The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 139 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs citing Broadband 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 1.93% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate £300 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £290
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.90 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+17.67% -30.01%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 414 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.25% 18.24% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 140 174
Average daily rate £338 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 71 69
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Broadband
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -14 4 £310 -
Essex -15 3 £165 -49.23% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (30.43%) Scrum
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Wireless
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) C
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) RTP
4 4 (17.39%) MPEG
4 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (17.39%) Perforce
4 4 (17.39%) Streaming Video
4 4 (17.39%) Subversion
4 4 (17.39%) IPTV
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (17.39%) GStreamer
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) McAfee
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 2 (8.70%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Wireless
2 4 (17.39%) RTP
3 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 2 (8.70%) TELNET
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.70%) FTP
4 2 (8.70%) HTTP
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.35%) IPv4
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) Trac
3 1 (4.35%) Redmine
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Release Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support
3 3 (13.04%) Server Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Server Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) GStreamer
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) MPEG
1 4 (17.39%) Streaming Video
1 4 (17.39%) IPTV
2 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Scrum
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Logistics
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) C
2 4 (17.39%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCTS
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Perforce
3 3 (13.04%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Cramer
5 1 (4.35%) Tableau
5 1 (4.35%) BT