The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband 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
Broadband
Rank 61 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Broadband 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.86% 0.68% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 2.39% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£383 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 251 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.54% 28.39% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 85
Average daily rate £340 £351 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the Reading region.

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Broadband 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 Broadband.

1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) PPP
3 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) xDSL
3 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (33.33%) Huawei
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) MS Office
4 6 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 6 (33.33%) Solaris
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 6 (33.33%) ATM
4 6 (33.33%) VoIP
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Sun
4 6 (33.33%) Sun Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Veritas
4 6 (33.33%) SCSA
4 6 (33.33%) Service Management

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Broadband 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 Broadband. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 6 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) PPP
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
2 7 (38.89%) xDSL
3 6 (33.33%) DSLAM
3 6 (33.33%) ATM
3 6 (33.33%) VoIP
3 6 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (16.67%) BGP
4 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 3 (16.67%) 3G
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Account Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Sales Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) DTV
3 2 (11.11%) STB
3 2 (11.11%) IPTV
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) Solaris
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Business Development
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Time Management
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing Strategy
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 7 (38.89%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) Sun Certification
4 6 (33.33%) SCSA
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.56%) CCIP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCSP
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) Sun
1 6 (33.33%) HP
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) Veritas
1 6 (33.33%) Huawei
2 4 (22.22%) F5
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Meraki