Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 239 289 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.85% 7.03% 6.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.58% 32.15% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 118 110
Berkshire median daily rate £384 £365 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% -0.68% -11.98%
10th Percentile £183 £220 £188
90th Percentile £510 £494 £583
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £29.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.71% +156.52% -70.51%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.30 £8.25
90th Percentile £38.30 £38.60 £49.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%

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 808 899 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.77% 21.87% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 421 536
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -
10th Percentile £212 £231 £249
90th Percentile £551 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% - -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.40 £38.75 £44.55
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -8 111 £400 +9.59% 39
Newbury +12 31 £310 -4.62% 15
Maidenhead +1 29 £425 +37.10% 16
Bracknell +1 15 £415 +87.57% 15
Slough -11 13 £340 -15.00% 17
Wokingham -12 4 £280 - 11
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 101 (42.26%) Telecoms
2 69 (28.87%) Computer Science
3 54 (22.59%) Finance
3 54 (22.59%) Project Management
4 46 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (18.41%) Microsoft
6 38 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Excel
8 32 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (12.55%) SLA
9 30 (12.55%) Marketing
10 29 (12.13%) Huawei
10 29 (12.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 27 (11.30%) Oracle
11 27 (11.30%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (10.46%) Analytics
12 25 (10.46%) Master's Degree
13 22 (9.21%) C
13 22 (9.21%) ITIL
14 21 (8.79%) Firewall
14 21 (8.79%) QA
15 20 (8.37%) Management Information System
15 20 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
15 20 (8.37%) Customer-Centricity
16 19 (7.95%) Workflow
16 19 (7.95%) MBA
16 19 (7.95%) SQL
16 19 (7.95%) CRM
16 19 (7.95%) Mandarin Language

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 14 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.93%) Drupal
3 6 (2.51%) CMS
4 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.84%) Confluence
6 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.42%) Documentum
7 1 (0.42%) FileNet
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) Liferay
7 1 (0.42%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.42%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (12.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.42%) Maya
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.67%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.84%) HFM
3 2 (0.84%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.30%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.35%) Office 365
3 8 (3.35%) SaaS
4 7 (2.93%) IaaS
4 7 (2.93%) PaaS
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.84%) Slack
6 2 (0.84%) Trello
6 2 (0.84%) Yammer
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.42%) G Suite
7 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.79%) Firewall
2 18 (7.53%) Radio Access Network
3 16 (6.69%) VPN
4 14 (5.86%) LTE
4 14 (5.86%) TCP/IP
5 13 (5.44%) GSM
6 11 (4.60%) 3GPP
6 11 (4.60%) Internet
6 11 (4.60%) UMTS
7 10 (4.18%) DNS
7 10 (4.18%) Network Security
7 10 (4.18%) VoLTE
7 10 (4.18%) WAN
8 9 (3.77%) 5G
8 9 (3.77%) LAN
8 9 (3.77%) VoIP
9 8 (3.35%) 3G
9 8 (3.35%) MPLS
10 7 (2.93%) 2G
11 6 (2.51%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.51%) Power BI
2 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.67%) Big Data
4 3 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.26%) MySQL
4 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.84%) Redis
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.42%) HBase
6 1 (0.42%) Mahout
6 1 (0.42%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.67%) HP UFT
1 4 (1.67%) JIRA
1 4 (1.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.67%) TestPartner
2 2 (0.84%) GitLab
2 2 (0.84%) Subversion
2 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) Ant
3 1 (0.42%) Buildbot
3 1 (0.42%) Grunt
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) Mocha
3 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 101 (42.26%) Telecoms
2 54 (22.59%) Finance
3 30 (12.55%) Marketing
4 19 (7.95%) Mandarin Language
5 8 (3.35%) Billing
5 8 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.93%) Advertising
6 7 (2.93%) Retail
7 6 (2.51%) Front Office
7 6 (2.51%) Legal
7 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.09%) Back Office
8 5 (2.09%) Electronics
9 2 (0.84%) Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) French Language
