The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 95 123 121
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing Broadband 28 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 0.31% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 1.18% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
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£375 £418 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +33.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £11.86
% change year-on-year
- +22.31%
Broadband
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Broadband across the Berkshire region.

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the Berkshire region.

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 6 - - 9
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Broadband also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Broadband.

1 27 (67.50%) Internet
2 26 (65.00%) 3G
2 26 (65.00%) Telecoms
3 23 (57.50%) Billing
4 20 (50.00%) Degree
4 20 (50.00%) Project Management
5 18 (45.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (30.00%) LTE
6 12 (30.00%) 4G
7 11 (27.50%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (20.00%) Cisco
9 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) Marketing
10 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (12.50%) ITIL
11 5 (12.50%) SMS
11 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 5 (12.50%) DNS
11 5 (12.50%) SLA
11 5 (12.50%) Juniper
11 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
11 5 (12.50%) Firewall
11 5 (12.50%) Back Office
11 5 (12.50%) Retail
11 5 (12.50%) Huawei
11 5 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (12.50%) Network Security
11 5 (12.50%) VoLTE
12 4 (10.00%) Change Control
12 4 (10.00%) MVNO

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Broadband also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Broadband. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Internet
2 26 (65.00%) 3G
3 12 (30.00%) LTE
3 12 (30.00%) 4G
4 11 (27.50%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (12.50%) SMS
5 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.50%) DNS
5 5 (12.50%) Firewall
5 5 (12.50%) Network Security
5 5 (12.50%) VoLTE
6 4 (10.00%) MVNO
6 4 (10.00%) VRRP
6 4 (10.00%) BGP
6 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (10.00%) VoIP
6 4 (10.00%) SDH
6 4 (10.00%) ADSL
7 3 (7.50%) ATM
7 3 (7.50%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 26 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (57.50%) Billing
3 7 (17.50%) Finance
4 6 (15.00%) Marketing
5 5 (12.50%) Back Office
5 5 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Architect
2 15 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (30.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 12 (30.00%) Senior Architect
4 4 (10.00%) IP Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
6 2 (5.00%) OSS Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Product Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Change Control
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) Product Management
5 2 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) eTOM
5 2 (5.00%) Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) MVC
6 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Data Management
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (12.50%) Juniper
2 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 5 (12.50%) Huawei
2 5 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (5.00%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.00%) BMC
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Cramer
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