The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 367 366 321
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -45
Contract jobs citing Broadband 27 31 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 1.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 35
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£365 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £204 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.71% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 £14.75 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+264.40% +29.67%
Broadband
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2760 2720 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.15% 12.44% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1766 1722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 158
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in London

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in London

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in London

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in London

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
City of London +10 11 £381 +32.60% 8
Wimbledon - - - -
Grays - - - -
Morden - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (44.93%) Telecoms
2 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) Project Management
4 12 (17.39%) Firewall
4 12 (17.39%) Cisco
4 12 (17.39%) UNIX
4 12 (17.39%) Windows
5 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
5 11 (15.94%) MS Office
6 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
6 10 (14.49%) LAN
6 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
7 9 (13.04%) Python
7 9 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
9 7 (10.14%) 3G
9 7 (10.14%) MPLS
9 7 (10.14%) BGP
9 7 (10.14%) CRM
9 7 (10.14%) Linux
9 7 (10.14%) Oracle
9 7 (10.14%) DNS
9 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
9 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (8.70%) LTE
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Office
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Firewall
2 10 (14.49%) LAN
3 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (10.14%) 3G
4 7 (10.14%) MPLS
4 7 (10.14%) BGP
4 7 (10.14%) DNS
5 6 (8.70%) WAN
5 6 (8.70%) VPN
5 6 (8.70%) PBX
5 6 (8.70%) Internet
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (8.70%) LTE
6 5 (7.25%) Intranet
6 5 (7.25%) ADSL
6 5 (7.25%) SSL
7 4 (5.80%) UMTS
7 4 (5.80%) VoIP
7 4 (5.80%) WLAN
7 4 (5.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Crystal Enterprise
1 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Selenium
2 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.90%) Subversion
3 2 (2.90%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.45%) JMeter
4 1 (1.45%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (44.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Local Government
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 3 (4.35%) IP Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (2.90%) IT Support
7 2 (2.90%) Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) HTML
1 3 (4.35%) XML
1 3 (4.35%) ODBC
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.90%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) STB
5 1 (1.45%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.45%) Neural Network
5 1 (1.45%) IPTV
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) UNIX
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.14%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.80%) Windows NT
6 3 (4.35%) Solaris
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.90%) NetWare
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Project Management
2 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.14%) CRM
4 6 (8.70%) Validation
4 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.25%) Service Management
5 5 (7.25%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.80%) ITIL
6 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Network Planning
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.35%) WFM
7 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.35%) Information Governance
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) Python
2 4 (5.80%) Java
2 4 (5.80%) Perl
3 3 (4.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) R
5 1 (1.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Cisco
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 5 (7.25%) Juniper
5 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) F5
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) Sybase
6 3 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 3 (4.35%) Cognos
6 3 (4.35%) Verint
7 2 (2.90%) Becrypt
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.90%) Novell
7 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 1 (1.45%) Apple
8 1 (1.45%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.45%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.45%) webMethods