Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Benchmarking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Benchmarking over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

Benchmarking
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 166 170
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing Benchmarking 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Berkshire median daily rate £290 - -
South East median daily rate £383 £395 £416
% change year-on-year -3.16% -5.11% +41.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £22.59 £36.00
% change year-on-year +46.08% -37.25% -

Benchmarking 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 3440 3473 3895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.37% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1866 2150
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Benchmarking
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Benchmarking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Benchmarking in Berkshire

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Benchmarking in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Benchmarking in Berkshire

Benchmarking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Benchmarking in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Benchmarking in Berkshire

Benchmarking
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 Benchmarking within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +10 8 £290 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Windsor - 1 £375 -
Benchmarking
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Benchmarking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Benchmarking.

1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Social Media
3 4 (25.00%) B2B
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Google
3 4 (25.00%) Huawei
3 4 (25.00%) Marketing
4 3 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) B2C
5 2 (12.50%) PMP
5 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (12.50%) WebTrends
5 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management

Benchmarking
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 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Drupal
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle CRM On Demand
1 2 (12.50%) Sprinklr
1 2 (12.50%) WebTrends
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Google Analytics
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Deployment Manager
1 6 (37.50%) Quality Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Reward Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Social Media Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) HR Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Flash
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Social Media
3 2 (12.50%) Blog
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) B2B
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) B2C
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Email Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) SEO
3 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Use Case
3 2 (12.50%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Google
1 4 (25.00%) Huawei
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Facebook
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (12.50%) Twitter