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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 134 146 127
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing Broadband 12 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.12% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 0.91% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.75 £36.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.75% +284.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £52.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-67.14% +255.93%
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
419 438 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.93% 13.54% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 224 159
Average daily rate £350 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Broadband Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 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
Bristol +6 8 £300 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Dorset - 1 £180 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) HbbTV
3 6 (40.00%) OIPF
3 6 (40.00%) DTV
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) Python
3 6 (40.00%) MPEG
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
5 4 (26.67%) IPTV
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (26.67%) DVB
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) ADSL
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) HbbTV
3 4 (26.67%) DVB
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) ADSL
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) GSM
6 1 (6.67%) IPv4
6 1 (6.67%) LTE
6 1 (6.67%) MVNO
6 1 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (6.67%) UMTS
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Python Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) DTV Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Research Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) DTV
1 6 (40.00%) MPEG
2 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) IPTV
3 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
4 1 (6.67%) CCTV
4 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (6.67%) Frameworx
4 1 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) B2B
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) MODAF
2 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) OIPF
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce
2 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard