Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £218 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 111 159
Rank change year-on-year -23 +48 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 30 51 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.76% 1.27% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.38% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 8
Berkshire median daily rate £218 £215 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +22.86% -23.91%
10th Percentile £147 £129 £99
90th Percentile £376 £288 £270
South East median daily rate £225 £214 £214
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% -49.33% +70.45%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.25 £10.60
90th Percentile £14.50 £9.75 £138.23
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £11.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +24.44% -26.23% +27.08%

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 3,661 3,701 4,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 92.11% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,877 1,945 2,213
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 141 194
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +6.90% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.30 £39.75 £42.43
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +3.51%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -41 8 £190 +42.06% 7
Bracknell +4 7 £150 -17.81% 2
Newbury -4 4 £223 +5.95% 2
Slough - 2 £370 - 5
Maidenhead - 1 - - 4
Junior
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (36.67%) Degree
3 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.67%) Electronics
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (16.67%) SAP
5 5 (16.67%) PMO
5 5 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (10.00%) Time Management
7 3 (10.00%) Marketing
8 2 (6.67%) IFS
8 2 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (6.67%) Power BI
8 2 (6.67%) Data Security
8 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.67%) ERP
8 2 (6.67%) VBA

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) BGP
1 1 (3.33%) Broadband
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) NAS
1 1 (3.33%) OSPF
1 1 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) VLAN
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (16.67%) Electronics
4 3 (10.00%) Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) CCTV
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Customer-Centricity
2 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 3 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Data Security
4 2 (6.67%) ERP
4 2 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.33%) Machine Learning
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Measurement
5 1 (3.33%) Record to Report
5 1 (3.33%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C#
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
3 2 (6.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PMO
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) IFS
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle