The first table below looks at the demand for PPP 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 PPP 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
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 126 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing PPP 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.041% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £319 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 -
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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%
PPP
South East

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PPP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PPP
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 PPP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 £319 - 1
Slough - - - -
PPP
South East

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PPP 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 PPP.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) ATM
2 3 (75.00%) Frame Relay
2 3 (75.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) FDDI
3 2 (50.00%) SMDS
3 2 (50.00%) APPN
3 2 (50.00%) ISDN
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) SNA
3 2 (50.00%) IGRP
3 2 (50.00%) X.25
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) SONET
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing PPP 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 PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) BGP
1 3 (75.00%) ATM
1 3 (75.00%) Frame Relay
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) FDDI
2 2 (50.00%) SMDS
2 2 (50.00%) APPN
2 2 (50.00%) ISDN
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) SNA
2 2 (50.00%) IGRP
2 2 (50.00%) X.25
2 2 (50.00%) SONET
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) TACACS
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Change Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) F5