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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 472 521 399
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -122
Contract jobs citing Broadband 130 83 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.14% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 80
Average daily rate
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£362 £278 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.36% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £131 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £447 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £320 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.70 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £27.90 £70.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £11.90
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.67%

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
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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
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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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 +42 119 £375 +29.31% 59
South East -3 45 £374 -1.71% 23
London +22 44 £413 +65.00% 14
Berkshire +6 24 £420 +140.00% 11
North West +2 18 £335 +179.16% 13
Hampshire -17 16 £367 -12.47% 9
Cheshire +4 9 - - 2
Reading +2 8 - - 7
Manchester - 8 - - 10
City of London +21 7 £188 -32.43% 6
Scotland -7 6 £258 - 5
Warrington -10 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 £258 - 2
East of England +5 3 £249 -17.08% 1
Bracknell +2 3 £415 -
Surrey +2 3 £130 +10.63% 1
Dorking - 3 £130 -
Essex +10 2 £249 +50.75%
Birmingham -3 2 £100 -6.97%
West Midlands -7 2 £100 -6.97% 3
Newbury -8 2 £301 +72.14% 1
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
North East - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (50.64%) Telecoms
2 58 (24.68%) Cisco
3 50 (21.28%) Internet
4 49 (20.85%) VPN
5 42 (17.87%) Linux
5 42 (17.87%) WAN
6 36 (15.32%) Ethernet
6 36 (15.32%) MPLS
7 35 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (14.89%) BT
8 34 (14.47%) Firewall
8 34 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 34 (14.47%) Juniper
8 34 (14.47%) ITIL
9 33 (14.04%) UNIX
10 31 (13.19%) Windows
10 31 (13.19%) CCNP
11 29 (12.34%) LAN
11 29 (12.34%) BGP
11 29 (12.34%) Wireless
12 28 (11.91%) CCNA
13 26 (11.06%) Service Delivery
13 26 (11.06%) Project Management
14 25 (10.64%) Service Management
14 25 (10.64%) MS Office
14 25 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (10.21%) OSPF
16 23 (9.79%) IPv6
16 23 (9.79%) TCP/IP
17 22 (9.36%) IOS XR

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 11 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.13%) Lync
2 5 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) SAS
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (10.64%) MS Office
2 16 (6.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.70%) MS Project
5 3 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.85%) InDesign
7 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.70%) Office 365
3 2 (0.85%) IaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) SaaS
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.28%) Internet
2 49 (20.85%) VPN
3 42 (17.87%) WAN
4 36 (15.32%) Ethernet
4 36 (15.32%) MPLS
5 34 (14.47%) Firewall
6 29 (12.34%) Wireless
6 29 (12.34%) BGP
6 29 (12.34%) LAN
7 24 (10.21%) OSPF
8 23 (9.79%) TCP/IP
8 23 (9.79%) IPv6
9 22 (9.36%) L2TP
9 22 (9.36%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (9.36%) IOS XR
10 20 (8.51%) BT 21CN
10 20 (8.51%) VRRP
10 20 (8.51%) IPv4
10 20 (8.51%) 3G
11 19 (8.09%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
1 1 (0.43%) QlikView
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Selenium
2 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.70%) Trac
2 4 (1.70%) JIRA
3 3 (1.28%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.28%) Redmine
3 3 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.85%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.85%) JUnit
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 119 (50.64%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.36%) Finance
3 16 (6.81%) Billing
4 13 (5.53%) Marketing
5 6 (2.55%) Retail
6 4 (1.70%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.70%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.70%) Avionics
6 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (14.47%) Analyst
2 23 (9.79%) IP Engineer
3 19 (8.09%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (8.09%) Implementation Engineer
4 18 (7.66%) Business Analyst
4 18 (7.66%) Architect
5 14 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.96%) Network Engineer
6 13 (5.53%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.11%) Service Manager
7 12 (5.11%) Designer
8 11 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.26%) Administrator
9 10 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
9 10 (4.26%) Transition Manager
10 8 (3.40%) Product Manager
10 8 (3.40%) Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) Telecoms Business Analyst
12 6 (2.55%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.13%) .NET
2 4 (1.70%) XML
2 4 (1.70%) Middleware
3 3 (1.28%) HTML
4 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.85%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) CGI
5 1 (0.43%) EJB
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
5 1 (0.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.96%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.11%) User Experience
4 11 (4.68%) DTV
5 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.55%) Clustering
7 5 (2.13%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.13%) Machine to Machine
8 4 (1.70%) iPad
8 4 (1.70%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.70%) iPhone
8 4 (1.70%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.28%) Economics
9 3 (1.28%) IVR
9 3 (1.28%) GIS
9 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.87%) Linux
2 33 (14.04%) UNIX
3 31 (13.19%) Windows
4 13 (5.53%) Windows XP
4 13 (5.53%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.40%) Solaris
6 8 (3.40%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.28%) Android
9 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.47%) ITIL
2 26 (11.06%) Project Management
2 26 (11.06%) Service Delivery
3 25 (10.64%) Service Management
4 22 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.09%) CRM
6 16 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.68%) Migration
9 10 (4.26%) Matrix Management
10 9 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.40%) Change Management
11 8 (3.40%) Use Case
11 8 (3.40%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.40%) eTOM
12 7 (2.98%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.98%) Six Sigma
12 7 (2.98%) UML
12 7 (2.98%) ERP
12 7 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.96%) SQL
2 10 (4.26%) Python
3 6 (2.55%) Java
4 5 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.13%) Perl
5 4 (1.70%) PHP
5 4 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.28%) Ruby
6 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.28%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.85%) C
7 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) AWK
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (13.19%) CCNP
3 28 (11.91%) CCNA
4 20 (8.51%) CCIP
4 20 (8.51%) CCIE
5 19 (8.09%) JNCIA
5 19 (8.09%) JNCIP
6 17 (7.23%) Degree
7 13 (5.53%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.13%) CCDP
10 4 (1.70%) MCSE
10 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.28%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.28%) SCSA
11 3 (1.28%) PhD
12 2 (0.85%) PMP
12 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.23%) SLA
2 7 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.70%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.70%) DO-254
5 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.55%) XenApp
3 4 (1.70%) XenDesktop
3 4 (1.70%) Firmware
4 3 (1.28%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.28%) OPNET
2 3 (1.28%) SCCM
2 3 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 58 (24.68%) Cisco
2 35 (14.89%) BT
3 34 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.47%) Juniper
4 16 (6.81%) Citrix
5 14 (5.96%) Oracle
6 10 (4.26%) VMware
7 9 (3.83%) Remedy
8 8 (3.40%) HP
8 8 (3.40%) F5
9 6 (2.55%) EMC
9 6 (2.55%) Adobe
10 5 (2.13%) BMC
11 4 (1.70%) Avaya
11 4 (1.70%) Sun
11 4 (1.70%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.28%) IBM
12 3 (1.28%) Veritas
12 3 (1.28%) webMethods
12 3 (1.28%) Huawei
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