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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 101 101 125
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing Broadband 17 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 1.04% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 3.83% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 5
Average daily rate £353 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £188 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £410
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +205.08%
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
564 732 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.63% 27.09% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 320 248
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 41
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 13 £390 - 2
Newbury +2 1 £188 -3.84%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) Internet
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (42.86%) MPLS
4 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
4 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (35.71%) CCNP
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (25.00%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) Wireless
8 6 (21.43%) Firewall
9 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
9 5 (17.86%) CCNA
9 5 (17.86%) CCIE
9 5 (17.86%) Juniper
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.86%) IOS XR
9 5 (17.86%) NX-OS
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (17.86%) Marketing
10 4 (14.29%) F5
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (14.29%) WAN
10 4 (14.29%) ADSL
10 4 (14.29%) ISDN
10 4 (14.29%) SLA

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Internet
2 12 (42.86%) MPLS
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) Wireless
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
6 5 (17.86%) IOS XR
6 5 (17.86%) NX-OS
6 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 4 (14.29%) 3G
7 4 (14.29%) ADSL
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (14.29%) ISDN
7 4 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (10.71%) LLU
8 3 (10.71%) PSTN
8 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (10.71%) SMS
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Marketing
3 4 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (10.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Marketing Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Product Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Commercial Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Device Driver
3 3 (10.71%) Handset
4 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Financial Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Product Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCIE
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) ACCA
4 4 (14.29%) CIMA
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CCIP
6 1 (3.57%) CCSP
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cacti
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) Meraki
5 1 (3.57%) BT
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Huawei