The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 578 580 516
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -64
Contract jobs citing Broadband 75 83 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 1.04% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 58
Median daily rate £375 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.94% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 0
Median hourly rate £11.72 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.72 £12.99 -
% change year-on-year
-9.75% -

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 65 £375 +10.29% 43
South East +2 22 £336 +1.51% 9
London -5 16 £470 +27.02% 9
North West +13 7 £463 +42.30% 7
Berkshire -14 7 £245 +18.07% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £128 -68.12% 14
Wales - 5 £375 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £400 -
Reading +17 4 £310 +12.21% 2
Milton Keynes +15 4 £400 -
City of London +13 4 £500 +39.86% 3
South West +9 4 £413 +27.90% 2
East of England +7 4 £213 -46.87% 1
Hampshire +2 4 £361 -
Cardiff - 4 £375 -
South Wales - 4 £375 - 3
Scotland +17 3 £329 - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £329 -
Manchester - 3 - - 6
Kent - 3 £185 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £128 - 4
West Yorkshire +13 2 - - 9
West Sussex +3 2 - -
Horsham +2 2 - -
Bristol -3 2 £413 +27.90% 1
Hook -6 2 £361 -
Alton - 2 - -
Worcester - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Broadband.

1 83 (51.55%) Telecoms
2 50 (31.06%) Cisco
3 40 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (22.98%) WAN
5 35 (21.74%) VPN
6 34 (21.12%) ITIL
7 33 (20.50%) Firewall
8 31 (19.25%) Network Design
9 27 (16.77%) Network Security
10 26 (16.15%) TCP/IP
11 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
12 24 (14.91%) ISDN
13 22 (13.66%) Internet
14 21 (13.04%) MPLS
15 20 (12.42%) Ethernet
15 20 (12.42%) Migration
15 20 (12.42%) Network Management
15 20 (12.42%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (11.80%) Driving Licence
16 19 (11.80%) CCNA
17 18 (11.18%) Wireless
18 17 (10.56%) Windows
18 17 (10.56%) DV Cleared
19 16 (9.94%) CCNP
19 16 (9.94%) Service Management
19 16 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
21 14 (8.70%) Project Management
22 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
23 12 (7.45%) BGP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.48%) IIS
2 4 (2.48%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.35%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.98%) WAN
2 35 (21.74%) VPN
3 33 (20.50%) Firewall
4 27 (16.77%) Network Security
5 26 (16.15%) TCP/IP
6 24 (14.91%) ISDN
7 22 (13.66%) Internet
8 21 (13.04%) MPLS
9 20 (12.42%) Ethernet
10 18 (11.18%) Wireless
11 12 (7.45%) ADSL
11 12 (7.45%) BGP
11 12 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.21%) LAN
12 10 (6.21%) VoIP
12 10 (6.21%) xDSL
13 8 (4.97%) OSPF
13 8 (4.97%) PSTN
14 7 (4.35%) DNS
15 6 (3.73%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.62%) Big Data
3 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.62%) MS Access
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.24%) Subversion
General
1 83 (51.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.83%) Marketing
3 9 (5.59%) Finance
4 7 (4.35%) Retail
5 5 (3.11%) Billing
6 3 (1.86%) Back Office
6 3 (1.86%) Electronics
6 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Military
7 2 (1.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (20.50%) Analyst
2 26 (16.15%) Network Engineer
3 12 (7.45%) Network Analyst
4 9 (5.59%) Network Support
4 9 (5.59%) Support Engineer
5 8 (4.97%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) IP Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.35%) Service Manager
6 7 (4.35%) Service Transition Manager
6 7 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
6 7 (4.35%) Transition Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.73%) Security Engineer
7 6 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.11%) Cisco Support
8 5 (3.11%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) HTML
2 4 (2.48%) CSS
2 4 (2.48%) XML
3 2 (1.24%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.62%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Driving Licence
2 8 (4.97%) Digital TV
3 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.48%) User Experience
5 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.86%) FMCG
7 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.24%) Statistics
7 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.62%) Handset
8 1 (0.62%) IPTV
8 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.62%) STB
8 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.56%) Windows
2 12 (7.45%) Linux
3 10 (6.21%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.24%) Unix
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.12%) ITIL
2 31 (19.25%) Network Design
3 20 (12.42%) Migration
3 20 (12.42%) Network Management
3 20 (12.42%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (9.94%) Service Management
4 16 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.70%) Project Management
6 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.83%) PRINCE
7 11 (6.83%) Six Sigma
8 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.35%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (4.35%) Programme Management
10 6 (3.73%) Change Management
10 6 (3.73%) CRM
10 6 (3.73%) Scrum
11 5 (3.11%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.11%) Product Management
11 5 (3.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.11%) Python
2 3 (1.86%) C
2 3 (1.86%) Java
2 3 (1.86%) SQL
3 2 (1.24%) C++
3 2 (1.24%) Perl
3 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.62%) Go
4 1 (0.62%) Ruby
4 1 (0.62%) Rust
4 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
3 19 (11.80%) CCNA
4 17 (10.56%) DV Cleared
5 16 (9.94%) CCNP
6 7 (4.35%) CCIE
6 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.11%) CCSA
7 5 (3.11%) CCSE
8 4 (2.48%) APMP
8 4 (2.48%) Degree
9 2 (1.24%) ACCA
9 2 (1.24%) CIMA
9 2 (1.24%) CISSP
9 2 (1.24%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.24%) MCP
9 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.62%) MCITP
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) SLA
2 7 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 7 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.11%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.48%) UAG
3 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) Docker
5 1 (0.62%) HDFS
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (31.06%) Cisco
2 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
4 8 (4.97%) F5
4 8 (4.97%) Juniper
5 5 (3.11%) Blue Coat
5 5 (3.11%) BT
5 5 (3.11%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (2.48%) Avaya
6 4 (2.48%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.48%) HP
6 4 (2.48%) Kaspersky
6 4 (2.48%) VMware
7 3 (1.86%) Huawei
7 3 (1.86%) Nokia
7 3 (1.86%) Nortel
7 3 (1.86%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (1.86%) SAP
8 2 (1.24%) Draytek
8 2 (1.24%) Polycom
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