Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 September 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 13 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 +28 -22
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 91 109 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.45% 8.73% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.53% 10.60% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 38
Reading median daily rate £415 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £151 £288
90th Percentile £563 £518 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Reading median hourly rate £36.25 £45.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.02% +126.63% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £24.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year +40.21% +86.54% -67.50%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,208 1,028 1,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.61% 82.31% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 566 740
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £229 £271 £240
90th Percentile £575 £575 £551
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 40
Reading median hourly rate £20.75 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.69% -24.99% -11.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.95 £14.63
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Reading

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Reading

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Reading over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Reading

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Reading over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Reading region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 31 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (23.08%) SQL
3 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.78%) Project Management
4 18 (19.78%) Degree
5 17 (18.68%) Oracle
6 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
7 14 (15.38%) Finance
8 13 (14.29%) Java
9 12 (13.19%) .NET
9 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.09%) Data Analysis
11 10 (10.99%) Windows
11 10 (10.99%) C#
11 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
12 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
12 9 (9.89%) Unix
12 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
12 9 (9.89%) MVC
12 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
13 8 (8.79%) FNZ
13 8 (8.79%) Sonata
13 8 (8.79%) Firewall
13 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
13 8 (8.79%) Web Services
13 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
13 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
13 8 (8.79%) Workflow

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (5.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.30%) Confluence
3 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) Apache
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Sonata
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (4.40%) Infor M3
4 2 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (2.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.10%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.59%) Office 365
3 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.30%) SaaS
6 2 (2.20%) GitHub
6 2 (2.20%) IaaS
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) Firewall
2 6 (6.59%) Wireless
3 5 (5.49%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.40%) MPLS
5 3 (3.30%) Network Security
5 3 (3.30%) Skype
5 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 2 (2.20%) 3G
6 2 (2.20%) 4G
6 2 (2.20%) DWDM
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 2 (2.20%) SNMP
6 2 (2.20%) WLAN
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (1.10%) DOCSIS
7 1 (1.10%) DVB
7 1 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.10%) Power BI
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) Redis
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.40%) JMeter
2 4 (4.40%) Selenium
2 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.30%) Maven
3 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.20%) Hudson
5 1 (1.10%) Buildbot
5 1 (1.10%) Grunt
5 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.10%) MSI
5 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) Toad
5 1 (1.10%) webpack
General
1 16 (17.58%) Telecoms
2 14 (15.38%) Finance
3 6 (6.59%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (4.40%) French Language
5 3 (3.30%) German Language
5 3 (3.30%) Marketing
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 11 (12.09%) Analyst
2 9 (9.89%) Consultant
3 8 (8.79%) Developer
4 6 (6.59%) Administrator
4 6 (6.59%) Architect
4 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.40%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 4 (4.40%) OSS Architect
5 4 (4.40%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Programmer
5 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.30%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Tester
6 3 (3.30%) TIBCO Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.79%) Web Services
4 7 (7.69%) REST
5 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.49%) CSS
6 5 (5.49%) Spring
6 5 (5.49%) Spring Boot
7 4 (4.40%) HTML
7 4 (4.40%) J2EE
8 3 (3.30%) CSS3
8 3 (3.30%) HTML5
8 3 (3.30%) SOAP
9 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.20%) jQuery
9 2 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.20%) XML
10 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.10%) LDAP
10 1 (1.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.40%) Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.30%) Replication
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.10%) Blog
8 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.10%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.10%) Life Science
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.10%) PMI
8 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Windows
2 9 (9.89%) Unix
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.40%) Linux
5 3 (3.30%) Android
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Project Management
2 12 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.09%) Data Analysis
4 9 (9.89%) MVC
5 8 (8.79%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.79%) Workflow
6 7 (7.69%) Critical Thinking
6 7 (7.69%) DevOps
6 7 (7.69%) SOA
6 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.59%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.59%) Wealth Management
8 5 (5.49%) Creative Thinking
8 5 (5.49%) High Availability
8 5 (5.49%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.49%) Microservices
8 5 (5.49%) Migration
8 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) SQL
2 13 (14.29%) Java
3 10 (10.99%) C#
4 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.40%) C
5 4 (4.40%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) Python
6 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.10%) AWK
8 1 (1.10%) ES6
8 1 (1.10%) Groovy
8 1 (1.10%) Ruby
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) CCNP
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.20%) HNC
5 2 (2.20%) PMP
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.10%) MCSE
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.10%) GDPR
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) Docker
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.10%) Firmware
4 1 (1.10%) StorNext
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Ansible
2 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.20%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.10%) Grafana
3 1 (1.10%) Graphite
3 1 (1.10%) Kibana
3 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.10%) Mesos
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.10%) Salt
3 1 (1.10%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.10%) StatsD
3 1 (1.10%) Terraform
3 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Oracle
3 8 (8.79%) FNZ
4 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 6 (6.59%) AppDynamics
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco
7 3 (3.30%) HP
7 3 (3.30%) Huawei
7 3 (3.30%) Remedy
8 2 (2.20%) Juniper
8 2 (2.20%) Meraki
9 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
9 1 (1.10%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.10%) IBM
9 1 (1.10%) McAfee
9 1 (1.10%) Nokia
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.10%) Teradata
9 1 (1.10%) VMware