The table below looks at the statistics for Internet 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 Internet over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 66 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Internet 71 77 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.47% 2.73% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.13% 11.31% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 18
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£307 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £183 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £20.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.36% +25.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +22.22%
Internet
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
778 681 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.05% 24.14% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 254 178
Average daily rate £324 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 30
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Internet
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 Internet within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Bracknell +8 11 £388 +14.81% 3
Slough -1 11 £304 +118.73% 1
Reading -18 10 £350 -9.96% 18
Newbury -6 8 £195 -54.65%
Maidenhead +6 5 £268 -32.93%
Windsor - - - -
Internet
South East

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 79 (44.89%) Telecoms
2 48 (27.27%) Cisco
3 45 (25.57%) Degree
4 42 (23.86%) WAN
5 40 (22.73%) VPN
6 38 (21.59%) LAN
7 37 (21.02%) ITIL
7 37 (21.02%) Windows
7 37 (21.02%) Project Management
8 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
9 34 (19.32%) Broadband
9 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
10 33 (18.75%) Firewall
11 32 (18.18%) TCP/IP
11 32 (18.18%) F5
12 31 (17.61%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (17.61%) Linux
13 30 (17.05%) CheckPoint
13 30 (17.05%) CCNP
14 29 (16.48%) Ethernet
14 29 (16.48%) JavaScript
15 28 (15.91%) SC Cleared
16 27 (15.34%) Network Security
16 27 (15.34%) MPLS
17 26 (14.77%) HTML
18 25 (14.20%) DNS
18 25 (14.20%) 3G
18 25 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (13.64%) RIP
19 24 (13.64%) OSPF

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.95%) IIS
1 14 (7.95%) Apache
2 5 (2.84%) Node.js
3 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.70%) Drupal
4 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.14%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.14%) Liferay
5 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) MS Office
2 12 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.86%) WAN
2 40 (22.73%) VPN
3 38 (21.59%) LAN
4 34 (19.32%) Broadband
5 33 (18.75%) Firewall
6 32 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 29 (16.48%) Ethernet
8 27 (15.34%) MPLS
8 27 (15.34%) Network Security
9 25 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (14.20%) DNS
9 25 (14.20%) 3G
10 24 (13.64%) RIP
10 24 (13.64%) OSPF
11 22 (12.50%) SSL
12 21 (11.93%) IPsec
13 20 (11.36%) BGP
14 16 (9.09%) HTTP
14 16 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (7.95%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) MySQL
1 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) DB2
3 8 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.57%) CorVu
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.57%) MS Access
9 1 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.57%) QlikView
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.70%) Subversion
2 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.14%) ERwin
3 2 (1.14%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.57%) Hudson
General
1 79 (44.89%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.36%) Billing
3 18 (10.23%) Finance
4 10 (5.68%) Marketing
5 4 (2.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
6 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (17.05%) Architect
2 28 (15.91%) Developer
3 27 (15.34%) Network Engineer
4 18 (10.23%) Design Engineer
4 18 (10.23%) Security Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (7.95%) IP Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.25%) Network Architect
8 10 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
11 7 (3.98%) IP Network Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Network Design Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Product Manager
11 7 (3.98%) Administrator
12 6 (3.41%) Analyst
13 4 (2.27%) Consultant
13 4 (2.27%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.27%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) HTML
2 20 (11.36%) CSS
3 9 (5.11%) LAMP
3 9 (5.11%) Django
3 9 (5.11%) REST
4 8 (4.55%) Sass
4 8 (4.55%) JSON
5 7 (3.98%) jQuery
5 7 (3.98%) .NET
5 7 (3.98%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.98%) CSS3
5 7 (3.98%) HTML5
6 5 (2.84%) Regular Expression
7 4 (2.27%) SOAP
7 4 (2.27%) XML
8 3 (1.70%) Web Services
8 3 (1.70%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.70%) XHTML
8 3 (1.70%) APPC
9 2 (1.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.52%) SecurID
2 15 (8.52%) User Experience
3 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.41%) RIA
4 5 (2.84%) iSeries
4 5 (2.84%) AS400
5 4 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.27%) Open Source
6 3 (1.70%) BBC
6 3 (1.70%) New Media
6 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.02%) Windows
2 31 (17.61%) Linux
3 17 (9.66%) UNIX
4 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.41%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.84%) AIX
7 5 (2.84%) Solaris
7 5 (2.84%) SUSE
7 5 (2.84%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.70%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.70%) Android
9 3 (1.70%) OS/400
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) ITIL
1 37 (21.02%) Project Management
2 22 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.80%) eTOM
4 15 (8.52%) TDD
4 15 (8.52%) Validation
5 11 (6.25%) Migration
5 11 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (6.25%) Demand Forecasting
6 10 (5.68%) Change Control
7 9 (5.11%) Software Testing
7 9 (5.11%) OOP
7 9 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.55%) Scrum
8 8 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.55%) Change Management
8 8 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.98%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.48%) JavaScript
2 22 (12.50%) SQL
3 11 (6.25%) PHP
3 11 (6.25%) Python
4 8 (4.55%) Java
5 6 (3.41%) Perl
6 5 (2.84%) C
6 5 (2.84%) RPG
6 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.70%) COBOL
9 2 (1.14%) VBScript
9 2 (1.14%) RPG/400
9 2 (1.14%) RPG IV
9 2 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (0.57%) PHP5
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (25.57%) Degree
2 36 (20.45%) Security Cleared
3 31 (17.61%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (17.05%) CCNP
5 28 (15.91%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.09%) CISSP
7 11 (6.25%) CCNA
7 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.55%) BC Cleared
9 4 (2.27%) CCIP
10 3 (1.70%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.14%) CCDP
11 2 (1.14%) VCP4
11 2 (1.14%) CCIE
12 1 (0.57%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) SLA
1 16 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.84%) vSphere
3 5 (2.84%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (2.84%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.27%) Firmware
5 3 (1.70%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.70%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (1.70%) SCCM
3 3 (1.70%) OpenView
3 3 (1.70%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.14%) WMI
5 1 (0.57%) Netcool/Proviso
5 1 (0.57%) Netcool
5 1 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 48 (27.27%) Cisco
2 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (18.18%) F5
4 30 (17.05%) CheckPoint
5 18 (10.23%) Citrix
6 16 (9.09%) CA
6 16 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.52%) Tufin
7 15 (8.52%) AlgoSec
8 14 (7.95%) Oracle
9 13 (7.39%) IBM
9 13 (7.39%) VMware
10 9 (5.11%) Remedy
11 6 (3.41%) HP
12 5 (2.84%) Dell
12 5 (2.84%) Sun
12 5 (2.84%) Crossbeam
12 5 (2.84%) Splunk
13 4 (2.27%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.27%) BT
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