The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 144 137 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.097% 0.10% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £10.40
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
362 354 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.72% 12.27% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 215 150
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 6 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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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
Devon -6 1 - -
Avon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £320 -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) IPTV
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) MPEG
2 1 (25.00%) SDH
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
2 1 (25.00%) DVB
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SDH
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DVB
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) MPEG
1 1 (25.00%) DTV
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification