The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 126 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.075% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £200 £200 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £410
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-29.44% +205.08%
Broadband
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 349 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.74% 13.15% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 165 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Broadband across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +13 4 £200 -
Edinburgh -13 1 - -
Broadband
UK

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) ADSL
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) 3G
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Law

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) MPLS
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) ADSL
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) IPsec
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) ISDN
4 1 (11.11%) LLU
4 1 (11.11%) PSTN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MS Access
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Content Management
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) iManage