The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 373 372 352
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing Broadband 26 40 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.42% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 38
Average daily rate
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£291 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £162 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £479 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.42%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Broadband
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +11 8 £248 -31.95% 2
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 19 (39.58%) Windows
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
3 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (22.92%) VPN
4 11 (22.92%) Internet
4 11 (22.92%) LAN
5 10 (20.83%) WAN
6 9 (18.75%) DHCP
6 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 9 (18.75%) Project Management
6 9 (18.75%) Firewall
7 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (16.67%) Wireless
7 8 (16.67%) Workflow
7 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.67%) MS Office
7 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
8 7 (14.58%) Subversion
8 7 (14.58%) QA
8 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.58%) ITIL
8 7 (14.58%) SQL
8 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
9 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 6 (12.50%) Intranet
9 6 (12.50%) Finance
9 6 (12.50%) T-SQL

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) LAN
1 11 (22.92%) VPN
1 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 10 (20.83%) WAN
3 9 (18.75%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (16.67%) Wireless
5 6 (12.50%) DNS
5 6 (12.50%) Intranet
6 5 (10.42%) PBX
6 5 (10.42%) 3G
7 4 (8.33%) DWDM
7 4 (8.33%) MPLS
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security
7 4 (8.33%) IPsec
7 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.33%) SSL
8 3 (6.25%) FTP
8 3 (6.25%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Trac
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.08%) Redmine
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) PVCS
3 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.08%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 3 (6.25%) Local Government
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Electronics
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 6 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Network Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) STB
3 2 (4.17%) iPhone
3 2 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) CCTV
4 1 (2.08%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.33%) UNIX
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Project Management
2 8 (16.67%) Workflow
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.42%) Network Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Validation
6 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Use Case
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
9 1 (2.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) MCITP
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) Fidessa
3 3 (6.25%) Reuters
3 3 (6.25%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) Sage
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Draytek
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe