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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 105 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Broadband 18 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.59% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.21% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
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£375 £418 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +33.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%
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
660 678 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 26.56% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 227 218
Average daily rate £363 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 +16 5 - - 3
Bracknell +3 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 11
Newbury - - - - 1
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (58.06%) Internet
1 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
2 15 (48.39%) Billing
3 14 (45.16%) 3G
4 11 (35.48%) Project Management
4 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
4 11 (35.48%) Degree
5 9 (29.03%) Cisco
6 7 (22.58%) Juniper
6 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (19.35%) LTE
8 5 (16.13%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) Network Security
8 5 (16.13%) Firewall
8 5 (16.13%) Back Office
8 5 (16.13%) ADSL
8 5 (16.13%) SDH
8 5 (16.13%) VoIP
8 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
8 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.13%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) VPN
9 4 (12.90%) UMTS
9 4 (12.90%) ATM
9 4 (12.90%) GPRS
9 4 (12.90%) GSM
9 4 (12.90%) CRM
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (12.90%) Ericsson

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) Internet
2 14 (45.16%) 3G
3 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (19.35%) LTE
5 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 5 (16.13%) Firewall
5 5 (16.13%) DNS
5 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
5 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.13%) ADSL
5 5 (16.13%) SDH
5 5 (16.13%) VoIP
6 4 (12.90%) ATM
6 4 (12.90%) GPRS
6 4 (12.90%) GSM
6 4 (12.90%) VPN
6 4 (12.90%) IPv6
6 4 (12.90%) IPsec
6 4 (12.90%) MPLS
6 4 (12.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
2 15 (48.39%) Billing
3 5 (16.13%) Back Office
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 4 (12.90%) Finance
4 4 (12.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Architect
2 12 (38.71%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (35.48%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 11 (35.48%) Senior Architect
4 4 (12.90%) IP Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Product Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Editor
7 1 (3.23%) Content Manager
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.23%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Content Editor
7 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Project Management
2 4 (12.90%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Product Management
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.23%) Master Data Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) SEO
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Management
5 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.23%) Content Management
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Juniper
3 4 (12.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (12.90%) Ericsson
3 4 (12.90%) Huawei
3 4 (12.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) Cramer
5 1 (3.23%) FatWire
5 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle