Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 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 > Slough
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 27 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.97% 8.24% 7.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.20% 10.50% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 24
Slough median daily rate £369 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.06% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £208 £125 £325
90th Percentile £474 £613 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £434 £400
% change year-on-year -7.73% +8.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Slough median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 241 219 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.07% 78.49% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 158 178
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £208 £226 £243
90th Percentile £538 £579 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Slough median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +5.66% -28.38%
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +46.67% -6.25% -27.27%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Slough

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Slough

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Slough over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Slough

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 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 Slough region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 21 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (40.74%) PHP
3 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
4 7 (25.93%) Degree
5 6 (22.22%) Magento
5 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
5 6 (22.22%) MySQL
5 6 (22.22%) Java
5 6 (22.22%) Python
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (18.52%) Alibaba
6 5 (18.52%) SLA
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 5 (18.52%) C
6 5 (18.52%) Huawei
6 5 (18.52%) Private Cloud
6 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (18.52%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (14.81%) REST
7 4 (14.81%) Validation
7 4 (14.81%) PLM
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle

Problem-Solving
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Magento
2 3 (11.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Force.com
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Magento Developer
3 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 3 (11.11%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Backend Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) REST
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) CSS3
2 3 (11.11%) HTML5
2 3 (11.11%) LAMP
2 3 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (11.11%) LESS
2 3 (11.11%) RESTful
2 3 (11.11%) Sass
2 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) Angular 2
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 21 (77.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
3 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (18.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 6 (22.22%) Front End Development
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) PLM
3 4 (14.81%) Validation
4 3 (11.11%) ERP
4 3 (11.11%) OO PHP
4 3 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) PHP
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) C
5 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) ES6
5 1 (3.70%) SOQL
5 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Alibaba
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
1 5 (18.52%) Huawei
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) Ariba
4 1 (3.70%) DocuSign
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel
4 1 (3.70%) VMware