Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 131 115
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria 15 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 0.49% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.60% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £502 £510 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +100.00% -27.14%
10th Percentile £412 £490 £248
90th Percentile £550 £550 £263
South East median daily rate £494 £538 £350
% change year-on-year -8.14% +53.57% +5.26%
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 1,624 1,844 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.28% 82.84% 85.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 846 889
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £231 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 58 53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.79% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.35 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £77.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +6 14 £502 -1.57% 1
Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 15 (100.00%) ITIL
1 15 (100.00%) Change Management
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL V3
2 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (73.33%) Windows
5 10 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (60.00%) Linux
6 9 (60.00%) Service Management
6 9 (60.00%) VMware
7 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
7 8 (53.33%) ITSM
8 7 (46.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (40.00%) Citrix
10 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 5 (33.33%) MySQL
10 5 (33.33%) Cisco
10 5 (33.33%) NetApp
10 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (33.33%) F5
10 5 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
11 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (26.67%) IaaS
11 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
11 4 (26.67%) SharePoint

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 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
2 3 (20.00%) BGP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) ICMP
2 3 (20.00%) IPsec
2 3 (20.00%) OSPF
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Communications Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Change Management
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL V3
2 10 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (60.00%) Service Management
4 8 (53.33%) ITSM
4 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (6.67%) Migration
8 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (20.00%) MCP
5 3 (20.00%) MCSE
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
6 1 (6.67%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OVSD
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) NetApp
3 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Aruba
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec