Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 75 99 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.08% 7.77% 5.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 9.32% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 33
Reading median daily rate £400 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.45% -8.82%
10th Percentile £297 £151 £168
90th Percentile £511 £458 £498
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Reading median hourly rate £20.95 £27.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% -51.48% +25.76%
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.70 £19.63 £13.25
% change year-on-year +10.57% +48.11% -66.88%

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 1,276 1,062 1,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.39% 83.36% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 625 626
Reading median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £228
90th Percentile £581 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 48
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.90% -35.56% -27.18%
10th Percentile £17.40 £10.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +44.83% -17.14% -41.67%

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 17 November 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 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (22.67%) Telecoms
3 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.67%) Java
5 13 (17.33%) C#
5 13 (17.33%) .NET
5 13 (17.33%) Degree
6 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.67%) SQL
6 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
7 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (13.33%) MVC
8 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (10.67%) Windows
9 8 (10.67%) Web Services
9 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
9 8 (10.67%) DevOps
9 8 (10.67%) Critical Thinking
10 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
10 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
10 7 (9.33%) Oracle
10 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (9.33%) TIBCO
10 7 (9.33%) SOA
11 6 (8.00%) Project Management
11 6 (8.00%) Firewall
11 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS

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 (5.33%) IIS
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.33%) JBoss
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPEL
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Maximo
2 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.00%) Office 365
4 3 (4.00%) SaaS
5 2 (2.67%) GitHub
6 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.33%) Datadog
6 1 (1.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Firewall
2 5 (6.67%) Wireless
3 4 (5.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.33%) MPLS
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) WLAN
5 2 (2.67%) 3G
5 2 (2.67%) 4G
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (1.33%) DVB
6 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.67%) Power BI
4 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.33%) Redis
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.67%) JIRA
1 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.33%) JMeter
2 4 (5.33%) Selenium
2 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (4.00%) Maven
4 2 (2.67%) Hudson
5 1 (1.33%) Buildbot
5 1 (1.33%) Grunt
5 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.33%) MSI
5 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 17 (22.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (4.00%) Marketing
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Law
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Developer
3 6 (8.00%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) .NET Programmer
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 4 (5.33%) OSS Architect
5 4 (5.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Programmer
5 4 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Tester
5 4 (5.33%) Vendor Manager
6 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) TIBCO Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
2 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.67%) Web Services
4 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (8.00%) REST
5 5 (6.67%) CSS
5 5 (6.67%) Spring
5 5 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 4 (5.33%) HTML
6 4 (5.33%) J2EE
7 3 (4.00%) CSS3
7 3 (4.00%) HTML5
8 2 (2.67%) COM
8 2 (2.67%) jQuery
8 2 (2.67%) JSON
8 2 (2.67%) SOAP
8 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.67%) XML
9 1 (1.33%) LDAP
9 1 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.33%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.33%) MVC
3 8 (10.67%) Critical Thinking
3 8 (10.67%) DevOps
4 7 (9.33%) SOA
4 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (6.67%) Microservices
6 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (5.33%) Contract Management
7 4 (5.33%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (5.33%) Functional Programming
7 4 (5.33%) High Availability
7 4 (5.33%) Network Management
7 4 (5.33%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (5.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) Java
2 13 (17.33%) C#
3 11 (14.67%) SQL
4 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.67%) C++
6 4 (5.33%) Python
7 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.00%) C
8 2 (2.67%) Perl
8 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.33%) AWK
9 1 (1.33%) Groovy
9 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Degree
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) CCNP
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.67%) PMP
6 1 (1.33%) HNC
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.33%) GDPR
1 1 (1.33%) QA
1 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Docker
2 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Grafana
2 1 (1.33%) Graphite
2 1 (1.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.33%) Kibana
2 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.33%) Mesos
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Salt
2 1 (1.33%) StatsD
2 1 (1.33%) Suricata
2 1 (1.33%) Terraform
2 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
2 7 (9.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) Meraki
4 3 (4.00%) Remedy
5 2 (2.67%) Splunk
6 1 (1.33%) Dell
6 1 (1.33%) F5
6 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.33%) Juniper
6 1 (1.33%) Lumension
6 1 (1.33%) McAfee
6 1 (1.33%) New Relic
6 1 (1.33%) Nokia
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) Teradata
6 1 (1.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) Xamarin