Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 100 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 - +102
Contract jobs citing DSL 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.079% 0.069% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median daily rate - - -
Berkshire median daily rate - £344 £310
% change year-on-year - +10.89% +24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -

DSL is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 244 367 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.30% 25.17% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 160 201
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £259 £248 £210
90th Percentile £550 £526 £518
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in Reading

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Skype

DSL
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing