Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 254 211 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.46% 5.61% 6.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.99% 21.71% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 58 203
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £153 £104 £210
90th Percentile £538 £544 £600
South East median daily rate £440 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +73.91% -6.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.00 £9.78
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £49.15
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £26.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +65.38% -42.22% +38.46%

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 794 972 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.20% 25.82% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 418 681
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £257 £248 £250
90th Percentile £586 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 84 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -24.59%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.00 £7.68
90th Percentile £49.00 £53.75 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £21.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year +31.76% -35.11% +45.56%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +6 128 £425 +6.78% 98
Maidenhead -8 18 £325 +4.00% 6
Slough +7 17 £325 +4.00% 22
Newbury -5 16 £400 +388.76% 12
Bracknell -24 10 £125 -58.33% 12
Wokingham +1 7 - - 7
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 93 (36.61%) Computer Science
2 86 (33.86%) Telecoms
3 76 (29.92%) Finance
3 76 (29.92%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (22.83%) Project Management
5 56 (22.05%) PMI Certification
6 54 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
7 49 (19.29%) Microsoft
8 48 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Excel
10 34 (13.39%) PMP
11 33 (12.99%) Linux
11 33 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
12 32 (12.60%) Self-Motivation
13 30 (11.81%) ITIL
14 29 (11.42%) Master's Degree
14 29 (11.42%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (11.02%) PMI
15 28 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (10.63%) SQL
16 27 (10.63%) Data Centre
17 26 (10.24%) Marketing
18 25 (9.84%) Mandarin Language
19 24 (9.45%) Security Cleared
19 24 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (9.45%) Oracle
20 23 (9.06%) JavaScript
20 23 (9.06%) Waterfall
20 23 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 22 (8.66%) Windows

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 (2.36%) Apache
1 6 (2.36%) CMS
1 6 (2.36%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.57%) IIS
3 4 (1.57%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.79%) Drupal
5 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (5.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.79%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.39%) HipChat
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle CRM
1 4 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.79%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.39%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.48%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (5.12%) Office 365
4 11 (4.33%) PaaS
5 10 (3.94%) SaaS
6 8 (3.15%) npm
7 4 (1.57%) IaaS
8 3 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.79%) GitHub
10 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.15%) Firewall
2 7 (2.76%) DNS
2 7 (2.76%) VoIP
3 6 (2.36%) DOCSIS
4 5 (1.97%) IP Telephony
4 5 (1.97%) LTE
4 5 (1.97%) SNMP
4 5 (1.97%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.97%) VoLTE
5 4 (1.57%) GSM
5 4 (1.57%) HSPA
5 4 (1.57%) HTTP
5 4 (1.57%) Skype
5 4 (1.57%) VoWiFi
5 4 (1.57%) WCDMA
6 3 (1.18%) DHCP
6 3 (1.18%) Internet
6 3 (1.18%) Network Security
6 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.94%) Big Data
1 10 (3.94%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.36%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.36%) MySQL
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (1.97%) DB2
5 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.57%) GIS
6 4 (1.57%) Power BI
6 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (3.15%) gulp
1 8 (3.15%) Jasmine
1 8 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (3.15%) Protractor
1 8 (3.15%) webpack
2 5 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.57%) Subversion
4 3 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Ant
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.39%) JUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (33.86%) Telecoms
2 76 (29.92%) Finance
3 26 (10.24%) Marketing
4 25 (9.84%) Mandarin Language
5 20 (7.87%) Retail
6 19 (7.48%) French Language
7 18 (7.09%) German Language
8 15 (5.91%) Legal
9 8 (3.15%) Manufacturing
10 6 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.97%) Advertising
11 5 (1.97%) Billing
12 3 (1.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.79%) Czech Language
