The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 132 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Broadband 14 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.46% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 1.39% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£251 £263 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £11.86
% change year-on-year
- +22.31%
Broadband
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
509 359 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.72% 15.04% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 64
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -4 10 £338 +28.57% 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (61.54%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) Wireless
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 11 (42.31%) DHCP
4 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
5 9 (34.62%) NAS
5 9 (34.62%) Selenium
5 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
5 9 (34.62%) Ruby
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Perl
5 9 (34.62%) PHP
5 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
5 9 (34.62%) .NET
5 9 (34.62%) Firmware
6 8 (30.77%) Telnet
6 8 (30.77%) FTP
6 8 (30.77%) HTTP
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Python
7 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
8 6 (23.08%) JUnit
8 6 (23.08%) MS Office
8 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 6 (23.08%) Bugzilla

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Wireless
3 11 (42.31%) DHCP
4 9 (34.62%) NAS
5 8 (30.77%) Telnet
5 8 (30.77%) FTP
5 8 (30.77%) HTTP
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 5 (19.23%) ADSL
8 4 (15.38%) RTP
9 3 (11.54%) DNS
10 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) JUnit
2 6 (23.08%) Bugzilla
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) Redmine
2 6 (23.08%) Trac
2 6 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
2 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (15.38%) MPEG
3 4 (15.38%) IPTV
3 4 (15.38%) Streaming Video
4 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 3 (11.54%) STB
4 3 (11.54%) iPhone
4 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (11.54%) AIX
6 3 (11.54%) Solaris
7 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
1 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
1 6 (23.08%) Use Case
2 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Management
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
3 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
3 9 (34.62%) Ruby
3 9 (34.62%) Perl
3 9 (34.62%) PHP
3 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
4 7 (26.92%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) C
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (3.85%) MCTS
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
2 3 (11.54%) MetaFrame
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
1 3 (11.54%) WSUS
1 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Remedy
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) BMC
3 4 (15.38%) Perforce
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 3 (11.54%) Avaya
4 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 3 (11.54%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Tableau
5 1 (3.85%) BT
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