect
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Express
1 1 (12.50%) Google Maps API
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Release Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) New Relic
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk