Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 651 714 676
Rank change year-on-year +63 -38 +57
Contract jobs citing Broadband 122 146 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.17% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 78 100
England median daily rate £400 £384 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +22.80% -19.09%
10th Percentile £259 £200 £128
90th Percentile £511 £546 £508
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year - +28.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 23
England median hourly rate £14.75 £41.90 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.80% +202.31% +12.91%
10th Percentile £9.75 £33.46 £11.72
90th Percentile £30.18 £50.82 £47.55
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 £13.86
% change year-on-year +22.92% -13.42% +12.91%

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 10,230 12,495 12,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 13.14% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,205 7,568 7,922
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £189
90th Percentile £603 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 573 674
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.95% -17.50%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.26 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -19.15%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +89 36 £475 +52.00% 29
South East +26 36 £404 +0.94% 32
East of England +38 28 £325 -3.70% 13
Midlands +35 11 £310 -31.11% 21
East Midlands +32 9 £253 - 7
South West -13 6 £300 -35.14% 16
Yorkshire +38 5 £269 -30.58% 13
North of England +28 5 £269 -51.09% 32
West Midlands +33 2 £195 -56.67% 14
Broadband
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 63 (51.64%) Telecoms
2 31 (25.41%) Cisco
3 25 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (19.67%) Ethernet
5 22 (18.03%) ITIL
6 21 (17.21%) VPN
6 21 (17.21%) WAN
6 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
7 20 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (14.75%) Python
9 17 (13.93%) VoIP
9 17 (13.93%) Firewall
10 16 (13.11%) MPLS
10 16 (13.11%) Network Design
11 14 (11.48%) Finance
11 14 (11.48%) LAN
11 14 (11.48%) Linux
12 13 (10.66%) SNMP
12 13 (10.66%) CCNA
12 13 (10.66%) OSPF
12 13 (10.66%) Project Management
12 13 (10.66%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.84%) GCP
13 12 (9.84%) Internet
13 12 (9.84%) Juniper
13 12 (9.84%) PPP
14 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.02%) Agile Software Development

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 7 (5.74%) Apache
1 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.92%) nginx
3 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) Confluence
5 1 (0.82%) SAS
5 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) InVision
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Sketch
3 1 (0.82%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) GCP
2 6 (4.92%) AWS
2 6 (4.92%) Azure
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
4 2 (1.64%) Akamai
5 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) GitHub
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.67%) Ethernet
2 21 (17.21%) VPN
2 21 (17.21%) WAN
3 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 20 (16.39%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (13.93%) Firewall
4 17 (13.93%) VoIP
5 16 (13.11%) MPLS
6 14 (11.48%) LAN
7 13 (10.66%) OSPF
7 13 (10.66%) SNMP
8 12 (9.84%) Internet
8 12 (9.84%) PPP
9 11 (9.02%) DHCP
9 11 (9.02%) IOS XR
9 11 (9.02%) Multicast
10 9 (7.38%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (7.38%) IPv6
11 8 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (6.56%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) BigQuery
2 7 (5.74%) MySQL
3 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.82%) Presto
5 1 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) GDB
1 4 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) TestRail
2 2 (1.64%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (51.64%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.48%) Finance
3 8 (6.56%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.92%) Marketing
5 4 (3.28%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.46%) Legal
6 3 (2.46%) Local Government
6 3 (2.46%) Publishing
6 3 (2.46%) Retail
7 2 (1.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.82%) German Language
8 1 (0.82%) Law
8 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.41%) Network Engineer
2 13 (10.66%) Analyst
3 12 (9.84%) Designer
4 10 (8.20%) Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.38%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Architect
7 6 (4.92%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Network Designer
8 5 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.28%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.46%) Service Transition Manager
10 3 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.46%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) AngularJS
1 6 (4.92%) jQuery
1 6 (4.92%) LAMP
1 6 (4.92%) Laravel
1 6 (4.92%) LEMP Stack
1 6 (4.92%) React
2 3 (2.46%) Jinja
3 2 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.64%) iOS SDK
3 2 (1.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.82%) Middleware
4 1 (0.82%) Redux
4 1 (0.82%) REST
4 1 (0.82%) SOAP
4 1 (0.82%) Symfony
4 1 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.82%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) Digital TV
3 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.10%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.28%) User Experience
6 3 (2.46%) IPTV
7 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.64%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.64%) Handset
8 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.82%) e-Health
8 1 (0.82%) LIMS
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.82%) PACS
8 1 (0.82%) STB
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Linux
2 8 (6.56%) Windows
3 4 (3.28%) Android
4 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (13.11%) Network Design
4 13 (10.66%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (10.66%) Project Management
5 11 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.02%) Scrum
6 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.38%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.56%) Coaching
8 8 (6.56%) Kanban
8 8 (6.56%) MVC
8 8 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.56%) Service Management
9 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.92%) Data Architecture
10 6 (4.92%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (4.92%) Data Management
10 6 (4.92%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) Python
2 8 (6.56%) SQL
3 7 (5.74%) Java
3 7 (5.74%) PHP
4 5 (4.10%) C
4 5 (4.10%) R
5 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.64%) C++
5 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.82%) Go
6 1 (0.82%) Perl
6 1 (0.82%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 25 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (10.66%) CCNA
3 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.38%) CCNP
4 9 (7.38%) Degree
5 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.46%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.46%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.46%) MCSE
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.64%) CCIE
7 2 (1.64%) CCSP
7 2 (1.64%) CCVP
7 2 (1.64%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.82%) HL7
5 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) Firmware
2 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.82%) KVM
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.92%) Terraform
2 3 (2.46%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.82%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (25.41%) Cisco
2 12 (9.84%) Juniper
3 9 (7.38%) Nokia
4 8 (6.56%) Openreach
5 6 (4.92%) Google
6 5 (4.10%) HP
6 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.28%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.28%) Huawei
7 4 (3.28%) Virgin Media
8 3 (2.46%) Aruba
8 3 (2.46%) Avaya
8 3 (2.46%) F5
8 3 (2.46%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.46%) Pega
9 2 (1.64%) Dell
9 2 (1.64%) Meraki
9 2 (1.64%) Sonus
9 2 (1.64%) VMware
10 1 (0.82%) Palo Alto