Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Degree 130 125 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.38% 8.50% 6.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.62% 29.83% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 75
Reading median daily rate £365 £301 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.46% -31.70% +25.71%
10th Percentile £223 £118 £250
90th Percentile £495 £419 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £373 £410
% change year-on-year -2.01% -9.25% +9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Reading median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -56.86% +101.32%
10th Percentile £12.75 £9.75 £27.93
90th Percentile £14.25 £24.05 £49.98
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.50 £11.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +156.52% -70.51% +105.26%

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 305 419 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.34% 28.50% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 205 277
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £260 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £543
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017, 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 49 (37.69%) Computer Science
2 41 (31.54%) Microsoft
3 38 (29.23%) Telecoms
4 34 (26.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (24.62%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (24.62%) Microsoft Excel
6 31 (23.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (20.77%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (18.46%) Finance
10 22 (16.92%) Mandarin Language
11 21 (16.15%) CRM
11 21 (16.15%) HTML
11 21 (16.15%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 20 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
12 20 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 20 (15.38%) TDD
13 19 (14.62%) Scrum
13 19 (14.62%) CSS
13 19 (14.62%) Open Source
13 19 (14.62%) BDD
14 18 (13.85%) HTML5
14 18 (13.85%) Project Management
15 17 (13.08%) ECMAScript
15 17 (13.08%) webpack
15 17 (13.08%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (13.08%) Jasmine
15 17 (13.08%) Twitter

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 6 (4.62%) SAS
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 2 (1.54%) Apache
3 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (23.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.54%) XMetaL
5 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.15%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (13.08%) npm
3 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.85%) Office 365
6 4 (3.08%) SaaS
7 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.54%) IaaS
8 2 (1.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.77%) GitHub
9 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) DNS
2 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.62%) NAS
3 6 (4.62%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (4.62%) SAN
4 5 (3.85%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (3.08%) RNC
5 4 (3.08%) VPN
6 3 (2.31%) 2G
6 3 (2.31%) 3G
6 3 (2.31%) Firewall
6 3 (2.31%) Internet
6 3 (2.31%) LAN
6 3 (2.31%) MPLS
6 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.31%) VoIP
6 3 (2.31%) WAN
6 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.54%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.54%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.54%) GIS
4 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.54%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.77%) Big Data
5 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) OLAP
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) gulp
1 17 (13.08%) Jasmine
1 17 (13.08%) Karma Test Runner
1 17 (13.08%) Protractor
1 17 (13.08%) webpack
2 3 (2.31%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.54%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.54%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (29.23%) Telecoms
2 24 (18.46%) Finance
3 22 (16.92%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (6.92%) Billing
5 7 (5.38%) Banking
6 6 (4.62%) Publishing
6 6 (4.62%) Retail Banking
7 5 (3.85%) Games
7 5 (3.85%) Marketing
8 3 (2.31%) German Language
8 3 (2.31%) Italian Language
8 3 (2.31%) Law
9 2 (1.54%) Japanese Language
9 2 (1.54%) Korean Language
9 2 (1.54%) Retail
9 2 (1.54%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.77%) Advertising
10 1 (0.77%) Automotive
10 1 (0.77%) Legal
10 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (16.92%) Developer
2 15 (11.54%) Coordinator
2 15 (11.54%) Project Coordinator
3 11 (8.46%) Analyst
3 11 (8.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (6.92%) Administrator
5 8 (6.15%) Architect
5 8 (6.15%) Designer
6 7 (5.38%) Field Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Project Assistant
6 7 (5.38%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Credit Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Consultant
9 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) HTML
2 19 (14.62%) CSS
3 18 (13.85%) HTML5
4 17 (13.08%) AngularJS
4 17 (13.08%) Sass
4 17 (13.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (6.92%) XML
6 6 (4.62%) JSON
7 4 (3.08%) React
7 4 (3.08%) REST
7 4 (3.08%) Web Services
8 2 (1.54%) .NET
8 2 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.54%) J2EE
8 2 (1.54%) SOAP
8 2 (1.54%) Spring
8 2 (1.54%) VXML
8 2 (1.54%) WebCenter
8 2 (1.54%) WSDL
8 2 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 49 (37.69%) Computer Science
2 27 (20.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.31%) IVR
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Social Media
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.54%) W3C
7 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Unix
3 10 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.85%) Solaris
5 2 (1.54%) Android
5 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.15%) CRM
3 20 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
3 20 (15.38%) TDD
3 20 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 19 (14.62%) BDD
4 19 (14.62%) Open Source
4 19 (14.62%) Scrum
5 18 (13.85%) Project Management
6 15 (11.54%) Workflow
7 13 (10.00%) ITIL
8 12 (9.23%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.46%) Data Modelling
9 11 (8.46%) Front End Development
10 10 (7.69%) Service Management
11 9 (6.92%) Contingency Planning
11 9 (6.92%) IT Strategy
11 9 (6.92%) Mathematics
12 8 (6.15%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 17 (13.08%) ECMAScript
2 17 (13.08%) ES6
3 15 (11.54%) SQL
4 10 (7.69%) Perl
5 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
5 9 (6.92%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.15%) Python
7 5 (3.85%) Ruby
8 2 (1.54%) C#
8 2 (1.54%) C++
8 2 (1.54%) Java
8 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.77%) C
9 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (26.15%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.62%) MCITP
4 6 (4.62%) MCTS
4 6 (4.62%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.77%) CCIE
6 1 (0.77%) CCNA
6 1 (0.77%) CCNP
6 1 (0.77%) CCSE
6 1 (0.77%) HNC
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) MBA
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
6 1 (0.77%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Basel II
1 6 (4.62%) IFRS
1 6 (4.62%) IFRS 9
2 5 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) Xen
3 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
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 Infrastructure
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
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%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (31.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.08%) Twitter
3 16 (12.31%) Oracle
4 6 (4.62%) Cisco
4 6 (4.62%) Ericsson
5 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.85%) Sun
6 3 (2.31%) Adobe
6 3 (2.31%) Google
6 3 (2.31%) Samsung
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix
7 2 (1.54%) F5
7 2 (1.54%) Nokia
7 2 (1.54%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.54%) Remedy
7 2 (1.54%) SAP
7 2 (1.54%) VMware
8 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.77%) HP
8 1 (0.77%) Radware