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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 607 585 591
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing DAB 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.070% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £250 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 - £255
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
8244 7164 8815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4569 3904 4038
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 410 686
Average hourly rate £24.18 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 11 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 1 October 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 -13 10 £550 +120.00% 1
London +11 6 £600 +140.00%
South East -9 4 £335 -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
1 9 (31.03%) CSS
1 9 (31.03%) OO
1 9 (31.03%) W3C
1 9 (31.03%) HTML5
1 9 (31.03%) CSS3
2 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (24.14%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (20.69%) 4G
5 5 (17.24%) Node.js
5 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 5 (17.24%) Resource Management
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) Document Management
5 5 (17.24%) Smart Meter
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (17.24%) WAP
5 5 (17.24%) ISO 9000
5 5 (17.24%) SSL
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) HTTP
5 5 (17.24%) XML
5 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (17.24%) GPRS
5 5 (17.24%) GSM

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (17.24%) Node.js
1 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) 4G
2 5 (17.24%) SSL
2 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 5 (17.24%) GPRS
2 5 (17.24%) GSM
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
2 5 (17.24%) IPv6
2 5 (17.24%) MPLS
3 4 (13.79%) UMTS
4 3 (10.34%) HSRP
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) RIP
4 3 (10.34%) SNMP
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) IPsec
4 3 (10.34%) OSPF
4 3 (10.34%) BGP
5 2 (6.90%) TACACS
5 2 (6.90%) LTE
5 2 (6.90%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jasmine
1 4 (13.79%) JSUnit
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) JMeter
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) CSS
1 9 (31.03%) HTML5
1 9 (31.03%) CSS3
2 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 5 (17.24%) WAP
2 5 (17.24%) XML
2 5 (17.24%) WML
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
3 4 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (10.34%) Spring
5 2 (6.90%) LAMP
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) W3C
2 5 (17.24%) Smart Meter
3 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) DTV
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) CentOS
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) OO
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Resource Management
4 5 (17.24%) Document Management
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) BDD
6 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.34%) User Stories
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.34%) Kanban
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
1 5 (17.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nagios
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) New Relic
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