Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 21 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Degree 259 270 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.66% 6.72% 6.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.59% 30.54% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 104 140
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £156 £205 £188
90th Percentile £513 £499 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +186.96% -71.25%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.55 £8.25
90th Percentile £44.55 £54.50 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £43.92 £31.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year +40.53% -24.70% +3.75%

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 771 884 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.84% 22.00% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 401 579
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £208 £223 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +8.00% -48.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.60 £39.75 £37.40
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +77.78% -4.26% -2.57%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -8 112 £415 +6.41% 51
Maidenhead +4 32 £420 +34.40% 9
Newbury +18 28 £336 -5.94% 4
Slough +5 21 £215 -46.25% 23
Bracknell +9 14 £233 +13.41% 12
Wokingham -8 9 £280 - 10
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 113 (43.63%) Telecoms
2 91 (35.14%) Computer Science
3 73 (28.19%) Project Management
4 71 (27.41%) Finance
5 57 (22.01%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (20.85%) Analytical Skills
8 46 (17.76%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (17.76%) Microsoft
9 39 (15.06%) PMI Certification
10 36 (13.90%) SLA
11 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
12 34 (13.13%) Marketing
13 32 (12.36%) PMP
14 31 (11.97%) Oracle
14 31 (11.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 30 (11.58%) PMI
15 30 (11.58%) Master's Degree
16 29 (11.20%) ITIL
17 27 (10.42%) C
17 27 (10.42%) Linux
17 27 (10.42%) Huawei
17 27 (10.42%) Project Planning
18 26 (10.04%) Mandarin Language
18 26 (10.04%) Java
19 25 (9.65%) Analytics
20 23 (8.88%) Data Centre
20 23 (8.88%) SQL
21 22 (8.49%) Computer Science Degree
22 21 (8.11%) Self-Motivation

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 12 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.09%) Drupal
3 6 (2.32%) CMS
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.16%) Apache
5 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.16%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.77%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.77%) Confluence
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.77%) SAS
6 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (17.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (11.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (5.41%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.93%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.77%) HFM
3 2 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.77%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (4.63%) PaaS
3 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.86%) SaaS
4 8 (3.09%) Office 365
5 6 (2.32%) IaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.77%) Slack
7 2 (0.77%) Trello
7 2 (0.77%) Yammer
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.39%) G Suite
8 1 (0.39%) GitHub
8 1 (0.39%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.72%) Firewall
2 11 (4.25%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (3.47%) 3GPP
3 9 (3.47%) GSM
3 9 (3.47%) LTE
4 8 (3.09%) DNS
4 8 (3.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.70%) 5G
5 7 (2.70%) Internet
5 7 (2.70%) UMTS
5 7 (2.70%) VoLTE
6 6 (2.32%) Network Security
7 5 (1.93%) LAN
7 5 (1.93%) VoIP
7 5 (1.93%) WAN
8 4 (1.54%) Skype
9 3 (1.16%) 2G
9 3 (1.16%) 3G
9 3 (1.16%) VPN
9 3 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.93%) Big Data
2 5 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.54%) MySQL
3 4 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.16%) GIS
4 3 (1.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.77%) Redis
5 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.39%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.39%) KNIME
6 1 (0.39%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.16%) JIRA
2 3 (1.16%) Subversion
2 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.77%) Ant
3 2 (0.77%) GitLab
3 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.77%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.77%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.39%) Buildbot
4 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.39%) Grunt
4 1 (0.39%) JUnit
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Mocha
4 1 (0.39%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 113 (43.63%) Telecoms
2 71 (27.41%) Finance
3 34 (13.13%) Marketing
4 26 (10.04%) Mandarin Language
5 12 (4.63%) Retail
6 10 (3.86%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (3.09%) Legal
