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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 126 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.36% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.48% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£350 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £167.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £167.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-92.23% +697.61%
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
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Benchmarking across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Benchmarking Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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
Reading +1 3 £375 -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (46.15%) VoIP
2 6 (46.15%) MGCP
2 6 (46.15%) RTP
3 5 (38.46%) Megaco
3 5 (38.46%) CRM
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Multimedia
4 4 (30.77%) Billing
4 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) IPv4
5 3 (23.08%) IPv6
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) SS7
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco ICM
5 3 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (23.08%) Network Design
5 3 (23.08%) Lync
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Verint
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
1 6 (46.15%) MGCP
1 6 (46.15%) RTP
2 5 (38.46%) Megaco
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco ICM
3 3 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (23.08%) IPv4
3 3 (23.08%) IPv6
3 3 (23.08%) SS7
4 2 (15.38%) 3G
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) 4G
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Multimedia
2 4 (30.77%) Billing
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Design Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Service Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Social Media Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) IPTV
2 1 (7.69%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
4 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.69%) Brand Management
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMP
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 14001
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Verint
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Google