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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 476 453 434
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -19
Contract jobs citing Broadband 102 109 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 1.67% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 59
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%
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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
7414 6538 8249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.73% 13.59% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3628 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 38 £313 -21.13% 21
London +6 37 £308 +1.23% 20
East of England -17 14 £165 -37.14% 4
West Midlands -15 10 £325 -20.73% 2
North West -9 1 £300 +71.42% 3
South West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 2
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Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (34.73%) Telecoms
2 55 (32.93%) Windows
3 52 (31.14%) Microsoft
4 37 (22.16%) Firewall
5 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
5 35 (20.96%) Internet
6 29 (17.37%) 3G
7 28 (16.77%) Project Management
8 27 (16.17%) ITIL
8 27 (16.17%) MS Office
8 27 (16.17%) MS Excel
9 26 (15.57%) DHCP
10 24 (14.37%) Linux
11 21 (12.57%) Wireless
11 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
12 20 (11.98%) Finance
12 20 (11.98%) Service Management
12 20 (11.98%) Windows XP
13 19 (11.38%) DNS
14 18 (10.78%) Blackberry
14 18 (10.78%) Degree
15 17 (10.18%) LAN
16 16 (9.58%) SQL
16 16 (9.58%) SLA
16 16 (9.58%) Cisco
16 16 (9.58%) Billing
17 15 (8.98%) VPN
17 15 (8.98%) JavaScript
17 15 (8.98%) ADSL
18 14 (8.38%) SQL Server

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.40%) CMS
5 3 (1.80%) IIS
5 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (16.17%) MS Office
1 27 (16.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.16%) Firewall
2 35 (20.96%) Internet
3 29 (17.37%) 3G
4 26 (15.57%) DHCP
5 21 (12.57%) Wireless
6 19 (11.38%) DNS
7 17 (10.18%) LAN
8 15 (8.98%) ADSL
8 15 (8.98%) VPN
9 14 (8.38%) TCP/IP
9 14 (8.38%) NAS
10 13 (7.78%) Network Security
10 13 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (7.78%) HTTP
10 13 (7.78%) WAN
11 12 (7.19%) VoIP
11 12 (7.19%) FTP
12 11 (6.59%) Telnet
12 11 (6.59%) IPsec
13 10 (5.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) Subversion
2 11 (6.59%) Selenium
3 8 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.79%) JUnit
4 7 (4.19%) JIRA
4 7 (4.19%) Redmine
4 7 (4.19%) Trac
4 7 (4.19%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) PVCS
5 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
General
1 58 (34.73%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.98%) Finance
3 16 (9.58%) Billing
4 8 (4.79%) Marketing
5 5 (2.99%) Local Government
6 4 (2.40%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Back Office
7 3 (1.80%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (14.97%) Analyst
2 16 (9.58%) Test Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (8.98%) Architect
4 13 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Service Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.19%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.59%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.59%) Senior Architect
7 9 (5.39%) Systems Manager
7 9 (5.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Service Manager
8 8 (4.79%) Network Specialist
8 8 (4.79%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Service Transition Manager
8 8 (4.79%) Transition Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) .NET
2 5 (2.99%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.20%) Google Maps API
3 2 (1.20%) Web Services
4 1 (0.60%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) Flash
4 1 (0.60%) EDI
4 1 (0.60%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.60%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) ATL
4 1 (0.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.59%) Firmware
4 8 (4.79%) DTV
4 8 (4.79%) Clustering
5 7 (4.19%) STB
6 6 (3.59%) IPTV
7 5 (2.99%) Streaming Video
7 5 (2.99%) iPhone
7 5 (2.99%) MPEG
8 3 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.80%) iPad
8 3 (1.80%) Open Source
9 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.20%) PDA
10 1 (0.60%) GIS
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.60%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.93%) Windows
2 24 (14.37%) Linux
3 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
4 20 (11.98%) Windows XP
5 13 (7.78%) Windows Vista
5 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.19%) Windows 2000
7 7 (4.19%) Windows NT
8 5 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (2.99%) Solaris
9 4 (2.40%) UNIX
9 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.20%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.77%) Project Management
2 27 (16.17%) ITIL
3 20 (11.98%) Service Management
4 14 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.19%) Change Management
6 9 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.39%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.39%) Use Case
7 8 (4.79%) Lean Six Sigma
7 8 (4.79%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.79%) Six Sigma
8 7 (4.19%) Security Management
8 7 (4.19%) Workflow
8 7 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.19%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.59%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.59%) Automated Testing
9 6 (3.59%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.58%) SQL
2 15 (8.98%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.78%) Perl
4 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.99%) Ruby
5 10 (5.99%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.99%) PHP
5 10 (5.99%) C
5 10 (5.99%) VB.NET
5 10 (5.99%) Python
6 9 (5.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Degree
2 14 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.40%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCTS
7 1 (0.60%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) SLA
2 9 (5.39%) QA
3 7 (4.19%) ISO 9001
3 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.40%) XenApp
3 4 (2.40%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.20%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.60%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.59%) SCCM
3 4 (2.40%) SCOM
4 3 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.80%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (31.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.58%) Cisco
3 13 (7.78%) Citrix
4 12 (7.19%) HP
5 11 (6.59%) VMware
6 9 (5.39%) Juniper
7 7 (4.19%) Avaya
8 6 (3.59%) Remedy
9 5 (2.99%) Perforce
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle
10 4 (2.40%) IBM
10 4 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.40%) BMC
10 4 (2.40%) Ericsson
10 4 (2.40%) Huawei
10 4 (2.40%) Intel
10 4 (2.40%) Symantec
10 4 (2.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (1.80%) Tableau
11 3 (1.80%) Verint
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