Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 30 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 61 224 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.18% 5.31% 6.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 21.90% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 105 101
Median daily rate £456 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £261 £211 £158
90th Percentile £633 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £439 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 13
Median hourly rate £23.25 £66.25 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.91% +81.51% +19.67%
10th Percentile £17.63 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.68 £86.00 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £30.29 £35.07 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.62% -17.49% +54.55%

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 244 1,023 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.71% 24.25% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 460 380
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -0.60%
10th Percentile £261 £274 £250
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £459 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 94 32
Median hourly rate £32.75 £28.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.93% +4.63% +89.47%
10th Percentile £17.27 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £83.75 £47.35
Median hourly rate £34.50 £33.40 £34.00
% change year-on-year +3.29% -1.76% +60.00%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Berkshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Berkshire over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 +4 37 £475 +13.10% 20
Newbury +13 10 - - 5
Maidenhead +6 4 £405 +1.25% 2
Bracknell +30 1 - - 4
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) ITIL
4 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
4 11 (18.03%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (16.39%) Azure
5 10 (16.39%) LTE
5 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.39%) Finance
5 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (14.75%) Service Management
6 9 (14.75%) UMTS
6 9 (14.75%) DevOps
6 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (13.11%) 5G
7 8 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (13.11%) Python
8 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (11.48%) SQL
8 7 (11.48%) GSM
8 7 (11.48%) Network Design
8 7 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (9.84%) AWS
9 6 (9.84%) Project Management
9 6 (9.84%) Windows
9 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (9.84%) Data Science
10 5 (8.20%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (8.20%) Radio Network Optimisation

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 4 (6.56%) Apache
1 4 (6.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe XD
3 2 (3.28%) InVision
3 2 (3.28%) Sketch
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Azure
2 6 (9.84%) AWS
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (16.39%) LTE
3 9 (14.75%) UMTS
4 8 (13.11%) 5G
5 7 (11.48%) GSM
6 5 (8.20%) 4G
7 4 (6.56%) DNS
7 4 (6.56%) GPRS
8 3 (4.92%) 3G
8 3 (4.92%) VoLTE
8 3 (4.92%) WAN
8 3 (4.92%) Wireless
9 2 (3.28%) 3GPP
9 2 (3.28%) Broadband
9 2 (3.28%) Diameter Protocol
9 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.64%) DHCP
10 1 (1.64%) LAN
10 1 (1.64%) RNC
10 1 (1.64%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
2 1 (1.64%) QlikView
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Axure RP
1 2 (3.28%) Balsamiq
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Ant
2 1 (1.64%) CMake
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) GitLab
2 1 (1.64%) Gradle
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Maven
2 1 (1.64%) Selenium
2 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.39%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.64%) Finnish Language
6 1 (1.64%) German Language
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.64%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Telecoms Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Radio Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Data Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Java Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Python Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Service Design Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.92%) Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.28%) Designer
7 2 (3.28%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) React
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) Android NDK
3 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.64%) Django
3 1 (1.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.64%) NumPy
3 1 (1.64%) Pandas
3 1 (1.64%) Reactive Extensions
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.64%) Velocity
3 1 (1.64%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.64%) WCF
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.28%) CMDB
4 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) W3C
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) PMI
5 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
3 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
4 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (14.75%) DevOps
5 9 (14.75%) Service Management
6 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.48%) Network Design
8 6 (9.84%) Data Science
8 6 (9.84%) Project Management
9 5 (8.20%) Benchmarking
9 5 (8.20%) Machine Learning
9 5 (8.20%) Network Optimisation
9 5 (8.20%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (8.20%) Radio Network Optimisation
10 4 (6.56%) Analytics
10 4 (6.56%) ITSM
10 4 (6.56%) Migration
10 4 (6.56%) Service Design
10 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) Python
2 7 (11.48%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) Scala
5 2 (3.28%) C
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) C++
6 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.56%) Master's Degree
2 4 (6.56%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.92%) CCNA
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.92%) PMP
4 2 (3.28%) CISM
4 2 (3.28%) CISSP
4 2 (3.28%) HNC
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) CISA
5 1 (1.64%) MBA
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) SLA
3 2 (3.28%) PMO
4 1 (1.64%) COBIT
4 1 (1.64%) NIST
4 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Ansible
1 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Huawei
3 3 (4.92%) Mapinfo
3 3 (4.92%) Remedy
3 3 (4.92%) VMware
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.64%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.64%) BMC
5 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.64%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
5 1 (1.64%) Juniper
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Veeam
5 1 (1.64%) Workday