The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 103 - 144
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IVR 12 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% - 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.65% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £370 £384
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -
IVR
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
726 673 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.11% 25.68% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 338 287
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 29
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £39.15 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

IVR Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IVR
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

IVR Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

IVR
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

IVR Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

IVR
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 IVR within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - - - - 1
IVR
South East

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

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

1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
3 4 (30.77%) Apache
3 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) VXML
3 4 (30.77%) Korn
3 4 (30.77%) SSH
3 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) GCC
3 4 (30.77%) OpenSSH
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Billing
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) ISUP
5 1 (7.69%) INAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.69%) Rendezvous
5 1 (7.69%) SS7

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
1 4 (30.77%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) ISUP
2 1 (7.69%) INAP
2 1 (7.69%) SS7
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) GCC
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Programme Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) VXML
2 1 (7.69%) Rendezvous
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Data Security
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) OpenSSH
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.69%) Redknee
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