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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Rank 616 604 579
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing DAB 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £275 £363 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -21.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £363 £444
% change year-on-year
-24.13% -18.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 - -

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 9 £275 -24.13% 7
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
South East +18 4 £275 -8.33% 1
Berkshire +8 3 £275 -8.33%
Slough +3 1 £325 +8.33%
Winchester - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) Huawei
4 2 (15.38%) Network Design
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
4 2 (15.38%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Firmware
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) SS7
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) MTS
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (7.69%) COM
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) GPRS
5 1 (7.69%) GSM
5 1 (7.69%) SMS

DAB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) MTS
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (7.69%) GPRS
1 1 (7.69%) GSM
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
1 1 (7.69%) SS7
1 1 (7.69%) UMTS
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Electrical Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) IT Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Electrical Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior IT Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Audio Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Audio Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
1 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
1 2 (15.38%) Huawei
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Nokia
2 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) HP