The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Reading 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
Broadband
Rank 68 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.90 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+17.67% -30.01%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Broadband
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Back Office
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Billing
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) BT
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) Huawei
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) NGN
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) IPstream
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) DSLAM

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) NGN
2 1 (12.50%) IPstream
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) DSLAM
2 1 (12.50%) DSL
2 1 (12.50%) ICMP
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) CDMA
2 1 (12.50%) GPRS
2 1 (12.50%) GSM
2 1 (12.50%) UMTS
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (62.50%) Back Office
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Billing
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) IP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Implementation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Redback