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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 444 497 359
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -138
Contract jobs citing Broadband 132 69 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 1.05% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 45 85
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£375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £172 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £386
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.75 £14.25 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.96% +25.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.50 £6.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.25 £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £14.50 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+151.72% +27.47%

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +39 125 £388 +1.97% 60
South East +1 55 £394 -1.56% 19
London -7 33 £388 +34.78% 26
Berkshire +19 28 £425 +28.78% 2
North West +6 20 - - 5
Hampshire -10 15 £375 -13.29% 4
Manchester - 13 - - 5
City of London +18 9 £284 -1.30% 13
Slough -2 8 £461 +142.76%
Cheshire +9 7 - -
Reading +6 6 - - 1
Newbury - 6 £195 -
Surrey +4 5 £130 - 6
West Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Yorkshire - 5 £450 - 1
South West -18 4 - - 5
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Crawley - 4 - - 1
Dorking - 4 £138 -
Birmingham -2 3 £153 -4.68%
West Midlands -7 3 £153 -4.68% 1
Bracknell - 3 £425 -
Bristol - 3 - - 3
East of England -1 2 - -
Scotland -3 2 £200 -61.90% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - - 2
Warrington - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +12 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Devon -5 1 - -

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 140 (54.47%) Telecoms
2 65 (25.29%) Internet
3 56 (21.79%) Cisco
4 44 (17.12%) ITIL
5 43 (16.73%) Windows
5 43 (16.73%) 3G
6 42 (16.34%) Microsoft
6 42 (16.34%) VPN
7 40 (15.56%) Project Management
8 38 (14.79%) Linux
9 34 (13.23%) UNIX
9 34 (13.23%) WAN
9 34 (13.23%) MPLS
9 34 (13.23%) Billing
10 32 (12.45%) Firewall
10 32 (12.45%) Ethernet
11 31 (12.06%) MS Office
11 31 (12.06%) BT
11 31 (12.06%) BGP
12 30 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (11.28%) Finance
13 29 (11.28%) TCP/IP
14 28 (10.89%) Wireless
14 28 (10.89%) Degree
15 27 (10.51%) Juniper
15 27 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (10.12%) SLA
16 26 (10.12%) ADSL
17 25 (9.73%) LAN
17 25 (9.73%) CCNA

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.11%) Lync
3 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.95%) IIS
5 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 31 (12.06%) MS Office
2 19 (7.39%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.11%) 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 6 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (25.29%) Internet
2 43 (16.73%) 3G
3 42 (16.34%) VPN
4 34 (13.23%) WAN
4 34 (13.23%) MPLS
5 32 (12.45%) Firewall
5 32 (12.45%) Ethernet
6 31 (12.06%) BGP
7 29 (11.28%) TCP/IP
8 28 (10.89%) Wireless
9 26 (10.12%) ADSL
10 25 (9.73%) LAN
10 25 (9.73%) OSPF
11 23 (8.95%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (8.17%) LTE
12 21 (8.17%) 4G
13 20 (7.78%) L2TP
14 19 (7.39%) VRRP
14 19 (7.39%) IPv6
15 18 (7.00%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.17%) Crystal Enterprise
2 3 (1.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.78%) DB2
4 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.39%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Selenium
2 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.17%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) MSI
5 1 (0.39%) JMeter
5 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) Redmine
5 1 (0.39%) Trac
General
1 140 (54.47%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.23%) Billing
3 29 (11.28%) Finance
4 18 (7.00%) Marketing
5 6 (2.33%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Avionics
6 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.56%) Legal
6 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Law
7 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (12.06%) Architect
2 29 (11.28%) Analyst
3 22 (8.56%) Project Manager
3 22 (8.56%) IP Engineer
4 19 (7.39%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (7.00%) Operations Engineer
6 17 (6.61%) Implementation Engineer
7 15 (5.84%) Designer
7 15 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.28%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.28%) Network Engineer
8 11 (4.28%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.28%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.89%) Administrator
9 10 (3.89%) Transition Manager
9 10 (3.89%) Service Transition Manager
10 9 (3.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 8 (3.11%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.72%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.95%) XML
2 4 (1.56%) .NET
3 3 (1.17%) ODBC
3 3 (1.17%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) Flash
4 2 (0.78%) Middleware
4 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.39%) JSON
5 1 (0.39%) EJB
5 1 (0.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.23%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.23%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.06%) DTV
4 8 (3.11%) Clustering
5 7 (2.72%) Machine to Machine
6 6 (2.33%) Video on Demand
6 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.95%) iPhone
8 4 (1.56%) iPad
8 4 (1.56%) User Experience
8 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.17%) Statistics
9 3 (1.17%) STB
10 2 (0.78%) IVR
10 2 (0.78%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.78%) GIS
10 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.73%) Windows
2 38 (14.79%) Linux
3 34 (13.23%) UNIX
4 23 (8.95%) Windows XP
5 19 (7.39%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.28%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.11%) Solaris
9 7 (2.72%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.56%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.17%) Android
12 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.78%) NetWare
12 2 (0.78%) AIX
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.12%) ITIL
2 40 (15.56%) Project Management
3 23 (8.95%) CRM
4 22 (8.56%) Service Management
5 18 (7.00%) Service Delivery
6 17 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.84%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.06%) Migration
9 12 (4.67%) eTOM
10 11 (4.28%) Performance Management
10 11 (4.28%) Change Management
11 9 (3.50%) Matrix Management
11 9 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.72%) Business Performance Management
12 7 (2.72%) Process Management
12 7 (2.72%) Customer Intelligence
12 7 (2.72%) Test Automation
12 7 (2.72%) Network Management
12 7 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.28%) Python
2 6 (2.33%) Java
2 6 (2.33%) Perl
3 5 (1.95%) SQL
4 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.17%) PHP
5 3 (1.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.78%) C
6 2 (0.78%) C++
6 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) AWK
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (10.89%) Degree
2 27 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (9.73%) CCNA
4 24 (9.34%) CCNP
5 18 (7.00%) CCIP
5 18 (7.00%) JNCIA
5 18 (7.00%) CCIE
6 17 (6.61%) JNCIP
7 12 (4.67%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.11%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.72%) MCSE
10 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.78%) PMP
10 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.78%) VCP4
11 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.95%) 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 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.95%) XenApp
4 4 (1.56%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.17%) Firmware
5 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.78%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Tivoli
1 5 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.17%) SCCM
2 3 (1.17%) SCOM
2 3 (1.17%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.17%) OpenView
2 3 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (21.79%) Cisco
2 42 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.06%) BT
4 27 (10.51%) Juniper
5 18 (7.00%) Citrix
6 17 (6.61%) Oracle
7 12 (4.67%) Remedy
8 11 (4.28%) VMware
8 11 (4.28%) HP
9 10 (3.89%) EMC
9 10 (3.89%) BMC
9 10 (3.89%) F5
10 8 (3.11%) IBM
11 6 (2.33%) Adobe
12 5 (1.95%) Avaya
13 4 (1.56%) Symantec
14 3 (1.17%) Huawei
14 3 (1.17%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.17%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
TSI Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £142.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Inverness
Blue Town Online
Rate: £24,756 - 25,970 per year
Posted: 27 days ago