The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Packet Switching
Rank 128 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Packet Switching 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.041% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £113 £430 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £113 £430 -
% change year-on-year
-73.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
647 642 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.67% 26.12% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 205 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Packet Switching
South East

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) NetHawk
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) GGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center

Packet Switching
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) GGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) NetHawk