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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 517 480 503
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +23
Contract jobs citing Broadband 102 121 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.61% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 58 50
Average daily rate £275 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £290 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £52.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% +275.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.88 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £55.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £52.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-67.14% +255.93%

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 88 £300 -16.08% 49
South East -19 33 £301 -19.66% 10
London -11 26 £171 -52.09% 18
Berkshire -11 16 £353 -17.05% 2
South West +11 12 £300 - 1
Reading -4 12 £390 +30.00% 2
Kent - 9 £200 - 2
East of England +5 8 £325 - 5
Bristol +3 8 £300 -
Scotland -2 7 £200 - 1
Glasgow - 6 £200 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £200 -
North West -26 5 £315 - 10
Hertfordshire +10 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £338 - 2
Hook +10 3 £475 +26.66%
Milton Keynes +9 3 £338 - 1
Hampshire -4 3 £475 +45.03%
Belfast - 3 - - 2
County Antrim - 3 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 2
City of London +29 2 - - 5
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £325 -
West Midlands -15 2 £450 +195.08%
Manchester -26 2 - - 5
Lancashire - 2 £308 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 £325 -
Borehamwood - 2 - - 1
Newbury +4 1 £188 -3.84%

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 60 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 56 (35.90%) Cisco
3 34 (21.79%) Firewall
4 33 (21.15%) MPLS
5 31 (19.87%) VPN
5 31 (19.87%) Windows
6 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
7 26 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 24 (15.38%) Project Management
8 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 23 (14.74%) MS Office
9 23 (14.74%) Finance
10 22 (14.10%) Wireless
11 20 (12.82%) Windows 7
12 19 (12.18%) ITIL
12 19 (12.18%) Internet
13 18 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 18 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (11.54%) Degree
14 17 (10.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (10.90%) ADSL
14 17 (10.90%) WAN
14 17 (10.90%) Juniper
15 16 (10.26%) CCNA
15 16 (10.26%) CCNP
15 16 (10.26%) ISDN
15 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
15 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (9.62%) 3G

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.56%) CMS
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.64%) Magnolia
Applications
1 23 (14.74%) MS Office
2 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) assyst
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.79%) Firewall
2 33 (21.15%) MPLS
3 31 (19.87%) VPN
4 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 22 (14.10%) Wireless
6 19 (12.18%) Internet
7 18 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (10.90%) ADSL
8 17 (10.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (10.90%) WAN
9 16 (10.26%) ISDN
10 15 (9.62%) 3G
11 14 (8.97%) Ethernet
11 14 (8.97%) LAN
12 13 (8.33%) Network Security
13 11 (7.05%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (7.05%) PSTN
14 10 (6.41%) 4G
14 10 (6.41%) VoIP
15 8 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.28%) MS Access
2 1 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) JUnit
1 3 (1.92%) Selenium
2 2 (1.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.64%) Redmine
3 1 (0.64%) Trac
General
1 60 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.74%) Finance
3 9 (5.77%) Billing
4 8 (5.13%) Marketing
5 4 (2.56%) Banking
6 3 (1.92%) Back Office
6 3 (1.92%) Law
6 3 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.51%) Network Engineer
2 27 (17.31%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Analyst
7 9 (5.77%) Cisco Support
7 9 (5.77%) Coordinator
7 9 (5.77%) Network Support
7 9 (5.77%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.49%) Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Field Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Administrator
10 6 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (1.92%) XML
3 2 (1.28%) .NET
3 2 (1.28%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) Middleware
4 1 (0.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 8 (5.13%) e-Health
5 7 (4.49%) DTV
6 6 (3.85%) MPEG
7 5 (3.21%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.56%) CCTV
8 4 (2.56%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.56%) IPTV
9 3 (1.92%) Clustering
9 3 (1.92%) HACMP
9 3 (1.92%) Handset
9 3 (1.92%) LPAR
9 3 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.87%) Windows
2 20 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.41%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.13%) Unix
4 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.49%) Linux
6 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.92%) AIX
7 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.92%) VMS
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.64%) NetWare
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.38%) Project Management
2 19 (12.18%) ITIL
3 18 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 13 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.77%) Network Design
5 9 (5.77%) Network Management
5 9 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.13%) Fault Management
6 8 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 6 (3.85%) Migration
7 6 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.85%) Validation
8 5 (3.21%) Change Management
8 5 (3.21%) CRM
8 5 (3.21%) High Availability
8 5 (3.21%) PRINCE
8 5 (3.21%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.56%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.41%) Python
1 10 (6.41%) SQL
2 9 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.85%) Perl
4 4 (2.56%) Java
4 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.92%) AWK
5 3 (1.92%) sed
6 2 (1.28%) C
6 2 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.64%) C++
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
7 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.54%) Degree
3 16 (10.26%) CCNA
3 16 (10.26%) CCNP
4 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.21%) CCIE
5 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) ACCA
6 4 (2.56%) CIMA
6 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.92%) Avaya Certification
7 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.28%) APMP
8 2 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) SLA
2 6 (3.85%) OIPF
3 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 24 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.92%) Veritas File System
4 3 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.13%) OpenView
1 8 (5.13%) OPNET
2 7 (4.49%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.64%) Cacti
5 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (35.90%) Cisco
2 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.90%) Juniper
4 12 (7.69%) Avaya
5 10 (6.41%) HP
6 7 (4.49%) CA
6 7 (4.49%) VMware
7 5 (3.21%) F5
8 4 (2.56%) BT
8 4 (2.56%) Meraki
8 4 (2.56%) SonicWALL
8 4 (2.56%) Symantec
8 4 (2.56%) Verint
8 4 (2.56%) WatchGuard
9 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.92%) EMC
9 3 (1.92%) IBM
9 3 (1.92%) Nokia
9 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.92%) Veritas
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