The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Broadband 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.84% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +205.08%
Broadband
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
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 Kent

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Kent 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
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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
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £200 -
Broadband
South East

Broadband
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (100.00%) Avaya
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (100.00%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) PSTN
4 5 (55.56%) VoIP
5 4 (44.44%) Verint
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (33.33%) WLAN
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (33.33%) CMS
7 2 (22.22%) Workforce Management Optimization
7 2 (22.22%) PBX
7 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (33.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) PSTN
3 5 (55.56%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) WLAN
5 2 (22.22%) PBX
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Support Technician
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
1 2 (22.22%) Workforce Management Optimization
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Avaya Certification
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Avaya
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Verint
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Nortel