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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 102 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Broadband 28 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.54% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 2.33% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
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£420 £175 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -61.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £320 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £21.50 £11.90
% change year-on-year
-20.41% +80.71%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Reading +4 8 - - 9
Slough +4 7 £496 +179.57%
Bracknell +2 3 £415 -
Newbury -8 2 £301 +72.14% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (67.24%) Telecoms
2 19 (32.76%) Internet
3 18 (31.03%) Cisco
4 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
5 14 (24.14%) WAN
5 14 (24.14%) ITIL
6 13 (22.41%) 3G
7 12 (20.69%) Project Management
7 12 (20.69%) Billing
8 11 (18.97%) BT
8 11 (18.97%) Marketing
9 10 (17.24%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) Firewall
9 10 (17.24%) VPN
10 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (15.52%) Linux
10 9 (15.52%) ADSL
10 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
11 8 (13.79%) Degree
12 7 (12.07%) Retail
12 7 (12.07%) Performance Management
12 7 (12.07%) CCNP
12 7 (12.07%) CCNA
12 7 (12.07%) SLA
12 7 (12.07%) Wireless
12 7 (12.07%) BGP
13 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (10.34%) UNIX
13 6 (10.34%) Solaris

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Project
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.45%) IaaS
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) PaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) Internet
2 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
3 14 (24.14%) WAN
4 13 (22.41%) 3G
5 10 (17.24%) Firewall
5 10 (17.24%) VPN
6 9 (15.52%) ADSL
7 7 (12.07%) Wireless
7 7 (12.07%) BGP
8 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (10.34%) WLAN
8 6 (10.34%) LAN
8 6 (10.34%) LLU
9 5 (8.62%) Unified Communications
9 5 (8.62%) 4G
9 5 (8.62%) PBX
9 5 (8.62%) SNMP
9 5 (8.62%) OSPF
9 5 (8.62%) DSLAM
10 4 (6.90%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (67.24%) Telecoms
2 12 (20.69%) Billing
3 11 (18.97%) Marketing
4 10 (17.24%) Finance
5 7 (12.07%) Retail
6 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
6 3 (5.17%) Legal
7 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Product Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Designer
4 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.17%) OSS Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.45%) IP Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Lead Product Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Account Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Machine to Machine
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
2 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) UNIX
2 6 (10.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Project Management
3 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.34%) CRM
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) eTOM
7 5 (8.62%) Business Performance Management
7 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) Customer Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) Change Management
7 5 (8.62%) PRINCE
7 5 (8.62%) Process Management
8 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.90%) Network Management
8 4 (6.90%) Matrix Management
9 3 (5.17%) Product Management
9 3 (5.17%) Time Management
9 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.79%) Degree
3 7 (12.07%) CCNP
3 7 (12.07%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) Sun Certification
4 3 (5.17%) SCSA
5 2 (3.45%) CCSE
5 2 (3.45%) CCSA
5 2 (3.45%) PMP
5 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) BT
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) F5
5 4 (6.90%) Sun
5 4 (6.90%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Huawei
6 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.17%) BMC
6 3 (5.17%) Veritas
7 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.45%) Amdocs
7 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) Infovista
7 2 (3.45%) Juniper
7 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.45%) webMethods
7 2 (3.45%) Fortinet