The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 17 26 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing Degree 188 162 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.11% 6.23% 3.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.37% 26.00% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 19
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£375 £381 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +52.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.38 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -65.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.72 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -15.38%
Degree
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
713 623 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 23.95% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 267 160
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £219 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 13
Average hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.87% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Berkshire region.

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Degree
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 Degree within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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 +6 74 £425 +13.33% 44
Slough +7 22 £375 -18.91% 14
Newbury +1 13 £311 +24.50% 3
Bracknell 0 12 £165 -43.10% 16
Maidenhead +8 9 £299 +78.50% 7
Windsor - 2 £350 - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 151 (40.59%) Telecoms
2 89 (23.92%) Computer Science
3 85 (22.85%) Project Management
4 83 (22.31%) ITIL
5 70 (18.82%) Microsoft
6 68 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (18.01%) Finance
8 57 (15.32%) MS Excel
9 52 (13.98%) Internet
10 51 (13.71%) 3G
11 50 (13.44%) Windows
12 46 (12.37%) Service Management
13 44 (11.83%) SQL
14 39 (10.48%) MS Office
15 36 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (9.14%) Customer Engagement
17 33 (8.87%) LTE
17 33 (8.87%) PRINCE2
18 32 (8.60%) Validation
18 32 (8.60%) MCTS
18 32 (8.60%) MCITP
19 31 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (8.06%) Firewall
21 29 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (7.26%) IIS
23 26 (6.99%) Cisco
23 26 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
23 26 (6.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
23 26 (6.99%) 4G
24 25 (6.72%) Billing

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Degree 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 Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (7.26%) IIS
2 11 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.61%) CMS
4 6 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.61%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.61%) Apache
4 6 (1.61%) GroupWise
4 6 (1.61%) Lync
5 4 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.08%) iPlanet
5 4 (1.08%) WordPress
5 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) SAS
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 57 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.48%) MS Office
3 26 (6.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.34%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.08%) MS Project
8 3 (0.81%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.88%) SaaS
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.54%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.98%) Internet
2 51 (13.71%) 3G
3 33 (8.87%) LTE
4 30 (8.06%) Firewall
5 26 (6.99%) 4G
6 23 (6.18%) Network Security
7 21 (5.65%) DNS
7 21 (5.65%) Broadband
8 20 (5.38%) Wireless
9 19 (5.11%) VPN
10 18 (4.84%) Radio Access Network
11 17 (4.57%) VoLTE
11 17 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (4.57%) SSL
11 17 (4.57%) IPsec
12 16 (4.30%) OSPF
13 15 (4.03%) RIP
13 15 (4.03%) SMS
14 14 (3.76%) DHCP
15 13 (3.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.54%) MySQL
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) DTS
6 1 (0.27%) MS Access
6 1 (0.27%) OLTP
6 1 (0.27%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) QlikView
6 1 (0.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.08%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.81%) Grunt
3 3 (0.81%) Bower
3 3 (0.81%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Moq
5 1 (0.27%) Gradle
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
5 1 (0.27%) Firebug
General
1 151 (40.59%) Telecoms
2 67 (18.01%) Finance
3 25 (6.72%) Billing
4 22 (5.91%) Marketing
5 18 (4.84%) Retail
6 12 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.69%) Legal
8 5 (1.34%) Publishing
9 4 (1.08%) Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.54%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (11.02%) Architect
2 34 (9.14%) Analyst
3 33 (8.87%) Design Engineer
4 30 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.80%) Developer
6 24 (6.45%) Field Engineer
7 23 (6.18%) Project Manager
8 17 (4.57%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.30%) Security Engineer
9 16 (4.30%) Administrator
10 15 (4.03%) Test Engineer
11 14 (3.76%) Technical Writer
12 13 (3.49%) Consultant
12 13 (3.49%) Network Engineer
12 13 (3.49%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.69%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.42%) Network Security Engineer
14 9 (2.42%) Technical Project Manager
14 9 (2.42%) Technical Manager
15 8 (2.15%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.45%) .NET
2 19 (5.11%) HTML
3 14 (3.76%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.76%) CSS
4 12 (3.23%) XML
5 11 (2.96%) WCF
6 10 (2.69%) J2EE
7 9 (2.42%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (2.42%) Hibernate
7 9 (2.42%) WPF
8 8 (2.15%) Web Services
9 7 (1.88%) HTML5
10 6 (1.61%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.34%) Sass
11 5 (1.34%) Middleware
11 5 (1.34%) WAP
11 5 (1.34%) jQuery
12 4 (1.08%) Ajax
12 4 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 89 (23.92%) Computer Science
2 68 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.84%) User Experience
4 18 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.03%) SecurID
6 10 (2.69%) Clustering
7 9 (2.42%) Replication
8 5 (1.34%) iSeries
8 5 (1.34%) GIS
8 5 (1.34%) Informatics
9 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.81%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.81%) W3C
10 3 (0.81%) PKI
11 2 (0.54%) NHS
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.44%) Windows
2 13 (3.49%) UNIX
2 13 (3.49%) Linux
3 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.34%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.34%) Solaris
5 4 (1.08%) VMS
5 4 (1.08%) AIX
5 4 (1.08%) zOS
5 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Android
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (22.85%) Project Management
2 83 (22.31%) ITIL
3 46 (12.37%) Service Management
4 34 (9.14%) Customer Engagement
5 33 (8.87%) PRINCE2
6 32 (8.60%) Validation
7 31 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (5.65%) Service Delivery
8 21 (5.65%) MVC
9 19 (5.11%) E-Commerce
9 19 (5.11%) eTOM
10 17 (4.57%) TOGAF
11 15 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.76%) Mentoring
12 14 (3.76%) OO
12 14 (3.76%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.49%) Use Case
14 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (3.23%) Change Management
14 12 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.83%) SQL
2 22 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 20 (5.38%) Java
3 20 (5.38%) C#
4 14 (3.76%) VBScript
5 11 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.96%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.96%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.69%) Python
7 6 (1.61%) PHP
8 5 (1.34%) C++
8 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.08%) Ruby
9 4 (1.08%) C
10 3 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 36 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.60%) MCTS
2 32 (8.60%) MCITP
3 29 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (6.18%) CCNP
4 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.38%) CISSP
6 12 (3.23%) MCSE
7 11 (2.96%) CCNA
8 10 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.69%) HND
9 9 (2.42%) PMI Certification
10 8 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.15%) PMP
11 6 (1.61%) ISEB
11 6 (1.61%) ACCA
11 6 (1.61%) CIMA
12 5 (1.34%) CCSP
12 5 (1.34%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.65%) SLA
2 19 (5.11%) QA
3 15 (4.03%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.08%) COBIT
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.27%) CDISC
System Software
1 20 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.15%) WMI
1 8 (2.15%) OpenView
1 8 (2.15%) SCSM
1 8 (2.15%) SCOM
2 5 (1.34%) Netcool
3 4 (1.08%) MOM
4 3 (0.81%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 70 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.99%) Cisco
2 26 (6.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (6.72%) SAP
4 22 (5.91%) Oracle
5 21 (5.65%) F5
6 20 (5.38%) CheckPoint
7 16 (4.30%) Fortinet
8 15 (4.03%) Tufin
8 15 (4.03%) AlgoSec
9 14 (3.76%) Ericsson
10 11 (2.96%) CA
10 11 (2.96%) HP
11 10 (2.69%) Huawei
11 10 (2.69%) IBM
12 9 (2.42%) Nortel
13 7 (1.88%) Lotus
14 6 (1.61%) TOWER Software
14 6 (1.61%) Novell
15 5 (1.34%) Radware
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