Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 24 February 2020 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 35 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 21 43 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.99% 4.83% 6.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 5.59% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 75
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £200 £255 £255
90th Percentile £850 £613 £656
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £24.66 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.99% +6.25% +125.35%
10th Percentile £19.10 £24.25 £39.00
90th Percentile £29.96 £47.75 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.69% +75.76%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 412 769 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 78.33% 86.31% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 565 828
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £253 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £613
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 16
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £45.50 £23.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.62% +18.99% +1.28%
10th Percentile £17.60 £16.28 £15.25
90th Percentile £50.03 £52.38 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £26.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -14.15% +11.58% +5.56%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Oxfordshire

Problem-Solving
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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
Oxford +7 10 £500 +5.26% 11
Abingdon 0 5 £200 +60.00% 5
Kidlington +1 2 £510 +23.64%
Banbury - 1 £375 - 2
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Time Management
3 5 (23.81%) AWS
3 5 (23.81%) DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Subversion
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Docker
5 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) Azure
5 3 (14.29%) Apex Code
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (4.76%) nginx
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365
4 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.76%) JDeveloper
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.76%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Salesforce Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) CSS
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Core
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Django
4 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) DevOps
1 5 (23.81%) Time Management
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) Personalization
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Critical Thinking
5 1 (4.76%) Field Research
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Quote-to-Cash
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Apex Code
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Foglight
2 1 (4.76%) Prometheus
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau