Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 130 123 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.36% 8.76% 7.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.01% 29.64% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 102
Reading median daily rate £365 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £218 £109 £250
90th Percentile £508 £590 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +4.29% -15.15% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Reading median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% -37.74% -37.65%
10th Percentile £13.57 £9.75 £25.75
90th Percentile £22.41 £24.05 £27.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.08 £30.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -16.41% -23.08% +239.13%

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 317 415 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.26% 29.56% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 198 296
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £227 £250
90th Percentile £600 £566 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 57
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.17% +16.50% +76.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.19 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £57.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £15.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -20.00% -49.03% +60.52%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Degree.

1 54 (41.54%) Computer Science
2 40 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
5 34 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
5 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (23.85%) HTML
7 30 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
8 29 (22.31%) CRM
8 29 (22.31%) CSS
9 28 (21.54%) JavaScript
10 27 (20.77%) TDD
10 27 (20.77%) Scrum
10 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (20.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 27 (20.77%) npm
10 27 (20.77%) ES7
10 27 (20.77%) ES6
10 27 (20.77%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
10 27 (20.77%) Open Source
10 27 (20.77%) HTML5
10 27 (20.77%) BDD
10 27 (20.77%) Jasmine
10 27 (20.77%) Twitter
10 27 (20.77%) Sass
10 27 (20.77%) AngularJS
10 27 (20.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (20.77%) Karma Test Runner
10 27 (20.77%) webpack

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 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
2 3 (2.31%) IIS
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (20.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.54%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.77%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (20.77%) npm
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (5.38%) Office 365
5 4 (3.08%) SaaS
6 3 (2.31%) IaaS
7 2 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.54%) PaaS
8 1 (0.77%) GitHub
8 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) DNS
2 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.15%) SAN
4 7 (5.38%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (4.62%) NAS
6 5 (3.85%) Firewall
6 5 (3.85%) VPN
7 4 (3.08%) 3G
7 4 (3.08%) DHCP
7 4 (3.08%) MPLS
7 4 (3.08%) RNC
8 3 (2.31%) 2G
8 3 (2.31%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (1.54%) Internet
9 2 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.54%) LAN
9 2 (1.54%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.54%) VoIP
9 2 (1.54%) WAN
9 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.54%) Big Data
4 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.77%) GIS
5 1 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (20.77%) gulp
1 27 (20.77%) Jasmine
1 27 (20.77%) Karma Test Runner
1 27 (20.77%) Protractor
1 27 (20.77%) webpack
2 2 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.77%) XMLSpy
General
1 39 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (19.23%) Mandarin Language
3 23 (17.69%) Finance
4 8 (6.15%) Marketing
5 6 (4.62%) Billing
6 4 (3.08%) Advertising
6 4 (3.08%) Publishing
7 3 (2.31%) Banking
7 3 (2.31%) German Language
7 3 (2.31%) Law
7 3 (2.31%) Retail
8 2 (1.54%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.54%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.54%) Korean Language
8 2 (1.54%) Legal
8 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.54%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.77%) Electronics
9 1 (0.77%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (23.08%) Developer
2 15 (11.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (9.23%) Coordinator
3 12 (9.23%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Project Coordinator
4 10 (7.69%) Project Assistant
5 9 (6.92%) Administrator
6 7 (5.38%) Field Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.31%) Analyst
9 3 (2.31%) Consultant
9 3 (2.31%) Marketing Assistant
9 3 (2.31%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.31%) Server Administrator
10 2 (1.54%) Designer
10 2 (1.54%) Principal Developer
10 2 (1.54%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) HTML
2 29 (22.31%) CSS
3 27 (20.77%) AngularJS
3 27 (20.77%) HTML5
3 27 (20.77%) Sass
3 27 (20.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (6.15%) React
4 8 (6.15%) XML
5 7 (5.38%) JSON
6 4 (3.08%) Web Services
7 2 (1.54%) REST
7 2 (1.54%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.77%) .NET
8 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.77%) SOAP
8 1 (0.77%) VXML
8 1 (0.77%) WSDL
8 1 (0.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (41.54%) Computer Science
2 22 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.54%) W3C
7 1 (0.77%) Animation
7 1 (0.77%) Clustering
7 1 (0.77%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.77%) IVR
7 1 (0.77%) PKI
7 1 (0.77%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 11 (8.46%) Unix
3 8 (6.15%) Linux
4 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (1.54%) Android
6 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.31%) CRM
3 27 (20.77%) BDD
3 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (20.77%) Open Source
3 27 (20.77%) Scrum
3 27 (20.77%) TDD
3 27 (20.77%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 18 (13.85%) Front End Development
6 15 (11.54%) ITIL
6 15 (11.54%) Workflow
7 13 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.23%) Project Management
9 9 (6.92%) Contingency Planning
9 9 (6.92%) Service Management
10 8 (6.15%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (3.85%) Content Management
12 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.54%) JavaScript
2 27 (20.77%) ES6
2 27 (20.77%) ES7
3 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
4 9 (6.92%) Perl
4 9 (6.92%) SQL
5 6 (4.62%) Python
6 5 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.62%) MCITP
5 6 (4.62%) MCTS
6 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.54%) CCNA
7 2 (1.54%) MBA
7 2 (1.54%) MCSA
7 2 (1.54%) MCSE
7 2 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.77%) APMP
8 1 (0.77%) CCSA
8 1 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) Basel II
2 2 (1.54%) IFRS
2 2 (1.54%) IFRS 9
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) Xen
3 2 (1.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.77%) Docker
4 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) Ansible
2 6 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.62%) Puppet
3 4 (3.08%) SCOM
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.77%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.77%) Twitter
3 14 (10.77%) Oracle
4 6 (4.62%) Ericsson
4 6 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.85%) Cisco
5 5 (3.85%) Sun
6 3 (2.31%) Adobe
6 3 (2.31%) Google
6 3 (2.31%) HP
6 3 (2.31%) Remedy
6 3 (2.31%) Samsung
6 3 (2.31%) VMware
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix
7 2 (1.54%) Nokia
7 2 (1.54%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (0.77%) Dell
8 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.77%) SAP
8 1 (0.77%) Siemens