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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 591 586 597
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing DAB 15 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.083% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £259 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £331 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £340 £255
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +33.33%
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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +7 15 £500 +69.49% 1
South East 0 8 £270 -20.58%
London +20 7 £550 +120.00% 1
Berkshire +13 4 £218 -
Kent - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - -
Leeds - - - -

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) HTML5
2 9 (30.00%) CSS3
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
2 9 (30.00%) OO
2 9 (30.00%) W3C
3 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (23.33%) HP
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 6 (20.00%) ISO 9000
4 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) 4G
4 6 (20.00%) Node.js
4 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (20.00%) Document Management
4 6 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 6 (20.00%) QA
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Smart Meter
5 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (16.67%) IPv6
5 5 (16.67%) Internet
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (16.67%) MPLS
5 5 (16.67%) GPRS

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) 4G
2 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 5 (16.67%) GPRS
2 5 (16.67%) GSM
2 5 (16.67%) SSL
2 5 (16.67%) IPv6
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 5 (16.67%) MPLS
3 4 (13.33%) UMTS
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (10.00%) OSPF
4 3 (10.00%) BGP
4 3 (10.00%) RIP
4 3 (10.00%) SNMP
4 3 (10.00%) IPsec
4 3 (10.00%) HSRP
5 2 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (6.67%) LTE
5 2 (6.67%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JSUnit
1 3 (10.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 2 (6.67%) JMeter
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
1 9 (30.00%) CSS
1 9 (30.00%) HTML5
1 9 (30.00%) CSS3
2 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.67%) WML
3 5 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) WAP
4 3 (10.00%) jQuery
4 3 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (10.00%) Ember.js
5 2 (6.67%) LAMP
5 2 (6.67%) Spring
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) W3C
2 5 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) CentOS
1 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) OO
2 6 (20.00%) Change Management
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 6 (20.00%) Document Management
3 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Content Management
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) ISEB
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) ISO 9000
1 6 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) New Relic
3 2 (6.67%) SAP