The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 134 116 128
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing Broadband 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.041% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.31% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £120 £150 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -33.08%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
391 323 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.35% 13.40% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 127 226
Average daily rate £310 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Broadband
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -13 1 £120 -20.00% 2
Manchester - - - - 5
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Redback
2 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) 3G

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Redback