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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 31 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Degree 128 203 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.95% 8.38% 6.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.51% 29.46% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 96 61
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £236 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £27.75 £19.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.05% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.90 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £91.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+20.76% +44.44%
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
656 689 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.36% 28.46% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 311 279
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 19
Average hourly rate £30.90 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £15.81 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.16 £57.20 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 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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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 -10 57 £450 +20.00% 53
Bracknell -1 20 £225 - 10
Slough -7 16 £515 +37.33% 6
Maidenhead +2 9 £380 +26.66% 2
Newbury -11 4 £363 -12.12% 9
Windsor - 2 £475 - 2
Wokingham -2 1 - - 4
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 86 (33.73%) Telecoms
2 57 (22.35%) Project Management
3 47 (18.43%) ITIL
3 47 (18.43%) Computer Science
4 44 (17.25%) MS Excel
5 43 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (16.08%) Microsoft
7 40 (15.69%) Finance
8 37 (14.51%) UNIX
9 32 (12.55%) Linux
10 30 (11.76%) MS Office
10 30 (11.76%) SQL
11 29 (11.37%) Windows
11 29 (11.37%) Service Management
11 29 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
12 27 (10.59%) Oracle
12 27 (10.59%) Java
13 23 (9.02%) Service Delivery
14 21 (8.24%) JavaScript
14 21 (8.24%) Data Centre
15 20 (7.84%) Cisco
15 20 (7.84%) Firewall
16 19 (7.45%) PRINCE2
17 18 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (6.67%) HTML
18 17 (6.67%) SAP
18 17 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (6.67%) Marketing
18 17 (6.67%) Analytics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (2.75%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.96%) Apache
4 4 (1.57%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.18%) Lync
5 3 (1.18%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.78%) CMS
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.39%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
Applications
1 44 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.76%) MS Office
3 27 (10.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.35%) Photoshop
4 6 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.57%) MS Project
6 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.18%) InDesign
7 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.18%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.78%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.39%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) SaaS
1 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.78%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.84%) Firewall
2 16 (6.27%) VPN
3 15 (5.88%) 3G
3 15 (5.88%) LTE
3 15 (5.88%) 4G
4 13 (5.10%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.10%) DNS
5 11 (4.31%) Internet
5 11 (4.31%) ATM
5 11 (4.31%) LAN
6 9 (3.53%) SSL
6 9 (3.53%) IPsec
7 8 (3.14%) SAN
8 7 (2.75%) BGP
8 7 (2.75%) Ethernet
8 7 (2.75%) 3GPP
8 7 (2.75%) UMTS
9 6 (2.35%) VoIP
9 6 (2.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.53%) DB2
3 8 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.75%) OLAP
4 7 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.35%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.18%) MySQL
7 3 (1.18%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.18%) Big Data
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.96%) Subversion
2 5 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.18%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.18%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.18%) Selenium
3 3 (1.18%) JBehave
3 3 (1.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.78%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) JMeter
5 1 (0.39%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.39%) NuGet
5 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (33.73%) Telecoms
2 40 (15.69%) Finance
3 17 (6.67%) Marketing
4 15 (5.88%) Electronics
5 14 (5.49%) Retail
6 11 (4.31%) Legal
7 7 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.75%) Spanish Language
8 6 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.57%) Back Office
9 4 (1.57%) German Language
10 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.18%) French Language
11 2 (0.78%) Law
11 2 (0.78%) Games
11 2 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.78%) Banking
11 2 (0.78%) Advertising
11 2 (0.78%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 39 (15.29%) Analyst
2 21 (8.24%) Architect
3 18 (7.06%) Developer
4 17 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.67%) Consultant
5 16 (6.27%) Designer
6 14 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 9 (3.53%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.14%) Java Developer
9 6 (2.35%) Junior
10 5 (1.96%) Test Analyst
10 5 (1.96%) Technical Architect
10 5 (1.96%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (1.96%) Lead Developer
10 5 (1.96%) Design Engineer
10 5 (1.96%) Service Manager
10 5 (1.96%) UX Designer
10 5 (1.96%) Transition Manager
11 4 (1.57%) Incident Manager
11 4 (1.57%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.67%) HTML
2 16 (6.27%) J2EE
3 11 (4.31%) .NET
4 10 (3.92%) REST
5 9 (3.53%) Middleware
6 8 (3.14%) SOAP
7 6 (2.35%) XML
7 6 (2.35%) Flash
7 6 (2.35%) HTML5
8 5 (1.96%) RESTful
8 5 (1.96%) CSS
8 5 (1.96%) Web Services
9 4 (1.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.78%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.78%) JAX-WS
11 2 (0.78%) SWT
11 2 (0.78%) Struts
11 2 (0.78%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.43%) Computer Science
2 43 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.27%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.31%) PKI
6 8 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.14%) User Experience
7 6 (2.35%) Statistics
7 6 (2.35%) GIS
8 5 (1.96%) DataPower
9 4 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.57%) Social Media
9 4 (1.57%) PMI
9 4 (1.57%) Replication
9 4 (1.57%) Economics
9 4 (1.57%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.18%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.18%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.51%) UNIX
2 32 (12.55%) Linux
3 29 (11.37%) Windows
4 13 (5.10%) Solaris
5 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.35%) Project Management
2 47 (18.43%) ITIL
3 29 (11.37%) Service Management
3 29 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (9.02%) Service Delivery
5 19 (7.45%) PRINCE2
6 18 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (6.67%) Analytics
8 13 (5.10%) Change Control
8 13 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (5.10%) Validation
8 13 (5.10%) Data Modelling
8 13 (5.10%) Data Management
9 12 (4.71%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.71%) ERP
9 12 (4.71%) Release Management
10 11 (4.31%) Waterfall
10 11 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.76%) SQL
2 27 (10.59%) Java
3 21 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.14%) C++
6 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.96%) C
7 5 (1.96%) Perl
7 5 (1.96%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.57%) VBScript
8 4 (1.57%) Python
8 4 (1.57%) C-shell
9 2 (0.78%) C#
10 1 (0.39%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.39%) R
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.39%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (4.31%) ISEB
2 11 (4.31%) CCNP
2 11 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.53%) CCNA
3 9 (3.53%) HNC
3 9 (3.53%) HND
3 9 (3.53%) PMI Certification
4 8 (3.14%) CCIE
4 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.75%) PMP
5 7 (2.75%) MCITP
5 7 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.35%) SCSA
6 6 (2.35%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.96%) CCSE
7 5 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.31%) QA
2 10 (3.92%) SLA
3 7 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.96%) GxP
5 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.39%) GAMP
7 1 (0.39%) GMP
7 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.35%) vSphere
4 3 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.78%) Firmware
5 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.78%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.35%) SCOM
2 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.57%) SCCM
3 3 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.18%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.59%) Oracle
3 20 (7.84%) Cisco
4 17 (6.67%) SAP
5 16 (6.27%) HP
6 15 (5.88%) VMware
7 9 (3.53%) Sun
8 8 (3.14%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.75%) Citrix
9 7 (2.75%) Juniper
9 7 (2.75%) IBM
9 7 (2.75%) Huawei
10 6 (2.35%) F5
10 6 (2.35%) Adobe
10 6 (2.35%) Veritas
11 5 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.96%) Symantec
11 5 (1.96%) TOWER Software
11 5 (1.96%) EMC
12 4 (1.57%) Ab Initio
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