The table below looks at the statistics for Packet Switching 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 Packet Switching over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Packet Switching
Rank - 128 117
Contract jobs citing Packet Switching 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.035% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £113 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -73.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £113 £430
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -73.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Packet Switching
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
726 651 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.14% 22.68% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 247 206
Average daily rate £300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Packet Switching
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Packet Switching Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Packet Switching
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Packet Switching Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Packet Switching
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 Packet Switching within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
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Packet Switching
South East

Packet Switching
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Packet Switching 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 Packet Switching.

1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) NetHawk
1 2 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (100.00%) GGSN
1 2 (100.00%) SGSN
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) 3G

Packet Switching
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Packet Switching 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 Packet Switching. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (100.00%) GGSN
1 2 (100.00%) SGSN
1 2 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) NetHawk
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks