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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 519 519 444
Rank change year-on-year
0 -75
Contract jobs citing Broadband 94 77 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.06% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 49
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£375 £291 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.86% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £10.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +102.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £21.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £21.00 £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £10.40

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
7765 7290 7080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.16% 13.78% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4374 3937 3592
Average daily rate £363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 393 529
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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 -6 86 £375 +29.08% 34
London +9 36 £400 +52.38% 7
South East -10 29 £361 +0.27% 11
Berkshire +24 19 £383 +39.09% 7
North West -14 8 £335 +11.66% 6
City of London -3 7 £375 +87.50% 2
Reading +4 6 £383 +39.09% 2
Scotland +1 6 £199 -
Slough - 6 £463 -
Milton Keynes +10 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 - -
Cheshire +1 5 - - 2
Edinburgh - 5 £140 -
Hampshire -5 4 £361 -5.00% 1
Hook -6 4 £361 +0.27%
East of England -7 3 £210 +27.27% 1
South West -13 3 £320 -12.32% 1
Warrington - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 2
Birmingham -1 2 - -
Brentwood -2 2 £249 +50.75%
West Midlands -6 2 - - 5
Essex -13 2 £249 +50.75% 1
Crewe - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £403 - 1
Devon -4 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £485 +71.68%
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £403 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 104 (45.41%) Telecoms
2 52 (22.71%) Internet
3 46 (20.09%) Cisco
4 43 (18.78%) VPN
5 39 (17.03%) Firewall
6 37 (16.16%) WAN
7 35 (15.28%) MPLS
8 34 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (14.41%) Linux
10 32 (13.97%) Windows
10 32 (13.97%) Ethernet
10 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
11 31 (13.54%) BGP
12 30 (13.10%) CCNP
13 28 (12.23%) TCP/IP
14 27 (11.79%) UNIX
14 27 (11.79%) MS Office
15 26 (11.35%) Juniper
15 26 (11.35%) Service Management
16 23 (10.04%) BT
16 23 (10.04%) CCNA
16 23 (10.04%) IPv6
17 22 (9.61%) ITIL
17 22 (9.61%) Wireless
17 22 (9.61%) Finance
17 22 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (9.17%) Data Centre
18 21 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (9.17%) Service Delivery
19 20 (8.73%) L2TP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.31%) Lync
5 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.87%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (11.79%) MS Office
2 14 (6.11%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.31%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.87%) InDesign
7 1 (0.44%) MS Project
7 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.44%) assyst
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.75%) Office 365
3 2 (0.87%) IaaS
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.87%) SaaS
3 2 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (22.71%) Internet
2 43 (18.78%) VPN
3 39 (17.03%) Firewall
4 37 (16.16%) WAN
5 35 (15.28%) MPLS
6 32 (13.97%) Ethernet
7 31 (13.54%) BGP
8 28 (12.23%) TCP/IP
9 23 (10.04%) IPv6
10 22 (9.61%) Wireless
11 20 (8.73%) L2TP
11 20 (8.73%) IPv4
11 20 (8.73%) LAN
12 16 (6.99%) OSPF
12 16 (6.99%) PPP
13 15 (6.55%) VoIP
13 15 (6.55%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (6.11%) ATM
15 13 (5.68%) DHCP
16 12 (5.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.87%) PowerCenter
1 2 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.44%) Data Mart
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.44%) QlikView
2 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.75%) JIRA
2 4 (1.75%) Selenium
2 4 (1.75%) Trac
3 3 (1.31%) Redmine
3 3 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.31%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.31%) JUnit
4 2 (0.87%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.44%) JMeter
5 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 104 (45.41%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.61%) Finance
3 17 (7.42%) Marketing
4 11 (4.80%) Billing
5 4 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.75%) Legal
6 3 (1.31%) Banking
6 3 (1.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.31%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (14.85%) Network Engineer
2 29 (12.66%) Analyst
3 18 (7.86%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.55%) Product Manager
4 15 (6.55%) IP Engineer
5 14 (6.11%) Service Manager
6 13 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.68%) Transition Manager
6 13 (5.68%) Service Transition Manager
7 11 (4.80%) Architect
8 10 (4.37%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.37%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (4.37%) Implementation Engineer
9 9 (3.93%) IT Support
9 9 (3.93%) Consultant
10 8 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.49%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Designer
11 7 (3.06%) Administrator
12 6 (2.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.18%) .NET
1 5 (2.18%) Middleware
2 3 (1.31%) HTML
3 2 (0.87%) XML
3 2 (0.87%) Flash
4 1 (0.44%) CGI
4 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.44%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.17%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.73%) User Experience
4 17 (7.42%) DTV
5 14 (6.11%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.49%) Clustering
7 7 (3.06%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.62%) iPhone
8 6 (2.62%) iPad
8 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.18%) Streaming Video
9 5 (2.18%) Economics
9 5 (2.18%) IPTV
9 5 (2.18%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.75%) STB
11 3 (1.31%) IVR
11 3 (1.31%) GIS
11 3 (1.31%) HACMP
11 3 (1.31%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.41%) Linux
2 32 (13.97%) Windows
3 27 (11.79%) UNIX
4 12 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.37%) Solaris
5 10 (4.37%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.49%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.62%) Android
8 5 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.31%) VMS
10 3 (1.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.44%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.35%) Service Management
2 22 (9.61%) ITIL
3 21 (9.17%) Service Delivery
3 21 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (7.86%) Project Management
5 15 (6.55%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.55%) Migration
6 14 (6.11%) CRM
7 11 (4.80%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.37%) Six Sigma
8 10 (4.37%) Change Management
9 9 (3.93%) Lean Six Sigma
9 9 (3.93%) Use Case
9 9 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.49%) Matrix Management
11 7 (3.06%) Supplier Management
11 7 (3.06%) ERP
11 7 (3.06%) Network Design
11 7 (3.06%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.73%) SQL
2 7 (3.06%) Python
3 6 (2.62%) Perl
4 5 (2.18%) PHP
4 5 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.31%) AWK
5 3 (1.31%) Ruby
5 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.31%) sed
5 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.44%) C#
7 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (14.85%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (13.10%) CCNP
3 23 (10.04%) CCNA
4 19 (8.30%) Degree
5 13 (5.68%) CCIE
6 11 (4.80%) JNCIP
6 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.37%) JNCIA
7 10 (4.37%) CCIP
8 7 (3.06%) CCDP
8 7 (3.06%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.62%) Sun Certification
9 6 (2.62%) SCSA
10 5 (2.18%) PhD
11 4 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.31%) MCSE
13 2 (0.87%) CISSP
13 2 (0.87%) PMP
13 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.24%) SLA
2 10 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.06%) XenApp
3 6 (2.62%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.31%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.31%) Firmware
5 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.44%) pfSense
7 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) OPNET
2 2 (0.87%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.44%) OpenView
3 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 46 (20.09%) Cisco
2 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.35%) Juniper
4 23 (10.04%) BT
5 19 (8.30%) Citrix
6 14 (6.11%) Oracle
7 10 (4.37%) VMware
8 9 (3.93%) Veritas
8 9 (3.93%) HP
9 8 (3.49%) Huawei
10 6 (2.62%) F5
10 6 (2.62%) Adobe
10 6 (2.62%) Sun
11 5 (2.18%) EMC
12 4 (1.75%) IBM
12 4 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.75%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.31%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.31%) Symantec
13 3 (1.31%) Remedy
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