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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 459 462 340
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -122
Contract jobs citing Broadband 130 98 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.52% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 55 100
Average daily rate
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£351 £296 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% -21.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £113 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £11.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £11.80 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £18.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.07%
Broadband
UK

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
7304 6450 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.63% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4238 3567 3594
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 400 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 -4 60 £360 -10.00% 16
London +26 39 £370 +34.54% 10
East Midlands +15 8 £175 -
North West -4 8 - - 2
East of England -10 7 £344 +32.21% 3
West Midlands -9 4 £148 -39.17% 4
Yorkshire -21 3 £450 +65.13%
South West -35 1 - - 1
Broadband
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 131 (53.91%) Telecoms
2 64 (26.34%) 3G
3 62 (25.51%) Internet
4 53 (21.81%) Microsoft
4 53 (21.81%) Project Management
5 48 (19.75%) Cisco
5 48 (19.75%) Windows
6 43 (17.70%) ITIL
7 40 (16.46%) Firewall
8 39 (16.05%) Billing
9 38 (15.64%) Degree
10 36 (14.81%) Linux
11 35 (14.40%) Active Directory
12 33 (13.58%) LAN
13 32 (13.17%) Wireless
14 30 (12.35%) MS Office
15 29 (11.93%) MS Excel
15 29 (11.93%) SLA
15 29 (11.93%) Finance
16 28 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (11.11%) ADSL
17 27 (11.11%) UNIX
18 26 (10.70%) WAN
18 26 (10.70%) Blackberry
18 26 (10.70%) Computer Science
19 24 (9.88%) MPLS
19 24 (9.88%) BGP
19 24 (9.88%) Windows XP
20 23 (9.47%) VPN
20 23 (9.47%) Wi-Fi

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 20 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.12%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.88%) IIS
5 6 (2.47%) Lync
6 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.23%) CMS
7 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
8 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (12.35%) MS Office
2 29 (11.93%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (26.34%) 3G
2 62 (25.51%) Internet
3 40 (16.46%) Firewall
4 33 (13.58%) LAN
5 32 (13.17%) Wireless
6 27 (11.11%) ADSL
7 26 (10.70%) WAN
8 24 (9.88%) MPLS
8 24 (9.88%) BGP
9 23 (9.47%) VPN
9 23 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (9.05%) DNS
11 21 (8.64%) TCP/IP
11 21 (8.64%) LTE
12 20 (8.23%) 4G
12 20 (8.23%) DHCP
13 15 (6.17%) OSPF
13 15 (6.17%) PBX
13 15 (6.17%) WLAN
14 14 (5.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.23%) DB2
3 3 (1.23%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.94%) Selenium
2 3 (1.23%) WebDriver
2 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.82%) JUnit
3 2 (0.82%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.82%) Maven
3 2 (0.82%) Subversion
3 2 (0.82%) JIRA
3 2 (0.82%) Trac
3 2 (0.82%) Redmine
4 1 (0.41%) JMeter
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 131 (53.91%) Telecoms
2 39 (16.05%) Billing
3 29 (11.93%) Finance
4 16 (6.58%) Marketing
5 7 (2.88%) Retail
6 5 (2.06%) Local Government
6 5 (2.06%) Legal
7 3 (1.23%) Back Office
8 2 (0.82%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (17.28%) Architect
2 28 (11.52%) Solutions Architect
2 28 (11.52%) Analyst
3 20 (8.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (5.76%) Network Engineer
4 14 (5.76%) IP Engineer
5 12 (4.94%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.94%) Service Manager
5 12 (4.94%) Senior Architect
5 12 (4.94%) Transition Manager
5 12 (4.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 12 (4.94%) Service Transition Manager
6 11 (4.53%) Test Engineer
6 11 (4.53%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.53%) Service Analyst
7 10 (4.12%) Designer
8 9 (3.70%) Network Specialist
8 9 (3.70%) Systems Manager
8 9 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.47%) .NET
2 3 (1.23%) HTML
2 3 (1.23%) XML
2 3 (1.23%) ODBC
3 2 (0.82%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.41%) JSON
4 1 (0.41%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) ATL
4 1 (0.41%) EJB
4 1 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.70%) Blackberry
2 26 (10.70%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.17%) DTV
4 14 (5.76%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.76%) Clustering
5 7 (2.88%) STB
6 6 (2.47%) iPhone
6 6 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.47%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.06%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.23%) iPad
9 3 (1.23%) Open Source
9 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (19.75%) Windows
2 36 (14.81%) Linux
3 27 (11.11%) UNIX
4 24 (9.88%) Windows XP
5 23 (9.47%) Windows 7
6 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.35%) Solaris
8 12 (4.94%) Windows 2000
8 12 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.70%) Windows NT
11 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.23%) AIX
13 2 (0.82%) NetWare
13 2 (0.82%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.81%) Project Management
2 43 (17.70%) ITIL
3 22 (9.05%) Service Management
4 17 (7.00%) Change Management
5 15 (6.17%) CRM
6 13 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.53%) Incident Management
8 11 (4.53%) Validation
8 11 (4.53%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.12%) Migration
9 10 (4.12%) Test Automation
10 9 (3.70%) Lean Six Sigma
10 9 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.70%) eTOM
10 9 (3.70%) Security Management
10 9 (3.70%) Six Sigma
11 8 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.29%) Network Architecture
11 8 (3.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.58%) Python
2 11 (4.53%) Perl
3 9 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.29%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.88%) PHP
5 7 (2.88%) SQL
5 7 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.47%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.47%) Java
6 6 (2.47%) Ruby
7 5 (2.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.41%) R
8 1 (0.41%) AWK
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (15.64%) Degree
2 21 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.17%) CCNA
4 15 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.35%) CCNP
6 8 (3.29%) CCIP
6 8 (3.29%) JNCIA
7 7 (2.88%) JNCIP
7 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.88%) CCIE
8 6 (2.47%) MCSE
9 2 (0.82%) MCP
9 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) MCDST
10 1 (0.41%) PMP
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.93%) SLA
2 8 (3.29%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (14.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.29%) Firmware
4 6 (2.47%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.06%) XenApp
5 5 (2.06%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.65%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.23%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (6.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.06%) SCOM
2 5 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.65%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.23%) SCCM
4 3 (1.23%) WSUS
4 3 (1.23%) OpenView
5 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 53 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 48 (19.75%) Cisco
3 20 (8.23%) HP
4 17 (7.00%) BT
4 17 (7.00%) Oracle
5 16 (6.58%) Citrix
5 16 (6.58%) VMware
6 14 (5.76%) Juniper
7 13 (5.35%) Remedy
8 12 (4.94%) BMC
9 11 (4.53%) Avaya
9 11 (4.53%) IBM
10 10 (4.12%) F5
11 9 (3.70%) EMC
12 7 (2.88%) Symantec
13 6 (2.47%) Verint
14 5 (2.06%) Intel
15 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.65%) Wyse
16 3 (1.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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