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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 26 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 142 130 114
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs citing Broadband 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.033% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 0.27% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £120 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+179.16% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £275 £393
% change year-on-year
+31.27% -29.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £10.69
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +101.12%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
498 369 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.56% 12.04% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 177 123
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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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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
Cheshire -8 5 - - 1
Manchester - 4 - - 4
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (55.17%) Cisco
1 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
2 15 (51.72%) JNCIA
2 15 (51.72%) JNCIP
2 15 (51.72%) Cisco IOS
2 15 (51.72%) BT 21CN
2 15 (51.72%) UNIX
2 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Ethernet
2 15 (51.72%) VPN
2 15 (51.72%) IPv4
2 15 (51.72%) IPv6
2 15 (51.72%) CCIE
2 15 (51.72%) CCNP
2 15 (51.72%) CCIP
2 15 (51.72%) CCNA
2 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (51.72%) Juniper
2 15 (51.72%) MPLS
2 15 (51.72%) OSPF
2 15 (51.72%) BGP
2 15 (51.72%) L2TP
2 15 (51.72%) RSVP
2 15 (51.72%) VRRP
2 15 (51.72%) BT
2 15 (51.72%) Junos
2 15 (51.72%) HSRP
2 15 (51.72%) IOS XR
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 6 (20.69%) iPhone

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.90%) InDesign
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) Ethernet
1 15 (51.72%) VPN
1 15 (51.72%) IPv4
1 15 (51.72%) IPv6
1 15 (51.72%) MPLS
1 15 (51.72%) OSPF
1 15 (51.72%) BGP
1 15 (51.72%) L2TP
1 15 (51.72%) RSVP
1 15 (51.72%) VRRP
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco IOS
1 15 (51.72%) BT 21CN
1 15 (51.72%) Junos
1 15 (51.72%) HSRP
1 15 (51.72%) IOS XR
2 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 6 (20.69%) DHCP
3 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (3.45%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Implementation Engineer
1 15 (51.72%) Operations Engineer
1 15 (51.72%) IP Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Support Technician
3 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (10.34%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Creative Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Insight Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Installation Technician
5 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Smartphone
1 6 (20.69%) iPhone
1 6 (20.69%) iPad
1 6 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) IVR
2 1 (3.45%) Biometrics
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
1 15 (51.72%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.34%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (3.45%) System Testing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing Strategy
2 1 (3.45%) Customer Insight
2 1 (3.45%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (3.45%) Project Management
2 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (3.45%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) CCIE
1 15 (51.72%) CCNP
1 15 (51.72%) CCIP
1 15 (51.72%) CCNA
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (51.72%) JNCIA
1 15 (51.72%) JNCIP
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) XenApp
1 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) Juniper
2 15 (51.72%) BT
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) Adobe