Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 31 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 193 221 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.91% 5.39% 6.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.06% 24.45% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 123
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £309 £177 £221
90th Percentile £640 £541 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £414
% change year-on-year -5.56% +8.70% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £20.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.29% +64.61% -31.15%
10th Percentile £21.75 £18.40 £16.04
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £50.10
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% +33.33%

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 770 904 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.58% 22.05% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 385 413
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £251
90th Percentile £550 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 46 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £22.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% +76.00% -20.63%
10th Percentile £15.95 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.97
% change year-on-year - +34.77% +15.42%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -7 90 £413 -0.60% 53
Slough +12 15 £420 +12.00% 12
Newbury -12 14 £500 +61.29% 11
Bracknell +19 6 £500 +80.18% 12
Wokingham +6 6 - - 6
Maidenhead -12 3 - - 5
Ascot - 2 - - 1
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 82 (42.49%) Computer Science
2 63 (32.64%) Microsoft
3 54 (27.98%) Telecoms
4 53 (27.46%) Azure
5 47 (24.35%) SQL
6 45 (23.32%) Security Cleared
7 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (21.24%) SC Cleared
9 38 (19.69%) SaaS
9 38 (19.69%) IaaS
9 38 (19.69%) Information Security
10 37 (19.17%) Windows
11 36 (18.65%) PaaS
12 34 (17.62%) Project Management
13 32 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (15.03%) Firewall
14 29 (15.03%) TCP/IP
14 29 (15.03%) Project Delivery
15 28 (14.51%) Web Services
16 27 (13.99%) DNS
16 27 (13.99%) Finance
16 27 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (12.95%) PowerShell
18 23 (11.92%) Mathematics
18 23 (11.92%) VPN
18 23 (11.92%) Internet
18 23 (11.92%) ERP
19 22 (11.40%) Python
19 22 (11.40%) Oracle

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 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.59%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.55%) CMS
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.52%) Drupal
5 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.52%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (2.07%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.04%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.04%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.52%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.46%) Azure
2 38 (19.69%) IaaS
2 38 (19.69%) SaaS
3 36 (18.65%) PaaS
4 20 (10.36%) Office 365
5 17 (8.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 15 (7.77%) Power Platform
7 10 (5.18%) AWS
7 10 (5.18%) Serverless
8 9 (4.66%) iPaaS
9 8 (4.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.59%) GCP
12 3 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.04%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.52%) Firebase
14 1 (0.52%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.03%) Firewall
1 29 (15.03%) TCP/IP
2 27 (13.99%) DNS
3 23 (11.92%) Internet
3 23 (11.92%) VPN
4 22 (11.40%) Reverse Proxy
5 21 (10.88%) NAS
5 21 (10.88%) SAN
6 14 (7.25%) 4G
6 14 (7.25%) 5G
6 14 (7.25%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (6.22%) 3G
8 9 (4.66%) 2G
9 8 (4.15%) GSM
9 8 (4.15%) UMTS
9 8 (4.15%) WAN
10 7 (3.63%) LTE
11 6 (3.11%) HTTP
11 6 (3.11%) LAN
12 4 (2.07%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (7.77%) Power BI
1 15 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (6.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (5.70%) Cosmos DB
4 10 (5.18%) Data Lake
5 9 (4.66%) Data Mart
6 6 (3.11%) GIS
6 6 (3.11%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.59%) Big Data
7 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (5.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (3.63%) JIRA
3 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.55%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (1.55%) ProC
6 2 (1.04%) MSTest
6 2 (1.04%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.04%) tSQLt
6 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.52%) Crashlytics
7 1 (0.52%) Subversion
7 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (27.98%) Telecoms
2 27 (13.99%) Finance
3 10 (5.18%) Legal
4 8 (4.15%) Banking
4 8 (4.15%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (2.59%) Marketing
6 4 (2.07%) German Language
6 4 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.55%) French Language
