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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing Broadband 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £335 £326
% change year-on-year
+0.29% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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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
521 264 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.71% 12.35% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 145 187
Average daily rate £350 £295 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -18.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 58
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.80 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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
Bristol - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) NGN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) 3G

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) NGN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Buyer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA