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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 539 505 469
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -36
Contract jobs citing Broadband 86 112 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.37% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 45
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£358 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.56% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £195 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 - £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 - £14.50

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -33 81 £358 +14.56% 36
South East -22 35 £358 +14.56% 9
London +1 20 £425 +38.21% 18
Berkshire -2 20 £254 -32.33% 3
Reading -5 8 £383 -
South West -4 7 £323 - 1
Hampshire -15 7 £361 +7.76% 1
Slough - 7 £208 - 1
Hook +1 6 £361 +7.76%
East of England -5 6 £275 +66.66%
North West -26 6 £330 +10.00% 4
Bristol - 5 £323 -
Milton Keynes -6 4 - -
City of London -7 4 £375 +31.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £403 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £400 -
Surrey -4 3 £350 +23.89% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
Reigate -1 2 £350 +27.27%
Scotland -4 2 - -
Cheshire -7 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £170 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Horsham - 2 £170 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - - 2
Crewe - 2 - -
Glasgow +3 1 - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (40.21%) Telecoms
2 49 (25.26%) Cisco
3 46 (23.71%) Internet
4 39 (20.10%) Firewall
5 33 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (16.49%) Linux
7 31 (15.98%) MPLS
7 31 (15.98%) BGP
8 29 (14.95%) CCNP
9 27 (13.92%) WAN
10 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
10 25 (12.89%) VPN
11 24 (12.37%) Service Management
12 23 (11.86%) SQL
13 22 (11.34%) Windows
13 22 (11.34%) Ethernet
13 22 (11.34%) LAN
13 22 (11.34%) DTV
14 21 (10.82%) UNIX
14 21 (10.82%) ITIL
14 21 (10.82%) PPP
14 21 (10.82%) TCP/IP
14 21 (10.82%) CCNA
14 21 (10.82%) Data Centre
15 19 (9.79%) MS Office
15 19 (9.79%) Wireless
16 18 (9.28%) Degree
17 17 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (8.76%) L2TP
18 16 (8.25%) User Experience

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.55%) SAS
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (9.79%) MS Office
2 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.71%) Internet
2 39 (20.10%) Firewall
3 31 (15.98%) BGP
3 31 (15.98%) MPLS
4 27 (13.92%) WAN
5 25 (12.89%) VPN
6 22 (11.34%) Ethernet
6 22 (11.34%) LAN
7 21 (10.82%) PPP
7 21 (10.82%) TCP/IP
8 19 (9.79%) Wireless
9 17 (8.76%) L2TP
9 17 (8.76%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (7.73%) IPv6
10 15 (7.73%) DHCP
11 14 (7.22%) IPv4
12 13 (6.70%) DNS
12 13 (6.70%) OSPF
13 12 (6.19%) 3G
13 12 (6.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.58%) MySQL
2 4 (2.06%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.52%) QlikView
3 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (2.58%) Selenium
3 4 (2.06%) Trac
3 4 (2.06%) JUnit
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.55%) Redmine
4 3 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.52%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.52%) JMeter
General
1 78 (40.21%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.73%) Finance
3 10 (5.15%) Marketing
4 5 (2.58%) Billing
4 5 (2.58%) Banking
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (21.13%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.89%) Analyst
3 16 (8.25%) Service Manager
4 15 (7.73%) Transition Manager
4 15 (7.73%) Service Transition Manager
5 12 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Architect
5 12 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.67%) Test Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Product Manager
8 9 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.12%) Administrator
10 7 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) IP Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Data Scientist
11 6 (3.09%) IT Support
11 6 (3.09%) Network Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Developer
12 5 (2.58%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) Middleware
2 5 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.58%) HTML
2 5 (2.58%) .NET
2 5 (2.58%) CSS
3 2 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) CGI
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) DTV
2 21 (10.82%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.25%) User Experience
3 16 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.15%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.64%) Clustering
6 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.09%) Visualisation
7 6 (3.09%) Economics
8 5 (2.58%) IPTV
9 4 (2.06%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.06%) iPhone
9 4 (2.06%) STB
9 4 (2.06%) iPad
10 3 (1.55%) LPAR
10 3 (1.55%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.55%) MPEG
10 3 (1.55%) HACMP
11 2 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.49%) Linux
2 22 (11.34%) Windows
3 21 (10.82%) UNIX
4 10 (5.15%) Solaris
5 9 (4.64%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.58%) AIX
8 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.55%) Android
9 3 (1.55%) VMS
10 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.52%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.37%) Service Management
2 21 (10.82%) ITIL
3 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
3 15 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.19%) Project Management
4 12 (6.19%) Six Sigma
4 12 (6.19%) Lean Six Sigma
5 11 (5.67%) Change Management
5 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.15%) Data Analysis
6 10 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.15%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.15%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.64%) Migration
8 7 (3.61%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.61%) Use Case
8 7 (3.61%) Network Design
8 7 (3.61%) Analytics
8 7 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.86%) SQL
2 10 (5.15%) Python
3 8 (4.12%) PHP
4 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.61%) Perl
5 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.55%) AWK
6 3 (1.55%) Ruby
6 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.55%) sed
6 3 (1.55%) Java
6 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (14.95%) CCNP
3 21 (10.82%) CCNA
4 18 (9.28%) Degree
5 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.09%) SCSA
6 6 (3.09%) CCDP
6 6 (3.09%) PhD
6 6 (3.09%) Sun Certification
7 5 (2.58%) CCIE
8 3 (1.55%) CCIP
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.55%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.03%) CCSE
9 2 (1.03%) CCSA
9 2 (1.03%) CISSP
9 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) ISO 9001
1 12 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.58%) Firmware
2 5 (2.58%) XenApp
2 5 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.55%) Veritas File System
4 3 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) pfSense
6 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) OPNET
2 5 (2.58%) OpenView
2 5 (2.58%) Cacti
3 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.03%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (25.26%) Cisco
2 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.70%) Juniper
4 12 (6.19%) HP
4 12 (6.19%) BT
5 11 (5.67%) Oracle
6 9 (4.64%) Citrix
6 9 (4.64%) Veritas
6 9 (4.64%) VMware
6 9 (4.64%) F5
7 8 (4.12%) Huawei
8 6 (3.09%) Sun
9 4 (2.06%) IBM
9 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.06%) Informatica
10 3 (1.55%) EMC
10 3 (1.55%) Symantec
10 3 (1.55%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.03%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
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