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 22 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 360 378 320
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -58
Contract jobs citing Broadband 39 37 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.26% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 39
Average daily rate
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£358 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.34% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £103 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.07%
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
2906 2947 3040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 12.27% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 1937 1916
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 76 158
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.55 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +7 18 £375 +30.43% 7
Wimbledon - - - -
Grays - - - -
Morden - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 39 (50.65%) Telecoms
2 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 19 (24.68%) Project Management
4 17 (22.08%) Firewall
5 14 (18.18%) Windows
5 14 (18.18%) LAN
5 14 (18.18%) Cisco
5 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 13 (16.88%) UNIX
6 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
7 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
7 12 (15.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (14.29%) MS Office
8 11 (14.29%) PBX
8 11 (14.29%) DNS
8 11 (14.29%) Intranet
8 11 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
9 10 (12.99%) VPN
9 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
9 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (11.69%) Linux
10 9 (11.69%) Python
10 9 (11.69%) WAN
10 9 (11.69%) MPLS
10 9 (11.69%) Validation
11 8 (10.39%) DHCP
11 8 (10.39%) SSL
11 8 (10.39%) 3G

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.90%) IIS
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Office
3 6 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Firewall
2 14 (18.18%) LAN
3 11 (14.29%) PBX
3 11 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (14.29%) Intranet
4 10 (12.99%) VPN
5 9 (11.69%) MPLS
5 9 (11.69%) WAN
6 8 (10.39%) SSL
6 8 (10.39%) DHCP
6 8 (10.39%) BGP
6 8 (10.39%) 3G
7 7 (9.09%) Wireless
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security
7 7 (9.09%) LTE
8 6 (7.79%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (7.79%) Internet
9 5 (6.49%) DWDM
9 5 (6.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Crystal Enterprise
1 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
1 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Selenium
2 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) Maven
4 1 (1.30%) JUnit
4 1 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 39 (50.65%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Local Government
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (11.69%) Systems Manager
1 9 (11.69%) Network Specialist
2 8 (10.39%) Test Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.09%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Senior Manager
4 5 (6.49%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Senior Network Specialist
6 3 (3.90%) IP Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) IT Support
7 2 (2.60%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (2.60%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (2.60%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) XML
1 3 (3.90%) ODBC
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) Clustering
4 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (2.60%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.60%) STB
5 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Open Source
6 1 (1.30%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.30%) Neural Network
6 1 (1.30%) IPTV
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) UNIX
3 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.79%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.19%) Windows NT
7 4 (5.19%) Solaris
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.60%) NetWare
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Project Management
2 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.69%) Validation
4 8 (10.39%) Network Architecture
5 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.09%) CRM
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.79%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.19%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Service Management
7 4 (5.19%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.90%) WFM
8 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.90%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) Python
2 4 (5.19%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) Perl
3 3 (3.90%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.30%) R
5 1 (1.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Firmware
2 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) Juniper
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 4 (5.19%) F5
6 3 (3.90%) Verint
6 3 (3.90%) Sybase
6 3 (3.90%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.90%) Cognos
6 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.60%) Novell
7 2 (2.60%) Lotus
7 2 (2.60%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.30%) RapidMiner
8 1 (1.30%) Draytek
8 1 (1.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.30%) Sage
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