Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 112 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - -
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria 26 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.25% 0.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% - -
South East median daily rate £450 £525 £350
% change year-on-year -14.29% +50.00% -
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 1,719 1,628 1,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.64% 83.32% 85.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 790 902
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.28%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 49 37
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.28 £16.00 £14.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.78% +8.33% -13.12%
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £48.00 £77.50 £44.05
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.58% +5.56%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +10 26 £425 -19.05% 2
Operational Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 26 (100.00%) ITIL
1 26 (100.00%) Change Management
1 26 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 26 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (84.62%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (80.77%) Windows
4 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
5 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
5 19 (73.08%) Network Virtualisation
5 19 (73.08%) TCP/IP
6 17 (65.38%) VMware
7 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (57.69%) Service Delivery
9 14 (53.85%) NetApp
9 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
9 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (46.15%) Service Management
11 11 (42.31%) Wireless
11 11 (42.31%) Cisco
11 11 (42.31%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (38.46%) Virtual Environments
12 10 (38.46%) ITSM
13 9 (34.62%) Linux
13 9 (34.62%) F5
13 9 (34.62%) Skype for Business
13 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
14 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
14 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 9 (34.62%) Skype for Business
2 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) TCP/IP
2 11 (42.31%) Wireless
3 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
4 8 (30.77%) BGP
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) ICMP
4 8 (30.77%) IPsec
4 8 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (15.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Team Leader
2 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 6 (23.08%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Communications Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (42.31%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (15.38%) CMDB
5 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Change Management
1 26 (100.00%) ITIL
1 26 (100.00%) ITIL V3
2 22 (84.62%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (73.08%) Network Virtualisation
4 15 (57.69%) Service Delivery
5 12 (46.15%) Service Management
6 10 (38.46%) ITSM
6 10 (38.46%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
11 1 (3.85%) CRM
11 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
11 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (73.08%) SC Cleared
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) MCP
5 5 (19.23%) MCSE
6 3 (11.54%) CCNP
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.69%) CCA
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) OVSD
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) NetApp
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) F5
5 7 (26.92%) Citrix
5 7 (26.92%) HP
5 7 (26.92%) Palo Alto
6 6 (23.08%) ServiceNow
7 4 (15.38%) Juniper
8 3 (11.54%) Aruba
9 1 (3.85%) Symantec