Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Junior
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 105 157
Rank change year-on-year -24 +52 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 32 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 1.09% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.18% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 14
Berkshire median daily rate £213 £175 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -30.48%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £111
90th Percentile £375 £250 £327
South East median daily rate £215 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -8.33% -30.23%
10th Percentile £13.68 £10.13 £9.70
90th Percentile £15.63 £17.18 £21.70
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £14.79 £11.00
% change year-on-year -5.31% +34.41% -30.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,652 3,550 4,365
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 92.50% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,895 1,756 2,305
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.60%
10th Percentile £232 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 152 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.03 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.60 £39.75 £31.28
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% -10.00% +14.29%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
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 Junior within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 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 -21 11 £213 +63.46% 9
Bracknell -6 5 £135 -22.86% 3
Newbury -6 4 £223 +5.95% 2
Slough - 2 £370 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Junior
South East

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Junior contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Junior in the job title.

1 13 (40.63%) Degree
2 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
4 7 (21.88%) Project Management
4 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Electronics
7 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (12.50%) Marketing
7 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (12.50%) PMO
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
8 3 (9.38%) Windows
8 3 (9.38%) SAP
8 3 (9.38%) Python
9 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.25%) JIRA
9 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
9 2 (6.25%) Time Management
9 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.25%) DOCSIS
9 2 (6.25%) Change Management
9 2 (6.25%) Migration

Junior Skill Set
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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DOCSIS
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
1 2 (6.25%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) BGP
2 1 (3.13%) Broadband
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
2 1 (3.13%) OSPF
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.25%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Electronics
3 4 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) SOAP
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) Mason
2 1 (3.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) CCTV
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
2 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) API Integration
3 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (6.25%) ERP
3 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) Infographics
4 1 (3.13%) Record to Report
4 1 (3.13%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) VBA
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) PMO
2 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) SAP
2 1 (3.13%) Apttus
2 1 (3.13%) Facebook
2 1 (3.13%) Huawei
2 1 (3.13%) IFS
2 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Twitter