The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Benchmarking
Rank 112 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.41% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.59% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£289 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-63.80% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1682 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.38% 68.93% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 737 813
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Benchmarking
South East

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 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
Reading - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (35.71%) Telecoms
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (14.29%) Process Management
3 2 (14.29%) Economics
3 2 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) Telemarketing
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) eTOM
4 1 (7.14%) XMPP

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) PBX
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) MGCP
1 1 (7.14%) Q.931
1 1 (7.14%) QSIG
1 1 (7.14%) H.323
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Director
2 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Expert
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Planner
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
1 1 (7.14%) XMPP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 2 (14.29%) Economics
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) zOS
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (7.14%) CMMI
3 1 (7.14%) SEO
3 1 (7.14%) E-Procurement
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) B2B
3 1 (7.14%) B2C
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) Verint