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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 193 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Broadband 6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.067% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.58% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £180 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £180 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £288 £393
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -26.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £10.69
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +101.12%
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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
716 695 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.93% 11.65% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 512 550
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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
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 27 May 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) F5
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) IPv6
2 3 (20.00%) MPLS
2 3 (20.00%) BGP
2 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) IOS XR
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) VDSL
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) MPLS
1 3 (20.00%) BGP
1 3 (20.00%) IPv6
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) IOS XR
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) PPP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) IPv4
3 1 (6.67%) FWSM
3 1 (6.67%) DSL
3 1 (6.67%) L2TP
3 1 (6.67%) VDSL
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) UX Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Product Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CTC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle