Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 230 280 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.53% 7.12% 6.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.20% 35.49% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 106 93
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £386 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.55% -6.45%
10th Percentile £213 £119 £200
90th Percentile £525 £516 £495
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £71.25 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.57% +94.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £85.00 £45.50 £50.60
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +46.55% -23.68%

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 1,036 789 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.89% 20.07% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 398 386
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -3.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £218 £234
90th Percentile £567 £563 £600
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 32 66
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £27.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.02% +100.00% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £45.88 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £19.95
% change year-on-year +12.86% +75.44% -20.20%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 -9 91 £400 -3.03% 50
Newbury -18 14 £425 +6.25% 12
Maidenhead +2 12 £416 +9.18% 8
Slough -5 12 £270 +25.70% 14
Bracknell -6 9 £450 +210.34% 21
Wokingham -2 8 - - 5
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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.

1 103 (44.78%) Computer Science
2 64 (27.83%) Security Cleared
2 64 (27.83%) Microsoft
3 57 (24.78%) SC Cleared
3 57 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (23.04%) Azure
5 49 (21.30%) Telecoms
6 41 (17.83%) Finance
7 38 (16.52%) Project Management
8 34 (14.78%) Management Information System
8 34 (14.78%) SaaS
9 33 (14.35%) SQL
9 33 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (13.91%) Information Security
11 31 (13.48%) PaaS
11 31 (13.48%) IaaS
12 30 (13.04%) ITIL
12 30 (13.04%) Windows
13 28 (12.17%) Information Management
14 27 (11.74%) Oracle
14 27 (11.74%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (11.30%) Office 365
16 24 (10.43%) Self-Motivation
16 24 (10.43%) Waterfall
17 23 (10.00%) Test Automation
17 23 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (10.00%) Data Centre
18 22 (9.57%) JavaScript
18 22 (9.57%) VPN
19 21 (9.13%) C#

