Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for B2B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited B2B over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business-to-Business (B2B)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 121 117
Rank change year-on-year +40 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing B2B 18 54 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.06% 1.27% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.44% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 42
Median daily rate £415 £560 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.89% +37.85% -4.41%
10th Percentile £351 £329 £223
90th Percentile £520 £706 £537
South East median daily rate £440 £469 £475
% change year-on-year -6.08% -1.37% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.50% -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £47.50 £35.40
% change year-on-year -52.63% +34.18% +64.65%

B2B is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,427 3,744 3,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.34% 87.72% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1,819 1,772
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £269
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 120 82
Median hourly rate £26.71 £21.99 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.44% +2.28% +43.33%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.39 £74.13 £49.88
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.17 £24.75
% change year-on-year -7.77% +25.95% +23.75%

B2B
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing B2B as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing B2B in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing B2B in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for B2B in Berkshire

B2B
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing B2B within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 13 £400 -40.74% 2
Newbury +10 2 £430 -9.47%
Windsor - 1 - -
B2B
South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing B2B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for B2B.

1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Azure
3 7 (38.89%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (27.78%) QA
5 5 (27.78%) Release Management
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (27.78%) Power BI
5 5 (27.78%) Data Lake
5 5 (27.78%) Data Lake Analytics
5 5 (27.78%) Power Platform
6 4 (22.22%) Big Data
6 4 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Process Management
7 3 (16.67%) DNA
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (16.67%) People Management
7 3 (16.67%) Contract Management
8 2 (11.11%) 5G
8 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines

B2B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Azure
2 5 (27.78%) Data Lake Analytics
2 5 (27.78%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) 5G
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Lake
1 5 (27.78%) Power BI
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) CircleCI
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Mocha
General
1 12 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Service Transition Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Transition Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (16.67%) Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Network Planner
7 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Chai
1 1 (5.56%) Enzyme
1 1 (5.56%) Jest
1 1 (5.56%) Node.js
1 1 (5.56%) React
1 1 (5.56%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Analytics
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Release Management
4 4 (22.22%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (16.67%) Contract Management
5 3 (16.67%) DNA
5 3 (16.67%) People Management
5 3 (16.67%) Process Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
7 1 (5.56%) API Development
7 1 (5.56%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) ES6
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) hybris
2 1 (5.56%) Progress
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore