The table below looks at the statistics for LLU 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 LLU over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 125 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing LLU 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.47% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£115 £135 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -50.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £135 £263
% change year-on-year
+72.22% -48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.00
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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
638 642 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.40% 24.57% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 215 245
Average daily rate £338 £335 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 28
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

LLU
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

LLU Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LLU
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LLU Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LLU
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LLU 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 LLU.

1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) SHDSL
2 3 (60.00%) ADSL
2 3 (60.00%) Broadband
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
2 3 (60.00%) ADSL2+
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

LLU
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LLU 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 LLU. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) ADSL
1 3 (60.00%) Broadband
1 3 (60.00%) DSLAM
1 3 (60.00%) DSL
1 3 (60.00%) SHDSL
1 3 (60.00%) ADSL2+
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) OSS Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco