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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 503 503 423
Rank change year-on-year
0 -80
Contract jobs citing Broadband 83 68 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.03% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £165 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.09% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £13.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +56.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £21.00 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £21.00 £14.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £10.40
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
7252 6633 6399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.50% 13.65% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3638 3359
Average daily rate £361 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 368 496
Average hourly rate £22.22 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +21 36 £400 +60.00% 10
South East -22 26 £361 +0.27% 17
North West -9 8 £335 +11.66% 8
South West +1 3 £320 -12.32%
East of England -13 3 £210 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 3
West Midlands -7 2 - - 4
East Midlands - 2 £403 - 2
Broadband
UK

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 96 (45.28%) Telecoms
2 50 (23.58%) Internet
3 40 (18.87%) VPN
4 38 (17.92%) Cisco
5 37 (17.45%) WAN
5 37 (17.45%) Firewall
6 35 (16.51%) MPLS
7 33 (15.57%) Linux
7 33 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (15.09%) Ethernet
9 31 (14.62%) BGP
10 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
10 29 (13.68%) CCNP
11 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
11 28 (13.21%) Windows
12 27 (12.74%) UNIX
13 26 (12.26%) Service Management
14 25 (11.79%) Juniper
15 23 (10.85%) IPv6
15 23 (10.85%) CCNA
16 22 (10.38%) BT
17 21 (9.91%) Wireless
17 21 (9.91%) Finance
17 21 (9.91%) Service Delivery
17 21 (9.91%) MS Office
17 21 (9.91%) ITIL
17 21 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (9.43%) Data Centre
18 20 (9.43%) User Experience

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.94%) SAS
3 2 (0.94%) Lync
4 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.47%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (9.91%) MS Office
2 11 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.94%) InDesign
7 1 (0.47%) MS Project
7 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.89%) Office 365
3 2 (0.94%) IaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) SaaS
3 2 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.58%) Internet
2 40 (18.87%) VPN
3 37 (17.45%) WAN
3 37 (17.45%) Firewall
4 35 (16.51%) MPLS
5 32 (15.09%) Ethernet
6 31 (14.62%) BGP
7 28 (13.21%) TCP/IP
8 23 (10.85%) IPv6
9 21 (9.91%) Wireless
10 20 (9.43%) L2TP
10 20 (9.43%) IPv4
11 19 (8.96%) LAN
12 16 (7.55%) PPP
12 16 (7.55%) OSPF
13 14 (6.60%) VoIP
13 14 (6.60%) ATM
13 14 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.13%) DHCP
15 12 (5.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.47%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.89%) JIRA
2 4 (1.89%) Selenium
2 4 (1.89%) Trac
3 3 (1.42%) Redmine
3 3 (1.42%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.42%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.42%) JUnit
4 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.47%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.47%) JMeter
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
General
1 96 (45.28%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.91%) Finance
3 17 (8.02%) Marketing
4 11 (5.19%) Billing
5 4 (1.89%) Legal
5 4 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.42%) Retail
6 3 (1.42%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.94%) Avionics
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (13.68%) Network Engineer
2 22 (10.38%) Analyst
3 18 (8.49%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.08%) Product Manager
5 14 (6.60%) IP Engineer
6 13 (6.13%) Service Manager
7 12 (5.66%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.66%) Transition Manager
7 12 (5.66%) Service Transition Manager
8 10 (4.72%) Implementation Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.77%) Consultant
9 8 (3.77%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) Designer
10 7 (3.30%) Architect
11 6 (2.83%) IT Support
11 6 (2.83%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 5 (2.36%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.36%) .NET
1 5 (2.36%) Middleware
2 3 (1.42%) HTML
3 2 (0.94%) XML
3 2 (0.94%) Flash
4 1 (0.47%) CGI
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.43%) User Experience
2 20 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.55%) DTV
4 11 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.77%) Clustering
6 7 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.83%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.83%) iPhone
7 6 (2.83%) iPad
8 5 (2.36%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.36%) Streaming Video
8 5 (2.36%) Economics
8 5 (2.36%) IPTV
8 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.89%) STB
10 3 (1.42%) IVR
10 3 (1.42%) GIS
10 3 (1.42%) HACMP
10 3 (1.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.57%) Linux
2 28 (13.21%) Windows
3 27 (12.74%) UNIX
4 10 (4.72%) Solaris
4 10 (4.72%) Windows XP
5 8 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.30%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.36%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.36%) Android
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.42%) VMS
9 3 (1.42%) AIX
10 2 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.26%) Service Management
2 21 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (9.91%) ITIL
2 21 (9.91%) Service Delivery
3 19 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (6.60%) Migration
4 14 (6.60%) Project Management
5 13 (6.13%) CRM
6 10 (4.72%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (4.72%) Matrix Management
7 9 (4.25%) Use Case
7 9 (4.25%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.25%) Six Sigma
8 8 (3.77%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (3.30%) ERP
9 7 (3.30%) Network Design
9 7 (3.30%) Network Planning
10 6 (2.83%) UML
10 6 (2.83%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.96%) SQL
2 7 (3.30%) Python
3 6 (2.83%) Perl
4 5 (2.36%) PHP
4 5 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.42%) AWK
5 3 (1.42%) Ruby
5 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.42%) sed
5 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.94%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) C
7 1 (0.47%) C#
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (13.68%) CCNP
3 23 (10.85%) CCNA
4 19 (8.96%) Degree
5 13 (6.13%) CCIE
6 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.72%) JNCIA
7 10 (4.72%) JNCIP
7 10 (4.72%) CCIP
8 7 (3.30%) CCDP
8 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.83%) SCSA
9 6 (2.83%) Sun Certification
10 5 (2.36%) PhD
11 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.42%) MCSE
13 2 (0.94%) CISSP
13 2 (0.94%) CCSA
13 2 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.66%) SLA
2 9 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.77%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.94%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.94%) DO-254
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.30%) XenApp
3 6 (2.83%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.42%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.42%) Firmware
5 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) OPNET
2 2 (0.94%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.47%) OpenView
3 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.47%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (17.92%) Cisco
2 29 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 25 (11.79%) Juniper
4 22 (10.38%) BT
5 18 (8.49%) Citrix
6 14 (6.60%) Oracle
7 10 (4.72%) VMware
8 9 (4.25%) Veritas
9 8 (3.77%) Huawei
9 8 (3.77%) HP
10 6 (2.83%) Adobe
10 6 (2.83%) Sun
10 6 (2.83%) F5
11 5 (2.36%) EMC
12 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.89%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.42%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.42%) Symantec
13 3 (1.42%) Remedy
13 3 (1.42%) IBM
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