Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 146 143
Rank change year-on-year +55 -3 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 12 29 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Median daily rate £190 £288 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.91% +45.57% -5.95%
10th Percentile £173 £243 £87
90th Percentile £277 £374 £383
South East median daily rate £200 £250 £215
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.28% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £13.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.48% +12.73%
South East median hourly rate £13.46 £13.10 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.71% -14.10% +1.19%

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 1,625 4,034 3,733
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 94.34% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 2,009 1,952
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +1.87% +3.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 130 100
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.33% +18.70%
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £51.15 £73.75 £48.88
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -4.44% +20.32% +6.86%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Junior in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Junior in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Junior in Berkshire

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Junior in Berkshire.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +20 5 £190 -43.70% 2
Bracknell +38 4 £263 -
Newbury +7 3 £175 -
Junior
South East

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) VBA
2 4 (33.33%) Actionable Insight
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Mindset
2 4 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (8.33%) Google App Maker
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) CMS
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Tandem
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) BigQuery

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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Firebase
1 1 (8.33%) GCP
1 1 (8.33%) Google App Maker
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BigQuery
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Mindset
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Actionable Insight
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
1 4 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Google Apps Script
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Google