Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 123 103
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +20
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £425 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -4.71% +32.15%
10th Percentile £228 £309 £331
90th Percentile £629 £515 £495
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -7.29% -

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 1,544 1,842 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 86.31% 82.12% 84.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 871 821
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.37% +8.15%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 56
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +3.99% -11.23%
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.58 £9.15
90th Percentile £45.25 £58.25 £44.25
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +18 8 £413 +17.86% 3
Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Document Management
3 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Development
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Guidewire
4 1 (11.11%) OAuth2

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Change Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) OAuth
1 1 (11.11%) OAuth2
1 1 (11.11%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Development
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (22.22%) Document Management
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) User Stories
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (11.11%) OWASP
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Guidewire