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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 440 479 356
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -123
Contract jobs citing Broadband 125 67 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.11% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 77
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £470 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £386
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.75 £14.25 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.96% +25.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.50 £6.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.25 £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+151.72% +27.47%
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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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Broadband Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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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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 +1 55 £394 -1.56% 17
London -7 33 £388 +34.78% 25
North West +6 20 - - 6
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
South West -18 4 - - 5
West Midlands -7 3 £153 -4.68% 1
East of England -1 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 131 (53.04%) Telecoms
2 64 (25.91%) Internet
3 56 (22.67%) Cisco
4 43 (17.41%) ITIL
4 43 (17.41%) Windows
4 43 (17.41%) 3G
5 42 (17.00%) VPN
6 41 (16.60%) Microsoft
7 37 (14.98%) Linux
7 37 (14.98%) Project Management
8 34 (13.77%) MPLS
8 34 (13.77%) UNIX
8 34 (13.77%) WAN
8 34 (13.77%) Billing
9 32 (12.96%) Ethernet
10 31 (12.55%) BGP
10 31 (12.55%) BT
10 31 (12.55%) Firewall
11 30 (12.15%) MS Office
12 29 (11.74%) TCP/IP
13 28 (11.34%) Wireless
13 28 (11.34%) Degree
14 27 (10.93%) Finance
14 27 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (10.93%) Juniper
15 26 (10.53%) ADSL
15 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (10.12%) SLA
16 25 (10.12%) CCNA
16 25 (10.12%) OSPF

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.24%) Lync
3 6 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.02%) IIS
5 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 30 (12.15%) MS Office
2 18 (7.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.62%) MS Project
4 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.81%) InDesign
7 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.91%) Internet
2 43 (17.41%) 3G
3 42 (17.00%) VPN
4 34 (13.77%) MPLS
4 34 (13.77%) WAN
5 32 (12.96%) Ethernet
6 31 (12.55%) BGP
6 31 (12.55%) Firewall
7 29 (11.74%) TCP/IP
8 28 (11.34%) Wireless
9 26 (10.53%) ADSL
10 25 (10.12%) OSPF
11 24 (9.72%) LAN
12 23 (9.31%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (8.50%) LTE
13 21 (8.50%) 4G
14 20 (8.10%) L2TP
15 19 (7.69%) VRRP
15 19 (7.69%) IPv6
16 18 (7.29%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.62%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.62%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.21%) Crystal Enterprise
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.81%) DB2
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Selenium
2 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.21%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.81%) Subversion
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) JMeter
5 1 (0.40%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.40%) Redmine
5 1 (0.40%) Trac
General
1 131 (53.04%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.77%) Billing
3 27 (10.93%) Finance
4 18 (7.29%) Marketing
5 6 (2.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.62%) Avionics
6 4 (1.62%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.21%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (12.55%) Architect
2 28 (11.34%) Analyst
3 22 (8.91%) IP Engineer
4 20 (8.10%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (7.29%) Operations Engineer
7 17 (6.88%) Implementation Engineer
8 15 (6.07%) Designer
8 15 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.45%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.45%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.45%) Service Manager
10 10 (4.05%) Administrator
10 10 (4.05%) Transition Manager
10 10 (4.05%) Service Transition Manager
11 8 (3.24%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.02%) XML
2 4 (1.62%) .NET
3 3 (1.21%) ODBC
3 3 (1.21%) HTML
4 2 (0.81%) Flash
4 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.40%) JSON
5 1 (0.40%) EJB
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.48%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.26%) DTV
4 8 (3.24%) Clustering
5 7 (2.83%) Machine to Machine
6 6 (2.43%) Video on Demand
6 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.02%) iPhone
8 4 (1.62%) iPad
8 4 (1.62%) User Experience
8 4 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.21%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.21%) Statistics
9 3 (1.21%) STB
10 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.81%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.81%) IVR
10 2 (0.81%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.41%) Windows
2 37 (14.98%) Linux
3 34 (13.77%) UNIX
4 23 (9.31%) Windows XP
5 19 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.45%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.24%) Solaris
9 7 (2.83%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.62%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.21%) Android
12 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.81%) NetWare
12 2 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.41%) ITIL
2 37 (14.98%) Project Management
3 23 (9.31%) CRM
4 21 (8.50%) Service Management
5 18 (7.29%) Service Delivery
6 17 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.07%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.26%) Migration
9 12 (4.86%) eTOM
10 11 (4.45%) Change Management
11 10 (4.05%) Performance Management
12 9 (3.64%) Matrix Management
12 9 (3.64%) Incident Management
13 7 (2.83%) Business Performance Management
13 7 (2.83%) Process Management
13 7 (2.83%) Customer Intelligence
13 7 (2.83%) Network Management
13 7 (2.83%) Test Automation
14 6 (2.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.45%) Python
2 6 (2.43%) Java
2 6 (2.43%) Perl
3 5 (2.02%) SQL
4 4 (1.62%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.62%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.21%) PHP
5 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.81%) Ruby
7 1 (0.40%) R
7 1 (0.40%) AWK
7 1 (0.40%) Tcl
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (11.34%) Degree
2 27 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (10.12%) CCNA
4 24 (9.72%) CCNP
5 18 (7.29%) CCIP
5 18 (7.29%) JNCIA
5 18 (7.29%) CCIE
6 17 (6.88%) JNCIP
7 12 (4.86%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.83%) MCSE
10 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.81%) PMP
10 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.81%) VCP4
11 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.62%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.62%) DO-254
5 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) XenApp
4 4 (1.62%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.62%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.21%) Firmware
5 3 (1.21%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.81%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.81%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Tivoli
1 5 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
2 3 (1.21%) SCOM
2 3 (1.21%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.21%) OpenView
2 3 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (22.67%) Cisco
2 41 (16.60%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.55%) BT
4 27 (10.93%) Juniper
5 18 (7.29%) Citrix
6 17 (6.88%) Oracle
7 12 (4.86%) Remedy
8 11 (4.45%) VMware
8 11 (4.45%) HP
9 10 (4.05%) EMC
9 10 (4.05%) BMC
9 10 (4.05%) F5
10 8 (3.24%) IBM
11 6 (2.43%) Adobe
12 5 (2.02%) Avaya
13 4 (1.62%) Symantec
14 3 (1.21%) Huawei
14 3 (1.21%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.21%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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