The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 52 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.56% 0.65% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 4.00% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£170 £165 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -49.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £288 £393
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -26.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £10.69
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +101.12%
Broadband
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
106 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.96% 16.13% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 32
Average daily rate £325 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Brentwood -1 3 £170 +3.03%
Broadband
East of England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Trac
2 2 (66.67%) Redmine
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) Telnet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Firmware
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) HTML

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) Telnet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) 802.11
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Trac
2 2 (66.67%) Redmine
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CGI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware