The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Economics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Economics
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 110 105
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing Economics 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
Median daily rate £363 £550 £608
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.09% -9.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £428 £363
% change year-on-year -15.25% +18.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Economics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1860 1942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 80.00% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1024 966
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Economics
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Economics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Economics in Berkshire

Economics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Economics in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Economics in Berkshire

Economics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Economics in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Economics in Berkshire

Economics
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 Economics within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +16 7 £363 -34.09%
Maidenhead - 2 £413 -
Economics
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
3 7 (53.85%) Retail
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Retail Banking
4 6 (46.15%) Banking
4 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Basel II
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
4 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) SAS
4 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk
4 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 6 (46.15%) IFRS
4 6 (46.15%) IFRS 9
4 6 (46.15%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Automotive

Economics
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 (46.15%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Retail
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Automotive
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Category Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Finance Modeller
5 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
2 6 (46.15%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Risk Management
2 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Integrated Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Multichannel Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Personalization
4 1 (7.69%) Scorecard
4 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (7.69%) Tag Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) Basel II
1 6 (46.15%) IFRS
1 6 (46.15%) IFRS 9
2 1 (7.69%) GAAP
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Tealium