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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 130 126 112
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Broadband 9 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.11% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 0.68% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.77% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 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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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
Manchester -7 8 - - 3
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) VPN
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Ethernet
2 8 (88.89%) IPv4
2 8 (88.89%) IPv6
2 8 (88.89%) CCIE
2 8 (88.89%) CCNP
2 8 (88.89%) CCIP
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Juniper
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) L2TP
2 8 (88.89%) RSVP
2 8 (88.89%) VRRP
2 8 (88.89%) BT
2 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 8 (88.89%) JNCIA
2 8 (88.89%) JNCIP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (88.89%) BT 21CN
2 8 (88.89%) Junos
2 8 (88.89%) HSRP
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) 3G

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) VPN
2 8 (88.89%) IPv4
2 8 (88.89%) IPv6
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) L2TP
2 8 (88.89%) RSVP
2 8 (88.89%) VRRP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (88.89%) BT 21CN
2 8 (88.89%) Junos
2 8 (88.89%) HSRP
2 8 (88.89%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) 3G
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Implementation Engineer
1 8 (88.89%) Operations Engineer
1 8 (88.89%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCIE
1 8 (88.89%) CCNP
1 8 (88.89%) CCIP
1 8 (88.89%) CCNA
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (88.89%) JNCIA
1 8 (88.89%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Juniper
1 8 (88.89%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft