The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 463 472 401
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -71
Contract jobs citing Broadband 127 91 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.39% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 79
Average daily rate
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£338 £298 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £573 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Broadband
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in England

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in England

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in England

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in England

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
South East +10 59 £336 -6.92% 15
London +8 42 £388 +63.15% 12
East of England -5 13 £338 +29.80% 3
East Midlands +5 6 £105 -
West Midlands -23 4 £150 - 5
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 5
North West -12 1 - - 7
South West - - - - 1
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 105 (50.97%) Telecoms
2 56 (27.18%) Internet
3 52 (25.24%) 3G
4 50 (24.27%) Windows
5 48 (23.30%) Microsoft
6 44 (21.36%) Project Management
7 41 (19.90%) ITIL
8 39 (18.93%) Firewall
9 35 (16.99%) Active Directory
9 35 (16.99%) Degree
10 34 (16.50%) Billing
11 30 (14.56%) Finance
12 29 (14.08%) MS Office
13 27 (13.11%) MS Excel
13 27 (13.11%) Service Management
14 25 (12.14%) DHCP
15 24 (11.65%) SLA
16 23 (11.17%) Linux
16 23 (11.17%) Computer Science
16 23 (11.17%) Windows 7
16 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (10.68%) DNS
17 22 (10.68%) Blackberry
18 21 (10.19%) Cisco
18 21 (10.19%) Windows XP
18 21 (10.19%) LTE
19 20 (9.71%) ADSL
20 19 (9.22%) DTV
20 19 (9.22%) Wireless
21 18 (8.74%) LAN

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.37%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (3.40%) IIS
5 4 (1.94%) Lync
6 3 (1.46%) CMS
6 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (14.08%) MS Office
2 27 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (27.18%) Internet
2 52 (25.24%) 3G
3 39 (18.93%) Firewall
4 25 (12.14%) DHCP
5 22 (10.68%) DNS
6 21 (10.19%) LTE
7 20 (9.71%) ADSL
8 19 (9.22%) Wireless
9 18 (8.74%) LAN
10 17 (8.25%) TCP/IP
11 16 (7.77%) HTTP
11 16 (7.77%) 4G
12 15 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (6.80%) Radio Access Network
14 13 (6.31%) NAS
14 13 (6.31%) FTP
15 12 (5.83%) WAN
15 12 (5.83%) VPN
16 10 (4.85%) VoIP
16 10 (4.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.94%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.46%) DB2
3 3 (1.46%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.83%) Selenium
2 6 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.91%) JUnit
3 5 (2.43%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.43%) Redmine
3 5 (2.43%) Trac
3 5 (2.43%) JIRA
4 3 (1.46%) Subversion
5 2 (0.97%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) MSI
6 1 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 105 (50.97%) Telecoms
2 34 (16.50%) Billing
3 30 (14.56%) Finance
4 15 (7.28%) Marketing
5 5 (2.43%) Local Government
5 5 (2.43%) Legal
6 4 (1.94%) Back Office
6 4 (1.94%) Retail
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (14.56%) Architect
2 24 (11.65%) Analyst
3 22 (10.68%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (8.74%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (7.77%) Service Manager
5 16 (7.77%) Transition Manager
5 16 (7.77%) Service Transition Manager
6 13 (6.31%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.83%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.83%) Senior Architect
8 11 (5.34%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Systems Manager
9 9 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Network Specialist
10 7 (3.40%) Senior Project Manager
10 7 (3.40%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.40%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.37%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) ODBC
3 2 (0.97%) Google Maps API
3 2 (0.97%) HTML
3 2 (0.97%) Web Services
3 2 (0.97%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) ATL
4 1 (0.49%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.17%) Computer Science
1 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.68%) Blackberry
3 19 (9.22%) DTV
4 11 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.34%) Clustering
5 6 (2.91%) STB
5 6 (2.91%) iPhone
6 4 (1.94%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.46%) iPad
7 3 (1.46%) Open Source
7 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.97%) IPTV
8 2 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.97%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.27%) Windows
2 23 (11.17%) Linux
2 23 (11.17%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.19%) Windows XP
4 13 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.83%) Windows 2000
6 11 (5.34%) UNIX
7 9 (4.37%) Solaris
7 9 (4.37%) Windows NT
8 8 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.46%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.46%) AIX
12 2 (0.97%) NetWare
12 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.36%) Project Management
2 41 (19.90%) ITIL
3 27 (13.11%) Service Management
4 16 (7.77%) Change Management
5 14 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.31%) Six Sigma
6 13 (6.31%) Lean Six Sigma
7 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2
8 11 (5.34%) Validation
9 10 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.85%) CRM
9 10 (4.85%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.37%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.88%) Security Management
11 8 (3.88%) Migration
11 8 (3.88%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.88%) Network Architecture
11 8 (3.88%) Capacity Management
12 6 (2.91%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.80%) Perl
2 11 (5.34%) SQL
2 11 (5.34%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.34%) Bash Shell
3 10 (4.85%) Python
3 10 (4.85%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.37%) VB.NET
4 9 (4.37%) PHP
4 9 (4.37%) Ruby
5 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) Java
6 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) Tcl
7 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (16.99%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.91%) MCSE
6 3 (1.46%) CCNP
6 3 (1.46%) CCNA
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.97%) MCP
7 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.49%) MCDST
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.65%) SLA
2 12 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 35 (16.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.85%) Firmware
3 9 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.43%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.94%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.94%) XenApp
6 3 (1.46%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.46%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.46%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.43%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.43%) SCOM
3 3 (1.46%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.46%) OpenView
3 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.46%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.46%) WSUS
4 2 (0.97%) SCCM
4 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 48 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.19%) Cisco
3 17 (8.25%) HP
4 15 (7.28%) Citrix
5 14 (6.80%) Oracle
6 13 (6.31%) VMware
7 9 (4.37%) IBM
7 9 (4.37%) BMC
8 8 (3.88%) Avaya
8 8 (3.88%) Symantec
8 8 (3.88%) Remedy
9 6 (2.91%) EMC
9 6 (2.91%) Verint
10 5 (2.43%) Intel
11 4 (1.94%) Juniper
11 4 (1.94%) BT
11 4 (1.94%) Wyse
11 4 (1.94%) F5
12 3 (1.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (1.46%) Blue Coat
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