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 3 months to 29 March 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.

Degree
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 14 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 47 78 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.14% 7.68% 7.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.65% 26.71% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 51 24
Median daily rate £363 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -61.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 170 292 333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.84% 28.74% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 148 171
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £306 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.33 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 33 (32.35%) Microsoft
1 33 (32.35%) Finance
2 29 (28.43%) Telecoms
3 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
4 26 (25.49%) Marketing
5 23 (22.55%) Project Management
6 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (18.63%) CRM
7 19 (18.63%) MS Office
8 18 (17.65%) Analytics
9 17 (16.67%) Oracle
10 15 (14.71%) ITIL
10 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
11 14 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (11.76%) Programme Management
12 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (11.76%) Billing
12 12 (11.76%) Spanish Language
13 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.78%) Mandarin Language
14 10 (9.80%) Customer Engagement
14 10 (9.80%) Change Management
14 10 (9.80%) Internet
14 10 (9.80%) SLA
14 10 (9.80%) HP
15 9 (8.82%) SAP
15 9 (8.82%) SQL
15 9 (8.82%) Publishing
15 9 (8.82%) Workflow
15 9 (8.82%) Google

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 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (18.63%) MS Office
3 14 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.90%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.96%) MS Project
6 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.98%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Office 365
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Internet
2 5 (4.90%) LTE
3 4 (3.92%) GSM
3 4 (3.92%) HSPA
3 4 (3.92%) WCDMA
4 3 (2.94%) 3G
4 3 (2.94%) 4G
4 3 (2.94%) Skype
5 2 (1.96%) ATM
5 2 (1.96%) Broadband
5 2 (1.96%) DSLAM
5 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.96%) Firewall
5 2 (1.96%) PPP
5 2 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.96%) SMS
5 2 (1.96%) VoIP
5 2 (1.96%) VPN
5 2 (1.96%) xDSL
6 1 (0.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Power BI
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.96%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.92%) Android Studio
2 4 (3.92%) Xcode
3 2 (1.96%) gulp
3 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.96%) webpack
4 1 (0.98%) MSI
4 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (32.35%) Finance
2 29 (28.43%) Telecoms
3 26 (25.49%) Marketing
4 12 (11.76%) Billing
4 12 (11.76%) Spanish Language
5 11 (10.78%) Mandarin Language
6 9 (8.82%) Publishing
7 7 (6.86%) French Language
8 6 (5.88%) Italian Language
8 6 (5.88%) Retail
9 5 (4.90%) Legal
10 4 (3.92%) German Language
11 3 (2.94%) Japanese Language
11 3 (2.94%) Korean Language
11 3 (2.94%) Russian Language
12 2 (1.96%) Advertising
12 2 (1.96%) Electronics
13 1 (0.98%) Back Office
13 1 (0.98%) Banking
13 1 (0.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (11.76%) Developer
2 8 (7.84%) Architect
2 8 (7.84%) Incident Manager
2 8 (7.84%) Marketing Manager
3 7 (6.86%) Analyst
4 6 (5.88%) Administrator
4 6 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Consultant
6 3 (2.94%) DBA
6 3 (2.94%) Head of Marketing
6 3 (2.94%) SAP Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Incident Manager
6 3 (2.94%) SQL DBA
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Developer
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (2.94%) Web Developer
6 3 (2.94%) Web Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) HTML
2 5 (4.90%) WebCenter
3 4 (3.92%) .NET
3 4 (3.92%) Web Services
4 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.94%) HTML5
5 2 (1.96%) Browserify
5 2 (1.96%) CSS
5 2 (1.96%) JSON
5 2 (1.96%) LESS
5 2 (1.96%) REST
5 2 (1.96%) Sass
5 2 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (1.96%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (1.96%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (0.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.98%) SPML
6 1 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.88%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.90%) W3C
5 4 (3.92%) Replication
6 3 (2.94%) Social Media
7 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.96%) PMI
7 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Handset
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Android
2 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Unix
3 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.96%) Solaris
3 2 (1.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Project Management
2 19 (18.63%) CRM
3 18 (17.65%) Analytics
4 15 (14.71%) ITIL
5 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.80%) Change Management
7 10 (9.80%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (8.82%) Workflow
9 8 (7.84%) Business Development
9 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.84%) Business Transformation
9 8 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 8 (7.84%) Presales
9 8 (7.84%) Trend Analysis
10 7 (6.86%) Case Management
10 7 (6.86%) Data Architecture
10 7 (6.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) C
3 5 (4.90%) C#
3 5 (4.90%) Java
4 4 (3.92%) Apple Swift
4 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.92%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.94%) C++
5 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) MBA
2 7 (6.86%) HND
3 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.90%) PMP
5 3 (2.94%) HNC
5 3 (2.94%) MCITP
5 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
6 2 (1.96%) CCNP
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.96%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) SCSA
6 2 (1.96%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CISA
7 1 (0.98%) CISM
7 1 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 7 (6.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.92%) QA
4 3 (2.94%) PMO
5 1 (0.98%) COBIT
5 1 (0.98%) GDPR
5 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) HP
4 9 (8.82%) Google
4 9 (8.82%) SAP
5 8 (7.84%) IBM
6 5 (4.90%) Adobe
7 4 (3.92%) Apple
8 3 (2.94%) Ariba
8 3 (2.94%) Concur
9 2 (1.96%) Huawei
9 2 (1.96%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.96%) Serena
9 2 (1.96%) Sun
9 2 (1.96%) Veritas
10 1 (0.98%) hybris
10 1 (0.98%) Nokia
10 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.98%) Teradata