The table below looks at the statistics for IDOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IDOL over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autonomy IDOL
Rank 119 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing IDOL 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 0.39% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.50
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
401 512 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.14% 19.87% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 260 184
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £17.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

IDOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IDOL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

IDOL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IDOL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

IDOL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

IDOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

IDOL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

IDOL
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 IDOL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +23 7 £350 -
Bracknell - - - -
IDOL
South East

IDOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IDOL 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 IDOL.

1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (54.55%) Meridio
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) Publishing
4 4 (36.36%) Information Management
4 4 (36.36%) PKI
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (27.27%) Web Development
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) Document Management
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) OLAP
6 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (18.18%) DTS
6 2 (18.18%) LDAP

IDOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IDOL 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 IDOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) OLAP
2 2 (18.18%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Management
2 3 (27.27%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) Document Management
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Meridio
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) VMware