Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 19 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 221 289 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.34% 7.03% 6.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.45% 31.58% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 128 85
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -15.15%
10th Percentile £177 £229 £188
90th Percentile £538 £500 £795
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +9.09% +8.55% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £25.08 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.58% -16.41% -23.08%
10th Percentile £18.40 £16.45 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.80 £47.35
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +33.33% -28.99%

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 904 915 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.84% 22.26% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 414 476
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% -
10th Percentile £213 £251 £226
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £408
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.61% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £12.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.23% -20.63% -48.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.75 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £23.00
% change year-on-year +36.24% +11.70% -36.11%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -13 109 £415 +13.70% 59
Maidenhead +4 33 £416 +31.10% 13
Newbury +9 23 £310 -6.77% 18
Bracknell -2 12 £380 - 11
Slough -10 10 £375 -6.25% 17
Wokingham -5 6 £625 - 12
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 74 (33.48%) Telecoms
2 68 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 45 (20.36%) Project Management
4 42 (19.00%) Finance
5 41 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 29 (13.12%) ITIL
7 29 (13.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 29 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
10 21 (9.50%) SQL
10 21 (9.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
11 20 (9.05%) PMP
11 20 (9.05%) Management Information System
11 20 (9.05%) Service Management
11 20 (9.05%) Analytics
12 19 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (8.60%) Huawei
13 18 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.14%) Oracle
13 18 (8.14%) Radio Access Network
13 18 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (7.69%) Master's Degree
14 17 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (7.69%) CRM
14 17 (7.69%) MBA
14 17 (7.69%) Marketing

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 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.81%) CMS
2 4 (1.81%) Drupal
3 3 (1.36%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.36%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) nginx
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (13.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (9.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) Maya
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.60%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.07%) Office 365
3 8 (3.62%) IaaS
4 7 (3.17%) PaaS
4 7 (3.17%) SaaS
5 5 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.90%) Slack
7 2 (0.90%) Trello
7 2 (0.90%) Yammer
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.45%) G Suite
8 1 (0.45%) GitHub
8 1 (0.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.14%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (7.24%) VPN
3 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.43%) Firewall
4 12 (5.43%) Internet
5 11 (4.98%) Network Security
6 10 (4.52%) DNS
6 10 (4.52%) VoIP
7 8 (3.62%) 3G
7 8 (3.62%) HTTP
7 8 (3.62%) LAN
7 8 (3.62%) MPLS
7 8 (3.62%) WAN
8 7 (3.17%) 2G
8 7 (3.17%) LTE
9 6 (2.71%) 4G
9 6 (2.71%) GSM
10 5 (2.26%) SMS
10 5 (2.26%) UMTS
11 4 (1.81%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.17%) Power BI
2 6 (2.71%) Big Data
3 5 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.26%) MySQL
3 5 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.36%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.36%) HBase
5 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.36%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.71%) JIRA
2 5 (2.26%) HP UFT
2 5 (2.26%) LoadRunner
2 5 (2.26%) TestPartner
3 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.36%) GitLab
4 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.45%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.45%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.45%) Grunt
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) Mocha
6 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.45%) Robot Framework
General
1 74 (33.48%) Telecoms
2 42 (19.00%) Finance
3 17 (7.69%) Marketing
4 13 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
5 11 (4.98%) Legal
6 9 (4.07%) Billing
7 7 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.26%) Retail
9 4 (1.81%) Electronics
9 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.36%) Advertising
10 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.90%) French Language
11 2 (0.90%) Games
11 2 (0.90%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.45%) Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (14.48%) Analyst
2 29 (13.12%) Project Manager
3 13 (5.88%) Architect
4 10 (4.52%) Consultant
4 10 (4.52%) Test Manager
5 8 (3.62%) Junior
6 7 (3.17%) Developer
6 7 (3.17%) OSS Engineer
6 7 (3.17%) Software Engineer
7 6 (2.71%) IT Engineer
7 6 (2.71%) IT Manager
7 6 (2.71%) Sales Manager
7 6 (2.71%) Sales Operations Manager
8 5 (2.26%) Data Analyst
8 5 (2.26%) ITIL Release Manager
8 5 (2.26%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (2.26%) Release Manager
8 5 (2.26%) Senior IT Engineer
8 5 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (2.26%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) Web Services
2 6 (2.71%) Middleware
3 5 (2.26%) .NET
3 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.81%) Kafka
5 3 (1.36%) HTML
5 3 (1.36%) JSON
5 3 (1.36%) OAuth
6 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 2 (0.90%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.90%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.90%) SOAP
6 2 (0.90%) Spring
6 2 (0.90%) WPF
7 1 (0.45%) Akka
7 1 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.45%) REST
7 1 (0.45%) Sensu
7 1 (0.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.05%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.14%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.43%) PMI
5 7 (3.17%) User Experience
6 6 (2.71%) Social Media
7 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.26%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.81%) Replication
8 4 (1.81%) RIA
8 4 (1.81%) VHDL
9 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.36%) Robotics
10 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.24%) Windows
2 10 (4.52%) Linux
3 7 (3.17%) Unix
4 5 (2.26%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 45 (20.36%) Project Management
3 41 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (13.12%) ITIL
5 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.05%) Analytics
6 20 (9.05%) Service Management
7 19 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (8.14%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.69%) CRM
10 15 (6.79%) Release Management
10 15 (6.79%) Test Automation
11 14 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (6.33%) Customer-Centricity
11 14 (6.33%) Matrix Organization
11 14 (6.33%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.88%) Scrum
13 12 (5.43%) Information Security
14 11 (4.98%) Process Improvement
14 11 (4.98%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.50%) SQL
2 15 (6.79%) C
3 14 (6.33%) Java
3 14 (6.33%) Python
4 8 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.71%) C#
7 5 (2.26%) C++
8 3 (1.36%) Perl
8 3 (1.36%) R
8 3 (1.36%) Ruby
8 3 (1.36%) Scala
9 2 (0.90%) PHP
9 2 (0.90%) Tcl
9 2 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (9.05%) PMP
1 20 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (7.69%) Master's Degree
2 17 (7.69%) MBA
3 16 (7.24%) PMI Certification
4 11 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.62%) CCNP
6 8 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.62%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.17%) CISSP
7 7 (3.17%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.71%) ACCA
8 6 (2.71%) CIMA
8 6 (2.71%) CISM
9 5 (2.26%) CISA
10 4 (1.81%) ISEB
10 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.24%) QA
1 16 (7.24%) SLA
2 8 (3.62%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.26%) PMO
4 5 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.90%) GDPR
6 1 (0.45%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.81%) Docker
3 3 (1.36%) HDFS
4 2 (0.90%) KVM
4 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.45%) Firmware
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) Ansible
2 5 (2.26%) Puppet
3 4 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.81%) SCCM
4 3 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.36%) Oozie
5 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.90%) Grafana
5 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.45%) Ambari
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.45%) Graphite
6 1 (0.45%) Graylog
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
6 1 (0.45%) Mesos
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
6 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.60%) Huawei
3 18 (8.14%) Oracle
4 15 (6.79%) Remedy
5 13 (5.88%) SAP
6 12 (5.43%) BMC
7 9 (4.07%) HP
8 6 (2.71%) IBM
8 6 (2.71%) Mapinfo
9 5 (2.26%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.81%) Sun
11 3 (1.36%) Actix
11 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.36%) Cisco
11 3 (1.36%) ComArch
11 3 (1.36%) Google
11 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.90%) Imperva