Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 115 126 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.92% 10.03% 8.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.33% 40.51% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 56
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -17.78%
10th Percentile £161 £220 £162
90th Percentile £568 £522 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £383 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +4.79% -2.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Reading median hourly rate £11.75 £33.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.39% +100.00% -56.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £16.60 £9.75
90th Percentile £12.50 £49.80 £24.05
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £31.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% +171.74% -70.89%

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 335 311 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.07% 24.76% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 155 236
Reading median daily rate £401 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +3.75% -4.08%
10th Percentile £160 £246 £228
90th Percentile £575 £608 £566
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
Reading median hourly rate £35.50 £22.38 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.66% -29.86% +3.24%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.88 £21.27
90th Percentile £63.63 £46.75 £51.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% +8.00% -59.55%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2018, 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 57 (49.57%) Telecoms
2 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
3 30 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (26.09%) Computer Science
4 27 (23.48%) Finance
4 27 (23.48%) Project Management
5 24 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
6 21 (18.26%) ITIL
7 19 (16.52%) SLA
7 19 (16.52%) Huawei
8 18 (15.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (14.78%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (14.78%) Workflow
10 16 (13.91%) C
10 16 (13.91%) Mandarin Language
11 15 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
12 14 (12.17%) Customer-Centricity
12 14 (12.17%) Marketing
12 14 (12.17%) Oracle
13 13 (11.30%) Firewall
13 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (11.30%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
14 12 (10.43%) Linux
15 11 (9.57%) ITSM
15 11 (9.57%) Market Research
15 11 (9.57%) Radio Access Network
15 11 (9.57%) Analytics

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 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.74%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.74%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (15.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.87%) Maya
5 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.48%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.74%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.87%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.78%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.61%) Office 365
4 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.74%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.74%) IaaS
4 2 (1.74%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.87%) GitHub
5 1 (0.87%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.30%) Firewall
2 11 (9.57%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (6.09%) 3GPP
3 7 (6.09%) 5G
3 7 (6.09%) GSM
3 7 (6.09%) LTE
3 7 (6.09%) UMTS
3 7 (6.09%) VoLTE
4 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.22%) VoIP
5 5 (4.35%) Network Security
6 4 (3.48%) DNS
6 4 (3.48%) LAN
6 4 (3.48%) WAN
7 3 (2.61%) Internet
7 3 (2.61%) Wireless
8 2 (1.74%) 2G
8 2 (1.74%) 3G
8 2 (1.74%) PBX
8 2 (1.74%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) GIS
2 2 (1.74%) Big Data
2 2 (1.74%) Power BI
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.87%) QGIS
3 1 (0.87%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.87%) Buildbot
2 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.87%) Grunt
2 1 (0.87%) Maven
2 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (49.57%) Telecoms
2 27 (23.48%) Finance
3 16 (13.91%) Mandarin Language
4 14 (12.17%) Marketing
5 4 (3.48%) Front Office
5 4 (3.48%) Retail
6 3 (2.61%) Advertising
6 3 (2.61%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) French Language
7 2 (1.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.87%) Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Electronics
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (10.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) OSS Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.83%) OSS Support Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Project Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Marketing Manager
7 5 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Project Assistant
7 5 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Architect
8 4 (3.48%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Consultant
8 4 (3.48%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.48%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.48%) Senior IT Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.87%) J2EE
3 1 (0.87%) Java EE
3 1 (0.87%) JSON
3 1 (0.87%) Kafka
3 1 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.87%) React
3 1 (0.87%) REST
3 1 (0.87%) Sensu
3 1 (0.87%) Spring
3 1 (0.87%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.30%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (10.43%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.09%) Algorithms
6 7 (6.09%) PMI
7 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.48%) Replication
7 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.61%) RIA
8 3 (2.61%) Robotics
8 3 (2.61%) Social Media
9 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.87%) Optoelectronics
10 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) Unix
3 8 (6.96%) Windows
4 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Project Management
2 21 (18.26%) ITIL
3 18 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (14.78%) Workflow
5 15 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (12.17%) Customer-Centricity
7 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (9.57%) Analytics
8 11 (9.57%) ITSM
8 11 (9.57%) Market Research
9 9 (7.83%) Service Management
10 7 (6.09%) Capacity Management
10 7 (6.09%) CRM
10 7 (6.09%) Data Centre Operations
10 7 (6.09%) Network Planning
10 7 (6.09%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (6.09%) Project Planning
11 6 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.22%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (5.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) C
2 8 (6.96%) SQL
3 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.61%) Python
5 2 (1.74%) C#
5 2 (1.74%) Java
5 2 (1.74%) VBA
6 1 (0.87%) AWK
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) Perl
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) MOS
1 9 (7.83%) PMI Certification
1 9 (7.83%) PMP
2 4 (3.48%) CCNP
2 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.48%) Master's Degree
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) HNC
4 2 (1.74%) MBA
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.87%) ACCA
5 1 (0.87%) CIMA
5 1 (0.87%) MCITP
5 1 (0.87%) MCP
5 1 (0.87%) MCTS
5 1 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.52%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) P3O
3 2 (1.74%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Ansible
1 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.74%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.87%) Grafana
2 1 (0.87%) Graphite
2 1 (0.87%) Kibana
2 1 (0.87%) Mesos
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.87%) Nagios
2 1 (0.87%) Salt
2 1 (0.87%) SCCM
2 1 (0.87%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.87%) SCOM
2 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.87%) StatsD
2 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.52%) Huawei
3 14 (12.17%) Oracle
4 9 (7.83%) HP
4 9 (7.83%) IBM
4 9 (7.83%) Sun
5 7 (6.09%) Actix
5 7 (6.09%) Mapinfo
5 7 (6.09%) Remedy
6 5 (4.35%) Samsung
7 4 (3.48%) BMC
7 4 (3.48%) SAP
8 3 (2.61%) ComArch
8 3 (2.61%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.61%) UiPath
9 2 (1.74%) Google
9 2 (1.74%) Marketo
10 1 (0.87%) CA
10 1 (0.87%) ESRI
10 1 (0.87%) VMware