8 7 (2.70%) Advertising
9 6 (2.32%) Billing
9 6 (2.32%) Electronics
9 6 (2.32%) Front Office
10 5 (1.93%) Back Office
11 4 (1.54%) French Language
11 4 (1.54%) German Language
12 3 (1.16%) Games
13 2 (0.77%) Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 23 (8.88%) Analyst
3 18 (6.95%) IT Manager
4 16 (6.18%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.79%) Data Centre Engineer
6 12 (4.63%) OSS Engineer
7 11 (4.25%) Consultant
7 11 (4.25%) Project Engineer
8 10 (3.86%) Architect
8 10 (3.86%) Developer
8 10 (3.86%) Junior
8 10 (3.86%) OSS Support Engineer
9 8 (3.09%) Administrator
9 8 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.09%) IT Project Manager
9 8 (3.09%) Programme Manager
10 7 (2.70%) Applications Manager
10 7 (2.70%) Applications Project Manager
10 7 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (2.70%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.02%) Middleware
2 10 (3.86%) Web Services
3 7 (2.70%) .NET
4 5 (1.93%) HTML
4 5 (1.93%) JSON
4 5 (1.93%) REST
4 5 (1.93%) SOAP
5 4 (1.54%) Velocity
6 3 (1.16%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.16%) Spring
7 2 (0.77%) CSS
7 2 (0.77%) Java EE
7 2 (0.77%) Kafka
7 2 (0.77%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.77%) XML
8 1 (0.39%) CGI
8 1 (0.39%) Dojo
8 1 (0.39%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 91 (35.14%) Computer Science
2 54 (20.85%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (11.58%) PMI
4 23 (8.88%) Data Centre
5 21 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (7.72%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.63%) Social Media
8 10 (3.86%) User Experience
9 9 (3.47%) Algorithms
9 9 (3.47%) Virtual Team
10 8 (3.09%) Private Cloud
11 7 (2.70%) Mobile App
11 7 (2.70%) Replication
12 5 (1.93%) Clustering
12 5 (1.93%) Robotics
13 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.77%) Blog
14 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.77%) Tandem
14 2 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.42%) Linux
2 16 (6.18%) Windows
3 15 (5.79%) Unix
4 6 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.16%) Android
5 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Solaris
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.19%) Project Management
2 57 (22.01%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (11.20%) ITIL
5 27 (10.42%) Project Planning
6 25 (9.65%) Analytics
7 21 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
7 21 (8.11%) Workflow
8 20 (7.72%) Waterfall
9 19 (7.34%) Customer Requirements
10 18 (6.95%) Customer-Centricity
11 17 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (6.18%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.79%) CRM
14 14 (5.41%) DevOps
14 14 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
14 14 (5.41%) Migration
14 14 (5.41%) Scrum
15 13 (5.02%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.42%) C
2 26 (10.04%) Java
3 23 (8.88%) SQL
4 18 (6.95%) Python
5 11 (4.25%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.70%) PHP
8 5 (1.93%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.54%) C#
9 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.16%) C++
10 3 (1.16%) R
10 3 (1.16%) VBA
11 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.77%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) AWK
12 1 (0.39%) Java 8
12 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (15.06%) PMI Certification
2 32 (12.36%) PMP
3 30 (11.58%) Master's Degree
4 22 (8.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (6.18%) MBA
6 14 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.47%) MOS
8 8 (3.09%) ACCA
8 8 (3.09%) CIMA
9 6 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.32%) PgMP
9 6 (2.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.93%) CCNP
10 5 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.16%) CCNA
11 3 (1.16%) CISM
11 3 (1.16%) CISSP
11 3 (1.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.90%) SLA
2 15 (5.79%) QA
3 6 (2.32%) PMO
4 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.77%) GDPR
6 2 (0.77%) P3O
7 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.93%) Docker
3 3 (1.16%) KVM
3 3 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.54%) Ansible
1 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.16%) Puppet
2 3 (1.16%) SCCM
3 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.77%) Grafana
3 2 (0.77%) SCOM
3 2 (0.77%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.39%) Graphite
4 1 (0.39%) Kibana
4 1 (0.39%) Mesos
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) Salt
4 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.39%) yum
4 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.97%) Oracle
3 27 (10.42%) Huawei
4 15 (5.79%) TIBCO
5 12 (4.63%) HP
5 12 (4.63%) IBM
6 11 (4.25%) Remedy
7 10 (3.86%) Cisco
7 10 (3.86%) SAP
8 9 (3.47%) Sun
9 7 (2.70%) Actix
9 7 (2.70%) Mapinfo
10 6 (2.32%) BMC
11 5 (1.93%) Alibaba
11 5 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.93%) Samsung
12 4 (1.54%) ComArch
12 4 (1.54%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.54%) Talend
12 4 (1.54%) UiPath