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 1 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 19 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Degree 207 175 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.88% 5.98% 4.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.34% 25.77% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £167 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 5
Average hourly rate £18.11 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £111.10 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £28.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+9.35% +25.00%
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
757 679 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.17% 23.19% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 294 183
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £13.76 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £171.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -8 79 £425 +7.93% 30
Newbury +4 25 £350 -12.50% 8
Bracknell +14 22 £385 +32.75% 10
Slough +9 22 £328 +19.09% 19
Maidenhead +1 2 £276 +64.92% 8
Wokingham - 2 £250 - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 181 (47.76%) Telecoms
2 84 (22.16%) ITIL
2 84 (22.16%) Microsoft
3 79 (20.84%) Computer Science
4 74 (19.53%) Project Management
5 68 (17.94%) MS Excel
6 66 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
7 63 (16.62%) Finance
8 51 (13.46%) Service Management
9 49 (12.93%) Windows
10 46 (12.14%) MS Office
11 40 (10.55%) SAP
11 40 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (10.03%) SQL
13 36 (9.50%) 3G
13 36 (9.50%) MCTS
13 36 (9.50%) MCITP
13 36 (9.50%) Customer Engagement
14 35 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
15 34 (8.97%) Internet
16 32 (8.44%) Service Delivery
16 32 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
16 32 (8.44%) Validation
17 30 (7.92%) Firewall
18 29 (7.65%) Cisco
18 29 (7.65%) PRINCE2
19 28 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (7.12%) LTE
20 27 (7.12%) 4G
21 26 (6.86%) VPN

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 21 (5.54%) IIS
2 10 (2.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.11%) Lync
4 7 (1.85%) ArcGIS
4 7 (1.85%) GroupWise
4 7 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (1.32%) Apache
5 5 (1.32%) CMS
6 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.06%) iPlanet
6 4 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.79%) WordPress
7 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (0.53%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) Liferay
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 68 (17.94%) MS Excel
2 46 (12.14%) MS Office
3 35 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.58%) AutoCAD
7 5 (1.32%) MS Project
7 5 (1.32%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.26%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.11%) SaaS
2 4 (1.06%) Office 365
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.50%) 3G
2 34 (8.97%) Internet
3 30 (7.92%) Firewall
4 27 (7.12%) LTE
4 27 (7.12%) 4G
5 26 (6.86%) VPN
6 25 (6.60%) DNS
7 22 (5.80%) Wireless
7 22 (5.80%) Network Security
8 20 (5.28%) IPsec
9 18 (4.75%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (4.49%) OSPF
10 17 (4.49%) SSL
11 15 (3.96%) RIP
11 15 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (3.69%) DHCP
13 13 (3.43%) LAN
14 12 (3.17%) Broadband
14 12 (3.17%) MPLS
15 11 (2.90%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) DTS
6 1 (0.26%) MS Access
6 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.26%) OLTP
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.79%) Bower
3 3 (0.79%) Grunt
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.53%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Gradle
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
5 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.26%) Firebug
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 181 (47.76%) Telecoms
2 63 (16.62%) Finance
3 22 (5.80%) Marketing
4 14 (3.69%) Retail
5 13 (3.43%) Billing
6 12 (3.17%) Electronics
7 11 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.64%) Legal
9 8 (2.11%) Banking
10 6 (1.58%) Publishing
10 6 (1.58%) Back Office
11 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.32%) Spanish Language
12 4 (1.06%) Law
13 2 (0.53%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Front Office
14 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.26%) Games
14 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (10.55%) Design Engineer
