The table below looks at the statistics for DAB 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 DAB over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 578 574 524
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Contract jobs citing DAB 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.12% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £259 £350
% change year-on-year
+64.09% -26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7512 6620 6770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.16% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 3561 3488
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 372 540
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

DAB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DAB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DAB Jobs Demand Trend in England

DAB
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DAB across the England region.

DAB Daily Rate Trend in England

DAB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DAB across the England region.

DAB Hourly Rate Trend in England

DAB
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 DAB within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +4 3 £450 -
South East -10 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £425 -
DAB
UK

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DAB 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 DAB.

1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Solaris
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Change Control
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (28.57%) NFS
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) PVCS
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Sun
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Redknee

DAB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DAB 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 DAB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) 4G
5 1 (7.14%) LDAP
5 1 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (7.14%) GPRS
5 1 (7.14%) GSM
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (7.14%) UMTS
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.14%) ISUP
5 1 (7.14%) INAP
5 1 (7.14%) SS7
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) PVCS
2 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 2 (14.29%) JSUnit
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
2 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) Ember.js
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) W3C
3 1 (7.14%) CCTV
3 1 (7.14%) IVR
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Solaris
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 6 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) QMS
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) NFS
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Dell
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Sun
3 3 (21.43%) Redknee
3 3 (21.43%) Crossbeam
3 3 (21.43%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Fujitsu