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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 498 445 406
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -39
Contract jobs citing Broadband 92 128 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.83% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 81
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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 £300 £358
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 14
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
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
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 £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -32 86 £325 +8.33% 63
South East -10 32 £360 -10.00% 22
London -7 26 £299 -0.25% 20
Berkshire -4 16 £375 -10.17% 12
East of England -7 12 £165 - 4
Hampshire -2 10 £360 -0.27% 2
West Midlands -24 10 £325 -18.75% 3
City of London +28 9 £248 -15.74% 5
Essex +1 7 £165 - 2
Reading +5 6 - - 2
Warwickshire - 6 £325 -
Surrey -1 5 £283 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 5 £244 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £244 -
South West - 3 £365 - 6
Wiltshire - 2 £365 -
Swindon - 2 £365 -
Bracknell +1 1 - -
Cheshire +1 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
North West -14 1 £300 +71.42% 2
Paignton - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 3
Reigate - 1 £275 - 4
Rugby - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Salford - - - -
Selby - - - -
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 55 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 46 (27.88%) Windows
3 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 36 (21.82%) Internet
5 31 (18.79%) Firewall
6 28 (16.97%) Active Directory
7 27 (16.36%) ITIL
8 24 (14.55%) DHCP
8 24 (14.55%) Project Management
8 24 (14.55%) Finance
9 22 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 22 (13.33%) MS Office
10 21 (12.73%) Linux
10 21 (12.73%) 3G
10 21 (12.73%) Wireless
11 19 (11.52%) Billing
12 18 (10.91%) DNS
13 17 (10.30%) SQL
13 17 (10.30%) VPN
13 17 (10.30%) LAN
13 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (9.70%) Cisco
14 16 (9.70%) Degree
15 15 (9.09%) Windows XP
15 15 (9.09%) Service Management
16 14 (8.48%) WAN
16 14 (8.48%) JavaScript
16 14 (8.48%) Windows Vista
17 13 (7.88%) Windows 7
17 13 (7.88%) SQL Server

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.21%) IIS
4 2 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) Lync
5 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 22 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (1.21%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.82%) Internet
2 31 (18.79%) Firewall
3 24 (14.55%) DHCP
4 21 (12.73%) 3G
4 21 (12.73%) Wireless
5 18 (10.91%) DNS
6 17 (10.30%) VPN
6 17 (10.30%) LAN
7 14 (8.48%) WAN
8 13 (7.88%) VoIP
8 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
8 13 (7.88%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (7.27%) HTTP
9 12 (7.27%) NAS
10 11 (6.67%) Network Security
10 11 (6.67%) FTP
10 11 (6.67%) ADSL
10 11 (6.67%) IPsec
11 10 (6.06%) Telnet
11 10 (6.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.27%) Subversion
2 10 (6.06%) Selenium
3 8 (4.85%) JUnit
3 8 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.85%) JIRA
3 8 (4.85%) Trac
4 7 (4.24%) Redmine
4 7 (4.24%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.61%) PVCS
5 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
General
1 55 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 24 (14.55%) Finance
3 19 (11.52%) Billing
4 10 (6.06%) Marketing
5 6 (3.64%) Retail
5 6 (3.64%) Back Office
6 5 (3.03%) Local Government
7 4 (2.42%) Banking
8 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.21%) Electronics
9 2 (1.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (16.97%) Analyst
2 16 (9.70%) Test Engineer
3 15 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.27%) Architect
5 10 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 10 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.45%) Senior Architect
6 9 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Service Transition Manager
8 7 (4.24%) Transition Manager
8 7 (4.24%) IP Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Systems Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Network Specialist
9 6 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) .NET
2 5 (3.03%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.21%) HTML
3 2 (1.21%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.61%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.61%) EDI
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) Flash
4 1 (0.61%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.06%) Firmware
3 9 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.24%) DTV
5 5 (3.03%) IPTV
5 5 (3.03%) MPEG
5 5 (3.03%) STB
5 5 (3.03%) Streaming Video
6 4 (2.42%) Clustering
7 3 (1.82%) iPhone
7 3 (1.82%) iPad
8 2 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.21%) Open Source
8 2 (1.21%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.21%) PDA
9 1 (0.61%) CCTV
9 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.61%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.88%) Windows
2 21 (12.73%) Linux
3 15 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 14 (8.48%) Windows Vista
5 13 (7.88%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (3.03%) UNIX
10 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.82%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 2 (1.21%) Android
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.36%) ITIL
2 24 (14.55%) Project Management
3 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (9.09%) Service Management
5 11 (6.67%) Change Management
6 9 (5.45%) Use Case
6 9 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.85%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.85%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.24%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.24%) Six Sigma
8 7 (4.24%) Workflow
9 6 (3.64%) Validation
9 6 (3.64%) Network Architecture
9 6 (3.64%) Automated Testing
9 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.64%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.64%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 14 (8.48%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.67%) Perl
3 11 (6.67%) C
4 9 (5.45%) Ruby
4 9 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.45%) PHP
4 9 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.45%) VB.NET
5 8 (4.85%) Python
6 1 (0.61%) VB
6 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.42%) MCITP
5 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.82%) ISEB
5 3 (1.82%) MCSE
6 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCTS
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 8 (4.85%) SLA
3 6 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) XenApp
3 3 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.21%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.64%) SCCM
3 3 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) Cisco
3 12 (7.27%) Citrix
4 9 (5.45%) Juniper
5 8 (4.85%) VMware
6 7 (4.24%) Oracle
7 6 (3.64%) Dell
7 6 (3.64%) Sun
7 6 (3.64%) IBM
8 5 (3.03%) HP
8 5 (3.03%) Avaya
8 5 (3.03%) Remedy
8 5 (3.03%) Perforce
9 4 (2.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (2.42%) Ericsson
9 4 (2.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (2.42%) Huawei
10 3 (1.82%) Verint
10 3 (1.82%) Tableau
10 3 (1.82%) BMC
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