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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 503 473 504
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +31
Contract jobs citing Broadband 93 121 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.71% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 48
Average daily rate £300 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.72 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £55.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +205.08%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 36 £314 -16.33% 7
London +3 28 £204 -44.17% 14
South West +14 13 £300 -
East of England +7 8 £325 - 3
North West -28 5 £315 - 7
West Midlands -14 1 - - 1
East Midlands -16 1 - - 1
Broadband
UK

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 56 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 44 (31.43%) Cisco
3 29 (20.71%) MPLS
4 25 (17.86%) Windows
5 23 (16.43%) Project Management
6 22 (15.71%) Finance
6 22 (15.71%) Firewall
7 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (14.29%) VPN
8 20 (14.29%) Internet
9 19 (13.57%) Degree
10 18 (12.86%) TCP/IP
10 18 (12.86%) MS Office
10 18 (12.86%) Wireless
11 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
11 17 (12.14%) Juniper
11 17 (12.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
14 14 (10.00%) CCNA
14 14 (10.00%) 3G
14 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
15 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
15 13 (9.29%) Management Information System
15 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (9.29%) CCNP
15 13 (9.29%) ADSL
16 12 (8.57%) Ethernet

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
3 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (12.86%) MS Office
2 12 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.71%) MPLS
2 22 (15.71%) Firewall
3 20 (14.29%) Internet
3 20 (14.29%) VPN
4 18 (12.86%) TCP/IP
4 18 (12.86%) Wireless
5 17 (12.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 16 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (10.00%) 3G
8 13 (9.29%) ADSL
9 12 (8.57%) Ethernet
10 11 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (7.14%) 4G
11 10 (7.14%) PSTN
12 9 (6.43%) VoIP
12 9 (6.43%) WAN
13 8 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (5.71%) ISDN
13 8 (5.71%) Network Security
13 8 (5.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.71%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) JUnit
1 3 (2.14%) Selenium
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.71%) Redmine
3 1 (0.71%) Trac
General
1 56 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (15.71%) Finance
3 10 (7.14%) Billing
4 8 (5.71%) Marketing
5 4 (2.86%) Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Back Office
6 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.71%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 14 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Coordinator
7 8 (5.71%) Architect
7 8 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.00%) Field Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Support Technician
9 6 (4.29%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Administrator
10 5 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.43%) HTML
2 3 (2.14%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.14%) XML
3 2 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
4 1 (0.71%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.71%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.00%) DTV
6 6 (4.29%) MPEG
7 5 (3.57%) Device Driver
7 5 (3.57%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.86%) IPTV
9 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.14%) Clustering
9 3 (2.14%) HACMP
9 3 (2.14%) Handset
9 3 (2.14%) LPAR
9 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.43%) iPad
10 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.86%) Windows
2 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.43%) Linux
3 9 (6.43%) Unix
4 7 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.14%) AIX
7 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.14%) VMS
8 2 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.71%) NetWare
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.43%) Project Management
2 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
3 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.86%) ITIL
5 10 (7.14%) Network Design
6 7 (5.00%) Change Management
6 7 (5.00%) Migration
6 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.29%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.29%) High Availability
7 6 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.29%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.57%) B2B
9 4 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.86%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.86%) PRINCE
9 4 (2.86%) Quality Management
9 4 (2.86%) Software Delivery
9 4 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.86%) Python
2 9 (6.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.29%) Perl
3 6 (4.29%) SQL
4 4 (2.86%) Java
4 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.14%) AWK
5 3 (2.14%) C
5 3 (2.14%) sed
6 2 (1.43%) C++
6 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.43%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
7 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.57%) Degree
3 14 (10.00%) CCNA
4 13 (9.29%) CCNP
5 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.57%) CCIE
7 4 (2.86%) ACCA
7 4 (2.86%) CIMA
7 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.14%) Avaya Certification
8 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.43%) APMP
9 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.43%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) OIPF
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (2.14%) Veritas File System
3 3 (2.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.71%) Firmware
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.71%) Cacti
3 1 (0.71%) OpenView
3 1 (0.71%) OPNET
Vendors
1 44 (31.43%) Cisco
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.14%) Juniper
4 9 (6.43%) Avaya
5 5 (3.57%) F5
6 4 (2.86%) Meraki
6 4 (2.86%) Symantec
6 4 (2.86%) Verint
6 4 (2.86%) VMware
7 3 (2.14%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.14%) BT
7 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.14%) EMC
7 3 (2.14%) HP
7 3 (2.14%) IBM
7 3 (2.14%) Nokia
7 3 (2.14%) Nortel
7 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.14%) Veritas
8 2 (1.43%) Aruba
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