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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 489 493 427
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -66
Contract jobs citing Broadband 96 83 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.20% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 41
Average daily rate
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£361 £319 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80
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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
7217 6942 6410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.99% 14.04% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3762 3419
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 388 431
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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
London -4 35 £400 +37.45% 10
South East -17 33 £356 -1.25% 17
South West +3 7 £323 -11.64%
North West -11 7 £335 +11.66% 4
East of England -2 6 £275 +66.66%
East Midlands - 4 £403 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
West Midlands -4 1 - - 3
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 87 (42.44%) Telecoms
2 52 (25.37%) Internet
3 45 (21.95%) Cisco
4 36 (17.56%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (17.56%) Linux
5 35 (17.07%) Firewall
6 34 (16.59%) WAN
6 34 (16.59%) MPLS
7 33 (16.10%) BGP
8 32 (15.61%) CCNP
9 30 (14.63%) VPN
10 29 (14.15%) Ethernet
11 28 (13.66%) Microsoft
12 26 (12.68%) TCP/IP
12 26 (12.68%) Windows
12 26 (12.68%) Service Management
13 25 (12.20%) Wireless
13 25 (12.20%) Data Centre
14 24 (11.71%) UNIX
14 24 (11.71%) CCNA
15 23 (11.22%) LAN
16 22 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (10.24%) Juniper
17 21 (10.24%) Degree
18 20 (9.76%) PPP
18 20 (9.76%) MS Office
18 20 (9.76%) ITIL
18 20 (9.76%) SQL
18 20 (9.76%) L2TP
18 20 (9.76%) DTV

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (1.46%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.46%) SAS
2 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.49%) IIS
2 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (9.76%) MS Office
2 10 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.98%) SaaS
2 2 (0.98%) PaaS
2 2 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.37%) Internet
2 35 (17.07%) Firewall
3 34 (16.59%) MPLS
3 34 (16.59%) WAN
4 33 (16.10%) BGP
5 30 (14.63%) VPN
6 29 (14.15%) Ethernet
7 26 (12.68%) TCP/IP
8 25 (12.20%) Wireless
9 23 (11.22%) LAN
10 20 (9.76%) PPP
10 20 (9.76%) L2TP
11 19 (9.27%) IPv6
12 17 (8.29%) IPv4
13 16 (7.80%) OSPF
13 16 (7.80%) DHCP
14 15 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (6.83%) DNS
16 13 (6.34%) Network Security
16 13 (6.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.44%) MySQL
2 4 (1.95%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.95%) JIRA
2 4 (1.95%) Selenium
2 4 (1.95%) Trac
3 3 (1.46%) JUnit
3 3 (1.46%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.46%) Redmine
3 3 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.49%) JMeter
4 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (42.44%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.78%) Finance
2 18 (8.78%) Marketing
3 8 (3.90%) Billing
4 5 (2.44%) Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.95%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.46%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (17.56%) Network Engineer
2 21 (10.24%) Analyst
3 16 (7.80%) Service Manager
4 15 (7.32%) Product Manager
4 15 (7.32%) Transition Manager
4 15 (7.32%) Service Transition Manager
5 14 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.37%) Architect
6 11 (5.37%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.88%) IP Engineer
8 9 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) Developer
10 6 (2.93%) Service Analyst
10 6 (2.93%) Consultant
10 6 (2.93%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (2.93%) IT Support
10 6 (2.93%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.44%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.44%) Middleware
3 4 (1.95%) HTML
3 4 (1.95%) .NET
3 4 (1.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) CGI
4 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.76%) DTV
3 19 (9.27%) User Experience
4 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.39%) Blackberry
6 9 (4.39%) Clustering
7 7 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.93%) iPhone
8 6 (2.93%) iPad
8 6 (2.93%) IPTV
8 6 (2.93%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.44%) Economics
9 5 (2.44%) Streaming Video
9 5 (2.44%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.95%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.95%) STB
11 3 (1.46%) GIS
11 3 (1.46%) MPEG
11 3 (1.46%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Linux
2 26 (12.68%) Windows
3 24 (11.71%) UNIX
4 10 (4.88%) Solaris
5 9 (4.39%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.44%) Android
7 5 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.44%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.44%) AIX
8 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.46%) VMS
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.49%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.68%) Service Management
2 22 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.76%) ITIL
4 17 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.80%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.85%) Project Management
6 12 (5.85%) Six Sigma
6 12 (5.85%) Migration
7 11 (5.37%) Lean Six Sigma
8 9 (4.39%) Use Case
8 9 (4.39%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (4.39%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.90%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.41%) Network Design
10 7 (3.41%) Supplier Management
10 7 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (2.93%) Change Control
11 6 (2.93%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.76%) SQL
2 9 (4.39%) Python
3 8 (3.90%) PHP
4 7 (3.41%) Perl
5 6 (2.93%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.46%) AWK
7 3 (1.46%) Ruby
7 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.46%) sed
7 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.98%) Java
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) C#
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (17.56%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (15.61%) CCNP
3 24 (11.71%) CCNA
4 21 (10.24%) Degree
5 9 (4.39%) CCIE
6 7 (3.41%) CCDP
6 7 (3.41%) CCIP
6 7 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.41%) JNCIA
7 6 (2.93%) JNCIP
7 6 (2.93%) SCSA
7 6 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.93%) Sun Certification
8 5 (2.44%) PhD
9 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.98%) PMP
10 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.98%) CISSP
10 2 (0.98%) CCSA
10 2 (0.98%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.37%) ISO 9001
3 7 (3.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.41%) XenApp
3 6 (2.93%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.46%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.46%) Firmware
5 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (2.44%) OPNET
2 4 (1.95%) OpenView
2 4 (1.95%) Cacti
3 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (21.95%) Cisco
2 28 (13.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.24%) Juniper
4 18 (8.78%) Citrix
4 18 (8.78%) BT
5 14 (6.83%) Oracle
6 11 (5.37%) HP
7 10 (4.88%) VMware
8 9 (4.39%) F5
8 9 (4.39%) Veritas
9 8 (3.90%) Huawei
10 6 (2.93%) Sun
11 4 (1.95%) Adobe
11 4 (1.95%) IBM
11 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.95%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.95%) Informatica
12 3 (1.46%) Symantec
12 3 (1.46%) Remedy
12 3 (1.46%) 3PAR
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