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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 456 512 395
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -117
Contract jobs citing Broadband 135 76 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.10% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 89
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£367 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £144 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £10.10 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £34.50 £77.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+22.80% +18.75%

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
7976 6895 6994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4359 3571 3404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 415 582
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +43 125 £375 +17.18% 71
South East -17 50 £374 -1.71% 24
London +24 41 £413 +65.00% 26
Berkshire +13 26 £420 +140.00% 7
North West 0 19 - - 8
Hampshire -12 14 £374 -12.11% 10
Manchester - 10 - - 7
Cheshire +3 9 - -
Reading +4 8 - - 3
City of London +16 7 £188 -29.57% 11
Slough +4 7 £496 +179.57%
Scotland - 6 £258 -
Surrey +5 5 £130 +10.63% 1
Yorkshire -4 4 - - 2
Warrington -4 4 - -
Newbury -5 4 £301 +72.14% 1
Dorking - 4 £138 -
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Bracknell +5 3 £415 -
Birmingham -4 3 £125 - 2
South West -4 3 - - 2
West Midlands -6 3 £125 - 7
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 £269 -
East of England +6 2 £170 -46.87% 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 - - 1
Essex +5 1 £170 -44.71%
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -5 1 - - 1

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 134 (52.34%) Telecoms
2 61 (23.83%) Cisco
3 57 (22.27%) Internet
4 51 (19.92%) VPN
5 44 (17.19%) Linux
6 41 (16.02%) WAN
7 39 (15.23%) Windows
7 39 (15.23%) ITIL
7 39 (15.23%) Microsoft
7 39 (15.23%) Firewall
8 37 (14.45%) MPLS
8 37 (14.45%) UNIX
9 36 (14.06%) Ethernet
9 36 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (13.67%) BT
11 34 (13.28%) Juniper
12 32 (12.50%) Project Management
12 32 (12.50%) CCNP
13 30 (11.72%) LAN
13 30 (11.72%) BGP
14 29 (11.33%) Wireless
14 29 (11.33%) CCNA
15 28 (10.94%) MS Office
16 27 (10.55%) 3G
17 26 (10.16%) Service Management
17 26 (10.16%) Service Delivery
17 26 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (9.38%) OSPF
18 24 (9.38%) Finance
19 23 (8.98%) Active Directory

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 12 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.13%) Lync
3 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.95%) IIS
4 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (10.94%) MS Office
2 19 (7.42%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.95%) MS Project
5 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.78%) InDesign
8 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.56%) Office 365
3 2 (0.78%) IaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
3 2 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (22.27%) Internet
2 51 (19.92%) VPN
3 41 (16.02%) WAN
4 39 (15.23%) Firewall
5 37 (14.45%) MPLS
6 36 (14.06%) Ethernet
7 30 (11.72%) LAN
7 30 (11.72%) BGP
8 29 (11.33%) Wireless
9 27 (10.55%) 3G
10 24 (9.38%) OSPF
11 23 (8.98%) TCP/IP
11 23 (8.98%) IPv6
11 23 (8.98%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (8.59%) L2TP
12 22 (8.59%) ADSL
13 20 (7.81%) VRRP
13 20 (7.81%) BT 21CN
14 19 (7.42%) RSVP
14 19 (7.42%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.17%) Crystal Enterprise
3 1 (0.39%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Selenium
2 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.17%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.17%) Redmine
3 3 (1.17%) Trac
3 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.17%) JIRA
3 3 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.17%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) Maven
4 2 (0.78%) JUnit
4 2 (0.78%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) JMeter
General
1 134 (52.34%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.38%) Finance
3 21 (8.20%) Billing
4 14 (5.47%) Marketing
5 6 (2.34%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.56%) Avionics
6 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (12.89%) Analyst
2 23 (8.98%) Architect
2 23 (8.98%) IP Engineer
3 19 (7.42%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (7.42%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (7.42%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.64%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 16 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (5.47%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.47%) Service Manager
6 14 (5.47%) Designer
7 12 (4.69%) Service Transition Manager
7 12 (4.69%) Transition Manager
7 12 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.30%) Administrator
9 9 (3.52%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 8 (3.13%) Product Manager
10 8 (3.13%) Consultant
10 8 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.34%) .NET
2 5 (1.95%) XML
3 3 (1.17%) ODBC
3 3 (1.17%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) Flash
4 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.39%) JSON
5 1 (0.39%) EJB
5 1 (0.39%) Middleware
5 1 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.47%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.47%) DTV
3 12 (4.69%) User Experience
4 8 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.73%) Machine to Machine
6 6 (2.34%) Clustering
7 5 (1.95%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.56%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.17%) Statistics
9 3 (1.17%) IVR
9 3 (1.17%) STB
9 3 (1.17%) GIS
9 3 (1.17%) iPhone
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.17%) iPad
9 3 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.19%) Linux
2 39 (15.23%) Windows
3 37 (14.45%) UNIX
4 18 (7.03%) Windows XP
5 16 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.86%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.91%) Solaris
7 10 (3.91%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.17%) Android
10 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.78%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.23%) ITIL
2 32 (12.50%) Project Management
3 26 (10.16%) Service Management
3 26 (10.16%) Service Delivery
3 26 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (8.20%) CRM
5 16 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.30%) Migration
8 10 (3.91%) Change Management
8 10 (3.91%) eTOM
8 10 (3.91%) Matrix Management
8 10 (3.91%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.13%) Use Case
10 7 (2.73%) Business Performance Management
10 7 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.73%) Test Automation
10 7 (2.73%) UML
10 7 (2.73%) ERP
10 7 (2.73%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.91%) SQL
2 9 (3.52%) Python
3 7 (2.73%) Perl
3 7 (2.73%) Java
4 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.95%) PHP
6 4 (1.56%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.56%) Ruby
6 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.39%) AWK
7 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.39%) C
7 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (12.50%) CCNP
3 29 (11.33%) CCNA
4 23 (8.98%) Degree
5 20 (7.81%) CCIP
5 20 (7.81%) CCIE
6 19 (7.42%) JNCIA
6 19 (7.42%) JNCIP
7 13 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.52%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.95%) MCSE
10 5 (1.95%) CCDP
11 3 (1.17%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.17%) SCSA
12 2 (0.78%) PMP
12 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.78%) MCP
12 2 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.42%) SLA
2 7 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.34%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.56%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.56%) DO-254
5 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 23 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.95%) Firmware
2 5 (1.95%) XenApp
3 4 (1.56%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.17%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.78%) SCOM
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (23.83%) Cisco
2 39 (15.23%) Microsoft
3 35 (13.67%) BT
4 34 (13.28%) Juniper
5 20 (7.81%) Oracle
6 18 (7.03%) Citrix
7 12 (4.69%) VMware
8 10 (3.91%) Remedy
9 9 (3.52%) F5
10 8 (3.13%) HP
10 8 (3.13%) EMC
11 6 (2.34%) BMC
11 6 (2.34%) Adobe
12 4 (1.56%) Sun
12 4 (1.56%) Avaya
12 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.56%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.17%) Verint
13 3 (1.17%) Huawei
13 3 (1.17%) Veritas
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