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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 562 552 527
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing DAB 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.11% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £444 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £444 -
% change year-on-year
-32.43% -
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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 9 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 29 January 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 -13 9 £300 -25.00% 5
South East -9 5 £300 -7.69% 1
Berkshire - 5 £300 -
London +16 4 - - 1
Slough - 4 £300 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Linux
1 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) Change Control
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (31.58%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Sun
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) F5
5 5 (26.32%) Crossbeam
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Quality Management

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (10.53%) nginx
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon S3
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Internet
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.26%) ISUP
4 1 (5.26%) INAP
4 1 (5.26%) SS7
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) Broadband
4 1 (5.26%) GPRS
4 1 (5.26%) GSM
4 1 (5.26%) SMS
4 1 (5.26%) UMTS
4 1 (5.26%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) 4G
4 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JMeter
1 3 (15.79%) JUnit
1 3 (15.79%) PVCS
1 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
1 3 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) JSUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) CSS3
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
1 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Ember.js
2 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) LAMP
3 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) W3C
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) IVR
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) UNIX
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) Change Control
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Content Management
6 2 (10.53%) QMS
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) NFS
4 2 (10.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Dell
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Sun
2 5 (26.32%) F5
2 5 (26.32%) Crossbeam
3 2 (10.53%) Redknee
3 2 (10.53%) New Relic
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Fujitsu