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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 62 44 66
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +22
Contract jobs citing Internet 67 100 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 3.84% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 16.84% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 11
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£300 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £205 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £20.75 £33.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.36% -38.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.09 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+24.25% +11.77%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Reading -27 11 £350 -9.96% 6
Bracknell +3 10 £300 -11.11%
Slough -6 9 £250 +122.22% 2
Newbury -1 6 £188 -53.41% 1
Maidenhead -1 5 £268 -32.93% 2
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Internet
South East

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 81 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 52 (30.41%) Degree
3 44 (25.73%) Project Management
4 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
5 41 (23.98%) Cisco
6 40 (23.39%) LAN
7 38 (22.22%) ITIL
7 38 (22.22%) WAN
8 37 (21.64%) VPN
9 36 (21.05%) Windows
10 35 (20.47%) Firewall
11 34 (19.88%) Security Cleared
12 30 (17.54%) 3G
12 30 (17.54%) Broadband
13 28 (16.37%) Linux
13 28 (16.37%) JavaScript
13 28 (16.37%) F5
14 27 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 26 (15.20%) CheckPoint
15 26 (15.20%) SQL
15 26 (15.20%) Network Security
15 26 (15.20%) SC Cleared
16 25 (14.62%) MPLS
16 25 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (14.62%) DNS
17 24 (14.04%) CCNP
17 24 (14.04%) HTML
18 22 (12.87%) SSL
18 22 (12.87%) RIP
18 22 (12.87%) Ethernet

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (8.77%) IIS
2 13 (7.60%) Apache
3 8 (4.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.75%) Lync
5 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.17%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.17%) Node.js
6 2 (1.17%) Drupal
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.17%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.17%) Liferay
7 1 (0.58%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.58%) WordPress
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.39%) LAN
2 38 (22.22%) WAN
3 37 (21.64%) VPN
4 35 (20.47%) Firewall
5 30 (17.54%) 3G
5 30 (17.54%) Broadband
6 27 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 26 (15.20%) Network Security
8 25 (14.62%) MPLS
8 25 (14.62%) DNS
9 22 (12.87%) SSL
9 22 (12.87%) RIP
9 22 (12.87%) Ethernet
9 22 (12.87%) OSPF
10 21 (12.28%) IPsec
10 21 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (9.36%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (8.19%) Intranet
12 14 (8.19%) BGP
12 14 (8.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.19%) MySQL
3 10 (5.85%) DB2
4 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.58%) QlikView
9 1 (0.58%) MS Access
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.58%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Subversion
2 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.17%) ERwin
4 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Gradle
5 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 81 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.87%) Billing
3 17 (9.94%) Finance
4 8 (4.68%) Marketing
5 4 (2.34%) Retail
6 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (18.13%) Architect
2 26 (15.20%) Developer
3 21 (12.28%) Design Engineer
3 21 (12.28%) Network Engineer
4 17 (9.94%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (9.94%) Security Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) IP Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.43%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (4.68%) Administrator
8 8 (4.68%) Python Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (4.09%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Consultant
12 4 (2.34%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.34%) Network Specialist
12 4 (2.34%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.04%) HTML
2 21 (12.28%) CSS
3 9 (5.26%) jQuery
4 8 (4.68%) LAMP
4 8 (4.68%) Django
5 7 (4.09%) REST
5 7 (4.09%) Sass
5 7 (4.09%) .NET
6 6 (3.51%) JSON
7 5 (2.92%) HTML5
7 5 (2.92%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.92%) Regular Expression
7 5 (2.92%) CSS3
7 5 (2.92%) SOAP
8 4 (2.34%) Web Services
8 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.34%) Ajax
9 3 (1.75%) XML
9 3 (1.75%) APPC
10 2 (1.17%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.77%) SecurID
3 14 (8.19%) User Experience
4 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.92%) iSeries
5 5 (2.92%) RIA
5 5 (2.92%) AS400
6 3 (1.75%) Open Source
6 3 (1.75%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.75%) New Media
6 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.75%) BBC
7 2 (1.17%) Clustering
7 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.17%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.05%) Windows
2 28 (16.37%) Linux
3 13 (7.60%) UNIX
4 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.85%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.51%) Solaris
7 6 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (2.92%) AIX
8 5 (2.92%) SUSE
9 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.75%) i5/OS
10 3 (1.75%) OS/400
11 2 (1.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.73%) Project Management
2 38 (22.22%) ITIL
3 19 (11.11%) eTOM
4 16 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.77%) Validation
6 12 (7.02%) TDD
6 12 (7.02%) Service Management
6 12 (7.02%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.43%) Demand Forecasting
7 11 (6.43%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (5.85%) Migration
9 9 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (5.26%) Capacity Management
9 9 (5.26%) Change Control
9 9 (5.26%) Change Management
10 8 (4.68%) MVC
10 8 (4.68%) Scrum
10 8 (4.68%) OOP
10 8 (4.68%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.68%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.37%) JavaScript
2 26 (15.20%) SQL
3 8 (4.68%) Python
3 8 (4.68%) PHP
3 8 (4.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.51%) Java
5 5 (2.92%) RPG
5 5 (2.92%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.34%) C
7 3 (1.75%) COBOL
8 2 (1.17%) VBScript
8 2 (1.17%) PHP5
8 2 (1.17%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.17%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.58%) Scala
9 1 (0.58%) Groovy
9 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 52 (30.41%) Degree
2 34 (19.88%) Security Cleared
3 26 (15.20%) SC Cleared
4 25 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (14.04%) CCNP
6 16 (9.36%) CISSP
7 11 (6.43%) DV Cleared
8 9 (5.26%) CCNA
9 6 (3.51%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.75%) PMP
10 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.75%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.75%) CCIP
11 2 (1.17%) CCDP
11 2 (1.17%) CCIE
11 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.17%) MCSE
12 1 (0.58%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.36%) PCI DSS
2 15 (8.77%) SLA
3 5 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (7.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) vSphere
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.92%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (2.92%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.34%) Firmware
4 3 (1.75%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.58%) XenApp
5 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (1.75%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.75%) SCCM
2 3 (1.75%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.75%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (1.75%) OpenView
3 2 (1.17%) WMI
3 2 (1.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 41 (23.98%) Cisco
3 28 (16.37%) F5
4 26 (15.20%) CheckPoint
5 19 (11.11%) Citrix
6 16 (9.36%) CA
6 16 (9.36%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.77%) AlgoSec
7 15 (8.77%) Tufin
8 13 (7.60%) IBM
8 13 (7.60%) VMware
9 11 (6.43%) Oracle
10 9 (5.26%) Remedy
11 6 (3.51%) HP
12 5 (2.92%) Crossbeam
12 5 (2.92%) Splunk
12 5 (2.92%) Sun
12 5 (2.92%) Dell
12 5 (2.92%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.34%) BMC