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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 99 121 104
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Broadband 30 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.36% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 1.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
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£425 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £393
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £14.25 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+119.29% +25.27%
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
774 669 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.87% 24.00% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 249 186
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +2 9 £461 +142.76%
Reading +9 6 - -
Newbury - 6 £195 -
Bracknell - 3 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 48 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 33 (47.83%) Internet
3 28 (40.58%) 3G
4 26 (37.68%) Billing
5 24 (34.78%) Project Management
6 21 (30.43%) ITIL
7 20 (28.99%) Cisco
8 19 (27.54%) Degree
9 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
9 14 (20.29%) 4G
10 13 (18.84%) WAN
11 12 (17.39%) Ethernet
11 12 (17.39%) Marketing
12 11 (15.94%) eTOM
12 11 (15.94%) Finance
12 11 (15.94%) BT
12 11 (15.94%) ADSL
12 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
13 10 (14.49%) SLA
14 9 (13.04%) Performance Management
14 9 (13.04%) LTE
14 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (11.59%) LLU
16 7 (10.14%) Business Performance Management
16 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
16 7 (10.14%) Machine to Machine
16 7 (10.14%) Wireless
16 7 (10.14%) Process Management
16 7 (10.14%) Firewall
16 7 (10.14%) VPN

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.90%) MS Project
1 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Internet
2 28 (40.58%) 3G
3 14 (20.29%) 4G
4 13 (18.84%) WAN
5 12 (17.39%) Ethernet
6 11 (15.94%) ADSL
7 9 (13.04%) LTE
8 8 (11.59%) LLU
9 7 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (10.14%) Wireless
9 7 (10.14%) Firewall
9 7 (10.14%) VPN
9 7 (10.14%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) WLAN
10 6 (8.70%) LAN
10 6 (8.70%) PBX
10 6 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (8.70%) DSL
10 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.25%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
General
1 48 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 26 (37.68%) Billing
3 12 (17.39%) Marketing
4 11 (15.94%) Finance
5 6 (8.70%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) Back Office
6 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Architect
2 14 (20.29%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (14.49%) Designer
4 5 (7.25%) OSS Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Product Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (2.90%) Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Business Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.14%) Machine to Machine
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.35%) User Experience
6 2 (2.90%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) IVR
7 1 (1.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) UNIX
2 3 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Project Management
2 21 (30.43%) ITIL
3 11 (15.94%) eTOM
3 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
4 9 (13.04%) Performance Management
4 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.14%) Business Performance Management
5 7 (10.14%) Process Management
5 7 (10.14%) Customer Intelligence
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) Change Management
6 5 (7.25%) CRM
6 5 (7.25%) PRINCE
7 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.80%) Matrix Management
7 4 (5.80%) Network Management
7 4 (5.80%) Change Control
7 4 (5.80%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) CCNA
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) CCNP
3 2 (2.90%) PMP
3 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.35%) OpenView
3 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Cisco
2 11 (15.94%) BT
3 6 (8.70%) BMC
3 6 (8.70%) IBM
4 5 (7.25%) F5
5 4 (5.80%) HP
6 3 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.35%) Huawei
6 3 (4.35%) Ericsson
6 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Infovista
7 2 (2.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.90%) webMethods
7 2 (2.90%) Juniper
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle
7 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.90%) Amdocs
7 2 (2.90%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.45%) Crossbeam