Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 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 > Slough
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 20 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.87% 4.49% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 5.64% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 9
Slough median daily rate £363 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £194 £500 £350
90th Percentile £469 £630 £613
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.95 £20.63 £13.25
% change year-on-year +1.58% +55.66% -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 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 289 195 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 84.75% 79.59% 83.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 128 172
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.09% -5.10%
10th Percentile £225 £310 £228
90th Percentile £550 £552 £537
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Slough median hourly rate £14.00 £41.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.85% +6.49% +113.89%
10th Percentile £12.09 £40.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £41.50 £41.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £19.09
% change year-on-year +22.81% -25.34% -23.65%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 Slough region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) IT Strategy
2 7 (35.00%) Legal
3 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Office 365
6 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (5.00%) Kanban
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) Billing
7 1 (5.00%) Content Management
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum

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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (5.00%) GGSN
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (35.00%) Legal
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Designer
1 6 (30.00%) Solutions Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) OSS Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Information Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.00%) Internal Communications Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Sales Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Sales Support
5 1 (5.00%) Sales Support Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) PMI
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) IT Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) API Testing
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile First
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) SDET
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com