Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 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.

Academic Degree
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +13
Contract jobs citing Degree 261 219 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.59% 5.82% 6.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.66% 25.14% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 175
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% -
10th Percentile £145 £123 £193
90th Percentile £520 £496 £550
South East median daily rate £434 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +5.92% +2.38% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.00 £29.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.20% +93.44% -44.55%
10th Percentile £14.28 £15.00 £9.69
90th Percentile £45.88 £57.50 £30.95
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.38 £41.50
% change year-on-year +55.22% -34.02% +27.69%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 753 871 1,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.02% 23.15% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 393 667
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £252 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 72 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £14.63 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.62% +17.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £7.69
90th Percentile £47.35 £53.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
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 Degree within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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 0 135 £425 +7.32% 113
Newbury +6 21 £400 +388.76% 13
Slough +2 18 £215 -41.69% 10
Maidenhead -9 17 £281 -10.00% 15
Bracknell +1 14 £135 -33.33% 13
Wokingham -8 6 - - 10
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 102 (39.08%) Computer Science
2 94 (36.02%) Telecoms
3 73 (27.97%) Project Management
4 65 (24.90%) Finance
5 64 (24.52%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (19.16%) Microsoft
8 49 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (18.39%) PMI Certification
10 45 (17.24%) Linux
11 41 (15.71%) Oracle
12 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
13 35 (13.41%) Marketing
14 32 (12.26%) ITIL
15 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
16 30 (11.49%) PMP
16 30 (11.49%) Master's Degree
17 29 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
17 29 (11.11%) SLA
17 29 (11.11%) Security Cleared
18 28 (10.73%) SQL
18 28 (10.73%) Data Centre
19 27 (10.34%) PMI
20 26 (9.96%) Python
20 26 (9.96%) Analytics
21 25 (9.58%) C
21 25 (9.58%) Migration
22 24 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
22 24 (9.20%) Waterfall
22 24 (9.20%) Huawei

Degree
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 10 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.68%) Apache
3 6 (2.30%) CMS
3 6 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.92%) Drupal
5 4 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.15%) SAS
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.77%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.77%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.77%) IIS
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.38%) Liferay
8 1 (0.38%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (8.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.77%) SPSS
8 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.38%) HipChat
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.15%) Eloqua
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.77%) HFM
4 2 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.77%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (4.21%) PaaS
3 11 (4.21%) SaaS
4 10 (3.83%) Office 365
5 3 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.77%) GitHub
6 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.77%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.66%) Firewall
2 9 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (3.07%) 3GPP
3 8 (3.07%) GSM
3 8 (3.07%) LTE
4 7 (2.68%) 5G
4 7 (2.68%) DNS
4 7 (2.68%) UMTS
4 7 (2.68%) VoIP
4 7 (2.68%) VoLTE
5 6 (2.30%) DOCSIS
5 6 (2.30%) Internet
5 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.92%) IP Telephony
6 5 (1.92%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.53%) HTTP
7 4 (1.53%) Skype
7 4 (1.53%) SNMP
7 4 (1.53%) VPN
8 3 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.60%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.45%) Big Data
3 8 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (2.68%) MySQL
4 7 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.92%) DB2
7 4 (1.53%) GIS
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.53%) Power BI
7 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.15%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.30%) Subversion
3 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.15%) JIRA
5 2 (0.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.38%) JUnit
6 1 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Toad
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 94 (36.02%) Telecoms
2 65 (24.90%) Finance
3 35 (13.41%) Marketing
4 19 (7.28%) Mandarin Language
5 17 (6.51%) French Language
6 16 (6.13%) German Language
7 15 (5.75%) Retail
8 12 (4.60%) Legal
