Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 20 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 85 126 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.36% 7.50% 6.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 8.45% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 75 81
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £201
90th Percentile £495 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £421 £399
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.64% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.74% -46.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.34 £16.30
90th Percentile £21.75 £26.65 £29.00
South East median hourly rate £22.44 £41.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year -45.27% +98.79% +37.50%

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 1,129 1,491 1,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.44% 88.75% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 862 921
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -1.23%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £255
90th Percentile £563 £587 £530
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 80 94
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -13.84% +14.10%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.98 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.13 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% -3.01%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 0 65 £438 +9.38% 35
High Wycombe +4 11 £338 +8.00% 11
Marlow +5 2 £238 - 4
Aylesbury +2 1 - - 3
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 20 (23.53%) Azure
3 19 (22.35%) HTML
3 19 (22.35%) CSS
4 16 (18.82%) SQL
4 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 15 (17.65%) jQuery
5 15 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (16.47%) .NET
7 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
8 12 (14.12%) Banking
8 12 (14.12%) User Experience
9 11 (12.94%) C#
9 11 (12.94%) ITIL
9 11 (12.94%) Windows
9 11 (12.94%) Time Management
9 11 (12.94%) JSON
10 10 (11.76%) Linux
10 10 (11.76%) Unix
10 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 9 (10.59%) MVC
11 9 (10.59%) HTML5
12 8 (9.41%) Degree
12 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (9.41%) Migration

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 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.53%) Documentum
2 3 (3.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.35%) JBoss
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.71%) InVision
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Sketch
2 4 (4.71%) Zeplin
3 3 (3.53%) UserZoom
4 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.53%) Azure
2 5 (5.88%) AWS
2 5 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.88%) Google Analytics
2 5 (5.88%) npm
2 5 (5.88%) Office 365
3 4 (4.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (4.71%) GitHub
3 4 (4.71%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.35%) Veeva
5 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) DHCP
1 2 (2.35%) DNS
1 2 (2.35%) Firewall
1 2 (2.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.18%) ATM
2 1 (1.18%) BGP
2 1 (1.18%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.18%) ICMP
2 1 (1.18%) IPsec
2 1 (1.18%) LAN
2 1 (1.18%) OSPF
2 1 (1.18%) Skype
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
2 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
3 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.35%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (2.35%) Redis
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.88%) Grunt
2 5 (5.88%) webpack
3 3 (3.53%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.35%) Mocha
5 1 (1.18%) FishEye
5 1 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (1.18%) Maven
5 1 (1.18%) PostCSS
5 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Legal
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) .NET Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Software Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Administrator
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (7.06%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (7.06%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Junior
8 4 (4.71%) Junior Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Monitoring Specialist
8 4 (4.71%) Salesforce Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.35%) CSS
1 19 (22.35%) HTML
2 15 (17.65%) jQuery
2 15 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 14 (16.47%) .NET
4 11 (12.94%) JSON
5 9 (10.59%) HTML5
6 7 (8.24%) Spring
6 7 (8.24%) Web Services
7 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (7.06%) SOAP
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.88%) Apache Cordova
8 5 (5.88%) Express
8 5 (5.88%) Mongoose
8 5 (5.88%) Node.js
8 5 (5.88%) PhoneGap
8 5 (5.88%) React
8 5 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.12%) User Experience
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Mindset
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.18%) Blog
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.94%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 10 (11.76%) Unix
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.94%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Time Management
3 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 10 (11.76%) Scrum
4 9 (10.59%) MVC
5 8 (9.41%) Migration
5 8 (9.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (9.41%) SDLC
5 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
5 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.24%) Decision-Making
6 7 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.06%) Analytics
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps
7 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.06%) Open Source
7 6 (7.06%) Refactoring
7 6 (7.06%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.94%) C#
4 6 (7.06%) ES6
4 6 (7.06%) Java
5 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
6 2 (2.35%) Kotlin
6 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.35%) Scala
7 1 (1.18%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.35%) CCNP
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) CIMA
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
1 7 (8.24%) SLA
2 6 (7.06%) PMO
3 4 (4.71%) WCAG
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.35%) IBM BigFix
2 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (7.06%) SAP
4 5 (5.88%) CA
4 5 (5.88%) Google
5 4 (4.71%) Adobe
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 3 (3.53%) Maxymiser
6 3 (3.53%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.53%) Telerik
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) Apple
7 2 (2.35%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.35%) Hotjar
7 2 (2.35%) HP
7 2 (2.35%) McAfee
7 2 (2.35%) OutSystems
7 2 (2.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.35%) Symantec
7 2 (2.35%) Xamarin