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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Benchmarking
Rank 124 115 120
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 2 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.076% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.33% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £228 £450
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -49.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £29.35 -
% change year-on-year
-42.75% -
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
1926 1843 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.93% 74.86% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 911 828
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 +5 1 - -
Reading -11 1 - -
Benchmarking
South East

Benchmarking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (28.57%) RTP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Megaco
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) MGCP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) FreeBSD
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP

Benchmarking
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RTP
2 1 (14.29%) Megaco
2 1 (14.29%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Sourcing Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Process Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) SOASTA, Inc