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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 189 219 187
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -32
Contract jobs citing Broadband 14 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.13% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.09% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £331 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -21.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £460 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £335 £331
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -16.36%
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London

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
722 826 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.66% 11.67% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 533 605
Average daily rate £375 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 40 37
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.33 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) Firewall
4 7 (24.14%) UNIX
4 7 (24.14%) LAN
4 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Juniper
5 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.24%) Intranet
6 5 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (17.24%) BGP
6 5 (17.24%) WLAN
6 5 (17.24%) Wireless
6 5 (17.24%) Clustering
6 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) LTE
7 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
7 4 (13.79%) UMTS
7 4 (13.79%) VoIP
7 4 (13.79%) Solaris
8 3 (10.34%) DSL

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
1 7 (24.14%) LAN
1 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (17.24%) Intranet
2 5 (17.24%) BGP
2 5 (17.24%) WLAN
2 5 (17.24%) Wireless
3 4 (13.79%) LTE
3 4 (13.79%) UMTS
3 4 (13.79%) VoIP
4 3 (10.34%) DSL
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) PBX
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Systems Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Account Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Neural Network
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Project Management
1 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (20.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
3 2 (6.90%) Analytics
3 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Validation
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) ERP
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Python
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) Juniper
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.45%) Sage
6 1 (3.45%) Sophos
6 1 (3.45%) Draytek
6 1 (3.45%) RapidMiner