The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Economics
Rank - 114 134
Contract jobs citing Economics 0 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.37% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.92% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £51.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +1.94%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
530 537 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.07% 22.14% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 222 249
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.10 £14.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Economics
South East

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Economics Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Economics
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 Economics within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Wokingham - - - -
Economics
South East

Economics
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (75.00%) Statistics
2 3 (75.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) BS25999
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) BCP
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing

Economics
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Economics 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 Economics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Planner
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Continuity Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (75.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Benchmarking
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) BS25999
1 1 (25.00%) SLA