The first table below looks at the demand for DSL 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 DSL over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 119 120 133
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing DSL 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.083% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £340
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.50
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 644 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.43% 26.83% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DSL
South East

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region.

DSL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the Berkshire region.

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DSL
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 DSL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 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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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 - 3 £350 -
Bracknell +2 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
DSL
South East

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 8 (80.00%) xDSL
2 7 (70.00%) Ethernet
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) Internet
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) CCIP
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) SDH
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) ADSL
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) BC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Frame Relay
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) ATM
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) RIP
6 3 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DSL 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 DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) xDSL
2 7 (70.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) SDH
5 4 (40.00%) ADSL
6 3 (30.00%) Frame Relay
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) ATM
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) RIP
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
7 2 (20.00%) PPP
7 2 (20.00%) L2TP
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) CCIP
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Tandberg
4 1 (10.00%) Cramer
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Genesys