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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 96 119 99
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs citing Broadband 29 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 1.50% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 0
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£425 £151 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.99% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.97% -3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 £14.75 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+264.40% +29.67%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015. 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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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
Slough -4 7 £350 +211.11%
Reading +12 4 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 46 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 31 (51.67%) 3G
3 30 (50.00%) Internet
4 27 (45.00%) Billing
5 24 (40.00%) Project Management
6 21 (35.00%) Degree
7 19 (31.67%) ITIL
8 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
9 17 (28.33%) Cisco
10 15 (25.00%) 4G
11 10 (16.67%) LTE
11 10 (16.67%) ADSL
11 10 (16.67%) SLA
11 10 (16.67%) eTOM
12 9 (15.00%) Finance
12 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
12 9 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (13.33%) Performance Management
14 7 (11.67%) WAN
14 7 (11.67%) BT
14 7 (11.67%) LLU
15 6 (10.00%) Marketing
15 6 (10.00%) Business Performance Management
15 6 (10.00%) Retail
15 6 (10.00%) Wireless
15 6 (10.00%) Process Management
15 6 (10.00%) Firewall
15 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
15 6 (10.00%) IBM
15 6 (10.00%) VPN

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (51.67%) 3G
2 30 (50.00%) Internet
3 15 (25.00%) 4G
4 10 (16.67%) LTE
4 10 (16.67%) ADSL
5 9 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (11.67%) WAN
6 7 (11.67%) LLU
7 6 (10.00%) Wireless
7 6 (10.00%) Firewall
7 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.00%) VPN
7 6 (10.00%) BGP
8 5 (8.33%) MVNO
8 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
8 5 (8.33%) OSPF
8 5 (8.33%) DSL
8 5 (8.33%) SNMP
8 5 (8.33%) WLAN
8 5 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) Data Mart
General
1 46 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 27 (45.00%) Billing
3 9 (15.00%) Finance
4 6 (10.00%) Marketing
4 6 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Architect
2 17 (28.33%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (16.67%) Designer
4 5 (8.33%) OSS Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Project Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) IP Engineer
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.67%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) DTV
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) UNIX
2 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Project Management
2 19 (31.67%) ITIL
3 10 (16.67%) eTOM
4 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.00%) Business Performance Management
6 6 (10.00%) Process Management
6 6 (10.00%) Customer Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) Change Control
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.33%) Change Management
8 4 (6.67%) CRM
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.67%) Network Management
8 4 (6.67%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (3.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) CCNA
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PMP
4 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (5.00%) OpenView
3 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Cisco
2 7 (11.67%) BT
3 6 (10.00%) IBM
3 6 (10.00%) BMC
4 5 (8.33%) F5
5 4 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (5.00%) Huawei
7 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.33%) Amdocs
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.33%) webMethods
7 2 (3.33%) Remedy
7 2 (3.33%) Infovista
8 1 (1.67%) Juniper
8 1 (1.67%) Dell