Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 20 29
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 70 92 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.69% 7.33% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 8.75% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 40
Reading median daily rate £430 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.00% -10.93%
10th Percentile £264 £200 £165
90th Percentile £575 £480 £489
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £375 £382
% change year-on-year +12.80% -1.83% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Reading median hourly rate £39.70 £24.25 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.71% -56.42% +23.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +61.90% +58.49% -29.33%

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 1,290 1,051 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.35% 83.75% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 648 577
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% -0.56% +0.63%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 40
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -36.96% -25.57%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.10 £12.83
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £55.07
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £18.28
% change year-on-year +43.10% -20.66% -27.67%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.14%) Telecoms
3 17 (24.29%) Windows
4 14 (20.00%) Degree
5 13 (18.57%) Project Management
5 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 9 (12.86%) Office 365
10 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
10 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
10 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.43%) PMI Certification
10 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (10.00%) C
11 7 (10.00%) C#
12 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.57%) .NET
12 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
12 6 (8.57%) PMP
12 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.57%) Clustering
12 6 (8.57%) Retail
12 6 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
12 6 (8.57%) Virtual Machines

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 4 (5.71%) IIS
1 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.43%) Confluence
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
3 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.86%) Office 365
3 6 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.14%) IaaS
5 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.43%) Datadog
6 1 (1.43%) npm
6 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.43%) SaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (5.71%) LAN
2 4 (5.71%) Skype
2 4 (5.71%) WAN
3 3 (4.29%) 3G
3 3 (4.29%) 4G
3 3 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.29%) WLAN
4 2 (2.86%) DHCP
4 2 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.43%) DNS
5 1 (1.43%) GPRS
5 1 (1.43%) SAN
5 1 (1.43%) SSL
5 1 (1.43%) VPN
5 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Power BI
4 1 (1.43%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) MSI
4 1 (1.43%) Buildbot
4 1 (1.43%) Grunt
4 1 (1.43%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Maven
4 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 19 (27.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Analyst
2 8 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Data Centre Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Data Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Vendor Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Marketing Project Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
3 3 (4.29%) CSS3
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 3 (4.29%) Web Services
4 2 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) COM
5 1 (1.43%) Grails
5 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.43%) Java EE
5 1 (1.43%) LDAP
5 1 (1.43%) OAuth
5 1 (1.43%) RESTful
5 1 (1.43%) Spring
5 1 (1.43%) WinForms
5 1 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.57%) Clustering
4 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.29%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.29%) RIA
6 2 (2.86%) Blog
6 2 (2.86%) PMI
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.43%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.43%) Replication
7 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.43%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Project Management
2 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
3 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
3 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (7.14%) Kanban
4 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.71%) BDD
5 4 (5.71%) Coaching
5 4 (5.71%) Facilities Management
5 4 (5.71%) ITIL
5 4 (5.71%) Logistics
5 4 (5.71%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 3 (4.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) C
1 7 (10.00%) C#
2 5 (7.14%) Java
2 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.71%) C++
4 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.29%) SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) Groovy
6 1 (1.43%) Perl
6 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.43%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) PMI Certification
2 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) PMP
4 3 (4.29%) CCNP
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (1.43%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Suricata
2 1 (1.43%) Terraform
2 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) Cisco
3 3 (4.29%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Meraki
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) Remedy
3 3 (4.29%) VMware
4 2 (2.86%) Lumension
4 2 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.43%) Google
5 1 (1.43%) Huawei
5 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.43%) Nokia
5 1 (1.43%) Qualys
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) TIBCO