The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 205 218 138
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -80
Contract jobs citing Broadband 58 26 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.30% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 1.81% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 44
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1897 1434 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.18% 16.72% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 661 695
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Berkshire +29 38 £425 +13.33% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 5 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 3
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 74 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 51 (45.95%) 3G
3 49 (44.14%) Internet
4 38 (34.23%) Billing
5 34 (30.63%) Degree
6 33 (29.73%) Project Management
7 28 (25.23%) ITIL
8 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
9 25 (22.52%) Cisco
10 23 (20.72%) SLA
11 18 (16.22%) Windows
12 17 (15.32%) Change Management
12 17 (15.32%) Finance
13 16 (14.41%) 4G
14 15 (13.51%) DTV
14 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (11.71%) WAN
15 13 (11.71%) HP
15 13 (11.71%) LTE
16 12 (10.81%) LAN
16 12 (10.81%) Service Management
16 12 (10.81%) Firewall
17 11 (9.91%) Wireless
17 11 (9.91%) Marketing
18 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
18 10 (9.01%) WLAN
18 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
18 10 (9.01%) Radio Access Network
19 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
19 9 (8.11%) ADSL

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.60%) IIS
3 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Lync
5 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) MS Project
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (45.95%) 3G
2 49 (44.14%) Internet
3 16 (14.41%) 4G
4 13 (11.71%) LTE
4 13 (11.71%) WAN
5 12 (10.81%) LAN
5 12 (10.81%) Firewall
6 11 (9.91%) Wireless
7 10 (9.01%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (9.01%) WLAN
8 9 (8.11%) ADSL
8 9 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (6.31%) DNS
10 6 (5.41%) MPLS
10 6 (5.41%) BGP
10 6 (5.41%) SNMP
11 5 (4.50%) SMS
11 5 (4.50%) DSL
11 5 (4.50%) OSPF
11 5 (4.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
General
1 74 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 38 (34.23%) Billing
3 17 (15.32%) Finance
4 11 (9.91%) Marketing
5 7 (6.31%) Retail
6 3 (2.70%) Back Office
6 3 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (30.63%) Architect
2 25 (22.52%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (10.81%) Service Manager
3 12 (10.81%) Transition Manager
3 12 (10.81%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 12 (10.81%) Senior Architect
3 12 (10.81%) Service Transition Manager
4 11 (9.91%) Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Designer
6 8 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.31%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.50%) OSS Architect
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) IP Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
2 15 (13.51%) DTV
2 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.11%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.41%) Clustering
5 5 (4.50%) Video on Demand
5 5 (4.50%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Windows 2000
4 5 (4.50%) Windows NT
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (2.70%) Solaris
6 2 (1.80%) UNIX
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.73%) Project Management
2 28 (25.23%) ITIL
3 17 (15.32%) Change Management
4 12 (10.81%) Service Management
5 9 (8.11%) Security Management
5 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 9 (8.11%) Six Sigma
5 9 (8.11%) eTOM
5 9 (8.11%) Lean Six Sigma
5 9 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.31%) Performance Management
8 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.50%) Process Management
9 5 (4.50%) Customer Intelligence
9 5 (4.50%) CRM
9 5 (4.50%) Change Control
9 5 (4.50%) Business Performance Management
10 4 (3.60%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.60%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 34 (30.63%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.50%) MCSE
6 4 (3.60%) CCNA
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.90%) PMP
8 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.90%) MCDST
8 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) SLA
2 8 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) VMware ESX
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.50%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.60%) ISA Server
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.70%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.50%) SCOM
2 4 (3.60%) BladeLogic
2 4 (3.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.70%) OpenView
3 3 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) Cisco
2 13 (11.71%) HP
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.21%) Citrix
4 8 (7.21%) Avaya
5 7 (6.31%) BT
5 7 (6.31%) VMware
6 6 (5.41%) F5
6 6 (5.41%) BMC
6 6 (5.41%) IBM
7 5 (4.50%) Intel
8 4 (3.60%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.60%) Wyse
9 3 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.70%) Huawei
9 3 (2.70%) Verint
9 3 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (2.70%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.80%) webMethods
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