The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 109 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Broadband 15 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.24% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 0.92% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate £175 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £450 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.90 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+17.67% -30.01%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
659 653 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.27% 25.96% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 208 218
Average daily rate £290 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Broadband
South East

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 5 £375 - 6
Slough - 2 £178 -
Maidenhead - - - - 5
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (44.00%) Internet
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (32.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (24.00%) VPN
4 6 (24.00%) CRM
4 6 (24.00%) LTE
5 5 (20.00%) Huawei
5 5 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.00%) Billing
5 5 (20.00%) VLAN
5 5 (20.00%) ADSL
5 5 (20.00%) GPRS
5 5 (20.00%) GSM
5 5 (20.00%) DNS
5 5 (20.00%) UMTS
5 5 (20.00%) VoIP
5 5 (20.00%) MPLS
5 5 (20.00%) BGP
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) Back Office
6 4 (16.00%) VRRP
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (16.00%) Ericsson
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) IPv6
6 4 (16.00%) SDH

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Lync
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Internet
2 6 (24.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (24.00%) VPN
2 6 (24.00%) LTE
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) VLAN
3 5 (20.00%) ADSL
3 5 (20.00%) GPRS
3 5 (20.00%) GSM
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) UMTS
3 5 (20.00%) VoIP
3 5 (20.00%) MPLS
3 5 (20.00%) BGP
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) VRRP
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) IPv6
4 4 (16.00%) SDH
4 4 (16.00%) ATM
General
1 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (20.00%) Billing
2 5 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (12.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Content Manager
5 1 (4.00%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Content Editor
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) OSS Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) CRM
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) SEO
5 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.00%) Huawei
4 4 (16.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (16.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (16.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) BT
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Redback
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) FatWire
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Adobe
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com