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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 463 479 346
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -133
Contract jobs citing Broadband 108 80 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 1.24% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 99
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £139 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.97% -3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Average hourly rate £53.75 £13.75 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+290.90% +20.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £12.20 £6.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £33.00 £14.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 £14.75 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+264.40% +29.67%

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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
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 January 2015.

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 29 January 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 +10 105 £350 +9.37% 56
South East +16 51 £363 -4.60% 17
Berkshire +23 29 £425 +180.99% 1
London +11 25 £365 +39.04% 21
North West +12 14 - - 6
Manchester +9 12 - - 2
City of London +14 10 £375 +30.43% 12
Hampshire -17 10 £280 -34.11% 2
Slough -4 7 £350 +211.11%
Surrey +4 5 £130 - 6
Reading +12 4 £300 - 1
East of England -10 4 £350 -17.64% 2
South West -16 4 - - 5
West Sussex - 4 - - 3
Bracknell - 4 £425 -
Crawley - 4 - - 1
Dorking - 4 £138 - 1
West Midlands -3 3 £153 -4.68% 2
Birmingham -6 3 £153 -4.68% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 £175 - 2
Essex +5 2 £350 -20.00% 1
Cheshire +4 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £175 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 1
Devon -4 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 1 £450 -
Scotland -8 1 £200 -61.90% 1
Milton Keynes -9 1 - - 1

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 128 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 57 (23.75%) Internet
3 51 (21.25%) Cisco
4 50 (20.83%) 3G
5 45 (18.75%) Windows
6 44 (18.33%) Microsoft
7 43 (17.92%) ITIL
8 42 (17.50%) Project Management
9 38 (15.83%) Firewall
9 38 (15.83%) Linux
10 33 (13.75%) Billing
11 32 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
11 32 (13.33%) VPN
12 31 (12.92%) SLA
12 31 (12.92%) UNIX
13 29 (12.08%) Wireless
14 28 (11.67%) Finance
14 28 (11.67%) MPLS
14 28 (11.67%) BGP
14 28 (11.67%) Degree
15 27 (11.25%) MS Office
15 27 (11.25%) ADSL
15 27 (11.25%) WAN
16 26 (10.83%) Service Management
17 25 (10.42%) LAN
17 25 (10.42%) Active Directory
18 24 (10.00%) TCP/IP
19 23 (9.58%) Windows XP
19 23 (9.58%) MS Excel
19 23 (9.58%) Windows 7

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.50%) IIS
4 6 (2.50%) Lync
5 5 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.83%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 27 (11.25%) MS Office
2 23 (9.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.67%) MS Project
6 3 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.83%) InDesign
8 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Office 365
2 3 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (23.75%) Internet
2 50 (20.83%) 3G
3 38 (15.83%) Firewall
4 32 (13.33%) VPN
5 29 (12.08%) Wireless
6 28 (11.67%) MPLS
6 28 (11.67%) BGP
7 27 (11.25%) ADSL
7 27 (11.25%) WAN
8 25 (10.42%) LAN
9 24 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 22 (9.17%) 4G
10 22 (9.17%) LTE
11 21 (8.75%) Ethernet
12 20 (8.33%) OSPF
13 18 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (6.67%) L2TP
15 14 (5.83%) WLAN
15 14 (5.83%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.25%) DB2
2 3 (1.25%) Crystal Enterprise
3 1 (0.42%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.42%) MySQL
3 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Selenium
2 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.25%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.83%) Subversion
4 2 (0.83%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.42%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.42%) Redmine
5 1 (0.42%) Trac
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) JMeter
5 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 128 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.75%) Billing
3 28 (11.67%) Finance
4 11 (4.58%) Marketing
5 6 (2.50%) Legal
5 6 (2.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.67%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.67%) Avionics
6 4 (1.67%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.25%) Law
8 2 (0.83%) Advertising
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (15.00%) Architect
2 26 (10.83%) Analyst
3 23 (9.58%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.08%) IP Engineer
7 15 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.83%) Designer
9 13 (5.42%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
11 11 (4.58%) Service Manager
12 10 (4.17%) Network Engineer
12 10 (4.17%) Service Transition Manager
12 10 (4.17%) Transition Manager
13 9 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.75%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.75%) Test Engineer
14 8 (3.33%) Administrator
15 7 (2.92%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.92%) .NET
2 5 (2.08%) XML
3 3 (1.25%) HTML
3 3 (1.25%) ODBC
4 2 (0.83%) Middleware
4 2 (0.83%) Flash
4 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.42%) JSON
5 1 (0.42%) Ajax
5 1 (0.42%) ATL
5 1 (0.42%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.75%) Blackberry
3 18 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.42%) DTV
5 12 (5.00%) Clustering
6 9 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.50%) Video on Demand
7 6 (2.50%) Machine to Machine
7 6 (2.50%) STB
8 5 (2.08%) iPhone
8 5 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.83%) IVR
9 2 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.83%) iPad
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
9 2 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.42%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.75%) Windows
2 38 (15.83%) Linux
3 31 (12.92%) UNIX
4 23 (9.58%) Windows XP
4 23 (9.58%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.58%) Windows 2000
7 11 (4.58%) Solaris
8 9 (3.75%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.33%) Windows NT
10 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.25%) AIX
13 2 (0.83%) NetWare
13 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.92%) ITIL
2 42 (17.50%) Project Management
3 26 (10.83%) Service Management
4 20 (8.33%) CRM
5 14 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.00%) Change Management
7 11 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.58%) Migration
7 11 (4.58%) PRINCE2
8 10 (4.17%) eTOM
8 10 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 10 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 9 (3.75%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.75%) Security Management
10 8 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.33%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.92%) Lean Six Sigma
11 7 (2.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.67%) Python
2 10 (4.17%) Perl
3 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.50%) PHP
5 6 (2.50%) Java
5 6 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.08%) Ruby
6 5 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.25%) SQL
8 2 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) R
9 1 (0.42%) AWK
9 1 (0.42%) Tcl
9 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 28 (11.67%) Degree
2 21 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (8.33%) CCNA
4 18 (7.50%) CCNP
5 17 (7.08%) Security Cleared
6 14 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.42%) JNCIA
7 13 (5.42%) CCIE
7 13 (5.42%) CCIP
8 12 (5.00%) JNCIP
9 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.33%) MCSE
11 1 (0.42%) MCITP
11 1 (0.42%) MCDST
11 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) MCP
11 1 (0.42%) PMP
11 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.92%) SLA
2 7 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.92%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.67%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.67%) DO-254
4 3 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.50%) Firmware
4 5 (2.08%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.08%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.67%) XenApp
6 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.25%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.67%) SCOM
4 3 (1.25%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.25%) WSUS
4 3 (1.25%) SCCM
4 3 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.25%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.25%) OpenView
5 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (21.25%) Cisco
2 44 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.17%) BT
4 19 (7.92%) Juniper
5 17 (7.08%) HP
6 15 (6.25%) Oracle
7 14 (5.83%) VMware
8 11 (4.58%) Citrix
9 10 (4.17%) BMC
9 10 (4.17%) Remedy
9 10 (4.17%) F5
10 9 (3.75%) IBM
10 9 (3.75%) EMC
11 7 (2.92%) Avaya
12 6 (2.50%) Symantec
13 4 (1.67%) Intel
14 3 (1.25%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.25%) Huawei
14 3 (1.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 3 (1.25%) Verint
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