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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 505 437 414
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -23
Contract jobs citing Broadband 85 134 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.13% 1.93% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 78
Average daily rate
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£313 £304 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
Average hourly rate - £9.80 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.42%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 6937 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3575 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 477 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
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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 -58 79 £313 +1.62% 44
South East -19 30 £360 -10.00% 16
London -13 23 £289 -4.93% 14
Berkshire -1 14 £375 -10.17% 11
Hampshire -5 10 £360 -0.27% 1
East of England -15 10 £165 -49.23%
West Midlands -24 10 £325 -18.75% 1
City of London +24 8 £248 -31.95% 2
Hook +12 6 £349 -5.23% 1
Warwickshire - 6 £325 -
Reading +11 5 £275 - 3
Essex -1 5 £165 -49.23%
Surrey -5 5 £283 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 £244 -
Cambridge - 5 £244 -
South West - 3 £365 -
Wiltshire - 2 £365 -
Swindon - 2 £365 -
Bracknell +6 1 - -
Cheshire +4 1 £300 - 3
North West -11 1 £300 +71.42% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Paignton - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £275 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (32.93%) Telecoms
2 45 (27.44%) Windows
3 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
4 34 (20.73%) Internet
5 27 (16.46%) Firewall
6 26 (15.85%) Active Directory
7 25 (15.24%) ITIL
8 24 (14.63%) MS Office
8 24 (14.63%) Project Management
9 23 (14.02%) DHCP
9 23 (14.02%) Finance
10 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
11 21 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (11.59%) Wireless
12 19 (11.59%) Linux
13 18 (10.98%) Billing
14 17 (10.37%) SQL
14 17 (10.37%) 3G
15 16 (9.76%) Cisco
15 16 (9.76%) VPN
15 16 (9.76%) DNS
15 16 (9.76%) VoIP
15 16 (9.76%) Windows XP
16 15 (9.15%) Service Management
17 14 (8.54%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (8.54%) LAN
17 14 (8.54%) Windows Vista
18 13 (7.93%) Windows 7
18 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
18 13 (7.93%) TCP/IP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.05%) CMS
3 3 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.22%) Lync
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (14.63%) MS Office
2 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.73%) Internet
2 27 (16.46%) Firewall
3 23 (14.02%) DHCP
4 19 (11.59%) Wireless
5 17 (10.37%) 3G
6 16 (9.76%) VPN
6 16 (9.76%) DNS
6 16 (9.76%) VoIP
7 14 (8.54%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (8.54%) LAN
8 13 (7.93%) TCP/IP
9 12 (7.32%) Ethernet
10 11 (6.71%) HTTP
10 11 (6.71%) WAN
10 11 (6.71%) ADSL
11 10 (6.10%) FTP
12 9 (5.49%) IPsec
12 9 (5.49%) Telnet
12 9 (5.49%) IPv6
12 9 (5.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (7.32%) Subversion
2 8 (4.88%) Selenium
2 8 (4.88%) JIRA
2 8 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (4.88%) Trac
2 8 (4.88%) JUnit
3 7 (4.27%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.27%) Redmine
4 1 (0.61%) PVCS
4 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
General
1 54 (32.93%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.02%) Finance
3 18 (10.98%) Billing
4 11 (6.71%) Marketing
5 6 (3.66%) Retail
5 6 (3.66%) Back Office
6 4 (2.44%) Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.83%) Local Government
8 2 (1.22%) Legal
8 2 (1.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Military
9 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (18.29%) Analyst
2 20 (12.20%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.15%) Test Engineer
3 15 (9.15%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.71%) Service Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) Architect
5 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.27%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.27%) Transition Manager
7 7 (4.27%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.27%) Service Transition Manager
7 7 (4.27%) IP Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.66%) Senior Architect
8 6 (3.66%) Systems Manager
8 6 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.88%) .NET
2 5 (3.05%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.22%) Google Maps API
3 2 (1.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) Flash
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) EDI
4 1 (0.61%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) Firmware
1 11 (6.71%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.27%) DTV
4 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.05%) Streaming Video
5 5 (3.05%) MPEG
5 5 (3.05%) IPTV
6 3 (1.83%) STB
6 3 (1.83%) Clustering
6 3 (1.83%) iPhone
6 3 (1.83%) iPad
7 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.22%) PDA
7 2 (1.22%) Open Source
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.61%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.44%) Windows
2 19 (11.59%) Linux
3 16 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 14 (8.54%) Windows Vista
5 13 (7.93%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.44%) UNIX
9 2 (1.22%) Android
9 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.22%) Solaris
9 2 (1.22%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.24%) ITIL
2 24 (14.63%) Project Management
3 21 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (9.15%) Service Management
5 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.10%) Change Management
6 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.49%) Workflow
6 9 (5.49%) Use Case
7 8 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 7 (4.27%) Six Sigma
8 7 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.27%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (3.66%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.66%) Automated Testing
9 6 (3.66%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.66%) IT Governance
10 5 (3.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.37%) SQL
2 12 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.71%) C
4 9 (5.49%) Perl
4 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.27%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.27%) PHP
5 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.27%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.27%) Ruby
6 5 (3.05%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) VB
7 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (7.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.44%) MCITP
3 4 (2.44%) ISEB
4 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.22%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) MCP
6 1 (0.61%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.49%) QA
2 6 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.66%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.83%) XenApp
4 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.22%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) SCCM
1 6 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.76%) Cisco
3 12 (7.32%) Citrix
4 9 (5.49%) Juniper
5 7 (4.27%) Oracle
6 6 (3.66%) Sun
6 6 (3.66%) Dell
6 6 (3.66%) IBM
6 6 (3.66%) VMware
7 5 (3.05%) Perforce
7 5 (3.05%) Avaya
7 5 (3.05%) Remedy
8 4 (2.44%) Huawei
8 4 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (2.44%) HP
8 4 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (2.44%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.83%) BT
9 3 (1.83%) Wyse
9 3 (1.83%) BMC
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