Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 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.

Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 108 116
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria 3 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% 0.85% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.02% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £488 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.44% -5.80% +102.94%
10th Percentile £343 £411 £493
90th Percentile £436 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £481 £518
% change year-on-year -16.88% -7.00% +44.76%
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 1,360 1,669 1,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.54% 83.70% 83.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 890 813
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% +0.31% -
10th Percentile £259 £250 £256
90th Percentile £588 £557 £543
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 96 53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £23.75 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.79% -12.12% +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.06
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.50 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.63% -17.08%

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
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 17 July 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
Milton Keynes +7 3 £403 -17.44%
Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec