Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 111 146
Rank change year-on-year -31 +35 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 24 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.62% 1.07% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.15% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 24
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £215 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +43.33% -33.33%
10th Percentile £91 £131 £113
90th Percentile £380 £394 £251
South East median daily rate £215 £210 £188
% change year-on-year +2.38% +12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% -8.33% +21.95%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.13 £9.70
90th Percentile £15.75 £17.18 £21.70
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £15.54 £11.50
% change year-on-year +15.87% +35.09% -26.40%

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 3,561 3,391 4,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.66% 92.78% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,862 1,599 2,383
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £215 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 158 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +7.14% -24.32%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.35 £40.80 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -12.50% +17.65%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -16 9 £275 +12.82% 6
Bracknell +1 5 £119 -32.29% 4
Slough - 1 £370 -
Junior
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) SEO
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Electronics
4 3 (12.50%) Puppet
4 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (12.50%) Ansible
4 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (8.33%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Infographics
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Optimizely
5 2 (8.33%) API Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Front End Development

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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
2 1 (4.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) DOCSIS
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
4 2 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (4.17%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 2 (8.33%) Wiki
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (16.67%) SEO
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) API Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (8.33%) Infographics
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing Strategy
3 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Pay per click
3 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.33%) Web Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Facebook
1 2 (8.33%) Omniture
1 2 (8.33%) Optimizely
1 2 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (4.17%) Apttus
2 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.17%) SAP