The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 506 410 386
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -24
Contract jobs citing Broadband 82 147 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 2.03% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 95
Average daily rate £290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £150 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £488 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.44 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £77.75 £69.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -33.08%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -93 80 £295 -21.33% 65
South East -23 42 £380 -5.00% 16
London -59 25 £250 +25.00% 25
Hampshire -20 20 £419 +4.68% 3
Berkshire -1 15 £175 -61.11% 12
Hook -7 12 £430 +7.50%
East of England -31 8 £300 -7.69% 5
Surrey -6 5 £118 -
City of London -19 5 £278 +85.00% 5
Reading - 5 £375 - 8
Cambridge +3 4 £310 -
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £310 -
Essex -21 2 £158 -51.53% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 2 - -
Milton Keynes -22 2 - -
Slough - 2 £178 -
Devon -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
Birmingham -11 1 £108 -50.00%
Cheshire -13 1 £120 -20.00% 2
North West -18 1 £120 -20.00% 8
Scotland -19 1 - -
South West -29 1 - - 4
West Midlands -33 1 £108 -61.94% 5
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £120 - 1
Watford - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (31.74%) Telecoms
2 47 (28.14%) Windows
3 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
4 39 (23.35%) Internet
5 32 (19.16%) MS Office
5 32 (19.16%) VPN
6 23 (13.77%) Project Management
7 21 (12.57%) Wireless
8 20 (11.98%) Active Directory
9 19 (11.38%) Windows XP
9 19 (11.38%) ITIL
9 19 (11.38%) MS Excel
10 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
10 18 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (10.78%) Windows Vista
10 18 (10.78%) Windows 7
11 17 (10.18%) LAN
12 16 (9.58%) Cisco
12 16 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.98%) Ethernet
13 15 (8.98%) WAN
14 14 (8.38%) 3G
14 14 (8.38%) Finance
14 14 (8.38%) Billing
15 13 (7.78%) Firewall
15 13 (7.78%) Linux
16 12 (7.19%) DNS
17 11 (6.59%) C
17 11 (6.59%) Citrix
17 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (2.99%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.20%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) Lync
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (19.16%) MS Office
2 19 (11.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.35%) Internet
2 32 (19.16%) VPN
3 21 (12.57%) Wireless
4 18 (10.78%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
5 17 (10.18%) LAN
6 15 (8.98%) Ethernet
6 15 (8.98%) WAN
7 14 (8.38%) 3G
8 13 (7.78%) Firewall
9 12 (7.19%) DNS
10 10 (5.99%) IPv6
10 10 (5.99%) VoIP
10 10 (5.99%) VLAN
11 8 (4.79%) FTP
11 8 (4.79%) ADSL
11 8 (4.79%) MPLS
12 7 (4.19%) BGP
12 7 (4.19%) DHCP
13 6 (3.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Subversion
2 3 (1.80%) JIRA
2 3 (1.80%) Trac
3 2 (1.20%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.20%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.60%) Redmine
4 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.60%) PVCS
4 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
General
1 53 (31.74%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Billing
3 11 (6.59%) Marketing
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Electronics
5 5 (2.99%) Back Office
5 5 (2.99%) Retail
6 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) Local Government
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (15.57%) Analyst
2 21 (12.57%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.98%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.38%) Network Engineer
5 9 (5.39%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.79%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.19%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Product Manager
7 7 (4.19%) Designer
8 6 (3.59%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.59%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (3.59%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (2.99%) Release Manager
9 5 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) Web Services
1 4 (2.40%) GStreamer
2 3 (1.80%) .NET
3 2 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) CSS
4 1 (0.60%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) Flash
4 1 (0.60%) EDI
4 1 (0.60%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.60%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.40%) Streaming Video
3 4 (2.40%) MPEG
3 4 (2.40%) Firmware
3 4 (2.40%) IPTV
3 4 (2.40%) PDA
3 4 (2.40%) CCTV
4 3 (1.80%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.80%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.80%) DTV
4 3 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.20%) iPhone
5 2 (1.20%) STB
5 2 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (0.60%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.14%) Windows
2 19 (11.38%) Windows XP
3 18 (10.78%) Windows Vista
3 18 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.78%) Linux
5 9 (5.39%) UNIX
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.59%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.80%) NetWare
10 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.77%) Project Management
2 19 (11.38%) ITIL
3 16 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.39%) Scrum
5 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.39%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.19%) Service Management
6 7 (4.19%) Change Management
6 7 (4.19%) Migration
7 6 (3.59%) Workflow
7 6 (3.59%) CRM
7 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.59%) Product Management
8 5 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.40%) Use Case
9 4 (2.40%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.40%) B2C
9 4 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.59%) C
2 8 (4.79%) SQL
3 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.40%) Python
6 1 (0.60%) Ruby
6 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
6 1 (0.60%) PHP
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Degree
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.99%) MCITP
3 5 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) CCNA
4 4 (2.40%) ISEB
5 3 (1.80%) CCNP
6 2 (1.20%) CHFI
7 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) QA
3 3 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (11.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) XenApp
4 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
2 3 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (23.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.58%) Cisco
3 11 (6.59%) Citrix
4 9 (5.39%) Juniper
4 9 (5.39%) BT
5 7 (4.19%) Remedy
6 6 (3.59%) Symantec
7 5 (2.99%) Lotus
7 5 (2.99%) Huawei
8 4 (2.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.40%) Perforce
8 4 (2.40%) Reuters
8 4 (2.40%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (2.40%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.40%) Adobe
8 4 (2.40%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.80%) Novell
9 3 (1.80%) VMware
9 3 (1.80%) McAfee
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