10 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.42%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (12.55%) Analyst
2 29 (12.13%) Project Manager
3 14 (5.86%) OSS Engineer
4 11 (4.60%) Consultant
4 11 (4.60%) Junior
4 11 (4.60%) Support Engineer
5 10 (4.18%) Architect
5 10 (4.18%) IT Manager
5 10 (4.18%) OSS Support Engineer
6 9 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (3.77%) Developer
7 7 (2.93%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (2.93%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (2.93%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (2.51%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (2.51%) IT Engineer
8 6 (2.51%) Marketing Manager
8 6 (2.51%) RF Engineer
9 5 (2.09%) Applications Manager
9 5 (2.09%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.77%) Web Services
2 8 (3.35%) Middleware
3 6 (2.51%) .NET
4 5 (2.09%) HTML
5 4 (1.67%) JSON
6 3 (1.26%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.26%) Kafka
6 3 (1.26%) SOAP
6 3 (1.26%) Spring
7 2 (0.84%) CSS
7 2 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.84%) Java EE
7 2 (0.84%) REST
7 2 (0.84%) Velocity
7 2 (0.84%) WPF
8 1 (0.42%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.42%) jQuery
8 1 (0.42%) Node.js
8 1 (0.42%) OAuth
8 1 (0.42%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 69 (28.87%) Computer Science
2 38 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.37%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (6.28%) PMI
5 12 (5.02%) User Experience
6 10 (4.18%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.18%) Social Media
7 8 (3.35%) Virtual Team
8 7 (2.93%) Replication
9 6 (2.51%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.51%) Robotics
10 5 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.09%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (1.67%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.26%) Clustering
12 3 (1.26%) RIA
13 2 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.69%) Linux
2 15 (6.28%) Windows
3 12 (5.02%) Unix
4 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.84%) Android
6 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.59%) Project Management
2 46 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (10.46%) Analytics
5 22 (9.21%) ITIL
6 20 (8.37%) Customer-Centricity
7 19 (7.95%) CRM
7 19 (7.95%) Workflow
8 18 (7.53%) Test Automation
9 17 (7.11%) Matrix Organization
10 16 (6.69%) Project Planning
11 15 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (6.28%) Service Management
12 14 (5.86%) ITSM
12 14 (5.86%) Release Management
12 14 (5.86%) Scrum
13 13 (5.44%) Capacity Management
13 13 (5.44%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (5.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (5.02%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.21%) C
2 19 (7.95%) SQL
3 18 (7.53%) Java
4 12 (5.02%) Python
5 9 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.26%) C#
7 3 (1.26%) C++
7 3 (1.26%) PHP
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.84%) Perl
8 2 (0.84%) R
9 1 (0.42%) AWK
9 1 (0.42%) Java 8
9 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.42%) Scala
9 1 (0.42%) Tcl
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (10.46%) Master's Degree
2 19 (7.95%) MBA
3 18 (7.53%) PMI Certification
3 18 (7.53%) PMP
4 17 (7.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.77%) MOS
7 8 (3.35%) ACCA
7 8 (3.35%) CCNP
7 8 (3.35%) CIMA
7 8 (3.35%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.51%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.51%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.67%) ISEB
10 3 (1.26%) HNC
10 3 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.55%) SLA
2 21 (8.79%) QA
3 7 (2.93%) PMO
4 6 (2.51%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.84%) GDPR
7 2 (0.84%) P3O
8 1 (0.42%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.84%) KVM
2 2 (0.84%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.42%) HDFS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.42%) XenApp
3 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.09%) Ansible
2 4 (1.67%) Puppet
2 4 (1.67%) SCCM
3 3 (1.26%) Grafana
3 3 (1.26%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.42%) Ambari
5 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Graphite
5 1 (0.42%) Graylog
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.42%) Kibana
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) Oozie
5 1 (0.42%) Salt
5 1 (0.42%) StatsD
5 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.13%) Huawei
3 27 (11.30%) Oracle
4 14 (5.86%) HP
5 13 (5.44%) Remedy
6 12 (5.02%) IBM
6 12 (5.02%) Mapinfo
7 11 (4.60%) TIBCO
8 10 (4.18%) Sun
9 9 (3.77%) Actix
9 9 (3.77%) BMC
9 9 (3.77%) SAP
10 7 (2.93%) Samsung
11 5 (2.09%) Cisco
11 5 (2.09%) ComArch
12 4 (1.67%) Google
12 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.67%) UiPath
13 3 (1.26%) VMware
14 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint