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 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
Degree
Rank 12 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 219 166 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.94% 6.47% 5.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.02% 24.89% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 80 47
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £17.00 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.40 £17.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.23 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -50.07%
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
706 667 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.80% 25.99% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 274 257
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -49.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 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
Reading -1 81 £400 - 26
Slough +7 29 £375 +3.44% 11
Bracknell +14 16 £225 - 4
Newbury +3 5 £413 +26.92% 3
Maidenhead -3 4 £350 +70.73% 5
Hungerford - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 3
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 153 (38.06%) Telecoms
2 104 (25.87%) Computer Science
3 101 (25.12%) Project Management
4 75 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (16.42%) Microsoft
6 61 (15.17%) Finance
7 58 (14.43%) 3G
8 57 (14.18%) ITIL
9 54 (13.43%) MS Excel
10 52 (12.94%) Marketing
11 48 (11.94%) Internet
12 45 (11.19%) SQL
13 44 (10.95%) LTE
14 42 (10.45%) Windows
15 40 (9.95%) MS Office
16 34 (8.46%) HTML
16 34 (8.46%) PRINCE2
17 33 (8.21%) .NET
18 32 (7.96%) UNIX
18 32 (7.96%) Service Management
18 32 (7.96%) Billing
19 31 (7.71%) JavaScript
19 31 (7.71%) Mentoring
20 30 (7.46%) Oracle
21 29 (7.21%) Java
21 29 (7.21%) SLA
22 28 (6.97%) Management Information System
23 27 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
23 27 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
24 26 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 15 (3.73%) IIS
2 13 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.49%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.24%) CMS
5 8 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Spatial
6 5 (1.24%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.00%) Lync
7 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.25%) Drupal
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.95%) MS Office
3 27 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.23%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.49%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.99%) AutoCAD
7 6 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.50%) MS Project
8 2 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.25%) Blender
9 1 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) CSG Singleview
2 5 (1.24%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.24%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.75%) Maximo
3 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.25%) Cordys
5 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (14.43%) 3G
2 48 (11.94%) Internet
3 44 (10.95%) LTE
4 25 (6.22%) 4G
5 24 (5.97%) Firewall
6 20 (4.98%) Broadband
7 18 (4.48%) DNS
7 18 (4.48%) Radio Access Network
8 17 (4.23%) VoLTE
8 17 (4.23%) GSM
8 17 (4.23%) UMTS
9 15 (3.73%) Wireless
9 15 (3.73%) VPN
10 14 (3.48%) SMS
11 13 (3.23%) 3GPP
12 12 (2.99%) VoIP
12 12 (2.99%) WAN
12 12 (2.99%) LAN
13 11 (2.74%) HTTP
14 10 (2.49%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.73%) Data Mining
3 12 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.00%) MySQL
8 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.75%) Big Data
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Firebird
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.25%) QlikView
10 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.25%) Robotium
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) JBehave
4 1 (0.25%) Moq
4 1 (0.25%) Ant
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.25%) MSI
4 1 (0.25%) JMeter
4 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 153 (38.06%) Telecoms
2 61 (15.17%) Finance
3 52 (12.94%) Marketing
4 32 (7.96%) Billing
5 13 (3.23%) Legal
6 10 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (2.24%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.49%) Electronics
9 5 (1.24%) Publishing
9 5 (1.24%) Banking
9 5 (1.24%) Retail
10 4 (1.00%) Games
11 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.75%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.75%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (15.67%) Architect
2 51 (12.69%) Analyst
3 46 (11.44%) Solutions Architect
4 35 (8.71%) Developer
5 26 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.22%) Business Analyst
7 20 (4.98%) Support Engineer
7 20 (4.98%) Designer
8 16 (3.98%) Senior Architect
8 16 (3.98%) Consultant
9 13 (3.23%) Design Engineer
9 13 (3.23%) Test Engineer
10 12 (2.99%) Network Engineer
10 12 (2.99%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.49%) Web Developer
12 8 (1.99%) .NET Developer
12 8 (1.99%) Technical Project Manager
12 8 (1.99%) Graduate
12 8 (1.99%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.46%) HTML
2 33 (8.21%) .NET
3 19 (4.73%) CSS
4 14 (3.48%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.48%) HTML5
5 13 (3.23%) Middleware
6 11 (2.74%) Hibernate
7 10 (2.49%) jQuery
8 9 (2.24%) WCF
9 8 (1.99%) WPF
9 8 (1.99%) J2EE
9 8 (1.99%) CSS3
10 7 (1.74%) Web Services
10 7 (1.74%) XML
11 6 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.24%) Spring
12 5 (1.24%) ArcObjects
13 4 (1.00%) WAP
13 4 (1.00%) SOAP
14 3 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (25.87%) Computer Science
2 75 (18.66%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.97%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.98%) User Experience
4 20 (4.98%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.48%) Social Media
5 14 (3.48%) GIS
6 10 (2.49%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.24%) iPad
8 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.99%) Physics
9 7 (1.74%) Statistics
10 6 (1.49%) iSeries
11 5 (1.24%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.24%) EPoS
12 4 (1.00%) NHS
12 4 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.00%) Replication
12 4 (1.00%) Data Conversion
12 4 (1.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.45%) Windows
2 32 (7.96%) UNIX
3 21 (5.22%) Linux
4 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.00%) VMS
8 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.00%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.12%) Project Management
2 57 (14.18%) ITIL
3 34 (8.46%) PRINCE2
4 32 (7.96%) Service Management
5 31 (7.71%) Mentoring
6 27 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (5.97%) Service Delivery
7 24 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 22 (5.47%) Migration
9 21 (5.22%) TOGAF
10 20 (4.98%) Workflow
10 20 (4.98%) Analytics
11 18 (4.48%) Validation
12 17 (4.23%) Business Analysis
13 16 (3.98%) Data Analysis
13 16 (3.98%) Software Engineering
13 16 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (3.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (3.98%) Network Architecture
14 15 (3.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.19%) SQL
2 31 (7.71%) JavaScript
3 29 (7.21%) Java
4 18 (4.48%) C#
5 13 (3.23%) Python
6 12 (2.99%) C
7 11 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.99%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.99%) C++
8 8 (1.99%) VBScript
8 8 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.24%) Perl
9 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.24%) VBA
10 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.75%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.50%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (4.23%) CCNA
4 13 (3.23%) MCSE
4 13 (3.23%) PMP
4 13 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.99%) MCTS
5 12 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.49%) MCITP
6 10 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (2.49%) CCNP
6 10 (2.49%) CISSP
7 9 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.99%) HND
8 8 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.74%) CCSP
10 6 (1.49%) ISEB
11 5 (1.24%) CISM
12 4 (1.00%) CIMA
12 4 (1.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.21%) SLA
2 19 (4.73%) QA
3 10 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) BS25999
6 2 (0.50%) GMP
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 22 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.75%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.49%) OpenView
2 4 (1.00%) Netcool
2 4 (1.00%) WMI
3 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 66 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.46%) Oracle
3 25 (6.22%) Cisco
4 21 (5.22%) SAP
5 18 (4.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (2.99%) IBM
6 12 (2.99%) Ericsson
7 10 (2.49%) Nokia
8 9 (2.24%) Business Objects
8 9 (2.24%) Nortel
8 9 (2.24%) F5
9 8 (1.99%) HP
10 7 (1.74%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.74%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.49%) Huawei
12 5 (1.24%) Google
12 5 (1.24%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.24%) Remedy
12 5 (1.24%) ESRI
12 5 (1.24%) Hitwise
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