Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 18 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -20
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 101 96 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.95% 7.68% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.09% 9.52% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 44
Reading median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% -
10th Percentile £167 £125 £300
90th Percentile £551 £538 £559
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -69.45% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £15.00 £12.83
% change year-on-year +126.67% +16.91% -25.49%

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 1,249 1,008 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.90% 80.64% 79.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 515 845
Reading median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £238 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 39
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -21.74% +3.71%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £53.13 £57.50 £56.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +46.67% -14.29% -20.45%

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 18 July 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 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 48 (47.52%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (25.74%) Degree
3 25 (24.75%) SQL
4 23 (22.77%) Computer Science
5 21 (20.79%) Oracle
6 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
7 18 (17.82%) Project Management
7 18 (17.82%) Finance
8 17 (16.83%) French Language
9 16 (15.84%) German Language
10 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (14.85%) Unix
10 15 (14.85%) Linux
11 13 (12.87%) Data Analysis
12 12 (11.88%) Web Services
13 11 (10.89%) REST
14 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
14 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (9.90%) Migration
14 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (8.91%) Workflow
15 9 (8.91%) Java
15 9 (8.91%) Python
15 9 (8.91%) FNZ
15 9 (8.91%) Sonata
15 9 (8.91%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (7.92%) Office 365
16 8 (7.92%) .NET
16 8 (7.92%) MVC
16 8 (7.92%) Data Management

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 (4.95%) Apache
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.98%) Confluence
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Sonata
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (3.96%) Infor M3
3 4 (3.96%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.99%) Maximo
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.92%) Office 365
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.98%) GitHub
4 2 (1.98%) IaaS
4 2 (1.98%) SaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) Firewall
2 5 (4.95%) DOCSIS
2 5 (4.95%) Ethernet
2 5 (4.95%) HTTP
2 5 (4.95%) Skype
2 5 (4.95%) SNMP
2 5 (4.95%) Wireless
3 4 (3.96%) MPLS
4 3 (2.97%) DWDM
5 2 (1.98%) Internet
6 1 (0.99%) DVB
6 1 (0.99%) IPsec
6 1 (0.99%) IPv4
6 1 (0.99%) Network Security
6 1 (0.99%) PBX
6 1 (0.99%) PSTN
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
6 1 (0.99%) VLAN
6 1 (0.99%) VoIP
6 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.95%) DB2
3 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
6 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.99%) GIS
6 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Power BI
6 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Redis
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) JIRA
3 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.96%) JMeter
3 4 (3.96%) Selenium
4 3 (2.97%) Subversion
5 2 (1.98%) Hudson
5 2 (1.98%) Maven
6 1 (0.99%) Grunt
6 1 (0.99%) gulp
6 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.99%) MSI
6 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) French Language
3 16 (15.84%) German Language
4 7 (6.93%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Czech Language
5 2 (1.98%) Games
5 2 (1.98%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.98%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Billing
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Analyst
2 13 (12.87%) Consultant
3 7 (6.93%) Administrator
3 7 (6.93%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Architect
5 5 (4.95%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support
6 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support Technician
6 4 (3.96%) Developer
6 4 (3.96%) Programmer
6 4 (3.96%) Software Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.96%) Support Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Support Technician
6 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.96%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.88%) Web Services
2 11 (10.89%) REST
3 8 (7.92%) .NET
4 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.95%) SOAP
6 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 4 (3.96%) J2EE
6 4 (3.96%) Spring
6 4 (3.96%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.97%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.97%) HTML
8 2 (1.98%) jQuery
8 2 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.99%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.99%) CSS3
9 1 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.99%) GeoJSON
9 1 (0.99%) React
9 1 (0.99%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 48 (47.52%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (22.77%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
4 9 (8.91%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.94%) Replication
6 5 (4.95%) PMI
7 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.96%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.97%) Clustering
9 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.98%) User Experience
10 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.99%) Blog
10 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.99%) Life Science
10 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.99%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Linux
1 15 (14.85%) Unix
2 7 (6.93%) Windows
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.98%) Android
4 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) Project Management
2 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.87%) Data Analysis
4 10 (9.90%) Migration
5 9 (8.91%) Workflow
6 8 (7.92%) Data Management
6 8 (7.92%) MVC
7 7 (6.93%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.93%) Scrum
7 7 (6.93%) SOA
7 7 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.93%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.94%) Contract Management
8 6 (5.94%) Critical Thinking
8 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.94%) Wealth Management
9 5 (4.95%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (4.95%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.75%) SQL
2 9 (8.91%) Java
2 9 (8.91%) Python
3 7 (6.93%) C
3 7 (6.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.94%) C#
4 6 (5.94%) Perl
5 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.98%) C++
7 1 (0.99%) AWK
7 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.99%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.99%) ES6
7 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (25.74%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.96%) Master's Degree
4 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) PMP
6 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.99%) CCNP
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.99%) HNC
7 1 (0.99%) MCSE
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) StorNext
3 4 (3.96%) Docker
4 2 (1.98%) Firmware
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Ansible
1 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.95%) Puppet
1 5 (4.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.99%) Grafana
3 1 (0.99%) Graphite
3 1 (0.99%) Kibana
3 1 (0.99%) Mesos
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Nagios
3 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.99%) Salt
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.99%) StatsD
3 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (20.79%) Oracle
2 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.91%) FNZ
4 7 (6.93%) AppDynamics
5 6 (5.94%) TIBCO
6 5 (4.95%) IBM
7 3 (2.97%) Huawei
8 2 (1.98%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) Cisco
9 1 (0.99%) Dell
9 1 (0.99%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (0.99%) Juniper
9 1 (0.99%) Lumension
9 1 (0.99%) McAfee
9 1 (0.99%) New Relic
9 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.99%) Splunk
9 1 (0.99%) Teradata
9 1 (0.99%) VMware