Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 36 35
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 37 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.37% 5.51% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.11% 6.28% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 68
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £213
90th Percentile £835 £638 £583
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +1.19% +7.69% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.31 £20.00 £18.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.87% -5.29%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.84 £13.37
90th Percentile £25.81 £48.00 £23.71
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £41.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year -46.34% +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 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 456 971 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 78.49% 87.71% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 709 797
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £163 £300 £277
90th Percentile £590 £575 £590
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 17
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -13.04% +26.03%
10th Percentile £17.40 £13.75 £13.98
90th Percentile £107.65 £43.75 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.12 £22.75
% change year-on-year +3.50% +10.42% -6.09%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 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
Oxford +28 24 £425 -15.00% 16
Abingdon +11 5 £200 +60.00% 9
Kidlington +7 2 £510 +18.26% 2
Banbury - 1 £375 - 2
Problem-Solving
South East

For the 6 months to 11 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 9 (24.32%) HTML
3 9 (24.32%) Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Time Management
4 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
5 7 (18.92%) AWS
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 6 (16.22%) Finance
6 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.22%) Python
6 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (13.51%) Power Platform
7 5 (13.51%) Power BI
7 5 (13.51%) Docker
7 5 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (13.51%) Visualisation
7 5 (13.51%) Tableau
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (13.51%) Data Mining
7 5 (13.51%) C#
7 5 (13.51%) VBA
7 5 (13.51%) .NET
7 5 (13.51%) Subversion

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 3 (8.11%) WordPress
2 2 (5.41%) nginx
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) AWS
2 5 (13.51%) Power Platform
3 4 (10.81%) Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DKIM
1 2 (5.41%) DMARC
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) SMTP
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Data Mining
1 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (13.51%) Power BI
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) AWS Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Salesforce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 5 (13.51%) .NET
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Core
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Django
5 2 (5.41%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (5.41%) Node.js
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) CSS3
6 1 (2.70%) Flash
6 1 (2.70%) HTML5
6 1 (2.70%) Keras
6 1 (2.70%) ModSecurity
6 1 (2.70%) Redux
6 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Time Management
2 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.22%) Critical Thinking
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Data Mapping
4 5 (13.51%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (13.51%) Visualisation
5 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
5 4 (10.81%) MVC
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Web Design
6 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.41%) Personalization
7 2 (5.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) Python
4 5 (13.51%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) VBA
5 3 (8.11%) Apex Code
5 3 (8.11%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) Fortran
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) GIAC
2 1 (2.70%) ISACA
2 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PhD
2 1 (2.70%) SANS
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.70%) NIST
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Foglight
2 1 (2.70%) Prometheus
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Tableau
3 3 (8.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) UiPath
5 1 (2.70%) VMware