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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 118 125 134
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £438 £250
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +74.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 - £35.00
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
1806 1744 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.68% 67.97% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 839 770
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014. 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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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
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Process Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) CMS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) CMMI
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) SEO
4 1 (9.09%) SecurID
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) eTOM

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) IPsec
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Director
2 1 (9.09%) Relationships Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) Flash
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) SecurID
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) zOS
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Process Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) eTOM
3 1 (9.09%) Web Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) CMMI
3 1 (9.09%) SEO
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Huawei
2 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
2 1 (9.09%) ArcSight