Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 7 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Degree 137 127 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.28% 10.08% 8.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.26% 40.19% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 85
Reading median daily rate £415 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.27% -0.50% -
10th Percentile £128 £211 £180
90th Percentile £545 £504 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +6.90% -9.38% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Reading median hourly rate £42.13 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.83% -25.00% -50.00%
10th Percentile £17.03 £15.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £67.63 £57.50 £24.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +47.37% +79.25% -53.91%

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 349 316 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.64% 25.08% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 156 291
Reading median daily rate £421 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £221 £228 £228
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £408 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.12% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 16
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.69% +2.02%
10th Percentile £17.30 £15.00 £21.29
90th Percentile £61.50 £55.65 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -44.44%

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 15 August 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

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Reading over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 48 (35.04%) Telecoms
2 47 (34.31%) Computer Science
3 32 (23.36%) Project Management
3 32 (23.36%) Microsoft
4 29 (21.17%) Finance
4 29 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (20.44%) Microsoft Excel
6 27 (19.71%) Linux
6 27 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (16.06%) ITIL
7 22 (16.06%) PMI Certification
8 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (14.60%) Oracle
9 20 (14.60%) PMP
10 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
10 19 (13.87%) Customer Requirements
11 18 (13.14%) Data Centre
11 18 (13.14%) Huawei
12 17 (12.41%) C
12 17 (12.41%) SLA
13 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (10.95%) SC Cleared
14 15 (10.95%) IBM
14 15 (10.95%) PMI
14 15 (10.95%) Workflow
15 14 (10.22%) Unix
15 14 (10.22%) Master's Degree
16 13 (9.49%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (9.49%) Firewall
16 13 (9.49%) Marketing

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 5 (3.65%) Apache
2 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.46%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.73%) Confluence
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.73%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.73%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.73%) SAS
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (20.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (9.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (7.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.19%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.73%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.49%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (5.84%) Office 365
4 2 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.46%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.46%) GitHub
4 2 (1.46%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.46%) IaaS
4 2 (1.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.49%) Firewall
2 8 (5.84%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (5.11%) 3GPP
3 7 (5.11%) 5G
3 7 (5.11%) GSM
3 7 (5.11%) LTE
3 7 (5.11%) UMTS
3 7 (5.11%) VoLTE
4 4 (2.92%) DNS
4 4 (2.92%) DOCSIS
4 4 (2.92%) HTTP
4 4 (2.92%) Internet
4 4 (2.92%) SNMP
4 4 (2.92%) VoIP
5 3 (2.19%) Skype
6 2 (1.46%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.46%) PBX
6 2 (1.46%) PSTN
6 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (3.65%) DB2
3 4 (2.92%) Big Data
3 4 (2.92%) GIS
3 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.46%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.46%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.46%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.73%) MySQL
6 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.73%) QGIS
6 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA
3 1 (0.73%) Maven
3 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.73%) Toad
3 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (35.04%) Telecoms
2 29 (21.17%) Finance
3 13 (9.49%) Marketing
4 12 (8.76%) French Language
4 12 (8.76%) German Language
4 12 (8.76%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (2.92%) Front Office
5 4 (2.92%) Legal
6 3 (2.19%) Advertising
6 3 (2.19%) Back Office
7 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.73%) Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (15.33%) Project Manager
2 13 (9.49%) Analyst
2 13 (9.49%) Support Engineer
3 11 (8.03%) Consultant
3 11 (8.03%) OSS Engineer
4 10 (7.30%) Data Centre Engineer
4 10 (7.30%) Project Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) OSS Support Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) IT Manager
6 7 (5.11%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (5.11%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Project Assistant
7 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.65%) Architect
8 5 (3.65%) Radio Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Service Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.92%) Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Graduate
9 4 (2.92%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Web Services
2 7 (5.11%) REST
3 4 (2.92%) SOAP
4 2 (1.46%) .NET
4 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.46%) CSS
4 2 (1.46%) J2EE
4 2 (1.46%) Java EE
4 2 (1.46%) Middleware
4 2 (1.46%) Spring
5 1 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.73%) GeoJSON
5 1 (0.73%) HTML5
5 1 (0.73%) JPA
5 1 (0.73%) JSF
5 1 (0.73%) Kafka
5 1 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.73%) React
5 1 (0.73%) Sensu
5 1 (0.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.31%) Computer Science
2 27 (19.71%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (13.14%) Data Centre
4 15 (10.95%) PMI
5 12 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (5.11%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.65%) Replication
7 5 (3.65%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.92%) User Experience
9 3 (2.19%) Robotics
9 3 (2.19%) Social Media
10 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.73%) Blog
11 1 (0.73%) Clustering
11 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.73%) RIA
11 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.71%) Linux
2 14 (10.22%) Unix
3 12 (8.76%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Android
4 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) Project Management
2 29 (21.17%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (16.06%) ITIL
4 19 (13.87%) Customer Requirements
5 15 (10.95%) Workflow
6 13 (9.49%) Project Planning
7 12 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.03%) Analytics
8 11 (8.03%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (8.03%) Migration
8 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.30%) Customer-Centricity
9 10 (7.30%) ITSM
9 10 (7.30%) Market Research
9 10 (7.30%) Service Management
10 8 (5.84%) Capacity Management
10 8 (5.84%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.11%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.11%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.41%) C
2 11 (8.03%) Python
3 10 (7.30%) SQL
4 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.38%) Java
5 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.38%) Perl
6 3 (2.19%) C#
6 3 (2.19%) R
7 2 (1.46%) Scala
7 2 (1.46%) VBA
8 1 (0.73%) AWK
8 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (16.06%) PMI Certification
2 20 (14.60%) PMP
3 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.95%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.22%) Master's Degree
6 9 (6.57%) MOS
7 8 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.19%) MBA
9 3 (2.19%) MCITP
9 3 (2.19%) MCTS
10 1 (0.73%) ACCA
10 1 (0.73%) CIMA
10 1 (0.73%) HNC
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) MCP
10 1 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.41%) SLA
2 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.19%) PMO
4 2 (1.46%) P3O
4 2 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.65%) StorNext
3 2 (1.46%) Docker
3 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Ansible
1 6 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.38%) Puppet
2 5 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Grafana
4 1 (0.73%) Graphite
4 1 (0.73%) Kibana
4 1 (0.73%) Mesos
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.73%) Nagios
4 1 (0.73%) Salt
4 1 (0.73%) SCCM
4 1 (0.73%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.73%) StatsD
4 1 (0.73%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.60%) Oracle
3 18 (13.14%) Huawei
4 15 (10.95%) IBM
5 9 (6.57%) HP
5 9 (6.57%) Sun
6 7 (5.11%) Actix
6 7 (5.11%) Mapinfo
7 5 (3.65%) Samsung
7 5 (3.65%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.92%) BMC
8 4 (2.92%) Capita
8 4 (2.92%) Remedy
8 4 (2.92%) SAP
9 3 (2.19%) ComArch
9 3 (2.19%) UiPath
10 2 (1.46%) Cisco
10 2 (1.46%) Google
10 2 (1.46%) Marketo
10 2 (1.46%) Red Hat