Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing Degree 123 100 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.14% 8.06% 9.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.18% 31.06% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 107
Reading median daily rate £425 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -7.81% -
10th Percentile £258 £162 £188
90th Percentile £524 £615 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Reading median hourly rate £42.13 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.83% -3.23% -62.42%
10th Percentile £17.03 £15.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £67.63 £57.50 £15.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.00 £28.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +52.21% +82.26% -43.64%

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 340 322 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.26% 25.95% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 160 326
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £219 £245
90th Percentile £600 £589 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 23
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £29.75 £55.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -46.44% +157.77%
10th Percentile £13.80 £15.00 £21.33
90th Percentile £61.50 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% - -30.39%

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 June 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 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 44 (35.77%) Computer Science
2 39 (31.71%) Telecoms
3 37 (30.08%) Microsoft
4 33 (26.83%) Project Management
5 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Excel
6 29 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (21.95%) Finance
8 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
9 23 (18.70%) PMI Certification
10 22 (17.89%) Linux
11 21 (17.07%) ITIL
12 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
12 20 (16.26%) Self-Motivation
13 19 (15.45%) PMP
14 17 (13.82%) PMI
14 17 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (13.82%) Data Centre
15 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
16 15 (12.20%) French Language
16 15 (12.20%) Marketing
16 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (11.38%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (11.38%) Master's Degree
17 14 (11.38%) German Language
17 14 (11.38%) Oracle
18 13 (10.57%) C
18 13 (10.57%) Mandarin Language
18 13 (10.57%) Project Planning
18 13 (10.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 (4.07%) Apache
2 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.44%) CMS
3 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.63%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) SAS
5 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.81%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (24.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (10.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (8.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.38%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.88%) Office 365
4 3 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.63%) GitHub
5 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) VoIP
2 6 (4.88%) Firewall
3 5 (4.07%) IP Telephony
3 5 (4.07%) SNMP
3 5 (4.07%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.25%) DNS
4 4 (3.25%) DOCSIS
4 4 (3.25%) HTTP
5 3 (2.44%) Internet
5 3 (2.44%) Skype
6 2 (1.63%) DHCP
6 2 (1.63%) PBX
6 2 (1.63%) PSTN
6 2 (1.63%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.81%) BGP
7 1 (0.81%) IKE
7 1 (0.81%) LAN
7 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (4.88%) Big Data
3 5 (4.07%) DB2
3 5 (4.07%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (4.07%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.25%) GIS
5 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.44%) Power BI
5 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.63%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Maven
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) Toad
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (31.71%) Telecoms
2 27 (21.95%) Finance
3 15 (12.20%) French Language
3 15 (12.20%) Marketing
4 14 (11.38%) German Language
5 13 (10.57%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (4.88%) Legal
7 5 (4.07%) Advertising
8 2 (1.63%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
9 1 (0.81%) Front Office
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.89%) Project Manager
2 12 (9.76%) Analyst
2 12 (9.76%) Consultant
3 10 (8.13%) Data Centre Engineer
3 10 (8.13%) Project Engineer
4 9 (7.32%) Project Assistant
5 8 (6.50%) IT Manager
6 7 (5.69%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (5.69%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) CRM Specialist
8 5 (4.07%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Architect
9 4 (3.25%) Azure Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) REST
1 7 (5.69%) Web Services
2 5 (4.07%) CSS
2 5 (4.07%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) .NET
3 4 (3.25%) HTML
3 4 (3.25%) SOAP
4 2 (1.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) Django
5 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) J2EE
5 1 (0.81%) Java EE
5 1 (0.81%) JSF
5 1 (0.81%) Kafka
5 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.81%) Sensu
5 1 (0.81%) Spring
5 1 (0.81%) XHTML
5 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (35.77%) Computer Science
2 27 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (16.26%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (13.82%) Data Centre
4 17 (13.82%) PMI
5 7 (5.69%) User Experience
6 6 (4.88%) Replication
7 5 (4.07%) Social Media
8 4 (3.25%) Clustering
8 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.44%) Animation
9 3 (2.44%) Graphic Design
9 3 (2.44%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Linux
2 11 (8.94%) Windows
3 9 (7.32%) Unix
4 3 (2.44%) Android
4 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Project Management
2 29 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (17.07%) ITIL
4 17 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.57%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (10.57%) Migration
5 13 (10.57%) Project Planning
6 12 (9.76%) Analytics
7 11 (8.94%) Customer-Centricity
7 11 (8.94%) Data Centre Operations
7 11 (8.94%) Market Research
8 10 (8.13%) Workflow
9 9 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.50%) Change Management
11 7 (5.69%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (5.69%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
12 6 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
13 5 (4.07%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) C
2 12 (9.76%) Python
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 10 (8.13%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.88%) Java
5 6 (4.88%) Perl
6 4 (3.25%) C#
6 4 (3.25%) R
6 4 (3.25%) VBA
7 2 (1.63%) C++
7 2 (1.63%) Scala
7 2 (1.63%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) AWK
8 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.81%) F#
8 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (18.70%) PMI Certification
2 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
3 19 (15.45%) PMP
4 16 (13.01%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.38%) Master's Degree
6 8 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.44%) MBA
7 3 (2.44%) MOS
8 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.63%) MCITP
8 2 (1.63%) MCTS
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) ACCA
9 1 (0.81%) CIMA
9 1 (0.81%) HNC
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.44%) PMO
4 2 (1.63%) P3O
5 1 (0.81%) GDPR
5 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) StorNext
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.63%) Docker
3 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Ansible
1 6 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.88%) Puppet
2 5 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.25%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Grafana
5 1 (0.81%) Graphite
5 1 (0.81%) Kibana
5 1 (0.81%) Mesos
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) Salt
5 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.81%) StatsD
5 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle
3 9 (7.32%) IBM
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco
4 6 (4.88%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.25%) HP
5 4 (3.25%) SAP
6 3 (2.44%) Adobe
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.44%) Sun
7 2 (1.63%) Google
7 2 (1.63%) Huawei
7 2 (1.63%) Marketo
7 2 (1.63%) Remedy
8 1 (0.81%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.81%) Infoblox
8 1 (0.81%) New Relic
8 1 (0.81%) Splunk
8 1 (0.81%) Talend
8 1 (0.81%) Vertica