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 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.17%) Apache
3 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.43%) Mendix
6 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.87%) Figma
5 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.87%) Sketch
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.43%) Primavera
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 53 (23.04%) Azure
2 34 (14.78%) SaaS
3 31 (13.48%) IaaS
3 31 (13.48%) PaaS
4 26 (11.30%) Office 365
5 13 (5.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 12 (5.22%) Power Platform
7 11 (4.78%) AWS
8 10 (4.35%) GCP
8 10 (4.35%) iPaaS
8 10 (4.35%) Serverless
9 9 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.43%) Apigee
13 1 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.43%) Boomi
13 1 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.57%) VPN
2 16 (6.96%) Internet
3 15 (6.52%) DNS
3 15 (6.52%) Firewall
3 15 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 15 (6.52%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.65%) NAS
4 13 (5.65%) SAN
5 11 (4.78%) Skype
6 7 (3.04%) 4G
6 7 (3.04%) H.323
6 7 (3.04%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (2.61%) 3G
7 6 (2.61%) 5G
7 6 (2.61%) WAN
8 5 (2.17%) 2G
8 5 (2.17%) LAN
8 5 (2.17%) Network Security
9 4 (1.74%) BGP
9 4 (1.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (5.65%) Cosmos DB
2 13 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (5.22%) Power BI
4 10 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 10 (4.35%) Data Mart
5 5 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.17%) GIS
5 5 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.74%) MySQL
6 4 (1.74%) OLAP
6 4 (1.74%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.74%) SSDT
7 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.87%) Big Data
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Cucumber
2 6 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.61%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.74%) Ant
3 4 (1.74%) JBehave
3 4 (1.74%) Maven
3 4 (1.74%) Selenium
3 4 (1.74%) Subversion
3 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.30%) MSTest
4 3 (1.30%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.30%) tSQLt
4 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.87%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.43%) TestPartner
General
1 49 (21.30%) Telecoms
2 41 (17.83%) Finance
3 14 (6.09%) Marketing
4 9 (3.91%) Legal
5 8 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.04%) German Language
6 7 (3.04%) Retail
7 6 (2.61%) French Language
7 6 (2.61%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (2.17%) General Ledger
8 5 (2.17%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.74%) Back Office
9 4 (1.74%) Billing
10 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.87%) Advertising
11 2 (0.87%) Publishing
11 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.43%) Automotive
12 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (19.57%) Architect
2 31 (13.48%) Analyst
3 17 (7.39%) Developer
4 15 (6.52%) Azure Architect
5 11 (4.78%) Cloud Architect
5 11 (4.78%) Consultant
5 11 (4.78%) Integration Architect
6 10 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (3.48%) Business Analyst
7 8 (3.48%) Coordinator
7 8 (3.48%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.17%) Administrator
8 5 (2.17%) Applications Support
8 5 (2.17%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (2.17%) Java Developer
8 5 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (2.17%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.17%) Test Manager
9 4 (1.74%) Marketing Manager
9 4 (1.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.83%) Web Services
2 15 (6.52%) HTML
3 14 (6.09%) REST
4 12 (5.22%) XML
5 10 (4.35%) SOAP
6 8 (3.48%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.48%) CSS
7 7 (3.04%) .NET
7 7 (3.04%) WebRTC
8 6 (2.61%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (2.17%) Spring
10 4 (1.74%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.74%) Middleware
10 4 (1.74%) Redux
11 3 (1.30%) React Native
12 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.87%) Angular 2
12 2 (0.87%) Laravel
12 2 (0.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.78%) Management Information System
2 24 (10.43%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 20 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.52%) Replication
6 8 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.61%) FMCG
7 6 (2.61%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.17%) Life Science
8 5 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.74%) Clustering
9 4 (1.74%) User Experience
10 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (1.30%) PMI
10 3 (1.30%) Social Media
10 3 (1.30%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.04%) Windows
2 18 (7.83%) Linux
3 8 (3.48%) Android
3 8 (3.48%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.48%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.61%) Unix
5 5 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.30%) Solaris
6 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (44.78%) Computer Science
2 57 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.52%) Project Management
4 32 (13.91%) Information Security
5 30 (13.04%) ITIL
6 28 (12.17%) Information Management
7 24 (10.43%) Waterfall
8 23 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 21 (9.13%) Decision-Making
9 21 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (8.70%) High Availability
10 20 (8.70%) TOGAF
11 19 (8.26%) Analytics
11 19 (8.26%) Strategic Roadmap
12 17 (7.39%) Architecture Roadmap
12 17 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (7.39%) DevOps
13 16 (6.96%) ERP
13 16 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.35%) SQL
2 22 (9.57%) JavaScript
3 21 (9.13%) C#
4 18 (7.83%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.39%) Python
6 12 (5.22%) Java
7 9 (3.91%) C
8 8 (3.48%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.17%) PHP
10 5 (2.17%) R
11 4 (1.74%) C++
12 3 (1.30%) Perl
12 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.87%) ABAP
13 2 (0.87%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.43%) Korn
14 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.43%) VB
14 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (27.83%) Security Cleared
2 57 (24.78%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (5.65%) ISTQB
5 12 (5.22%) ISEB
6 11 (4.78%) HNC
7 10 (4.35%) Master's Degree
8 9 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.91%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.48%) CISM
9 8 (3.48%) CISSP
10 7 (3.04%) CCNP
10 7 (3.04%) HND
11 6 (2.61%) CISA
11 6 (2.61%) CRISC
11 6 (2.61%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.96%) QA
2 12 (5.22%) Data Quality
3 11 (4.78%) COBIT
4 8 (3.48%) SLA
5 4 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.87%) NCSC
7 1 (0.43%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.43%) GDPR
7 1 (0.43%) GxP
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.43%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) NDS
4 1 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.91%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.74%) Oracle
3 12 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.78%) Google
5 10 (4.35%) Databricks
6 7 (3.04%) SAP
6 7 (3.04%) VMware
6 7 (3.04%) Workday
7 6 (2.61%) Tableau
8 5 (2.17%) Adobe
8 5 (2.17%) Huawei
8 5 (2.17%) Nokia
8 5 (2.17%) Remedy
9 4 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.30%) Cisco
10 3 (1.30%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.87%) HP
11 2 (0.87%) Juniper