Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Network Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 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.

Network Optimisation
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 82 114
Rank change year-on-year -5 +32 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Reading median daily rate - £342 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.08% +50.00%
Berkshire median daily rate - £342 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.77% -24.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.50 - -

Network Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,251 1,011 1,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.92% 80.69% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 518 843
Reading median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £243 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 38
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £21.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -19.92% +1.35%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £53.13 £57.50 £56.96
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +46.67% -11.76% -22.73%

Network Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Optimisation in Reading

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Optimisation in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Network Optimisation.

1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Use Case
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
2 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (57.14%) TIBCO
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (57.14%) Docker
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Microservices
2 4 (57.14%) Spring Boot
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (57.14%) Critical Thinking
2 4 (57.14%) Software Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 4 (57.14%) REST
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Finance

Network Optimisation
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 4 (57.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) Wireless
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) OSS Architect
1 4 (57.14%) OSS Solutions Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Planning Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
1 4 (57.14%) Spring Boot
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Critical Thinking
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
1 4 (57.14%) Microservices
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
1 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Software Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) TIBCO