Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 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.

Academic Degree
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 106 130 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.22% 10.39% 8.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.11% 40.75% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 70 39
Reading median daily rate £415 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.70% +12.31% -18.75%
10th Percentile £146 £219 £109
90th Percentile £521 £504 £590
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +11.30% +4.29% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £18.11 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.55% +9.73% -37.74%
10th Percentile £41.75 £13.57 £9.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £22.41 £24.05
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £25.08 £30.00
% change year-on-year +35.58% -16.41% -23.08%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 391 319 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.63% 25.50% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 160 199
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £178 £270 £227
90th Percentile £550 £603 £565
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 14
Reading median hourly rate £46.25 £19.38 £33.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.65% -42.07% -1.59%
10th Percentile £35.63 £11.25 £18.34
90th Percentile £69.15 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £12.60 £16.00
% change year-on-year +74.60% -21.25% -48.22%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Reading

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Reading

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Reading over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Reading

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Degree.

1 41 (38.68%) Telecoms
2 26 (24.53%) ITIL
3 25 (23.58%) Computer Science
4 24 (22.64%) Project Management
5 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.92%) Service Management
7 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
7 18 (16.98%) Huawei
8 15 (14.15%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (14.15%) Remedy
8 15 (14.15%) Finance
9 14 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (13.21%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (12.26%) Customer-Centricity
10 13 (12.26%) Remedy ITSM
10 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (11.32%) BMC
11 12 (11.32%) Mandarin Language
11 12 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (10.38%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (10.38%) SLA
12 11 (10.38%) C
12 11 (10.38%) CRM
12 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
12 11 (10.38%) Service Delivery
13 10 (9.43%) Workflow
13 10 (9.43%) Release Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) Confluence
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) nginx
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.94%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.89%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.94%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.94%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.83%) Office 365
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.94%) npm
4 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.66%) WAN
3 5 (4.72%) GSM
3 5 (4.72%) LAN
3 5 (4.72%) LTE
3 5 (4.72%) Network Security
3 5 (4.72%) UMTS
3 5 (4.72%) VoIP
3 5 (4.72%) VPN
4 3 (2.83%) BGP
4 3 (2.83%) Firewall
4 3 (2.83%) Internet
4 3 (2.83%) OSPF
5 2 (1.89%) 2G
5 2 (1.89%) 3G
5 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.89%) ATM
5 2 (1.89%) MPLS
5 2 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Power BI
2 3 (2.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.94%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Buildbot
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Grunt
2 1 (0.94%) Maven
General
1 41 (38.68%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.15%) Finance
3 12 (11.32%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (8.49%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Retail
6 2 (1.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.43%) Analyst
3 6 (5.66%) IT Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) OSS Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) Sales Manager
3 6 (5.66%) Sales Operations Manager
4 5 (4.72%) ITIL Manager
4 5 (4.72%) ITIL Release Manager
4 5 (4.72%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (4.72%) Operations Manager
4 5 (4.72%) Release Manager
4 5 (4.72%) Senior IT Engineer
4 5 (4.72%) Test Manager
5 4 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing Manager
5 4 (3.77%) Quality Manager
5 4 (3.77%) Sales Analyst
5 4 (3.77%) Service Manager
6 3 (2.83%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (2.83%) Sales and Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.94%) Flash
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) Java EE
3 1 (0.94%) LAMP
3 1 (0.94%) LDAP
3 1 (0.94%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.94%) React
3 1 (0.94%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.94%) Sensu
3 1 (0.94%) Spring
3 1 (0.94%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.94%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.49%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.77%) RIA
5 4 (3.77%) VHDL
6 3 (2.83%) Robotics
7 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.89%) Verilog
8 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) PMI
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) ITIL
2 25 (23.58%) Computer Science
3 24 (22.64%) Project Management
4 19 (17.92%) Service Management
5 14 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.26%) Customer-Centricity
6 13 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (10.38%) CRM
7 11 (10.38%) Service Delivery
8 10 (9.43%) Release Management
8 10 (9.43%) Workflow
9 9 (8.49%) Analytics
10 7 (6.60%) Process Improvement
11 6 (5.66%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (5.66%) DevOps
11 6 (5.66%) eTOM
11 6 (5.66%) ITIL V3
12 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
12 5 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (4.72%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.38%) C
2 6 (5.66%) Python
3 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.89%) C++
4 2 (1.89%) Java
4 2 (1.89%) Perl
4 2 (1.89%) PHP
4 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.89%) Ruby
4 2 (1.89%) Tcl
5 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.94%) SQL
5 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (7.55%) CCNP
2 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.55%) PMP
3 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.72%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.77%) MBA
6 3 (2.83%) CWNA
6 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.83%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) HNC
8 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.94%) CISSP
8 1 (0.94%) ISEB
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) SLA
2 5 (4.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.89%) PMO
3 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.94%) Graphite
1 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
1 1 (0.94%) logstash
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
1 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.98%) Huawei
3 15 (14.15%) Remedy
4 12 (11.32%) BMC
5 8 (7.55%) Oracle
6 5 (4.72%) Mapinfo
7 4 (3.77%) IBM
8 3 (2.83%) Actix
8 3 (2.83%) ComArch
8 3 (2.83%) HP
8 3 (2.83%) Sun
9 2 (1.89%) Samsung
9 2 (1.89%) SAP
10 1 (0.94%) CA
10 1 (0.94%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.94%) iManage
10 1 (0.94%) Xilinx