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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 128 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% - 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80
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
303 367 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.47% 13.31% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 200 102
Average daily rate £310 £343 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 8
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.26% -41.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Broadband
UK

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
6 1 (8.33%) Lync
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Architect
2 4 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) IT Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Strategy Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 4 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft