The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 568 502 544
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +42
Contract jobs citing Broadband 90 129 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.56% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 49
Average daily rate £300 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £140 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £445 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £361 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.16% +20.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.28% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £15.70 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £48.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £17.11 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+160.08% -20.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Broadband within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Broadband within the UK.

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Broadband within the UK.

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Broadband
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Broadband Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Broadband
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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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
England -62 85 £313 -16.66% 38
London -15 34 £285 -30.90% 9
South East -33 33 £326 -13.00% 14
Berkshire -1 22 £395 -4.81% 3
Reading -12 13 £395 - 3
East of England +8 8 £235 +37.94% 2
South West - 7 £205 - 2
Stevenage - 7 £235 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £235 - 2
City of London +40 5 £400 +113.33% 2
Hampshire -8 5 £425 +15.96% 3
Scotland -20 4 £161 -37.37% 2
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Chippenham - 4 - -
Hook -10 3 £425 +17.72% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £200 -
Kent - 3 £200 - 3
West Sussex - 3 £135 -
Slough +5 2 £480 -3.27%
Yorkshire -1 2 £428 - 2
North West -19 2 £550 +64.17% 6
South Yorkshire - 2 £428 - 1
Gatwick - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £428 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Newbury +10 1 £188 -37.75%
Hammersmith +2 1 £400 -
Glasgow 0 1 £200 -22.33%
Hounslow -2 1 £260 -36.96%
Cheshire -10 1 £550 - 2

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 76 (40.43%) Cisco
2 72 (38.30%) Telecoms
3 52 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (27.13%) Firewall
5 49 (26.06%) VPN
6 44 (23.40%) TCP/IP
7 42 (22.34%) Wireless
8 37 (19.68%) WAN
8 37 (19.68%) ITIL
9 36 (19.15%) MPLS
10 34 (18.09%) ISDN
11 33 (17.55%) Network Security
12 31 (16.49%) Windows
13 26 (13.83%) Internet
13 26 (13.83%) Juniper
14 25 (13.30%) Project Management
14 25 (13.30%) Security Cleared
15 24 (12.77%) Network Design
15 24 (12.77%) CCNP
15 24 (12.77%) CCNA
16 23 (12.23%) Network Management
16 23 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
17 20 (10.64%) Degree
17 20 (10.64%) Windows 7
17 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
18 19 (10.11%) Linux
19 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
19 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
19 18 (9.57%) MS Office
19 18 (9.57%) LAN

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (2.66%) CMS
2 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.53%) Magnolia
Applications
1 18 (9.57%) MS Excel
1 18 (9.57%) MS Office
2 9 (4.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) assyst
1 2 (1.06%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.13%) Firewall
2 49 (26.06%) VPN
3 44 (23.40%) TCP/IP
4 42 (22.34%) Wireless
5 37 (19.68%) WAN
6 36 (19.15%) MPLS
7 34 (18.09%) ISDN
8 33 (17.55%) Network Security
9 26 (13.83%) Internet
10 18 (9.57%) LAN
10 18 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (9.04%) ADSL
11 17 (9.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (7.98%) Ethernet
14 14 (7.45%) 3G
15 13 (6.91%) BGP
15 13 (6.91%) PSTN
16 11 (5.85%) DNS
17 9 (4.79%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.60%) GIS
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.53%) Big Data
2 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Hudson
2 2 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.06%) Subversion
2 2 (1.06%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.53%) JUnit
3 1 (0.53%) Redmine
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) Trac
General
1 72 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.91%) Billing
2 13 (6.91%) Finance
3 8 (4.26%) Retail
4 7 (3.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 3 (1.60%) Law
6 2 (1.06%) Avionics
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (20.21%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.51%) Analyst
4 15 (7.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 15 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (6.91%) Coordinator
7 12 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (5.85%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) Architect
9 9 (4.79%) Network Support
9 9 (4.79%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.26%) Cisco Support
10 8 (4.26%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (3.72%) Field Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) HTML
2 6 (3.19%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.60%) RSS
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.53%) JMS
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) Spring
4 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.72%) DTV
6 6 (3.19%) CCTV
6 6 (3.19%) MPEG
7 5 (2.66%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.66%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.13%) e-Health
8 4 (2.13%) IPTV
8 4 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.13%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.60%) Clustering
9 3 (1.60%) HACMP
9 3 (1.60%) LPAR
9 3 (1.60%) User Experience
10 2 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.49%) Windows
2 20 (10.64%) Windows 7
3 19 (10.11%) Linux
4 9 (4.79%) Unix
5 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.66%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.66%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.60%) AIX
8 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.60%) VMS
8 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.68%) ITIL
2 25 (13.30%) Project Management
3 24 (12.77%) Network Design
4 23 (12.23%) Network Management
4 23 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.45%) Change Management
7 11 (5.85%) Software Engineering
8 10 (5.32%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.79%) High Availability
9 9 (4.79%) Service Management
10 8 (4.26%) B2B
10 8 (4.26%) CRM
10 8 (4.26%) Migration
11 7 (3.72%) Escalation Management
11 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.19%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.19%) Test Scripting
13 5 (2.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.85%) Python
2 10 (5.32%) SQL
3 8 (4.26%) C
4 7 (3.72%) Embedded C
4 7 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.19%) Perl
6 5 (2.66%) C++
6 5 (2.66%) Embedded C++
6 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.60%) AWK
7 3 (1.60%) Java
7 3 (1.60%) sed
8 2 (1.06%) ANSI C
8 2 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.30%) Security Cleared
3 24 (12.77%) CCNA
3 24 (12.77%) CCNP
4 20 (10.64%) Degree
5 16 (8.51%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.19%) CCIE
8 5 (2.66%) CCSA
8 5 (2.66%) CCSE
8 5 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.13%) Avaya Certification
9 4 (2.13%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.60%) MCITP
10 3 (1.60%) MCTS
10 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.06%) APMP
11 2 (1.06%) CISSP
11 2 (1.06%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.38%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.19%) OIPF
3 2 (1.06%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.66%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.60%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (1.60%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (1.60%) OpenView
2 3 (1.60%) OPNET
2 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.06%) SCCM
3 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (40.43%) Cisco
2 26 (13.83%) Juniper
3 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.91%) Avaya
4 13 (6.91%) F5
5 10 (5.32%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.72%) VMware
7 6 (3.19%) Verint
8 5 (2.66%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.66%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (2.66%) HP
8 5 (2.66%) Perforce
9 4 (2.13%) Meraki
9 4 (2.13%) Nokia
9 4 (2.13%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.13%) WatchGuard
10 3 (1.60%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.60%) iManage
10 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.60%) Veritas
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