The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 65 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Broadband 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.11% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £335 £326
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.56
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 180 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.39% 20.00% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 85 80
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +61.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Broadband across the Cheshire region.

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ADSL
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec