The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 477 436 403
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -33
Contract jobs citing Broadband 85 118 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.84% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 70
Average daily rate
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£319 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £358
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.42%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Broadband
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -14 32 £360 -10.00% 21
London -17 27 £291 -4.19% 13
West Midlands -21 10 £325 -18.75% 3
East of England -21 10 £165 -49.23% 1
South West - 3 £365 - 1
North West -9 1 £300 +71.42% 2
Yorkshire - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - - 1
Broadband
UK

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 55 (35.03%) Telecoms
2 46 (29.30%) Windows
3 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
4 34 (21.66%) Internet
5 30 (19.11%) Firewall
6 28 (17.83%) Active Directory
7 26 (16.56%) ITIL
8 25 (15.92%) Project Management
9 24 (15.29%) DHCP
10 22 (14.01%) MS Excel
10 22 (14.01%) MS Office
10 22 (14.01%) Finance
11 20 (12.74%) 3G
12 19 (12.10%) Linux
12 19 (12.10%) Wireless
12 19 (12.10%) Billing
13 18 (11.46%) DNS
14 17 (10.83%) VPN
14 17 (10.83%) LAN
14 17 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.19%) SQL
16 15 (9.55%) Windows XP
16 15 (9.55%) Cisco
16 15 (9.55%) Degree
17 14 (8.92%) Windows Vista
17 14 (8.92%) Service Management
17 14 (8.92%) WAN
18 13 (8.28%) VoIP
18 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
18 13 (8.28%) SQL Server

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.18%) CMS
3 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.64%) Lync
5 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (14.01%) MS Office
1 22 (14.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.64%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
1 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.66%) Internet
2 30 (19.11%) Firewall
3 24 (15.29%) DHCP
4 20 (12.74%) 3G
5 19 (12.10%) Wireless
6 18 (11.46%) DNS
7 17 (10.83%) VPN
7 17 (10.83%) LAN
8 14 (8.92%) WAN
9 13 (8.28%) VoIP
9 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
9 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (7.01%) Network Security
10 11 (7.01%) IPsec
10 11 (7.01%) HTTP
10 11 (7.01%) ADSL
11 10 (6.37%) Ethernet
11 10 (6.37%) FTP
11 10 (6.37%) NAS
12 9 (5.73%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Subversion
2 8 (5.10%) JIRA
2 8 (5.10%) Selenium
2 8 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (5.10%) JUnit
2 8 (5.10%) Trac
3 7 (4.46%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.46%) Redmine
4 1 (0.64%) PVCS
4 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
General
1 55 (35.03%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.01%) Finance
3 19 (12.10%) Billing
4 10 (6.37%) Marketing
5 6 (3.82%) Retail
5 6 (3.82%) Back Office
6 5 (3.18%) Local Government
7 4 (2.55%) Banking
8 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.27%) Electronics
9 2 (1.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.64%) Military
10 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Analyst
2 16 (10.19%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.55%) Test Engineer
4 12 (7.64%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Architect
6 10 (6.37%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.10%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.10%) Senior Architect
9 7 (4.46%) IP Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.82%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.82%) Systems Manager
10 6 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.82%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.82%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.10%) .NET
2 5 (3.18%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.27%) HTML
3 2 (1.27%) Google Maps API
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) Flash
4 1 (0.64%) EDI
4 1 (0.64%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.64%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Firmware
3 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.82%) DTV
5 5 (3.18%) Streaming Video
5 5 (3.18%) IPTV
5 5 (3.18%) MPEG
6 4 (2.55%) Clustering
7 3 (1.91%) STB
7 3 (1.91%) iPhone
7 3 (1.91%) iPad
8 2 (1.27%) Open Source
8 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.27%) PDA
9 1 (0.64%) CCTV
9 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.30%) Windows
2 19 (12.10%) Linux
3 15 (9.55%) Windows XP
4 14 (8.92%) Windows Vista
5 13 (8.28%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.82%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (2.55%) UNIX
10 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.91%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.91%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.27%) Solaris
11 2 (1.27%) Android
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.56%) ITIL
2 25 (15.92%) Project Management
3 17 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.92%) Service Management
5 11 (7.01%) Change Management
6 10 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.73%) Use Case
8 8 (5.10%) Workflow
8 8 (5.10%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.82%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.82%) Lean Six Sigma
10 6 (3.82%) Automated Testing
10 6 (3.82%) Software Engineering
10 6 (3.82%) Software Testing
10 6 (3.82%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.82%) Six Sigma
10 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
10 6 (3.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.19%) SQL
2 12 (7.64%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.01%) C
4 9 (5.73%) Perl
4 9 (5.73%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.46%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.46%) PHP
5 7 (4.46%) Ruby
5 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.18%) Python
7 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) Degree
2 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) MCITP
5 3 (1.91%) MCSE
5 3 (1.91%) ISEB
6 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMP
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCTS
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 8 (5.10%) SLA
3 5 (3.18%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) XenApp
3 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.82%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) SCOM
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.55%) Cisco
3 12 (7.64%) Citrix
4 9 (5.73%) Juniper
5 7 (4.46%) VMware
6 5 (3.18%) Remedy
6 5 (3.18%) Perforce
6 5 (3.18%) Avaya
6 5 (3.18%) HP
7 4 (2.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (2.55%) Ericsson
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle
7 4 (2.55%) Huawei
7 4 (2.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (1.91%) Tableau
8 3 (1.91%) Verint
8 3 (1.91%) BT
8 3 (1.91%) Wyse
8 3 (1.91%) Reuters
8 3 (1.91%) Bloomberg
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