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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 128 129 100
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing Broadband 19 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.037% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 0.28% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £396
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £14.25 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+119.29% +25.27%
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
449 352 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.18% 13.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 150 138
Average daily rate £369 £317 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 47
Average hourly rate £18.32 £30.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.95% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Broadband Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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
Manchester - 12 - - 7
Cheshire +10 7 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 18 (72.00%) VPN
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) Ethernet
2 17 (68.00%) UNIX
2 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) IPv4
2 17 (68.00%) IPv6
2 17 (68.00%) CCIE
2 17 (68.00%) CCNP
2 17 (68.00%) CCIP
2 17 (68.00%) CCNA
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (68.00%) Juniper
2 17 (68.00%) MPLS
2 17 (68.00%) OSPF
2 17 (68.00%) BGP
2 17 (68.00%) L2TP
2 17 (68.00%) RSVP
2 17 (68.00%) VRRP
2 17 (68.00%) BT
2 17 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (68.00%) JNCIA
2 17 (68.00%) JNCIP
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco IOS
2 17 (68.00%) BT 21CN
2 17 (68.00%) Junos
2 17 (68.00%) HSRP
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) MS Office

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.00%) InDesign
2 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) VPN
2 17 (68.00%) Ethernet
2 17 (68.00%) IPv4
2 17 (68.00%) IPv6
2 17 (68.00%) MPLS
2 17 (68.00%) OSPF
2 17 (68.00%) BGP
2 17 (68.00%) L2TP
2 17 (68.00%) RSVP
2 17 (68.00%) VRRP
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco IOS
2 17 (68.00%) BT 21CN
2 17 (68.00%) Junos
2 17 (68.00%) HSRP
3 3 (12.00%) Wireless
4 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) ATM
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (68.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 17 (68.00%) Operations Engineer
1 17 (68.00%) IP Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) IT Support
2 3 (12.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (12.00%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Designer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Creative Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) UNIX
1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) CCIE
1 17 (68.00%) CCNP
1 17 (68.00%) CCIP
1 17 (68.00%) CCNA
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (68.00%) JNCIA
1 17 (68.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (8.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
1 17 (68.00%) Juniper
1 17 (68.00%) BT
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe