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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 106 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Broadband 22 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.96% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 3.72% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate £395 £415 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +137.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £321 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £492 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.16% +12.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £17.11 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+160.08% -20.41%
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
616 725 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.66% 25.67% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 312 237
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -2 13 £395 - 3
Slough +8 2 £480 -3.27%
Newbury +9 1 £188 -37.75%
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (40.54%) Firewall
5 15 (40.54%) Internet
6 14 (37.84%) CCNP
7 13 (35.14%) MPLS
8 11 (29.73%) F5
8 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (27.03%) Wireless
10 9 (24.32%) Billing
10 9 (24.32%) Project Management
11 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
11 8 (21.62%) VPN
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
11 8 (21.62%) Degree
12 7 (18.92%) Juniper
13 6 (16.22%) 3G
13 6 (16.22%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (16.22%) High Availability
13 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
14 5 (13.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 5 (13.51%) IOS XR
14 5 (13.51%) NX-OS
14 5 (13.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (13.51%) DDoS Mitigation
14 5 (13.51%) FWSM
14 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
14 5 (13.51%) Extreme Networks

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) Internet
3 13 (35.14%) MPLS
4 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (27.03%) Wireless
6 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
6 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 6 (16.22%) 3G
7 6 (16.22%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (13.51%) ADSL
8 5 (13.51%) BGP
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) FWSM
8 5 (13.51%) IOS XR
8 5 (13.51%) NX-OS
8 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) Network Security
General
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Billing
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) IP Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) IP Security Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Field Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Product Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Commercial Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
1 3 (8.11%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) CCTV
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 5 (13.51%) CRM
4 5 (13.51%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (13.51%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 4 (10.81%) Escalation Management
5 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.70%) Process Management
8 1 (2.70%) Product Management
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 5 (13.51%) CCIE
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 5 (13.51%) CCSA
4 5 (13.51%) CCSE
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CISSP
7 1 (2.70%) ACCA
7 1 (2.70%) CCIP
7 1 (2.70%) CCSP
7 1 (2.70%) CIMA
7 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) F5
3 7 (18.92%) Juniper
4 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
4 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.41%) Meraki
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.70%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) Nokia
6 1 (2.70%) Virgin Media