7 3 (1.55%) Retail
8 2 (1.04%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.04%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 31 (16.06%) Architect
2 26 (13.47%) Developer
3 14 (7.25%) Azure Architect
4 11 (5.70%) Analyst
5 10 (5.18%) Coordinator
5 10 (5.18%) Integration Architect
5 10 (5.18%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.66%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (4.66%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (4.66%) Project Coordinator
6 9 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.15%) Consultant
7 8 (4.15%) Programme Manager
7 8 (4.15%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.11%) Administrator
9 6 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.11%) Radio Engineer
10 5 (2.59%) Designer
10 5 (2.59%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.51%) Web Services
2 15 (7.77%) .NET
3 14 (7.25%) REST
4 13 (6.74%) SOAP
5 12 (6.22%) HTML
6 10 (5.18%) CSS
7 7 (3.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (3.11%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.11%) HTML5
9 5 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.59%) Django
9 5 (2.59%) Flask
9 5 (2.59%) Sass
9 5 (2.59%) Spring
10 4 (2.07%) Vue.js
10 4 (2.07%) XML
11 3 (1.55%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.55%) JSON
12 2 (1.04%) NumPy
12 2 (1.04%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (11.40%) Replication
3 20 (10.36%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (6.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (5.70%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.11%) PMI
7 6 (3.11%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.59%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.07%) User Experience
10 3 (1.55%) Clustering
11 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.04%) Handset
11 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.04%) Social Media
11 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.17%) Windows
2 9 (4.66%) Linux
2 9 (4.66%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.11%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.59%) Android
5 3 (1.55%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.04%) Unix
7 1 (0.52%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.49%) Computer Science
2 44 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.69%) Information Security
4 34 (17.62%) Project Management
5 29 (15.03%) Project Delivery
6 27 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (11.92%) ERP
7 23 (11.92%) Mathematics
8 22 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (10.36%) Information Management
9 20 (10.36%) ITIL
10 19 (9.84%) SOA
11 18 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (8.81%) PRINCE2
13 16 (8.29%) Analytics
13 16 (8.29%) DevOps
14 14 (7.25%) High Availability
14 14 (7.25%) Identity Management
14 14 (7.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.35%) SQL
2 25 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.40%) Python
4 17 (8.81%) C#
4 17 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.25%) C
6 10 (5.18%) Java
7 7 (3.63%) PHP
8 6 (3.11%) C++
8 6 (3.11%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.07%) R
11 3 (1.55%) Fortran
11 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) Scala
11 3 (1.55%) VC++
12 2 (1.04%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.04%) Perl
13 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (23.32%) Security Cleared
2 41 (21.24%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (5.70%) PMI Certification
5 10 (5.18%) Master's Degree
5 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.15%) CCNA
6 8 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.15%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (3.63%) PMP
8 6 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.59%) CISSP
10 4 (2.07%) HNC
10 4 (2.07%) MCITP
10 4 (2.07%) PhD
11 3 (1.55%) CCNP
11 3 (1.55%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.55%) MCP
11 3 (1.55%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.33%) SLA
2 13 (6.74%) QA
3 12 (6.22%) Data Quality
4 7 (3.63%) PMO
5 6 (3.11%) COBIT
6 5 (2.59%) GDPR
7 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
8 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.55%) Ansible
3 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.52%) Kibana
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) logstash
4 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (32.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.40%) Oracle
3 13 (6.74%) Workday
4 9 (4.66%) Databricks
5 8 (4.15%) Huawei
6 7 (3.63%) Ericsson
6 7 (3.63%) Google
7 5 (2.59%) Nokia
7 5 (2.59%) SAP
7 5 (2.59%) Tableau
7 5 (2.59%) VMware
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco
8 3 (1.55%) Citrix
8 3 (1.55%) Imperva
8 3 (1.55%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (1.55%) Remedy
8 3 (1.55%) Samsung
9 2 (1.04%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.04%) Splunk
9 2 (1.04%) Varonis