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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 491 460 446
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs citing Broadband 115 119 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.67% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 66
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 16
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.40%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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 29 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 -21 105 £313 +4.16% 56
London +17 39 £308 +1.23% 20
South East -6 39 £313 -21.13% 21
Berkshire +17 19 £375 -12.28% 14
City of London +22 15 £286 -21.03% 2
Hampshire -4 14 £335 -7.20% 1
East of England -16 14 £165 -37.14% 4
West Midlands -22 10 £325 -20.73% 2
Essex -2 9 £165 -37.14% 1
Warwickshire - 6 £325 -
Reading +12 5 - - 4
Surrey +1 4 £283 +17.70% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - - 1
Bracknell +4 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 £300 -
Scotland -16 1 £475 +13.09%
North West -18 1 £300 +71.42% 3
Paignton - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 -
Redhill - 1 - - 1
Reigate - 1 £275 - 1
Rugby - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Salford - - - -
Selby - - - -
Skipton - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 65 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 56 (30.77%) Windows
3 52 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 37 (20.33%) Internet
4 37 (20.33%) Firewall
5 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 31 (17.03%) 3G
7 30 (16.48%) Project Management
8 28 (15.38%) ITIL
8 28 (15.38%) MS Office
9 27 (14.84%) MS Excel
10 26 (14.29%) DHCP
11 24 (13.19%) Service Management
11 24 (13.19%) Wireless
11 24 (13.19%) Finance
11 24 (13.19%) Linux
12 22 (12.09%) Windows 7
13 20 (10.99%) Windows XP
13 20 (10.99%) Billing
14 19 (10.44%) DNS
14 19 (10.44%) Degree
15 18 (9.89%) Blackberry
16 17 (9.34%) SLA
16 17 (9.34%) LAN
16 17 (9.34%) SQL
16 17 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (8.79%) Cisco
17 16 (8.79%) VPN
18 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
18 15 (8.24%) ADSL

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 13 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.20%) CMS
5 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.65%) IIS
6 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Lync
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (15.38%) MS Office
2 27 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.33%) Internet
1 37 (20.33%) Firewall
2 31 (17.03%) 3G
3 26 (14.29%) DHCP
4 24 (13.19%) Wireless
5 19 (10.44%) DNS
6 17 (9.34%) LAN
7 16 (8.79%) VPN
8 15 (8.24%) ADSL
9 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 14 (7.69%) NAS
10 13 (7.14%) Network Security
10 13 (7.14%) WAN
10 13 (7.14%) HTTP
10 13 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (6.59%) VoIP
11 12 (6.59%) FTP
12 11 (6.04%) Telnet
12 11 (6.04%) IPsec
13 10 (5.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.55%) DB2
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Subversion
2 11 (6.04%) Selenium
3 8 (4.40%) JUnit
3 8 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.85%) JIRA
4 7 (3.85%) Trac
4 7 (3.85%) Redmine
4 7 (3.85%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) PVCS
General
1 65 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 24 (13.19%) Finance
3 20 (10.99%) Billing
4 9 (4.95%) Marketing
5 5 (2.75%) Local Government
6 4 (2.20%) Retail
6 4 (2.20%) Legal
6 4 (2.20%) Back Office
7 3 (1.65%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.10%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (14.29%) Analyst
2 19 (10.44%) Architect
3 16 (8.79%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (8.79%) Test Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.59%) Service Analyst
5 12 (6.59%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 12 (6.59%) Senior Architect
6 9 (4.95%) Service Transition Manager
6 9 (4.95%) Transition Manager
6 9 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (4.95%) Service Manager
6 9 (4.95%) Systems Manager
7 8 (4.40%) Network Specialist
7 8 (4.40%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Consultant
8 6 (3.30%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) .NET
2 5 (2.75%) GStreamer
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.10%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.55%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.55%) EDI
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) Flash
4 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.55%) ATL
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.04%) Firmware
5 9 (4.95%) DTV
6 8 (4.40%) Clustering
7 7 (3.85%) STB
8 6 (3.30%) IPTV
9 5 (2.75%) iPhone
9 5 (2.75%) MPEG
9 5 (2.75%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.65%) iPad
10 3 (1.65%) Open Source
10 3 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.10%) PDA
11 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.55%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.77%) Windows
2 24 (13.19%) Linux
3 22 (12.09%) Windows 7
4 20 (10.99%) Windows XP
5 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 8 (4.40%) Windows 2000
6 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.85%) Windows NT
8 5 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (2.75%) Solaris
9 4 (2.20%) UNIX
9 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.55%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.48%) Project Management
2 28 (15.38%) ITIL
3 24 (13.19%) Service Management
4 17 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.59%) Change Management
6 9 (4.95%) Problem Management
6 9 (4.95%) Use Case
6 9 (4.95%) Lean Six Sigma
6 9 (4.95%) Six Sigma
6 9 (4.95%) PRINCE2
6 9 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.40%) Network Architecture
8 7 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 7 (3.85%) Security Management
8 7 (3.85%) Workflow
9 6 (3.30%) Validation
9 6 (3.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.34%) SQL
2 15 (8.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.14%) Perl
4 11 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.49%) PHP
5 10 (5.49%) C
5 10 (5.49%) VB.NET
5 10 (5.49%) Python
5 10 (5.49%) Ruby
5 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.95%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (10.44%) Degree
2 14 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.20%) MCSE
6 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) MCTS
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.34%) SLA
2 9 (4.95%) QA
3 8 (4.40%) ISO 9001
3 8 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.20%) XenApp
4 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.55%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.30%) SCCM
3 4 (2.20%) SCOM
4 3 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.10%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.79%) Cisco
3 14 (7.69%) Citrix
4 12 (6.59%) HP
5 11 (6.04%) VMware
6 9 (4.95%) Juniper
7 8 (4.40%) Oracle
8 7 (3.85%) IBM
8 7 (3.85%) Avaya
9 6 (3.30%) Dell
9 6 (3.30%) Sun
9 6 (3.30%) Remedy
10 5 (2.75%) Symantec
10 5 (2.75%) Perforce
11 4 (2.20%) Intel
11 4 (2.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (2.20%) BMC
11 4 (2.20%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.20%) Huawei
11 4 (2.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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