Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 22 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.

Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 123 103
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +31
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 0.40% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.49% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £525 £435 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.57% +70.59% -27.14%
10th Percentile £413 £334 £248
90th Percentile £550 £535 £263
South East median daily rate £504 £570 £348
% change year-on-year -11.58% +64.03% +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

Operational 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 1,564 1,842 1,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 86.36% 82.12% 84.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 871 817
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.37% +8.15%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £254
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 54
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 £9.09
90th Percentile £45.25 £58.25 £41.38
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.81%

Operational Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Operational Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Operational Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operational Acceptance Criteria in Buckinghamshire

Operational 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 Operational Acceptance Criteria within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 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 +13 10 £525 +20.57% 2
Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Operational 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 Operational Acceptance Criteria.

1 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) Change Management
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL V3
2 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (54.55%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) Citrix
5 6 (54.55%) ITSM
5 6 (54.55%) Service Management
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (45.45%) MySQL
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
7 4 (36.36%) NetApp
8 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (27.27%) Unix
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) IaaS

Operational 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Power BI
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Change Management
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL V3
2 8 (72.73%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (54.55%) ITSM
3 6 (54.55%) Service Management
4 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCDBA
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) COBIT
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft