Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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.

Problem-Solving
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 28 29
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 141 161 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.16% 6.81% 6.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.34% 8.26% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 84 63
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £232 £200 £207
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.95% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £10.68 £21.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.35% +53.57% -
10th Percentile £9.40 £15.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £11.01 £29.00 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +110.00% +17.65% -6.85%

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 1,509 1,950 1,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.38% 82.45% 85.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 916 805
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -1.37% +8.15%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £235
90th Percentile £575 £537 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 65
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.47 £16.58 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.76% +10.53% -7.06%
10th Percentile £10.37 £9.51 £9.41
90th Percentile £37.55 £48.75 £44.60
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -

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 20 November 2018.

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
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 20 November 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 +11 123 £400 +14.29% 38
High Wycombe +3 9 £350 +150.00% 7
Aylesbury 0 2 £450 +28.57% 6
Marlow - 1 - - 2
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 59 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 57 (40.43%) ITIL
3 47 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 41 (29.08%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (29.08%) Finance
5 37 (26.24%) Service Management
6 36 (25.53%) Microsoft
7 34 (24.11%) Windows
8 33 (23.40%) DV Cleared
9 32 (22.70%) Change Management
10 29 (20.57%) ITSM
10 29 (20.57%) SQL
11 27 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
11 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (18.44%) ITIL V3
13 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
14 21 (14.89%) Linux
14 21 (14.89%) Service Delivery
15 20 (14.18%) Windows Server
16 19 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
17 18 (12.77%) PowerShell
18 17 (12.06%) Critical Thinking
18 17 (12.06%) SLA
18 17 (12.06%) Project Management
19 16 (11.35%) CRM
20 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
20 15 (10.64%) Oracle
20 15 (10.64%) Java
20 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2

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 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
4 14 (9.93%) Skype for Business
5 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (7.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (6.38%) IIS
7 4 (2.84%) Confluence
7 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.42%) Apache
9 2 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.71%) CMS
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.42%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.71%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.09%) Office 365
2 7 (4.96%) OpenShift
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.84%) GitHub
5 3 (2.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Firewall
2 2 (1.42%) DHCP
2 2 (1.42%) DNS
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
2 2 (1.42%) Intranet
2 2 (1.42%) LAN
2 2 (1.42%) Skype
2 2 (1.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.71%) Broadband
3 1 (0.71%) Extranet
3 1 (0.71%) NAS
3 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.96%) MySQL
4 6 (4.26%) DB2
4 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.13%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.42%) Essbase
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (1.42%) Redis
7 1 (0.71%) mvBase
7 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.71%) Power BI
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) UniData
Development Applications
1 7 (4.96%) JIRA
1 7 (4.96%) Selenium
2 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.55%) Appium
4 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.42%) Calabash
5 2 (1.42%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.42%) ClearQuest
5 2 (1.42%) Introscope
5 2 (1.42%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) GitLab
6 1 (0.71%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.71%) Subversion
6 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 41 (29.08%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Legal
2 7 (4.96%) Retail
3 5 (3.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Automotive
4 4 (2.84%) German Language
4 4 (2.84%) Law
5 2 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (25.53%) Analyst
2 17 (12.06%) Developer
3 12 (8.51%) Administrator
4 11 (7.80%) Service Manager
5 10 (7.09%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Service Analyst
6 8 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.26%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.26%) SharePoint Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) SharePoint Specialist
8 6 (4.26%) Tester
9 5 (3.55%) Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Data Centre Technician
9 5 (3.55%) Junior
9 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.84%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) .NET
1 5 (3.55%) XML
2 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
2 4 (2.84%) HTML
2 4 (2.84%) iOS SDK
2 4 (2.84%) LDAP
2 4 (2.84%) Node.js
2 4 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.13%) CSS
3 3 (2.13%) HTML5
3 3 (2.13%) ODBC
3 3 (2.13%) Spring
3 3 (2.13%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.13%) YAML
4 2 (1.42%) CSS3
4 2 (1.42%) jQuery
4 2 (1.42%) RESTful
4 2 (1.42%) XHTML
5 1 (0.71%) Kafka
5 1 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.13%) User Experience
5 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.42%) PMI
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) IVR
7 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.11%) Windows
2 21 (14.89%) Linux
3 20 (14.18%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.93%) Unix
6 7 (4.96%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.26%) CentOS
7 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.13%) Android
9 3 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (40.43%) ITIL
2 37 (26.24%) Service Management
3 32 (22.70%) Change Management
4 29 (20.57%) ITSM
5 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (18.44%) ITIL V3
7 21 (14.89%) Service Delivery
8 17 (12.06%) Critical Thinking
8 17 (12.06%) Project Management
9 16 (11.35%) CRM
10 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
11 14 (9.93%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.51%) Virtual Environments
13 11 (7.80%) Configuration Management
13 11 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (7.09%) DevOps
14 10 (7.09%) Presales
15 9 (6.38%) Incident Management
16 8 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (5.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.57%) SQL
2 18 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 15 (10.64%) Java
4 14 (9.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.67%) C#
6 7 (4.96%) C++
7 6 (4.26%) Apple Swift
7 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.84%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.84%) Python
9 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) Java 8
9 2 (1.42%) Korn
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
9 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 47 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (23.40%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.22%) Degree
5 9 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (5.67%) APMP
6 8 (5.67%) ISEB
7 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.55%) HNC
8 5 (3.55%) HND
8 5 (3.55%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.13%) MCSE
9 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.42%) CCNP
10 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.42%) MCSA
10 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.06%) SLA
2 7 (4.96%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) COBIT
3 2 (1.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.26%) Docker
3 6 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.42%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.42%) UAG
5 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) OVSD
2 7 (4.96%) Ansible
3 6 (4.26%) Nagios
4 4 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.13%) SCCM
6 2 (1.42%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.42%) Puppet
6 2 (1.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.71%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 36 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.64%) Oracle
3 11 (7.80%) VMware
4 10 (7.09%) HP
4 10 (7.09%) Remedy
5 7 (4.96%) Citrix
6 6 (4.26%) webMethods
7 3 (2.13%) BMC
7 3 (2.13%) NetApp
8 2 (1.42%) Apple
8 2 (1.42%) Avaya
8 2 (1.42%) CA
8 2 (1.42%) Cisco
8 2 (1.42%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.42%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.42%) Lumension
8 2 (1.42%) Pega
8 2 (1.42%) Planview
8 2 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.42%) Sony