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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 136 143 148
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.21% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £323 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -11.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
-26.75% -
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
481 443 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.53% 13.21% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 245 293
Median daily rate £355 £411 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.67% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.91 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 3 (33.33%) Perforce
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (33.33%) OpenEmbedded
2 3 (33.33%) Yocto
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) ADSL
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (11.11%) IMAP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) PowerPivot
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Client Relationship Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) MI Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Relationships Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) OpenEmbedded
1 3 (33.33%) Yocto
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy