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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 587 585 572
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing DAB 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.017% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.11% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £275 £363 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -21.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £444
% change year-on-year
-24.13% -18.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 - -
DAB
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%

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 12 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
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
South East +18 4 £275 -8.33% 1
DAB
UK

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 2 (16.67%) Nokia
4 2 (16.67%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (8.33%) APMP
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Firmware
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) SS7
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management

DAB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MTS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
1 1 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (8.33%) GPRS
1 1 (8.33%) GSM
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) SS7
1 1 (8.33%) UMTS
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Electrical Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Junior
1 4 (33.33%) Junior Electrical Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Junior IT Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Audio Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Broadcast Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IP Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IP Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
1 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) APMP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 2 (16.67%) Huawei
1 2 (16.67%) Nokia
2 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) BT
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft