Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £231 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Junior
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 86 99
Rank change year-on-year +32 +13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 36 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.82% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 0.83% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Reading median daily rate £231 £175 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -22.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £120 £99 £213
90th Percentile £346 £270 £238
Berkshire median daily rate £250 £232 £228
% change year-on-year +7.99% +1.76% -5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Reading median hourly rate - £9.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.18% +4.76%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £18.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year - +70.45% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1189 1331 1803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 90.42% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 711 1076
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Reading

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Reading

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Reading

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Reading

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 17 (47.22%) Telecoms
2 14 (38.89%) Back Office
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (19.44%) Statistics
5 6 (16.67%) Remedy
6 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
6 5 (13.89%) VoIP
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (13.89%) Huawei
6 5 (13.89%) Validation
6 5 (13.89%) Front Office
6 5 (13.89%) Maximo
6 5 (13.89%) Fault Management
6 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) SLA
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (8.33%) Marketing
8 3 (8.33%) jQuery
8 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (5.56%) Social Media
9 2 (5.56%) Facebook
9 2 (5.56%) Twitter
9 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (5.56%) Infographics
9 2 (5.56%) 4G
9 2 (5.56%) Video Editing
9 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator

Junior Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Maximo
2 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) 2G
2 2 (5.56%) 3G
2 2 (5.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (47.22%) Telecoms
2 14 (38.89%) Back Office
3 5 (13.89%) Front Office
4 3 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) French Language
5 1 (2.78%) German Language
5 1 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) EDI
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Social Media
1 2 (5.56%) Video Editing
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Statistics
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) Fault Management
3 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Validation
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.56%) Infographics
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Campaign Management
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Data Acquisition
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) System Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) C#
1 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VB
2 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Remedy
2 5 (13.89%) Huawei
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Facebook
4 2 (5.56%) Twitter
5 1 (2.78%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) SAP