Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 21 March 2019 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 72 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 +23
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 32 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.17% 1.44% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.70% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 7
Reading median daily rate £525 £588 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +17.50% -23.08%
10th Percentile £451 £475 £413
90th Percentile £688 £750 £610
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £556 £425
% change year-on-year -10.11% +30.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

IT Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,279 1,061 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.65% 84.61% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 649 574
Reading median daily rate £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.82% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £620 £588 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 45
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -16.67% -41.75%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.88 £48.25 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -14.06% -25.75%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in Reading

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Strategy in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in Reading

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in Reading over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 IT Strategy.

1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (56.25%) Public Cloud
5 16 (50.00%) PaaS
5 16 (50.00%) IaaS
6 15 (46.88%) Active Listening
6 15 (46.88%) DevOps
7 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
8 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
9 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (28.13%) Web Operations
10 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
11 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (25.00%) Marketing
11 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (25.00%) Electronics
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
11 8 (25.00%) Billing
11 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
11 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
11 8 (25.00%) SAP
11 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (21.88%) Migration
12 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (15.63%) Data Science
13 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills

IT Strategy
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 1 (3.13%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (59.38%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (50.00%) IaaS
3 16 (50.00%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) 2G
1 4 (12.50%) 3G
1 4 (12.50%) 4G
2 2 (6.25%) ATM
2 2 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (25.00%) Billing
2 8 (25.00%) Electronics
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 12 (37.50%) Azure Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) WebOps Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Architect
6 6 (18.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Digital Architect
7 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Architect
8 3 (9.38%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (6.25%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (3.13%) Change Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Chief Architect
10 1 (3.13%) Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Risk Consultant
10 1 (3.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
10 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Public Cloud
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (46.88%) Active Listening
2 15 (46.88%) DevOps
3 9 (28.13%) Web Operations
4 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 5 (15.63%) B2B
6 5 (15.63%) B2C
6 5 (15.63%) Data Science
6 5 (15.63%) IT Governance
6 5 (15.63%) Microservices
6 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
8 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) SAP