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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 186 197 170
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Broadband 10 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.60% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +19.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £221 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.65% -1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 £14.75 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+264.40% +29.67%
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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
670 689 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.20% 11.65% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 440 504
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) UNIX
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 5 (19.23%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) BGP
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) F5
5 4 (15.38%) LTE
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) Wireless
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) Clustering
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) UMTS
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 4 (15.38%) WLAN
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (11.54%) PBX
6 3 (11.54%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) LAN
1 5 (19.23%) BGP
1 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (15.38%) LTE
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (15.38%) Wireless
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) UMTS
2 4 (15.38%) VoIP
2 4 (15.38%) WLAN
3 3 (11.54%) PBX
4 2 (7.69%) DSL
4 2 (7.69%) FWSM
4 2 (7.69%) MPLS
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet
4 2 (7.69%) IPv6
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) IP Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Account Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Neural Network
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) UNIX
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) MVC
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 4 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.85%) RapidMiner