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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 182 197 182
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing Broadband 18 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 1.42% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £216 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £398 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.07%
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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
738 777 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 11.43% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 502 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
2 11 (35.48%) Cisco
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 8 (25.81%) Project Management
5 7 (22.58%) Firewall
5 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
5 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (22.58%) LAN
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) BGP
6 6 (19.35%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (19.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) Clustering
7 5 (16.13%) Intranet
7 5 (16.13%) Wireless
7 5 (16.13%) PBX
7 5 (16.13%) Python
7 5 (16.13%) WLAN
8 4 (12.90%) UMTS
8 4 (12.90%) VoIP
8 4 (12.90%) Solaris
8 4 (12.90%) Internet
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
1 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 6 (19.35%) BGP
3 5 (16.13%) Intranet
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) PBX
3 5 (16.13%) WLAN
4 4 (12.90%) UMTS
4 4 (12.90%) VoIP
4 4 (12.90%) Internet
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (12.90%) LTE
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (9.68%) MPLS
5 3 (9.68%) DSL
5 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
1 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 16 (51.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Systems Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) IP Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) Neural Network
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) UNIX
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (19.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Project Planning
3 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) R
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Juniper
4 4 (12.90%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) RapidMiner
6 1 (3.23%) Draytek
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Sage
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos
6 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec