The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Broadband
England / North West
Rank 130 154 125
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -29
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.081% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.53% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £294 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.33 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £31.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-63.77% -13.01%

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +24 2 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 5
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) VoIP
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (36.36%) CCIE
3 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Back Office
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
5 1 (9.09%) Tellabs
5 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Media

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) VoIP
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) 2G
4 1 (9.09%) 3G
4 1 (9.09%) 4G
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) LTE
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) GitLab
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Installation Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) BSS Architect
4 1 (9.09%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Controller
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Controller
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCIE
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) BT
2 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
2 1 (9.09%) Huawei
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NEC
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (9.09%) Tellabs