The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 131 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.098% - 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% - 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£365 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £358
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.42%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
439 292 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.32% 13.63% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 148 195
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Broadband
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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 30 July 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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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
Wiltshire - 2 £365 -
Devon - 1 - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) NGN
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) SolidWorks
2 1 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (25.00%) NGN
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Mechanical Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Mechanical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Buyer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SolidWorks
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