9 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (2.30%) Advertising
10 6 (2.30%) Front Office
11 5 (1.92%) Back Office
12 4 (1.53%) Electronics
13 2 (0.77%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.38%) Banking
14 1 (0.38%) Billing
14 1 (0.38%) Games
14 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 24 (9.20%) Analyst
3 23 (8.81%) Consultant
4 20 (7.66%) IT Manager
4 20 (7.66%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.75%) Data Centre Engineer
6 12 (4.60%) OSS Engineer
7 10 (3.83%) Administrator
7 10 (3.83%) IT Project Manager
7 10 (3.83%) Junior
7 10 (3.83%) OSS Support Engineer
7 10 (3.83%) Project Engineer
8 9 (3.45%) Developer
8 9 (3.45%) Project Assistant
9 8 (3.07%) Architect
9 8 (3.07%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Transformation Manager
9 8 (3.07%) Transformation Programme Manager
10 7 (2.68%) Applications Manager
10 7 (2.68%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.98%) Web Services
2 11 (4.21%) REST
3 10 (3.83%) Middleware
4 9 (3.45%) CSS
5 8 (3.07%) HTML
5 8 (3.07%) SOAP
6 6 (2.30%) .NET
7 5 (1.92%) Velocity
8 3 (1.15%) JSON
8 3 (1.15%) XML
9 2 (0.77%) Java EE
9 2 (0.77%) JSR 170
9 2 (0.77%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.77%) Spring
9 2 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.38%) Dojo
10 1 (0.38%) Kafka
10 1 (0.38%) Sass
10 1 (0.38%) Sencha Touch
10 1 (0.38%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 102 (39.08%) Computer Science
2 53 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (10.73%) Data Centre
5 27 (10.34%) PMI
6 13 (4.98%) User Experience
7 11 (4.21%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.83%) Clustering
8 10 (3.83%) Replication
8 10 (3.83%) Social Media
9 9 (3.45%) Algorithms
9 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 9 (3.45%) Virtual Team
10 8 (3.07%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.92%) Blog
11 5 (1.92%) Robotics
12 3 (1.15%) Animation
12 3 (1.15%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.15%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.24%) Linux
2 23 (8.81%) Windows
3 20 (7.66%) Unix
4 6 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.53%) Android
5 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (27.97%) Project Management
2 64 (24.52%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (18.77%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (12.26%) ITIL
5 26 (9.96%) Analytics
6 25 (9.58%) Migration
7 24 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (9.20%) Waterfall
8 20 (7.66%) Project Planning
9 19 (7.28%) Customer Requirements
9 19 (7.28%) Workflow
10 16 (6.13%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.13%) DevOps
11 14 (5.36%) PRINCE2
11 14 (5.36%) Programme Management
12 13 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.98%) Customer-Centricity
12 13 (4.98%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (4.98%) Scrum
12 13 (4.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.73%) SQL
2 26 (9.96%) Python
3 25 (9.58%) C
4 22 (8.43%) Java
5 16 (6.13%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.75%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.07%) C#
8 7 (2.68%) R
9 6 (2.30%) C++
9 6 (2.30%) Perl
9 6 (2.30%) PHP
9 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.30%) VBA
10 5 (1.92%) Scala
11 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.15%) VB
13 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.38%) AWK
14 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (18.39%) PMI Certification
2 30 (11.49%) Master's Degree
2 30 (11.49%) PMP
3 29 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 22 (8.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (7.66%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.60%) PgMP
7 10 (3.83%) MBA
8 9 (3.45%) MOS
9 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.92%) ACCA
10 5 (1.92%) CIMA
11 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.15%) CCNA
12 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.15%) MCITP
12 3 (1.15%) MCTS
13 2 (0.77%) CCNP
13 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.11%) SLA
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 6 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.92%) PMO
5 3 (1.15%) GDPR
5 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.77%) P3O
6 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.38%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.92%) StorNext
3 3 (1.15%) Docker
3 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.38%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.38%) Xen
5 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.30%) Ansible
2 6 (2.30%) Puppet
3 5 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) SCOM
6 2 (0.77%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.38%) Grafana
7 1 (0.38%) Graphite
7 1 (0.38%) Kibana
7 1 (0.38%) Mesos
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Salt
7 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.38%) yum
7 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.71%) Oracle
3 24 (9.20%) Huawei
4 16 (6.13%) Cisco
4 16 (6.13%) IBM
5 13 (4.98%) TIBCO
6 11 (4.21%) HP
7 9 (3.45%) Remedy
7 9 (3.45%) Sun
8 7 (2.68%) Actix
8 7 (2.68%) Mapinfo
8 7 (2.68%) Talend
9 6 (2.30%) Adobe
9 6 (2.30%) BMC
9 6 (2.30%) SAP
10 5 (1.92%) Alibaba
10 5 (1.92%) Samsung
11 4 (1.53%) ComArch
11 4 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.53%) UiPath