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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 69 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Broadband 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.41% 0.13% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.60% 0.74% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80
Broadband
North West

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
111 135 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.36% 16.94% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 67
Average daily rate £450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Broadband
North West

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (50.00%) DHCP
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (50.00%) iPhone
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 6 (50.00%) iPad
3 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) IVR
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Technician
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support Technician
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 6 (50.00%) iPhone
1 6 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
1 5 (41.67%) Android
1 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
1 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Speech Recognition
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) XenApp
1 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco