The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 113 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing PPP 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£208 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £335 £351
% change year-on-year
-38.05% -4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 - £22.50
PPP
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PPP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

PPP Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 3 £495 +72.17%
Slough - 3 £208 -
PPP
South East

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Broadband
1 10 (100.00%) CCNP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) HP
2 9 (90.00%) CCNA
2 9 (90.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) UNIX
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) xDSL
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Sun
4 6 (60.00%) Sun Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Veritas
4 6 (60.00%) Solaris
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) VoIP
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (60.00%) ATM
4 6 (60.00%) DSLAM
4 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (60.00%) SCSA
4 6 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (60.00%) Huawei
4 6 (60.00%) Degree

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Broadband
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Ethernet
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) xDSL
4 6 (60.00%) ATM
4 6 (60.00%) VoIP
4 6 (60.00%) DSLAM
5 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) L2TP
6 3 (30.00%) 2G
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (30.00%) 4G
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CCNP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Sun Certification
3 6 (60.00%) SCSA
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (10.00%) CCIP
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCSP
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OpenView
1 3 (30.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Veritas
2 6 (60.00%) Huawei
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Sun
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) VMware