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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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.

Degree
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 103 182 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.46% 7.30% 6.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.68% 28.22% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 108 58
Median daily rate £364 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £211 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £550 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.86% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 14
Median hourly rate £29.50 £17.25 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.01% -25.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.15 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £35.50 £31.57
% change year-on-year -22.87% +12.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 435 645 687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.05% 25.87% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 332 323
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.70% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £7.88 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 52 £386 -7.94% 23
Maidenhead -2 12 £338 -7.53% 8
Bracknell +7 8 £319 +10.86% 5
Slough -13 3 £480 +42.22% 11
Windsor +3 1 £475 -44.11% 1
Wokingham 0 1 - - 3
Newbury -3 1 £82 -45.44% 6
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 67 (31.46%) Telecoms
2 65 (30.52%) Finance
3 57 (26.76%) Project Management
4 47 (22.07%) Microsoft
5 44 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 35 (16.43%) Computer Science
8 33 (15.49%) Marketing
9 32 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (12.68%) Oracle
11 25 (11.74%) ITIL
12 24 (11.27%) Java
12 24 (11.27%) Mentoring
13 21 (9.86%) CRM
13 21 (9.86%) Analytics
14 20 (9.39%) Coaching
15 19 (8.92%) LTE
15 19 (8.92%) SAP
15 19 (8.92%) Internet
16 17 (7.98%) Programme Management
16 17 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (7.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 16 (7.51%) QA
17 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
17 16 (7.51%) Publishing
17 16 (7.51%) Line Management
18 15 (7.04%) PRINCE2
18 15 (7.04%) Mandarin Language

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 7 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.41%) Apache
2 3 (1.41%) IIS
2 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.94%) Confluence
3 2 (0.94%) Jetty
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (16.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (7.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.69%) Photoshop
5 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (2.82%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.94%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.47%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.47%) FRx
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.47%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.47%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.29%) Office 365
4 4 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.41%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.94%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.92%) Internet
1 19 (8.92%) LTE
2 14 (6.57%) 3G
3 13 (6.10%) 4G
4 12 (5.63%) GSM
5 10 (4.69%) HSPA
5 10 (4.69%) WCDMA
6 8 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (3.76%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (3.76%) VPN
7 6 (2.82%) LDAP
8 4 (1.88%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (1.88%) Firewall
8 4 (1.88%) INAP
8 4 (1.88%) LAN
8 4 (1.88%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (1.88%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.88%) WAN
9 3 (1.41%) 2G
9 3 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.35%) Big Data
5 4 (1.88%) QlikView
5 4 (1.88%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.94%) MS Access
7 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.94%) Power BI
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (0.47%) OLAP
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (4.69%) Android Studio
1 10 (4.69%) Dreamweaver
1 10 (4.69%) Xcode
2 7 (3.29%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.35%) JIRA
4 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Gradle
6 1 (0.47%) Grunt
6 1 (0.47%) gulp
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) MSTest
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.47%) WebStorm
General
1 67 (31.46%) Telecoms
2 65 (30.52%) Finance
3 33 (15.49%) Marketing
4 16 (7.51%) Publishing
5 15 (7.04%) Mandarin Language
6 14 (6.57%) Billing
6 14 (6.57%) Legal
7 12 (5.63%) Retail
8 10 (4.69%) Spanish Language
9 6 (2.82%) French Language
9 6 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (2.35%) Italian Language
11 4 (1.88%) Back Office
11 4 (1.88%) German Language
11 4 (1.88%) Law
11 4 (1.88%) Multimedia
12 3 (1.41%) Japanese Language
12 3 (1.41%) Korean Language
12 3 (1.41%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (13.62%) Analyst
2 22 (10.33%) Developer
3 18 (8.45%) Architect
4 14 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 9 (4.23%) Coordinator
5 9 (4.23%) Marketing Manager
6 8 (3.76%) Incident Manager
6 8 (3.76%) Senior Manager
7 7 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (2.82%) Business Analyst
8 6 (2.82%) Business Manager
8 6 (2.82%) Design Engineer
9 5 (2.35%) Administrator
9 5 (2.35%) Consultant
9 5 (2.35%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (2.35%) Junior
9 5 (2.35%) SAP Manager
9 5 (2.35%) Service Manager
10 4 (1.88%) Network Analyst
10 4 (1.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) HTML
2 11 (5.16%) .NET
3 7 (3.29%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.82%) HTML5
4 6 (2.82%) Web Services
4 6 (2.82%) WebCenter
5 5 (2.35%) CSS
5 5 (2.35%) REST
5 5 (2.35%) SOAP
6 4 (1.88%) JSON
6 4 (1.88%) SPML
7 3 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.41%) Backbone.js
7 3 (1.41%) CSS3
7 3 (1.41%) jQuery
7 3 (1.41%) Node.js
7 3 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.41%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (1.41%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (16.43%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.82%) W3C
7 5 (2.35%) Social Media
8 4 (1.88%) CESG
8 4 (1.88%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.88%) Photography
8 4 (1.88%) User Experience
8 4 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) IVR
9 2 (0.94%) PMI
9 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.63%) Android
2 6 (2.82%) Linux
2 6 (2.82%) Windows
3 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.94%) CentOS
4 2 (0.94%) Unix
4 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.76%) Project Management
2 40 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.74%) ITIL
5 24 (11.27%) Mentoring
6 21 (9.86%) Analytics
6 21 (9.86%) CRM
7 20 (9.39%) Coaching
8 17 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (7.98%) Programme Management
9 16 (7.51%) Line Management
10 15 (7.04%) Business Analysis
10 15 (7.04%) PRINCE2
11 14 (6.57%) Service Design
12 13 (6.10%) Change Management
12 13 (6.10%) Workflow
13 12 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (5.63%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.27%) Java
2 12 (5.63%) C#
2 12 (5.63%) SQL
3 10 (4.69%) Apple Swift
3 10 (4.69%) C
3 10 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.69%) Objective-C
4 5 (2.35%) C++
5 3 (1.41%) Python
5 3 (1.41%) Scala
6 2 (0.94%) PHP
6 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.94%) R
6 2 (0.94%) VB
6 2 (0.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.47%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.47%) Groovy
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.63%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.23%) HND
4 9 (4.23%) PMP
5 8 (3.76%) MBA
6 6 (2.82%) CCNA
6 6 (2.82%) CCNP
6 6 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.35%) CISM
7 5 (2.35%) CISSP
7 5 (2.35%) HNC
8 4 (1.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (1.88%) CCSP
8 4 (1.88%) PgMP
8 4 (1.88%) PhD
8 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.41%) CCSE
9 3 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.51%) QA
2 14 (6.57%) SLA
3 10 (4.69%) PMO
4 6 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.35%) COBIT
5 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.88%) GAAP
6 4 (1.88%) ISO22301
7 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.94%) P3O
9 1 (0.47%) GDPR
9 1 (0.47%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.88%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.68%) Oracle
3 19 (8.92%) SAP
4 11 (5.16%) HP
5 10 (4.69%) Apple
5 10 (4.69%) IBM
6 9 (4.23%) Adobe
7 8 (3.76%) Cisco
7 8 (3.76%) Google
8 6 (2.82%) Nokia
9 5 (2.35%) Ariba
9 5 (2.35%) Cognos
9 5 (2.35%) Concur
9 5 (2.35%) hybris
9 5 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (2.35%) Nokia Networks
9 5 (2.35%) Tableau
10 4 (1.88%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.41%) Serena
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