The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 184 206 207
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing Broadband 15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.29% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Average daily rate
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£286 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.03% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £179 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £536 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) MS Office
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (26.32%) Intranet
4 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (26.32%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Vista
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Solaris
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.79%) PBX
6 3 (15.79%) VPN
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
6 3 (15.79%) Project Planning

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Intranet
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) PBX
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) 3G
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) WLAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) BGP
4 2 (10.53%) DSL
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Account Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) iPad
3 2 (10.53%) iPhone
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Vista
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Draytek
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Sage
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos