Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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.

Academic Degree
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 296 250 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.15% 5.90% 6.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.28% 24.37% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 91 173
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £365 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.98% +9.33%
10th Percentile £216 £188 £210
90th Percentile £500 £750 £600
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £24.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.69% -37.18% +126.09%
10th Percentile £16.04 £8.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.30 £47.10 £43.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +100.00%

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 917 1026 1327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.17% 24.20% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 492 672
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £250 £235
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 99
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £16.53 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.40% -46.50% +60.52%
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £27.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -8.87% -11.00% +81.39%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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 +6 139 £370 +18.31% 31
Maidenhead -2 29 £310 -58.67% 2
Slough +8 17 £400 -3.03% 4
Newbury +7 15 £325 - 7
Bracknell -25 9 £205 -41.43% 6
Wokingham +7 3 - - 2
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 103 (34.80%) Computer Science
2 87 (29.39%) Telecoms
3 80 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (20.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (20.61%) Finance
5 57 (19.26%) Microsoft
6 56 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (17.57%) Project Management
8 46 (15.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 45 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (14.86%) HTML
11 43 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
12 42 (14.19%) ITIL
13 40 (13.51%) CRM
13 40 (13.51%) CSS
13 40 (13.51%) Mentoring
14 38 (12.84%) HTML5
14 38 (12.84%) JavaScript
14 38 (12.84%) TDD
15 37 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
15 37 (12.50%) SQL
16 36 (12.16%) Scrum
16 36 (12.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 35 (11.82%) Windows
18 34 (11.49%) AngularJS
19 33 (11.15%) Service Management
20 30 (10.14%) Oracle
21 29 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
21 29 (9.80%) Open Source
21 29 (9.80%) Service Design

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 8 (2.70%) CMS
1 8 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.69%) IIS
3 5 (1.69%) MS Project Server
4 4 (1.35%) Confluence
4 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.01%) Apache
5 3 (1.01%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (15.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (12.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.68%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (9.12%) npm
3 20 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.39%) Office 365
5 8 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.36%) SaaS
7 5 (1.69%) IaaS
7 5 (1.69%) PaaS
8 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (1.01%) GitHub
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.34%) Datadog
11 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.09%) DNS
2 18 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (4.73%) LTE
4 14 (4.73%) VoLTE
5 13 (4.39%) VoWiFi
6 12 (4.05%) DHCP
6 12 (4.05%) GSM
6 12 (4.05%) HSPA
6 12 (4.05%) WCDMA
7 11 (3.72%) Firewall
8 10 (3.38%) 3G
8 10 (3.38%) SAN
9 8 (2.70%) VoIP
9 8 (2.70%) VPN
10 7 (2.36%) NAS
10 7 (2.36%) WAN
11 6 (2.03%) LAN
11 6 (2.03%) MPLS
11 6 (2.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.74%) Relational Database
2 15 (5.07%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.72%) Star Schema
4 9 (3.04%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.35%) Big Data
8 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.01%) GIS
9 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.34%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 27 (9.12%) gulp
1 27 (9.12%) Jasmine
1 27 (9.12%) Karma Test Runner
1 27 (9.12%) Protractor
1 27 (9.12%) webpack
2 8 (2.70%) JIRA
3 7 (2.36%) Android Studio
3 7 (2.36%) Xcode
4 3 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.68%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 87 (29.39%) Telecoms
2 61 (20.61%) Finance
3 25 (8.45%) Mandarin Language
4 24 (8.11%) Marketing
5 16 (5.41%) Manufacturing
6 14 (4.73%) Publishing
7 12 (4.05%) Billing
8 10 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.03%) German Language
10 5 (1.69%) French Language
10 5 (1.69%) Legal
10 5 (1.69%) Retail
11 4 (1.35%) Banking
12 3 (1.01%) Italian Language
12 3 (1.01%) Law
12 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.68%) Advertising
13 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.68%) Electronics
13 2 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (16.89%) Developer
2 28 (9.46%) Project Manager
3 26 (8.78%) Analyst
4 24 (8.11%) Architect
5 21 (7.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (6.76%) Coordinator
7 19 (6.42%) Project Coordinator
8 14 (4.73%) Consultant
9 13 (4.39%) Administrator
10 12 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
11 11 (3.72%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.38%) Cloud Specialist
13 9 (3.04%) Designer
13 9 (3.04%) Field Engineer
14 8 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture Specialist
14 8 (2.70%) Project Assistant
14 8 (2.70%) Software Developer
15 7 (2.36%) CISSP Specialist
15 7 (2.36%) Full Stack Developer
15 7 (2.36%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.86%) HTML
2 40 (13.51%) CSS
3 38 (12.84%) HTML5
4 34 (11.49%) AngularJS
5 28 (9.46%) Sass
6 27 (9.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (5.07%) .NET
8 10 (3.38%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.04%) .NET Framework
9 9 (3.04%) XML
10 8 (2.70%) Entity Framework
10 8 (2.70%) jQuery
10 8 (2.70%) React
11 7 (2.36%) CSS3
11 7 (2.36%) JSON
12 6 (2.03%) Hibernate
13 5 (1.69%) REST
13 5 (1.69%) Web Services
14 4 (1.35%) Middleware
15 3 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (34.80%) Computer Science
2 80 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.07%) PMI
5 14 (4.73%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.39%) Public Cloud
7 11 (3.72%) CESG
8 10 (3.38%) Virtual Team
9 9 (3.04%) Social Media
10 7 (2.36%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.03%) Oracle Exalogic
12 5 (1.69%) Replication
13 3 (1.01%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.01%) Handset
13 3 (1.01%) IVR
13 3 (1.01%) User Experience
14 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.68%) iPad
14 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.82%) Windows
2 23 (7.77%) Unix
3 20 (6.76%) Linux
4 9 (3.04%) Android
4 9 (3.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.36%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.03%) Solaris
8 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.57%) Project Management
3 45 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (14.19%) ITIL
5 40 (13.51%) CRM
5 40 (13.51%) Mentoring
6 38 (12.84%) TDD
7 36 (12.16%) Scrum
8 33 (11.15%) Service Management
9 29 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (9.80%) Open Source
9 29 (9.80%) Service Design
10 28 (9.46%) BDD
10 28 (9.46%) Customer-Centricity
10 28 (9.46%) Test Automation
11 22 (7.43%) Project Planning
12 20 (6.76%) Change Management
13 19 (6.42%) Analytics
13 19 (6.42%) Front End Development
14 17 (5.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.84%) JavaScript
2 37 (12.50%) SQL
3 27 (9.12%) ECMAScript
3 27 (9.12%) ES6
4 14 (4.73%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.73%) Python
5 13 (4.39%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.39%) Java
5 13 (4.39%) Perl
6 12 (4.05%) C#
7 7 (2.36%) Apple Swift
7 7 (2.36%) Objective-C
7 7 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.03%) Ruby
9 4 (1.35%) C
10 3 (1.01%) C++
11 2 (0.68%) PHP
11 2 (0.68%) VB
11 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (20.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.78%) PMI Certification
4 24 (8.11%) PMP
5 19 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.42%) CISSP
6 18 (6.08%) Master's Degree
6 18 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.08%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (5.07%) CISM
8 12 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (4.05%) CCSP
9 10 (3.38%) MCITP
10 9 (3.04%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.70%) MCTS
12 7 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.69%) CCNA
13 5 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.12%) QA
2 19 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.05%) COBIT
4 11 (3.72%) ISO 22301
5 5 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.01%) Basel II
7 3 (1.01%) GxP
7 3 (1.01%) IFRS
7 3 (1.01%) IFRS 9
7 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.01%) SLA
8 2 (0.68%) GDPR
8 2 (0.68%) PMO
9 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
System Software
1 19 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.72%) Xen
3 6 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.03%) vSphere
4 5 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.68%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.05%) Ansible
2 10 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.36%) Puppet
4 5 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.69%) SCOM
5 4 (1.35%) WSUS
6 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.34%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.34%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.14%) Oracle
3 28 (9.46%) Twitter
4 13 (4.39%) Cisco
5 11 (3.72%) VMware
6 10 (3.38%) SAP
7 8 (2.70%) HP
7 8 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.36%) Apple
8 7 (2.36%) Ericsson
9 6 (2.03%) Remedy
9 6 (2.03%) Sun
10 5 (1.69%) Nokia
11 4 (1.35%) NetIQ
11 4 (1.35%) Nokia Networks
11 4 (1.35%) Samsung
11 4 (1.35%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.01%) Dell
12 3 (1.01%) F5
12 3 (1.01%) Siemens