Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 23 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.99% 6.38% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.49% 8.15% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 19
Slough median daily rate £400 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £208 £125 £325
90th Percentile £488 £499 £470
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Slough median hourly rate - £14.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +78.95% +46.15% -67.50%

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 271 233 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 82.37% 78.19% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 161 165
Slough median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £259
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +14.29% -32.88%
10th Percentile £17.80 £13.15 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.80 £16.73 £38.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 16 (69.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (47.83%) PHP
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
6 6 (26.09%) MySQL
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 6 (26.09%) Front End Development
6 6 (26.09%) Degree
6 6 (26.09%) Magento
7 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
7 5 (21.74%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Optimisation
7 5 (21.74%) Alibaba
7 5 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
7 5 (21.74%) C
7 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Huawei
8 4 (17.39%) OO
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) SOAP
8 4 (17.39%) REST
9 3 (13.04%) CSS3

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 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Magento
2 3 (13.04%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Force.com
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Magento Developer
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
5 3 (13.04%) PHP Magento Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Backend Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) REST
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) CSS3
2 3 (13.04%) HTML5
2 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 3 (13.04%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (13.04%) LESS
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) Sass
2 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
3 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
3 5 (21.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
2 6 (26.09%) Front End Development
3 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (17.39%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
5 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PHP
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Python
4 5 (21.74%) C
5 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) ES6
5 1 (4.35%) SOQL
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
3 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Alibaba
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Huawei
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Twitter
3 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Ariba
4 1 (4.35%) DocuSign
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) Siebel
4 1 (4.35%) VMware