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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 464 465 432
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs citing Broadband 116 95 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.45% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 35 66
Average daily rate
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£308 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £456 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £313 £326
% change year-on-year
-9.60% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 16
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £12.71
% change year-on-year
- +14.08%
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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
7747 6541 8360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.58% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3663 3882
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 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 361 651
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +15 53 £313 -10.71% 11
London +25 38 £350 +13.82% 11
East of England -15 15 £251 -4.28% 5
West Midlands -27 5 £140 -66.66% 6
East Midlands +2 3 £105 - 2
South West - 1 - -
North West - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 74 (40.88%) Telecoms
2 50 (27.62%) Windows
3 49 (27.07%) Microsoft
4 48 (26.52%) Internet
5 44 (24.31%) 3G
6 39 (21.55%) Project Management
7 36 (19.89%) Firewall
8 35 (19.34%) ITIL
9 33 (18.23%) Active Directory
10 28 (15.47%) MS Excel
11 27 (14.92%) MS Office
11 27 (14.92%) Degree
12 26 (14.36%) Finance
12 26 (14.36%) Billing
13 25 (13.81%) DHCP
13 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
14 24 (13.26%) Service Management
15 23 (12.71%) Linux
15 23 (12.71%) SLA
16 21 (11.60%) DNS
16 21 (11.60%) Blackberry
16 21 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (11.05%) Wireless
17 20 (11.05%) Cisco
18 18 (9.94%) Windows XP
18 18 (9.94%) Computer Science
19 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
19 17 (9.39%) LAN
20 16 (8.84%) ADSL
20 16 (8.84%) HP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.21%) CMS
4 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 27 (14.92%) MS Office
3 6 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.52%) Internet
2 44 (24.31%) 3G
3 36 (19.89%) Firewall
4 25 (13.81%) DHCP
5 21 (11.60%) DNS
6 20 (11.05%) Wireless
7 17 (9.39%) LAN
8 16 (8.84%) ADSL
9 15 (8.29%) TCP/IP
10 14 (7.73%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (7.73%) 4G
11 13 (7.18%) LTE
11 13 (7.18%) VPN
11 13 (7.18%) HTTP
11 13 (7.18%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (6.63%) WAN
12 12 (6.63%) NAS
12 12 (6.63%) Network Security
13 11 (6.08%) MPLS
14 10 (5.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.66%) DB2
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Selenium
2 8 (4.42%) Subversion
3 7 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.87%) JUnit
4 6 (3.31%) JIRA
4 6 (3.31%) Redmine
4 6 (3.31%) Trac
4 6 (3.31%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.55%) PVCS
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 74 (40.88%) Telecoms
2 26 (14.36%) Finance
2 26 (14.36%) Billing
3 13 (7.18%) Marketing
4 6 (3.31%) Retail
4 6 (3.31%) Back Office
5 5 (2.76%) Local Government
6 3 (1.66%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (14.36%) Analyst
2 21 (11.60%) Architect
3 17 (9.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 14 (7.73%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.18%) Test Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.63%) Senior Architect
8 11 (6.08%) Transition Manager
8 11 (6.08%) Service Transition Manager
8 11 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.08%) Service Manager
9 9 (4.97%) Systems Manager
9 9 (4.97%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.42%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.87%) IP Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.52%) .NET
2 3 (1.66%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.10%) Google Maps API
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) Flash
4 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.55%) ATL
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.60%) Blackberry
1 21 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.94%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.08%) DTV
5 10 (5.52%) Firmware
5 10 (5.52%) Clustering
6 7 (3.87%) iPhone
7 5 (2.76%) STB
8 4 (2.21%) IPTV
8 4 (2.21%) iPad
9 3 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.66%) Open Source
9 3 (1.66%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.66%) MPEG
10 2 (1.10%) PDA
10 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
11 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.62%) Windows
2 25 (13.81%) Windows 7
3 23 (12.71%) Linux
4 18 (9.94%) Windows XP
5 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.97%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.42%) Windows NT
8 7 (3.87%) Solaris
8 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.31%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.31%) UNIX
10 5 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (1.66%) AIX
13 2 (1.10%) Android
13 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) CentOS
14 1 (0.55%) NetWare
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.55%) Project Management
2 35 (19.34%) ITIL
3 24 (13.26%) Service Management
4 15 (8.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.18%) Change Management
6 12 (6.63%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.52%) Six Sigma
7 10 (5.52%) Lean Six Sigma
8 9 (4.97%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.97%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.42%) Network Architecture
9 8 (4.42%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.42%) Security Management
9 8 (4.42%) Validation
9 8 (4.42%) Migration
9 8 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.87%) CRM
10 7 (3.87%) Functional Testing
10 7 (3.87%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.73%) SQL
2 13 (7.18%) Perl
3 12 (6.63%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.08%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.52%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.52%) Python
6 9 (4.97%) Ruby
6 9 (4.97%) VB.NET
6 9 (4.97%) PHP
7 7 (3.87%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.21%) C
9 1 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) Tcl
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (14.92%) Degree
2 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.76%) MCSE
6 2 (1.10%) CCNP
6 2 (1.10%) CCNA
6 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.55%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.71%) SLA
2 9 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.97%) ISO 9001
3 7 (3.87%) QA
System Software
1 33 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.76%) XenApp
4 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.66%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.66%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.76%) SCCM
3 4 (2.21%) SCOM
3 4 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.21%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.66%) WSUS
5 2 (1.10%) OpenView
5 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.10%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.10%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.10%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 49 (27.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.05%) Cisco
3 16 (8.84%) HP
4 15 (8.29%) Citrix
5 11 (6.08%) VMware
6 8 (4.42%) Avaya
6 8 (4.42%) IBM
6 8 (4.42%) Remedy
7 7 (3.87%) Oracle
7 7 (3.87%) Juniper
7 7 (3.87%) BMC
8 6 (3.31%) Symantec
9 4 (2.21%) BT
9 4 (2.21%) Intel
9 4 (2.21%) Huawei
9 4 (2.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (2.21%) Ericsson
10 3 (1.66%) Sun
10 3 (1.66%) Dell
10 3 (1.66%) EMC
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