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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 515 522 447
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -75
Contract jobs citing Broadband 105 89 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.16% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 45
Average daily rate
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£368 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £426 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.17 - £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 - £13.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £9.80

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -11 97 £368 +13.23% 38
London +7 35 £400 +33.66% 8
South East -7 34 £361 +0.27% 18
Berkshire +9 19 £341 -9.00% 9
Reading 0 8 £383 - 1
Slough - 8 £208 - 2
South West -4 7 £323 -11.64%
North West -20 7 £335 +11.66% 5
Hook -2 6 £361 +6.96% 1
East of England -4 6 £275 +66.66% 1
Hampshire -11 6 £361 +0.27% 4
City of London -12 6 £375 +51.51% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes -2 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £323 -
Scotland - 5 - -
Cheshire -6 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £403 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 £400 -
Surrey -4 3 £350 +23.89% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Reigate -4 2 £350 +27.27% 4
Horsham - 2 £170 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £170 -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 104 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 55 (23.50%) Internet
3 54 (23.08%) Cisco
4 38 (16.24%) Firewall
5 37 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (14.96%) MPLS
6 35 (14.96%) Linux
6 35 (14.96%) VPN
7 34 (14.53%) WAN
8 33 (14.10%) BGP
8 33 (14.10%) CCNP
9 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
9 32 (13.68%) Windows
10 30 (12.82%) Ethernet
11 28 (11.97%) Service Management
11 28 (11.97%) MS Office
12 27 (11.54%) TCP/IP
13 26 (11.11%) Wireless
14 25 (10.68%) UNIX
14 25 (10.68%) Data Centre
15 24 (10.26%) ITIL
15 24 (10.26%) CCNA
16 23 (9.83%) Juniper
17 22 (9.40%) SQL
17 22 (9.40%) LAN
17 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (8.97%) DTV
18 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (8.97%) Degree
19 20 (8.55%) L2TP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.28%) Lync
3 3 (1.28%) SAS
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (11.97%) MS Office
2 15 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) PaaS
2 2 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (23.50%) Internet
2 38 (16.24%) Firewall
3 35 (14.96%) MPLS
3 35 (14.96%) VPN
4 34 (14.53%) WAN
5 33 (14.10%) BGP
6 30 (12.82%) Ethernet
7 27 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 26 (11.11%) Wireless
9 22 (9.40%) LAN
10 20 (8.55%) IPv6
10 20 (8.55%) L2TP
11 19 (8.12%) PPP
12 18 (7.69%) IPv4
13 16 (6.84%) OSPF
14 15 (6.41%) DHCP
14 15 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (5.56%) Network Security
15 13 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) PowerCenter
1 4 (1.71%) MySQL
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.43%) QlikView
2 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.71%) JIRA
2 4 (1.71%) Selenium
2 4 (1.71%) Trac
3 3 (1.28%) JUnit
3 3 (1.28%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.28%) Redmine
3 3 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.43%) JMeter
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 104 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.69%) Finance
2 18 (7.69%) Marketing
3 11 (4.70%) Billing
4 5 (2.14%) Banking
5 4 (1.71%) Retail
5 4 (1.71%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.71%) Legal
6 3 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (17.52%) Network Engineer
2 29 (12.39%) Analyst
3 17 (7.26%) Service Manager
4 16 (6.84%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.84%) Transition Manager
4 16 (6.84%) Service Transition Manager
5 15 (6.41%) Architect
5 15 (6.41%) Product Manager
6 12 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.13%) IP Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (3.85%) Administrator
8 9 (3.85%) IT Support
9 8 (3.42%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Consultant
10 7 (2.99%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Implementation Engineer
11 6 (2.56%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.14%) Middleware
3 4 (1.71%) HTML
3 4 (1.71%) .NET
4 3 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) CGI
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.97%) DTV
2 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.12%) User Experience
4 13 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.85%) Clustering
7 7 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.56%) iPhone
8 6 (2.56%) iPad
8 6 (2.56%) IPTV
8 6 (2.56%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.14%) Economics
9 5 (2.14%) Streaming Video
9 5 (2.14%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.71%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.71%) STB
11 3 (1.28%) GIS
11 3 (1.28%) MPEG
11 3 (1.28%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.96%) Linux
2 32 (13.68%) Windows
3 25 (10.68%) UNIX
4 13 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.70%) Windows XP
6 10 (4.27%) Solaris
7 8 (3.42%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.56%) Android
9 5 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.14%) AIX
10 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.28%) VMS
12 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.97%) Service Management
2 24 (10.26%) ITIL
3 22 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.12%) Project Management
4 19 (8.12%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.84%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.98%) Migration
8 12 (5.13%) Six Sigma
9 11 (4.70%) Change Management
9 11 (4.70%) Lean Six Sigma
10 10 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.85%) CRM
11 9 (3.85%) Use Case
11 9 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (3.42%) Supplier Management
13 7 (2.99%) Load Balancing
13 7 (2.99%) Matrix Management
13 7 (2.99%) ERP
13 7 (2.99%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.40%) SQL
2 9 (3.85%) Python
3 7 (2.99%) Perl
3 7 (2.99%) PHP
4 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.28%) AWK
6 3 (1.28%) Ruby
6 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.28%) sed
6 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.85%) Java
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) C#
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (14.10%) CCNP
3 24 (10.26%) CCNA
4 21 (8.97%) Degree
5 10 (4.27%) CCIE
6 9 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.42%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.42%) JNCIP
7 8 (3.42%) CCIP
8 7 (2.99%) CCDP
9 6 (2.56%) Sun Certification
9 6 (2.56%) SCSA
9 6 (2.56%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.14%) PhD
11 4 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.85%) CCSA
12 2 (0.85%) CCSE
12 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.85%) PMP
12 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.70%) ISO 9001
3 9 (3.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.99%) XenApp
3 6 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.28%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.28%) Firmware
5 3 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) pfSense
7 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.14%) OPNET
2 3 (1.28%) OpenView
2 3 (1.28%) Cacti
3 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (23.08%) Cisco
2 32 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.83%) Juniper
4 20 (8.55%) BT
5 18 (7.69%) Citrix
6 14 (5.98%) Oracle
7 11 (4.70%) HP
8 10 (4.27%) VMware
9 9 (3.85%) F5
9 9 (3.85%) Veritas
10 8 (3.42%) Huawei
11 6 (2.56%) Sun
12 5 (2.14%) EMC
13 4 (1.71%) Adobe
13 4 (1.71%) IBM
13 4 (1.71%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.71%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.71%) Informatica
13 4 (1.71%) Remedy
14 3 (1.28%) Symantec
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