The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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 Job Titles advertised 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 115 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£110 £125 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +12.06%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2199 2205 2809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.83% 91.46% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 967 1034
Average daily rate £365 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 84 112
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Graduate
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 Graduate within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 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 +6 7 £110 -45.00% 3
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Graduate
South East

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Graduate in their job title 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 with Graduate in their job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (15.38%) Data Entry
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) HND
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) COM
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) STL
6 1 (7.69%) Windows

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Graduate in their job title 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 with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) AutoCAD
3 1 (7.69%) Simulink
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) COM
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) STL
2 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.69%) DirectX
2 1 (7.69%) WinForms
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (7.69%) WebGL
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Data Entry
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Research
3 1 (7.69%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
2 1 (7.69%) XAML
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CAPM
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Autodesk
2 1 (7.69%) SolidWorks