2 29 (7.65%) Field Engineer
2 29 (7.65%) Architect
3 27 (7.12%) Analyst
4 23 (6.07%) Developer
5 22 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.80%) Consultant
6 18 (4.75%) Administrator
7 14 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (3.43%) Graduate
8 13 (3.43%) Security Engineer
9 12 (3.17%) Support Engineer
10 11 (2.90%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.64%) Technical Writer
11 10 (2.64%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.64%) Network Engineer
11 10 (2.64%) Designer
12 7 (1.85%) IP Engineer
12 7 (1.85%) Technical Project Manager
12 7 (1.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.75%) HTML
2 14 (3.69%) .NET
3 12 (3.17%) CSS
4 11 (2.90%) XML
5 10 (2.64%) HTML5
6 8 (2.11%) REST
7 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.58%) Sass
8 5 (1.32%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.32%) Web Services
8 5 (1.32%) WCF
8 5 (1.32%) jQuery
9 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.06%) J2EE
9 4 (1.06%) SOAP
9 4 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.79%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (0.79%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (20.84%) Computer Science
2 66 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.49%) User Experience
5 15 (3.96%) SecurID
6 13 (3.43%) Replication
6 13 (3.43%) Clustering
7 12 (3.17%) GIS
7 12 (3.17%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.58%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.32%) PKI
10 4 (1.06%) Informatics
10 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.06%) W3C
10 4 (1.06%) EPoS
11 3 (0.79%) Social Media
11 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.53%) Handset
12 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.93%) Windows
2 19 (5.01%) Linux
3 12 (3.17%) UNIX
4 8 (2.11%) Solaris
5 7 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.06%) AIX
7 4 (1.06%) zOS
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.16%) ITIL
2 74 (19.53%) Project Management
3 51 (13.46%) Service Management
4 36 (9.50%) Customer Engagement
5 32 (8.44%) Service Delivery
5 32 (8.44%) Validation
6 29 (7.65%) PRINCE2
7 28 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (5.01%) E-Commerce
10 17 (4.49%) Data Analysis
11 15 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (3.96%) Workflow
11 15 (3.96%) eTOM
12 14 (3.69%) Data Modelling
13 13 (3.43%) CRM
14 12 (3.17%) Migration
14 12 (3.17%) TOGAF
14 12 (3.17%) ERP
14 12 (3.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.03%) SQL
2 19 (5.01%) Java
3 17 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.64%) C#
6 9 (2.37%) Python
7 8 (2.11%) VBScript
8 7 (1.85%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.58%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.58%) C++
9 6 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.32%) PHP
11 4 (1.06%) Ruby
11 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.79%) Perl
12 3 (0.79%) C
13 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 40 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (9.50%) MCTS
2 36 (9.50%) MCITP
3 32 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (6.07%) CCNP
5 22 (5.80%) Security Cleared
6 19 (5.01%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.49%) CISSP
8 15 (3.96%) HND
9 12 (3.17%) MCSE
9 12 (3.17%) PMI Certification
10 11 (2.90%) PMP
11 10 (2.64%) CCNA
12 8 (2.11%) ISEB
12 8 (2.11%) CCIE
13 6 (1.58%) MCP
13 6 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.06%) ISTQB
15 4 (1.06%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.54%) QA
2 20 (5.28%) SLA
3 15 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.06%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.11%) WMI
1 8 (2.11%) SCSM
1 8 (2.11%) SCOM
2 4 (1.06%) MOM
3 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.79%) Netcool
4 2 (0.53%) OpenView
4 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.53%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 84 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.55%) SAP
3 29 (7.65%) Cisco
4 19 (5.01%) F5
5 18 (4.75%) Oracle
6 17 (4.49%) CheckPoint
7 16 (4.22%) Fortinet
7 16 (4.22%) Ericsson
8 15 (3.96%) TOWER Software
8 15 (3.96%) AlgoSec
8 15 (3.96%) Tufin
9 14 (3.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 11 (2.90%) CA
11 10 (2.64%) HP
11 10 (2.64%) Mapinfo
12 9 (2.37%) Huawei
13 8 (2.11%) Lotus
14 7 (1.85%) Novell
14 7 (1.85%) VMware
14 7 (1.85%) Amdocs
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