The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Broadband skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Broadband
South East / Berkshire
Rank 92 108 105
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 9 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.73% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 2.89% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 9
Median daily rate £213 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £300 £225
% change year-on-year -29.16% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £44.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year -69.66% +42.40%  

Broadband is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 366 623 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.76% 25.42% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 292 338
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Broadband as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in Berkshire

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Broadband in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in Berkshire

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in Berkshire

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 2 £213 -37.50% 1
Slough +7 1 - -
Newbury +3 1 £213 +13.33%
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Juniper
3 10 (43.48%) Huawei
4 9 (39.13%) MPLS
4 9 (39.13%) OSPF
4 9 (39.13%) BGP
4 9 (39.13%) SNMP
4 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 8 (34.78%) CRM
6 7 (30.43%) Business Transformation
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Process Management
7 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (21.74%) CCNP
8 5 (21.74%) CCNA
9 4 (17.39%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.04%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) ICMP
10 3 (13.04%) ATM
10 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
11 2 (8.70%) HTTP
11 2 (8.70%) PPP
11 2 (8.70%) VPN
11 2 (8.70%) VoIP
11 2 (8.70%) SQL

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) BGP
1 9 (39.13%) DNS
1 9 (39.13%) MPLS
1 9 (39.13%) OSPF
1 9 (39.13%) SNMP
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) ATM
3 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
3 3 (13.04%) ICMP
4 2 (8.70%) DSLAM
4 2 (8.70%) HTTP
4 2 (8.70%) PPP
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (8.70%) xDSL
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.35%) HSRP
5 1 (4.35%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) IP Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) IP Network Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Business Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Business Change Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Change Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Forecast Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) IPTV
2 1 (4.35%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) STB
2 1 (4.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) CRM
2 7 (30.43%) Business Transformation
3 6 (26.09%) Process Management
3 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CCIP
4 2 (8.70%) SCSA
4 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ACCA
5 1 (4.35%) CIMA
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Huawei
2 10 (43.48%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Sun
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas