The table below looks at the statistics for Benchmarking skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Benchmarking over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 122 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 1 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.43% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £289 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -63.80%
Benchmarking
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1899 1872 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.06% 74.52% 69.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 748
Average daily rate £379 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Benchmarking
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Benchmarking Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Benchmarking
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Benchmarking across the Berkshire region.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Benchmarking
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Benchmarking within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough 0 1 - -
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking.

1 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) RTP
3 6 (50.00%) VoIP
3 6 (50.00%) MGCP
3 6 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (41.67%) Megaco
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Multimedia
5 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) Lync
6 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (25.00%) Verint
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ICM
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) IPv4
6 3 (25.00%) IPv6
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Billing
6 3 (25.00%) Network Design
6 3 (25.00%) SS7
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Legal
7 2 (16.67%) XMPP

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Benchmarking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (25.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) RTP
2 6 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (50.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) MGCP
3 5 (41.67%) Megaco
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (25.00%) SS7
4 3 (25.00%) IPv4
4 3 (25.00%) IPv6
5 2 (16.67%) 3G
5 2 (16.67%) Telepresence
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (8.33%) 4G
6 1 (8.33%) GSM
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 3 (25.00%) Billing
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Design Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Sourcing Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) IPTV
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) PMP
1 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Verint
3 1 (8.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Google