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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 502 520 404
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -116
Contract jobs citing Broadband 111 69 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 0.99% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 59
Average daily rate
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£372 £250 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% -36.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £122 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £404 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £288 £393
% change year-on-year
+25.56% -26.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £11.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +81.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.60 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.20 £62.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £10.69
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +101.12%

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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +10 100 £375 +50.00% 49
London +44 49 £381 +52.50% 14
South East -15 34 £361 +6.96% 19
Berkshire +10 23 £400 +128.57% 10
North West -13 10 £335 +179.16% 4
Scotland +5 9 £258 - 2
Hampshire +5 9 £361 +0.27% 5
Reading +1 9 £383 +39.09% 5
Hook -5 9 £361 +0.27%
City of London +2 6 £375 +108.33% 5
Edinburgh - 6 £140 - 1
Slough +7 5 £491 +197.72% 2
Cheshire -4 5 - - 1
Warrington -5 5 - -
Hounslow - 5 £413 -
East of England -6 4 £170 -43.33% 3
Manchester - 4 - - 2
Essex 0 3 £170 +3.03% 2
Brentwood -2 3 £170 +3.03%
Birmingham -5 3 £100 -6.97%
West Midlands -8 3 £100 -6.97% 3
Glasgow - 3 £258 -
Milton Keynes +2 1 - -
Bracknell -1 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - - 1
Newbury -4 1 £400 +128.57% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Lewes - 1 £225 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £225 -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 119 (49.38%) Telecoms
2 56 (23.24%) Cisco
3 49 (20.33%) VPN
4 48 (19.92%) Internet
5 43 (17.84%) MPLS
6 42 (17.43%) WAN
7 37 (15.35%) Firewall
8 35 (14.52%) BGP
8 35 (14.52%) Ethernet
9 34 (14.11%) Linux
9 34 (14.11%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (13.28%) Microsoft
11 31 (12.86%) Windows
12 30 (12.45%) CCNP
13 29 (12.03%) Juniper
13 29 (12.03%) BT
14 28 (11.62%) ITIL
14 28 (11.62%) UNIX
15 26 (10.79%) IPv6
15 26 (10.79%) Service Management
15 26 (10.79%) Service Delivery
16 25 (10.37%) Wireless
16 25 (10.37%) CCNA
16 25 (10.37%) LAN
17 24 (9.96%) TCP/IP
17 24 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (9.54%) MS Office
18 23 (9.54%) L2TP
19 22 (9.13%) OSPF
19 22 (9.13%) Finance

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.24%) Lync
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (9.54%) MS Office
2 14 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.24%) MS Project
5 3 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.83%) InDesign
7 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) IaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.33%) VPN
2 48 (19.92%) Internet
3 43 (17.84%) MPLS
4 42 (17.43%) WAN
5 37 (15.35%) Firewall
6 35 (14.52%) Ethernet
6 35 (14.52%) BGP
7 26 (10.79%) IPv6
8 25 (10.37%) LAN
8 25 (10.37%) Wireless
9 24 (9.96%) TCP/IP
10 23 (9.54%) L2TP
11 22 (9.13%) IPv4
11 22 (9.13%) OSPF
12 21 (8.71%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (7.05%) VRRP
13 17 (7.05%) IOS XR
14 15 (6.22%) HSRP
14 15 (6.22%) Junos
14 15 (6.22%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.41%) QlikView
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.66%) JIRA
1 4 (1.66%) Selenium
1 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.66%) Trac
2 3 (1.24%) Redmine
2 3 (1.24%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.24%) JUnit
2 3 (1.24%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.83%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.41%) JMeter
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (49.38%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.13%) Finance
3 14 (5.81%) Marketing
4 13 (5.39%) Billing
5 5 (2.07%) Retail
6 4 (1.66%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.66%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.66%) Avionics
7 2 (0.83%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (14.52%) Analyst
2 26 (10.79%) Network Engineer
3 20 (8.30%) IP Engineer
4 16 (6.64%) Architect
4 16 (6.64%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.64%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.22%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (6.22%) Implementation Engineer
6 13 (5.39%) Service Manager
7 12 (4.98%) Product Manager
8 11 (4.56%) Transition Manager
8 11 (4.56%) Designer
8 11 (4.56%) Service Transition Manager
9 10 (4.15%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Administrator
10 9 (3.73%) Consultant
11 8 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.90%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.49%) .NET
2 5 (2.07%) Middleware
3 3 (1.24%) XML
4 2 (0.83%) Flash
4 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.83%) HTML
5 1 (0.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.41%) Ajax
5 1 (0.41%) CGI
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.88%) User Experience
3 18 (7.47%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.81%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.98%) DTV
6 7 (2.90%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.49%) iPhone
7 6 (2.49%) iPad
8 5 (2.07%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.07%) Economics
9 4 (1.66%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.66%) Clustering
10 3 (1.24%) IVR
10 3 (1.24%) GIS
10 3 (1.24%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.24%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.11%) Linux
2 31 (12.86%) Windows
3 28 (11.62%) UNIX
4 12 (4.98%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.32%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.90%) Solaris
7 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.49%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.66%) Android
8 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.62%) ITIL
2 26 (10.79%) Service Management
2 26 (10.79%) Service Delivery
3 22 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (8.71%) Project Management
5 18 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.47%) CRM
6 16 (6.64%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.81%) Migration
8 11 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.15%) Matrix Management
10 9 (3.73%) Use Case
10 9 (3.73%) Change Management
10 9 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.32%) Six Sigma
11 8 (3.32%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.90%) Programme Management
12 7 (2.90%) Lean Six Sigma
12 7 (2.90%) Performance Management
12 7 (2.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.05%) SQL
2 8 (3.32%) Python
3 5 (2.07%) PHP
3 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.66%) Perl
5 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.24%) Ruby
5 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.83%) Java
6 2 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) AWK
Qualifications
1 34 (14.11%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (12.45%) CCNP
3 25 (10.37%) CCNA
4 16 (6.64%) CCIP
4 16 (6.64%) JNCIP
4 16 (6.64%) CCIE
5 15 (6.22%) JNCIA
6 14 (5.81%) Degree
7 13 (5.39%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.07%) CCDP
9 5 (2.07%) PhD
10 4 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.66%) Sun Certification
10 4 (1.66%) SCSA
11 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.24%) MCSE
12 2 (0.83%) CISSP
12 2 (0.83%) CCSE
12 2 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.39%) SLA
2 8 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.90%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.66%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.66%) DO-254
5 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.90%) XenApp
3 6 (2.49%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.24%) Firmware
5 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.07%) OPNET
2 4 (1.66%) SCCM
2 4 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (23.24%) Cisco
2 32 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 29 (12.03%) Juniper
3 29 (12.03%) BT
4 16 (6.64%) Citrix
5 12 (4.98%) Oracle
6 10 (4.15%) F5
7 7 (2.90%) Remedy
8 6 (2.49%) VMware
8 6 (2.49%) Huawei
8 6 (2.49%) HP
8 6 (2.49%) Adobe
9 4 (1.66%) Sun
9 4 (1.66%) Avaya
9 4 (1.66%) Veritas
9 4 (1.66%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.24%) Cramer
11 2 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.83%) Mapinfo
11 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40120 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Exception Ltd
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Rate: £350.00 - £415.00 per day
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Coventry
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