13 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.79%) Law
14 1 (0.39%) Games
14 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (13.78%) Project Manager
2 22 (8.66%) Consultant
3 19 (7.48%) Analyst
4 17 (6.69%) Developer
4 17 (6.69%) IT Manager
5 14 (5.51%) Data Centre Engineer
6 11 (4.33%) Project Assistant
7 10 (3.94%) Project Engineer
7 10 (3.94%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) Administrator
9 8 (3.15%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.15%) Transformation Manager
9 8 (3.15%) Transformation Programme Manager
10 7 (2.76%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.76%) IT Programme Manager
10 7 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
11 6 (2.36%) Architect
11 6 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (2.36%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.09%) CSS
2 17 (6.69%) HTML
3 13 (5.12%) Middleware
4 12 (4.72%) HTML5
5 11 (4.33%) AngularJS
6 10 (3.94%) REST
6 10 (3.94%) Web Services
7 8 (3.15%) .NET
7 8 (3.15%) Sass
7 8 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.76%) SOAP
9 6 (2.36%) JSON
10 4 (1.57%) XML
11 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.18%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.18%) J2EE
11 3 (1.18%) jQuery
11 3 (1.18%) Regular Expression
11 3 (1.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 93 (36.61%) Computer Science
2 54 (21.26%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (12.60%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (11.02%) PMI
5 27 (10.63%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.54%) Clustering
7 9 (3.54%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.54%) User Experience
8 7 (2.76%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.36%) Replication
9 6 (2.36%) Social Media
10 5 (1.97%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.57%) Handset
12 3 (1.18%) Animation
12 3 (1.18%) Blog
12 3 (1.18%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.18%) Video Editing
13 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.99%) Linux
2 22 (8.66%) Windows
3 14 (5.51%) Unix
4 4 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.18%) Android
5 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (29.92%) Problem-Solving
2 58 (22.83%) Project Management
3 48 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.81%) ITIL
5 28 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (9.06%) Waterfall
7 22 (8.66%) Migration
8 21 (8.27%) Project Planning
9 19 (7.48%) Analytics
9 19 (7.48%) DevOps
10 18 (7.09%) Business Analysis
10 18 (7.09%) Mentoring
10 18 (7.09%) Programme Management
11 17 (6.69%) Customer-Centricity
12 16 (6.30%) CRM
12 16 (6.30%) Programme Delivery
13 15 (5.91%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.91%) Scrum
14 14 (5.51%) Mathematics
14 14 (5.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.63%) SQL
2 23 (9.06%) JavaScript
3 20 (7.87%) Java
3 20 (7.87%) Python
4 17 (6.69%) C
4 17 (6.69%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.33%) C#
6 8 (3.15%) ES6
6 8 (3.15%) ES7
7 6 (2.36%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.36%) R
7 6 (2.36%) VBA
8 5 (1.97%) Perl
8 5 (1.97%) PHP
8 5 (1.97%) Scala
9 4 (1.57%) C++
9 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.39%) F#
Qualifications
1 56 (22.05%) PMI Certification
2 34 (13.39%) PMP
3 29 (11.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (11.42%) Master's Degree
4 24 (9.45%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.69%) SC Cleared
6 16 (6.30%) PgMP
7 11 (4.33%) CISSP
8 9 (3.54%) MBA
9 6 (2.36%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.57%) CISM
11 4 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.18%) CCNA
12 3 (1.18%) GIAC
12 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.18%) MCSA
12 3 (1.18%) MCSE
12 3 (1.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.33%) SLA
2 9 (3.54%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.18%) GDPR
4 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.79%) PMO
6 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) GAAP
6 1 (0.39%) GxP
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.97%) StorNext
3 3 (1.18%) Docker
3 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.97%) Ansible
2 5 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (1.97%) Puppet
2 5 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.79%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.79%) SCOM
5 2 (0.79%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 49 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.45%) Oracle
3 14 (5.51%) Cisco
4 12 (4.72%) TIBCO
5 8 (3.15%) HP
5 8 (3.15%) Twitter
6 7 (2.76%) Huawei
7 6 (2.36%) IBM
7 6 (2.36%) NetIQ
7 6 (2.36%) SAP
8 5 (1.97%) Adobe
8 5 (1.97%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.97%) Talend
8 5 (1.97%) VMware
9 4 (1.57%) Alibaba
10 3 (1.18%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.18%) Lotus
10 3 (1.18%) Remedy
10 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.79%) Citrix