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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Academic Degree
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 8 23
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15  
Contract jobs citing Degree 4 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.88% 11.69% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.53% 56.25% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Median daily rate £356 £338 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -23.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £278 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £415 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  

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 Slough.

Academic & Professional Certification
Slough
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17 32 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 12.23% 20.78% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 22
Median daily rate £425 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 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 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 25 June 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 Slough region with a requirement for Degree.

1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Personalization
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) 2G
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Database Marketing

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 2G
1 1 (16.67%) 3G
1 1 (16.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
1 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior NOC Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Database Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Logistics
1 1 (16.67%) People Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Personalization
1 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Pega