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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 488 474 382
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -92
Contract jobs citing Broadband 125 104 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.51% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 108
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£351 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £113 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £335 £331
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £8.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.70 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%

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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 2014.

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
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 27 November 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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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 +18 122 £351 +21.91% 57
South East +4 60 £360 +7.46% 29
Berkshire +29 40 £375 -42.30% 20
London -7 33 £388 +51.21% 17
City of London +25 14 £375 +30.43% 3
East Midlands +12 9 £140 -
East of England -12 9 £344 +32.21%
Slough -5 7 £115 +2.22% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 6 £175 -
Essex -8 6 £344 -19.11%
North West -5 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 5 - -
Nottingham +8 4 - -
Manchester -6 4 - - 1
West Midlands -20 4 £150 -38.14% 5
Reading +11 3 £300 - 3
Milton Keynes -19 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 £425 -
North Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Birmingham -2 2 £243 - 1
Yorkshire -18 2 - - 3
Warwickshire - 2 £137 - 1
Scotland -7 1 £518 - 3
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 1

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 123 (51.90%) Telecoms
2 61 (25.74%) Internet
3 59 (24.89%) 3G
4 52 (21.94%) Project Management
5 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
5 51 (21.52%) Windows
6 45 (18.99%) ITIL
7 40 (16.88%) Billing
8 39 (16.46%) Degree
8 39 (16.46%) Firewall
9 36 (15.19%) Active Directory
10 35 (14.77%) Cisco
11 33 (13.92%) Linux
12 32 (13.50%) Finance
13 31 (13.08%) MS Office
14 29 (12.24%) MS Excel
15 28 (11.81%) Wireless
15 28 (11.81%) Service Management
15 28 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (11.39%) Blackberry
16 27 (11.39%) ADSL
16 27 (11.39%) SLA
17 26 (10.97%) Computer Science
18 24 (10.13%) Windows XP
19 23 (9.70%) LAN
19 23 (9.70%) DHCP
19 23 (9.70%) DNS
19 23 (9.70%) Windows 7
20 22 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
21 21 (8.86%) UNIX

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 17 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (3.38%) IIS
5 6 (2.53%) Lync
6 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.27%) CMS
8 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.84%) Apache
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (13.08%) MS Office
2 29 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (25.74%) Internet
2 59 (24.89%) 3G
3 39 (16.46%) Firewall
4 28 (11.81%) Wireless
5 27 (11.39%) ADSL
6 23 (9.70%) LAN
6 23 (9.70%) DHCP
6 23 (9.70%) DNS
7 22 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (8.86%) LTE
9 20 (8.44%) TCP/IP
10 17 (7.17%) 4G
10 17 (7.17%) BGP
10 17 (7.17%) VPN
11 15 (6.33%) WAN
12 14 (5.91%) HTTP
12 14 (5.91%) MPLS
12 14 (5.91%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (5.91%) NAS
13 13 (5.49%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.27%) DB2
3 3 (1.27%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.91%) Selenium
2 5 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.69%) JUnit
3 4 (1.69%) Bugzilla
3 4 (1.69%) JIRA
3 4 (1.69%) Redmine
3 4 (1.69%) Trac
4 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.84%) Maven
5 2 (0.84%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) MSI
6 1 (0.42%) JMeter
General
1 123 (51.90%) Telecoms
2 40 (16.88%) Billing
3 32 (13.50%) Finance
4 16 (6.75%) Marketing
5 7 (2.95%) Legal
6 5 (2.11%) Retail
6 5 (2.11%) Local Government
7 4 (1.69%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.27%) Law
8 3 (1.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.84%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (16.03%) Architect
2 28 (11.81%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (10.13%) Analyst
4 20 (8.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (8.02%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.91%) Service Manager
6 14 (5.91%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.91%) Transition Manager
6 14 (5.91%) Service Transition Manager
7 13 (5.49%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.06%) Service Analyst
8 12 (5.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.06%) Senior Architect
9 11 (4.64%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) IP Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Network Specialist
10 9 (3.80%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.80%) Systems Manager
11 8 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (2.95%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.38%) .NET
2 3 (1.27%) HTML
2 3 (1.27%) XML
2 3 (1.27%) ODBC
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
3 2 (0.84%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.42%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.39%) Blackberry
3 26 (10.97%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.17%) DTV
5 14 (5.91%) Clustering
6 12 (5.06%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.95%) STB
8 6 (2.53%) iPhone
8 6 (2.53%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.69%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.69%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.27%) iPad
10 3 (1.27%) Open Source
10 3 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.52%) Windows
2 33 (13.92%) Linux
3 24 (10.13%) Windows XP
4 23 (9.70%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.86%) UNIX
6 15 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (5.49%) Solaris
8 12 (5.06%) Windows 2000
9 10 (4.22%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.80%) Windows NT
11 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.27%) AIX
14 2 (0.84%) NetWare
14 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.94%) Project Management
2 45 (18.99%) ITIL
3 28 (11.81%) Service Management
4 17 (7.17%) Change Management
5 14 (5.91%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.06%) Validation
7 11 (4.64%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.64%) Lean Six Sigma
7 11 (4.64%) Six Sigma
7 11 (4.64%) CRM
8 10 (4.22%) Test Automation
9 9 (3.80%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.80%) Security Management
10 8 (3.38%) Migration
10 8 (3.38%) eTOM
10 8 (3.38%) Network Architecture
10 8 (3.38%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.49%) Python
2 12 (5.06%) Perl
3 11 (4.64%) Bash Shell
4 10 (4.22%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.80%) PHP
5 9 (3.80%) SQL
6 8 (3.38%) VB.NET
6 8 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.38%) Ruby
7 6 (2.53%) Java
8 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.42%) R
9 1 (0.42%) C
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.42%) Tcl
9 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 39 (16.46%) Degree
2 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.80%) CCNA
4 9 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.95%) CCNP
6 6 (2.53%) MCSE
7 5 (2.11%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.69%) CCIE
8 4 (1.69%) CCIP
8 4 (1.69%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.84%) MCP
10 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) MCDST
11 1 (0.42%) MCITP
11 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.39%) SLA
2 10 (4.22%) ISO 9001
2 10 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.22%) Firmware
3 9 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.53%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.11%) XenApp
5 5 (2.11%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.69%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.27%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.27%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.11%) SCOM
2 5 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.69%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.69%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.27%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.27%) WSUS
4 3 (1.27%) OpenView
5 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.77%) Cisco
3 20 (8.44%) Oracle
3 20 (8.44%) HP
4 16 (6.75%) Citrix
4 16 (6.75%) VMware
5 13 (5.49%) IBM
6 12 (5.06%) BMC
7 11 (4.64%) BT
7 11 (4.64%) Juniper
8 10 (4.22%) Remedy
9 9 (3.80%) EMC
10 8 (3.38%) Symantec
11 7 (2.95%) Avaya
11 7 (2.95%) Dell
11 7 (2.95%) Sun
12 6 (2.53%) Verint
12 6 (2.53%) F5
13 5 (2.11%) Intel
14 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
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