Period
to 19 November 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 19 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 > Slough
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 11 23
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 14 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.05% 7.12% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 9.17% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 12
Slough median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +28.57%
10th Percentile £208 £125 £366
90th Percentile £488 £575 £468
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Slough median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.90 £19.63 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.59% +45.37% -66.25%

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 278 229 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.35% 77.63% 80.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 157 159
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% +2.84%
10th Percentile £209 £263 £245
90th Percentile £569 £564 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Slough median hourly rate £18.75 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +14.55% -42.11%
10th Percentile £13.09 £14.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.50 £34.30 £40.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.25 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +46.55% -19.44% -40.00%

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 19 November 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 19 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 Slough region with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 2 (14.29%) Workshop Facilitation
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables

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 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Business Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
3 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Alibaba
3 1 (7.14%) Ariba
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) DocuSign
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow