Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Broadband skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Broadband over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Broadband
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 686 668 701
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33 -101
Contract jobs citing Broadband 142 149 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.16% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 77
England median daily rate £344 £394 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.70% +25.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £123 £151 £169
90th Percentile £525 £549 £480
UK median daily rate £338 £381 £300
% change year-on-year -11.48% +27.08% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 15
England median hourly rate £27.40 £12.89 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.61% -21.89% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.04 £11.51
90th Percentile £49.80 £39.75 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £27.40 £12.89 £16.50
% change year-on-year +112.61% -21.89% -5.71%

Broadband is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,218 12,880 13,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 14.70% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,612 7,880 8,224
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £593 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 680 771
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Broadband as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Broadband in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 51 £325 -10.41% 43
South West +32 28 £390 +116.16% 13
North of England +44 20 £375 -31.82% 40
East of England -6 20 £130 -33.33% 11
South East -46 18 £320 -28.89% 29
North West +16 13 £775 +29.17% 33
Yorkshire +5 6 £400 +98.76% 7
East Midlands +3 4 £385 - 8
Midlands -14 4 £385 +54.00% 14
North East - 1 £100 -
Broadband
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 52 (36.62%) Telecoms
2 45 (31.69%) VPN
3 37 (26.06%) Cisco
4 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (21.83%) WAN
5 31 (21.83%) Wireless
6 28 (19.72%) ITIL
7 26 (18.31%) MPLS
8 25 (17.61%) ISDN
9 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
9 24 (16.90%) Juniper
9 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
10 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
10 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (14.79%) Network Design
10 21 (14.79%) Network Security
10 21 (14.79%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (14.08%) Firewall
11 20 (14.08%) LAN
11 20 (14.08%) Internet
12 18 (12.68%) Windows
12 18 (12.68%) Network Management
13 17 (11.97%) Finance
14 15 (10.56%) Project Management
14 15 (10.56%) Ethernet
14 15 (10.56%) DV Cleared
14 15 (10.56%) 4G
15 14 (9.86%) BGP
15 14 (9.86%) BT
16 13 (9.15%) JNCIE

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (31.69%) VPN
2 31 (21.83%) WAN
2 31 (21.83%) Wireless
3 26 (18.31%) MPLS
4 25 (17.61%) ISDN
5 24 (16.90%) TCP/IP
6 21 (14.79%) Network Security
7 20 (14.08%) Firewall
7 20 (14.08%) Internet
7 20 (14.08%) LAN
8 15 (10.56%) 4G
8 15 (10.56%) Ethernet
9 14 (9.86%) BGP
10 11 (7.75%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.34%) 3G
11 9 (6.34%) DNS
12 8 (5.63%) ADSL
12 8 (5.63%) DHCP
12 8 (5.63%) VoIP
13 7 (4.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Big Data
1 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.70%) MySQL
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (36.62%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.97%) Finance
3 13 (9.15%) Marketing
4 5 (3.52%) Electronics
5 4 (2.82%) Advertising
6 3 (2.11%) Publishing
7 2 (1.41%) Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Billing
7 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.41%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.72%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.20%) Analyst
3 17 (11.97%) Support Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.15%) Network Support
6 10 (7.04%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Architect
7 9 (6.34%) Network Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Cisco Support
10 6 (4.23%) Core Network Architect
10 6 (4.23%) IP Architect
10 6 (4.23%) IP Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Network Architect
11 5 (3.52%) Programme Manager
11 5 (3.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) CSS
2 4 (2.82%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.82%) DOM
2 4 (2.82%) HTML
2 4 (2.82%) RESTful
2 4 (2.82%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) .NET
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.70%) Express
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
2 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.82%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.82%) iPhone
2 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.11%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.41%) iPad
4 2 (1.41%) PMI
4 2 (1.41%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.41%) STB
4 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.70%) CMDB
5 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.70%) Handset
5 1 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.68%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
3 10 (7.04%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.63%) Linux
5 6 (4.23%) Unix
6 4 (2.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.41%) Android
7 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) ITIL
2 21 (14.79%) Network Design
2 21 (14.79%) Network Monitoring
2 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (12.68%) Network Management
4 15 (10.56%) Project Management
5 11 (7.75%) Incident Management
5 11 (7.75%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.63%) Service Management
8 6 (4.23%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.23%) Change Control
8 6 (4.23%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (4.23%) Programme Management
9 5 (3.52%) Change Management
9 5 (3.52%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.52%) DevOps
9 5 (3.52%) Product Management
9 5 (3.52%) Programme Governance
9 5 (3.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) C
2 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.11%) Python
4 2 (1.41%) Perl
5 1 (0.70%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) C++
5 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) Ruby
5 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.15%) CCIE
4 13 (9.15%) JNCIE
5 12 (8.45%) JNCIP
6 10 (7.04%) CCNA
6 10 (7.04%) CCNP
7 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.23%) Degree
9 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.11%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.11%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.11%) MCP
10 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.11%) PMP
11 2 (1.41%) MCSE
11 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.41%) PMO
5 1 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.52%) Docker
3 2 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Ansible
2 4 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.11%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.41%) Netcool
5 1 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.70%) Cacti
5 1 (0.70%) Nagios
5 1 (0.70%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) RANCID
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 37 (26.06%) Cisco
2 24 (16.90%) Juniper
3 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.86%) BT
5 11 (7.75%) Avaya
6 4 (2.82%) Huawei
6 4 (2.82%) Meraki
6 4 (2.82%) Remedy
7 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.11%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.11%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.11%) Nortel
7 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.41%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.41%) Citrix
8 2 (1.41%) FactSet
8 2 (1.41%) Nokia
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle
8 2 (1.41%) Symantec
8 2 (1.41%) VMware