Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Problem-Solving
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 124 164 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.84% 7.31% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.80% 8.76% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 66
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £348 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -8.68% +1.47%
10th Percentile £211 £198 £239
90th Percentile £485 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.25% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £10.34 £16.30 £10.26
90th Percentile £52.20 £29.00 £20.15
South East median hourly rate £39.75 £22.67 £16.50
% change year-on-year +75.32% +37.41% -15.38%

Problem-Solving 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 1,409 1,872 1,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.06% 83.42% 85.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 895 771
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +3.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 83 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -5.42%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.00 £9.27
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.75 £39.33
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Buckinghamshire

Problem-Solving
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 Problem-Solving within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +5 103 £400 +15.94% 36
High Wycombe +2 9 £313 +81.16% 7
Aylesbury +4 5 £450 +221.43% 4
Marlow - 1 - -
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Problem-Solving.

1 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.06%) ITIL
3 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 34 (27.42%) Windows
5 32 (25.81%) Finance
6 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
6 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
8 27 (21.77%) SQL
9 25 (20.16%) MS Exchange
9 25 (20.16%) DV Cleared
10 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (18.55%) Change Management
11 23 (18.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (18.55%) Mentoring
12 22 (17.74%) Service Management
13 19 (15.32%) Project Management
13 19 (15.32%) PowerShell
14 18 (14.52%) Windows Server
14 18 (14.52%) Java
15 16 (12.90%) Linux
15 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
16 15 (12.10%) Active Directory
16 15 (12.10%) ITSM
17 14 (11.29%) Oracle
17 14 (11.29%) SLA
17 14 (11.29%) Skype for Business
17 14 (11.29%) Critical Thinking
18 13 (10.48%) Presales

Problem-Solving
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 25 (20.16%) MS Exchange
2 23 (18.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (11.29%) Skype for Business
4 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 11 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (7.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (5.65%) WebSphere
10 6 (4.84%) Confluence
10 6 (4.84%) IIS
11 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
12 3 (2.42%) CMS
12 3 (2.42%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.61%) EPiServer
13 2 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Office 365
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.23%) IaaS
5 3 (2.42%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Firewall
2 3 (2.42%) LAN
2 3 (2.42%) WAN
3 2 (1.61%) DHCP
3 2 (1.61%) DNS
3 2 (1.61%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) Intranet
3 2 (1.61%) Skype
4 1 (0.81%) Broadband
4 1 (0.81%) Extranet
4 1 (0.81%) FTP
4 1 (0.81%) NAS
4 1 (0.81%) Network Security
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.23%) DB2
3 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.42%) Redis
5 2 (1.61%) Essbase
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (1.61%) Power BI
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.81%) UniData
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) JIRA
2 6 (4.84%) Appium
2 6 (4.84%) Selenium
3 5 (4.03%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.42%) Calabash
4 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.42%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.61%) Introscope
5 2 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.81%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) git-flow
6 1 (0.81%) GitLab
6 1 (0.81%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.81%) Xcode
General
1 32 (25.81%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Retail
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Legal
4 4 (3.23%) Automotive
4 4 (3.23%) German Language
5 2 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Analyst
2 12 (9.68%) Administrator
2 12 (9.68%) Service Manager
3 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.26%) Service Analyst
3 9 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) Developer
5 7 (5.65%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Junior
6 6 (4.84%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Specialist
6 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Automation Tester
7 5 (4.03%) Consultant
7 5 (4.03%) Messaging Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Tester
8 4 (3.23%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) LDAP
2 5 (4.03%) Spring Boot
3 4 (3.23%) HTML
3 4 (3.23%) Node.js
3 4 (3.23%) Spring
4 3 (2.42%) .NET
4 3 (2.42%) HTML5
4 3 (2.42%) ODBC
4 3 (2.42%) SOAP
4 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 3 (2.42%) XML
5 2 (1.61%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.61%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Akka
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) CSS
6 1 (0.81%) Hystrix
6 1 (0.81%) Kafka
6 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.42%) Robotics
3 3 (2.42%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.61%) PMI
5 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.81%) AS400
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.81%) HACMP
5 1 (0.81%) iSeries
5 1 (0.81%) IVR
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) Verilog
5 1 (0.81%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.42%) Windows
2 18 (14.52%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.90%) Linux
3 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.68%) Unix
5 6 (4.84%) CentOS
5 6 (4.84%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.23%) Android
7 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.06%) ITIL
2 24 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (18.55%) Change Management
3 23 (18.55%) Mentoring
4 22 (17.74%) Service Management
5 19 (15.32%) Project Management
6 15 (12.10%) ITSM
7 14 (11.29%) Critical Thinking
8 13 (10.48%) CRM
8 13 (10.48%) ITIL V3
8 13 (10.48%) Presales
8 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2
8 13 (10.48%) Service Delivery
9 11 (8.87%) Incident Management
10 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 9 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (7.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.77%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) PowerShell
3 18 (14.52%) Java
4 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.45%) C#
6 5 (4.03%) C++
6 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.23%) Python
8 3 (2.42%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.42%) Java 8
8 3 (2.42%) PHP
8 3 (2.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.81%) JCL
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) REXX
9 1 (0.81%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 25 (20.16%) DV Cleared
4 13 (10.48%) Degree
5 7 (5.65%) APMP
5 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (4.84%) ISEB
7 5 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.03%) Master's Degree
8 4 (3.23%) HNC
8 4 (3.23%) HND
8 4 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.42%) CCNA
9 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.42%) MCSE
9 3 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.61%) CCNP
10 2 (1.61%) MCSA
10 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.29%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.81%) GDPR
4 1 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.81%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (12.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.42%) Docker
5 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.61%) UAG
5 2 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.81%) Firmware
6 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) OVSD
2 6 (4.84%) Nagios
3 5 (4.03%) Ansible
4 2 (1.61%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.81%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.29%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) Remedy
4 9 (7.26%) HP
5 7 (5.65%) VMware
5 7 (5.65%) webMethods
6 5 (4.03%) Citrix
6 5 (4.03%) SAP
7 3 (2.42%) BMC
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
7 3 (2.42%) IBM
8 2 (1.61%) Avaya
8 2 (1.61%) CA
8 2 (1.61%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.61%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.61%) Pega
8 2 (1.61%) Planview
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.81%) F5
9 1 (0.81%) Workday