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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 64 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Broadband 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 1.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £275 £393
% change year-on-year
+31.27% -29.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £11.90
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +80.71%
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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
202 254 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 24.93% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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
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 6 May 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 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Veritas
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 4 (28.57%) 3G
3 4 (28.57%) DSLAM
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) MS Office
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (28.57%) ATM
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 4 (28.57%) PPP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Sun
3 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) SCSA
3 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Huawei
3 4 (28.57%) xDSL

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) ATM
1 4 (28.57%) VoIP
1 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 4 (28.57%) PPP
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
1 4 (28.57%) 3G
1 4 (28.57%) DSLAM
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) xDSL
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) 2G
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile Solutions Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Account Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Sales Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Account Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Streaming Video
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Solaris
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Sun Certification
2 4 (28.57%) SCSA
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Sun
2 4 (28.57%) Veritas
2 4 (28.57%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) BMC