The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Broadband
Rank 557 546 548
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Broadband 86 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.12% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 47
Median daily rate £351 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -

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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 79 £351 -7.45% 40
London +1 36 £316 -21.00% 4
South East -1 26 £361 - 7
Berkshire 0 17 £355 -7.18% 1
Reading +2 11 £450 +17.64%
Yorkshire +11 9 £351 -3.31% 18
Hampshire +11 7 £361 - 1
Hook +3 5 £361 - 1
City of London +46 4 £275 -26.66% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £351 -
Scotland -16 3 - - 1
Harrogate - 3 £351 -
East of England +13 2 - - 1
South West -2 2 £280 - 5
North West -19 2 - - 5
Worthing - 2 £135 -
Sheffield - 2 £428 - 2
Hull - 2 £352 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £428 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £135 -
South Wales - 2 £550 - 1
Wales - 2 £550 - 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £352 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +6 1 £175 -56.52%
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
Slough +1 1 £125 -72.97%
Nottingham -1 1 £175 -
Hounslow -2 1 £260 -36.96%
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £175 -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Broadband.

1 74 (40.66%) Cisco
1 74 (40.66%) Telecoms
2 55 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (28.02%) VPN
4 49 (26.92%) Firewall
5 43 (23.63%) ITIL
5 43 (23.63%) TCP/IP
6 42 (23.08%) WAN
7 38 (20.88%) Wireless
8 37 (20.33%) Network Security
9 35 (19.23%) Network Design
9 35 (19.23%) ISDN
10 34 (18.68%) MPLS
11 29 (15.93%) Network Monitoring
12 28 (15.38%) Internet
13 27 (14.84%) Security Cleared
14 26 (14.29%) Network Management
14 26 (14.29%) Juniper
15 25 (13.74%) CCNA
16 24 (13.19%) Windows
17 22 (12.09%) CCNP
18 21 (11.54%) DV Cleared
19 19 (10.44%) Project Management
20 18 (9.89%) Linux
21 17 (9.34%) ADSL
21 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
22 16 (8.79%) Ethernet
23 15 (8.24%) LAN
23 15 (8.24%) Degree
24 14 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.30%) CMS
1 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.65%) IIS
2 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.65%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.55%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.59%) MS Office
3 6 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.10%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.55%) assyst
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Office 365
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (28.02%) VPN
2 49 (26.92%) Firewall
3 43 (23.63%) TCP/IP
4 42 (23.08%) WAN
5 38 (20.88%) Wireless
6 37 (20.33%) Network Security
7 35 (19.23%) ISDN
8 34 (18.68%) MPLS
9 28 (15.38%) Internet
10 17 (9.34%) ADSL
11 16 (8.79%) Ethernet
12 15 (8.24%) LAN
13 14 (7.69%) BGP
14 13 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (6.59%) DNS
16 11 (6.04%) 3G
16 11 (6.04%) PSTN
17 10 (5.49%) OSPF
18 9 (4.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.10%) GIS
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.55%) Big Data
3 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.10%) Hudson
2 2 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
2 2 (1.10%) VectorCAST
General
1 74 (40.66%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.59%) Billing
3 9 (4.95%) Finance
3 9 (4.95%) Marketing
4 7 (3.85%) Retail
5 4 (2.20%) Back Office
6 3 (1.65%) Advertising
6 3 (1.65%) Electronics
6 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.10%) Avionics
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (20.88%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.84%) Analyst
3 15 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Network Support
7 11 (6.04%) Network Analyst
8 9 (4.95%) Cisco Support
8 9 (4.95%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.95%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Product Manager
10 7 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) IP Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Juniper Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.30%) HTML
2 4 (2.20%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.65%) RSS
4 1 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.55%) JMS
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) Spring
4 1 (0.55%) WAP
4 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.04%) Smartphone
2 10 (5.49%) DTV
3 9 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.75%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.20%) User Experience
8 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.65%) IPTV
8 3 (1.65%) MPEG
8 3 (1.65%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.10%) CCTV
9 2 (1.10%) FMCG
9 2 (1.10%) HACMP
9 2 (1.10%) LPAR
9 2 (1.10%) Statistics
9 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.19%) Windows
2 18 (9.89%) Linux
3 13 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.85%) Unix
5 5 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) AIX
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.10%) VMS
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.63%) ITIL
2 35 (19.23%) Network Design
3 29 (15.93%) Network Monitoring
4 26 (14.29%) Network Management
5 19 (10.44%) Project Management
6 14 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.69%) Change Management
6 14 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.69%) Service Management
7 10 (5.49%) High Availability
8 9 (4.95%) B2B
8 9 (4.95%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.40%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 7 (3.85%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.30%) CRM
11 6 (3.30%) Migration
11 6 (3.30%) Waterfall
12 5 (2.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.40%) C
2 7 (3.85%) Embedded C
2 7 (3.85%) SQL
3 5 (2.75%) C++
3 5 (2.75%) Embedded C++
3 5 (2.75%) Python
4 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.10%) ANSI C
6 2 (1.10%) AWK
6 2 (1.10%) Java
6 2 (1.10%) Perl
6 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.10%) sed
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
7 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (14.84%) Security Cleared
3 25 (13.74%) CCNA
4 22 (12.09%) CCNP
5 21 (11.54%) DV Cleared
6 15 (8.24%) Degree
7 9 (4.95%) CCIE
7 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.75%) CCSA
8 5 (2.75%) CCSE
8 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.20%) Avaya Certification
9 4 (2.20%) MCITP
9 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.65%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.65%) MCTS
11 2 (1.10%) CISSP
11 2 (1.10%) MCP
12 1 (0.55%) ISEB
12 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.59%) SLA
2 10 (5.49%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.65%) OIPF
5 2 (1.10%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.75%) ProxySG
2 5 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.65%) UAG
3 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.10%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.55%) HDFS
5 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.75%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (1.65%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.55%) OpenView
4 1 (0.55%) OPNET
4 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (40.66%) Cisco
2 26 (14.29%) Juniper
3 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.69%) Avaya
5 13 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.49%) F5
7 6 (3.30%) Verint
8 5 (2.75%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.75%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (2.75%) Perforce
9 4 (2.20%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.20%) HP
9 4 (2.20%) SAP
10 3 (1.65%) Kaspersky
10 3 (1.65%) Nokia
10 3 (1.65%) Nortel
10 3 (1.65%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.65%) Remedy
10 3 (1.65%) VMware
11 2 (1.10%) Polycom
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