The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for CIPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 92 120 128
Rank change year-on-year +28 +8  
Contract jobs citing CIPD 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 0.95% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £155 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +190.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £200 £300
% change year-on-year +125.00% -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CIPD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 633 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.19% 25.83% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 318 330
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £284 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CIPD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing CIPD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CIPD in Berkshire

CIPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CIPD in Berkshire

CIPD
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 CIPD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead -2 4 - -
Reading +20 3 £450 +190.32%
CIPD
South East

CIPD
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CIPD 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 CIPD.

1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (43.48%) Coaching
3 9 (39.13%) People Management
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Retail
5 7 (30.43%) Legal
5 7 (30.43%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) Case Management
7 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (21.74%) Line Management
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
8 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
9 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
9 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
9 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (8.70%) Degree
10 2 (8.70%) Law
10 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills

CIPD
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 7 (30.43%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) HR Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) HR Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Trainer
4 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
1 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Coaching
1 10 (43.48%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (39.13%) People Management
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Case Management
5 5 (21.74%) Line Management
5 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
6 4 (17.39%) Business Transformation
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft