The first table below looks at the demand for DAB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DAB over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 575 565 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing DAB 19 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.010% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.072% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
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£240 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +7.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £340 £255
% change year-on-year
-44.11% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

DAB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DAB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DAB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DAB
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DAB within the UK.

DAB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DAB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DAB within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

DAB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DAB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DAB within the UK.

DAB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DAB
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DAB within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -13 19 £240 -18.64% 5
South East 0 10 £190 -44.11% 1
London +23 7 £500 +100.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £177 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
Kent - - - - 1

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DAB 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 DAB.

1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) HTML5
2 8 (29.63%) CSS3
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 8 (29.63%) CSS
2 8 (29.63%) OO
2 8 (29.63%) W3C
3 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (25.93%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) ISO 9000
4 6 (22.22%) Change Management
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 6 (22.22%) 4G
4 6 (22.22%) Node.js
4 6 (22.22%) Document Management
4 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 6 (22.22%) QA
5 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
5 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Internet
5 5 (18.52%) MPLS
5 5 (18.52%) WAP
5 5 (18.52%) HTTP
5 5 (18.52%) SSL
5 5 (18.52%) IPv6
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DAB 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 DAB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (22.22%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) 4G
2 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) MPLS
2 5 (18.52%) GPRS
2 5 (18.52%) GSM
2 5 (18.52%) HTTP
2 5 (18.52%) SSL
2 5 (18.52%) IPv6
3 4 (14.81%) UMTS
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) RIP
4 3 (11.11%) SNMP
4 3 (11.11%) OSPF
4 3 (11.11%) BGP
4 3 (11.11%) HSRP
4 3 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (7.41%) LTE
5 2 (7.41%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JSUnit
1 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
1 6 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 3 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Baseband Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) CSS
1 8 (29.63%) HTML5
1 8 (29.63%) CSS3
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 5 (18.52%) WML
3 5 (18.52%) XML
3 5 (18.52%) WAP
4 2 (7.41%) jQuery
4 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (7.41%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) W3C
2 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
3 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (11.11%) DTV
5 1 (3.70%) MPEG
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) OO
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 6 (22.22%) Document Management
3 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Network Management
4 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO 9000
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) VMware