The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 April 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.

Broadband
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 1 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 1.47% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 5.10% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £213 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £260 £361
% change year-on-year +0.96% -27.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £43.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -68.32% +150.00%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 154 294 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.95% 28.82% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 159 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.90% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in Reading

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) CCIP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) SCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) xDSL
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) DSLAM
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) ICMP
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) PPP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Telnet
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCIP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas