Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 80 102 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.72% 6.92% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% 7.97% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 45
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -14.71%
10th Percentile £201 £167 £125
90th Percentile £671 £551 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £400 £434
% change year-on-year +1.56% -7.73% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -71.34%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.70 £50.75 £61.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £34.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -29.41% +126.67% +16.91%

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 1,211 1,279 1,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.62% 86.83% 81.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 755 533
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £306 £261 £237
90th Percentile £638 £602 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 53
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.91% +25.71% -17.96%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £52.50 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% +46.67% -6.25%

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 21 July 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 21 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (20.00%) Migration
4 15 (18.75%) Windows
5 14 (17.50%) SQL
6 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (15.00%) TIBCO
7 12 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 11 (13.75%) High Availability
8 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
8 11 (13.75%) Critical Thinking
8 11 (13.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (13.75%) SOA
9 10 (12.50%) Java
9 10 (12.50%) Oracle
9 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (12.50%) Finance
9 10 (12.50%) JIRA
9 10 (12.50%) Confluence
10 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
10 9 (11.25%) QA
10 9 (11.25%) Atlassian
10 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.25%) MCSE
10 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (11.25%) SLA
11 8 (10.00%) Python

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 10 (12.50%) Confluence
2 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.25%) Mendix
4 1 (1.25%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Sonata
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.25%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.25%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.75%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) PaaS
3 6 (7.50%) GitHub
3 6 (7.50%) SaaS
4 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.50%) IaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.25%) Heroku
6 1 (1.25%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) 2G
1 2 (2.50%) 3G
1 2 (2.50%) 4G
1 2 (2.50%) DHCP
1 2 (2.50%) GSM
1 2 (2.50%) Internet
1 2 (2.50%) LTE
1 2 (2.50%) Node B
1 2 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (2.50%) RNC
1 2 (2.50%) Skype
1 2 (2.50%) UMTS
1 2 (2.50%) VPN
1 2 (2.50%) WebEx
1 2 (2.50%) WiMAX
1 2 (2.50%) Wireless
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) ISUP
2 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.25%) DTS
4 1 (1.25%) Endeca
4 1 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) OLAP
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.25%) Power BI
4 1 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.25%) QlikView
4 1 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) JIRA
2 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.25%) InstallShield
4 5 (6.25%) MSI
5 3 (3.75%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) LSMW
7 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
5 2 (2.50%) Games
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (15.00%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Consultant
2 10 (12.50%) TIBCO Specialist
3 7 (8.75%) Architect
4 6 (7.50%) Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (5.00%) Designer
7 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Tester
7 3 (3.75%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Incident Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (2.50%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Support Specialist
8 2 (2.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (3.75%) HTML
2 3 (3.75%) REST
3 2 (2.50%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) BAPI
4 1 (1.25%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.25%) Java EE
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.25%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.25%) SOAP
4 1 (1.25%) Spring
4 1 (1.25%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.25%) AS400
5 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Blog
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.25%) iPad
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) PDA
5 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
4 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.00%) Linux
5 4 (5.00%) Unix
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (13.75%) Critical Thinking
4 11 (13.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (13.75%) High Availability
4 11 (13.75%) SOA
5 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.00%) Time Management
7 7 (8.75%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.75%) DevOps
7 7 (8.75%) ITIL
7 7 (8.75%) ITSM
8 6 (7.50%) Analytics
8 6 (7.50%) Decision-Making
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.25%) Application Packaging
9 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) Java
3 8 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (5.00%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (1.25%) ABAP
6 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.25%) Go
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) R
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) SOQL
6 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.25%) MCSE
3 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
5 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.25%) CISSP
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.25%) ECDL
7 1 (1.25%) FFIEC
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
1 9 (11.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.50%) GDPR
4 1 (1.25%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.25%) GLBA
4 1 (1.25%) NIST
4 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (2.50%) NDS
3 2 (2.50%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.25%) Ansible
4 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Salt
4 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.25%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) TIBCO
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle
4 9 (11.25%) Atlassian
5 7 (8.75%) Novell
6 6 (7.50%) HP
7 4 (5.00%) Dell
7 4 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.75%) Apple
8 3 (3.75%) Google
8 3 (3.75%) Huawei
9 2 (2.50%) Citrix
9 2 (2.50%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.50%) IBM
9 2 (2.50%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.50%) Lotus
9 2 (2.50%) Nokia
9 2 (2.50%) Nortel
9 2 (2.50%) Peregrine
9 2 (2.50%) Remedy