Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 September 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 > Slough
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Degree 19 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.86% 4.81% 8.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.22% 29.79% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Slough median daily rate £215 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +18.52% -29.50%
10th Percentile £205 £306 £269
90th Percentile £376 £450 £433
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Slough median hourly rate - - £15.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £29.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +16.95% +156.52% -71.25%

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 Slough with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Slough
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 45 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 13.89% 16.15% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 34
Slough median daily rate £320 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +8.11% +17.93%
10th Percentile £208 £284 £274
90th Percentile £484 £538 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -34.58% +48.61%
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £14.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +85.96% +14.00% -48.18%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Slough

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Slough

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Slough over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Slough

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Slough region with a requirement for Degree.

1 10 (52.63%) SLA
2 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
3 8 (42.11%) Huawei
3 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
3 8 (42.11%) Mandarin Language
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) C
3 8 (42.11%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (31.58%) Private Cloud
5 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (31.58%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (31.58%) PHP
5 6 (31.58%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Alibaba
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) .NET
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.79%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
8 3 (15.79%) QA

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) HBase
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (42.11%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Data Centre Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Billing Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (31.58%) Private Cloud
4 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (10.53%) User Experience
6 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 1 (5.26%) iSeries
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
6 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Optimisation
1 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Accounts Payable
4 2 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) PHP
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISM
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) CISA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) SLA
2 3 (15.79%) QA
3 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
1 1 (5.26%) KVM
1 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
1 8 (42.11%) Huawei
2 5 (26.32%) Alibaba
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) Ariba
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Siebel