The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 586 579 551
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing DAB 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.043% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £385 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.72% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
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 £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 8 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 9 £325 -10.34% 4
South East -13 8 £313 -3.84% 1
Berkshire - 7 £300 - 1
Slough - 6 £300 - 1
London +15 1 £600 +50.00% 1
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (39.13%) Linux
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
1 9 (39.13%) Internet
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Crossbeam
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 5 (21.74%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) CSS3
4 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (21.74%) W3C
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Sun
4 5 (21.74%) Dell

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Node.js
1 2 (8.70%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Internet
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) HTTP
4 4 (17.39%) GPRS
4 4 (17.39%) GSM
4 4 (17.39%) IPv6
4 4 (17.39%) SSL
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
5 3 (13.04%) UMTS
6 1 (4.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) JSUnit
1 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
1 3 (13.04%) Jasmine
1 3 (13.04%) JMeter
1 3 (13.04%) JUnit
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML5
1 5 (21.74%) CSS3
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) WAP
2 4 (17.39%) WML
3 3 (13.04%) jQuery
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (13.04%) Ember.js
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) LAMP
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) W3C
2 4 (17.39%) Smart Meter
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Change Control
3 5 (21.74%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO 9000
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nagios
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Crossbeam
3 5 (21.74%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Sun
3 5 (21.74%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) New Relic
5 2 (8.70%) Redknee
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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