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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank - 143 122
Contract jobs citing Broadband 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.031% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.21% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £320 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £21.50 £11.90
% change year-on-year
-20.41% +80.71%
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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
371 470 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.81% 14.56% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 261 192
Average daily rate £360 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.22 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £41.10 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SDH
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) AWK

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (75.00%) SDH
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) AWK