Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 721 711
Rank change year-on-year +294 -10 -36
Contract jobs citing Broadband 88 95 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 0.88% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 81
Median daily rate £450 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +24.00%
10th Percentile £208 £189 £182
90th Percentile £621 £526 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.54% -25.29% +213.85%
10th Percentile £16.95 £21.05 £16.00
90th Percentile £40.65 £34.56 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -44.62% -7.14% +152.53%

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 4,141 10,795 12,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 12.91% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,408 6,672 7,791
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £631 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 514 708
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.39
90th Percentile £52.13 £52.50 £47.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Broadband in England.

Daily rate trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Broadband in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Broadband in England

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Broadband in England.

Hourly rate trend for Broadband in England

Broadband
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Broadband in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +229 35 £428 +0.59% 11
South East +155 27 £450 +5.88% 14
East of England +77 14 £475 +5.56% 4
South West +93 3 £238 -20.83% 4
Midlands +92 3 £379 +94.36% 1
West Midlands +74 3 £379 +94.36% 1
North of England +113 1 £255 -32.00% 7
Yorkshire +79 1 £255 -20.81% 6
Broadband
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
2 21 (23.86%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (19.32%) Service Delivery
4 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (17.05%) LAN
4 15 (17.05%) GPON
5 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (15.91%) Finance
6 13 (14.77%) MPLS
6 13 (14.77%) WAN
6 13 (14.77%) Cisco
7 12 (13.64%) Ethernet
7 12 (13.64%) Software Architecture
8 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.50%) Project Management
8 11 (12.50%) Wireless
8 11 (12.50%) User Experience
8 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (11.36%) Linux
9 10 (11.36%) Network Design
9 10 (11.36%) Video\Live Streaming
9 10 (11.36%) Degree
10 9 (10.23%) VDSL
10 9 (10.23%) ADSL
10 9 (10.23%) CCIE
10 9 (10.23%) IPv4
10 9 (10.23%) Technical Leadership
11 8 (9.09%) Fibre Optics

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 6 (6.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.14%) Sketch
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon Alexa
2 2 (2.27%) Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Boomi
3 1 (1.14%) GCP
3 1 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (17.05%) GPON
2 15 (17.05%) LAN
3 13 (14.77%) MPLS
3 13 (14.77%) WAN
4 12 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 11 (12.50%) Wireless
6 9 (10.23%) ADSL
6 9 (10.23%) IPv4
6 9 (10.23%) VDSL
7 7 (7.95%) BGP
7 7 (7.95%) RSVP
7 7 (7.95%) VPLS
7 7 (7.95%) WLAN
8 6 (6.82%) 802.11
8 6 (6.82%) BIG-IP
8 6 (6.82%) HSRP
8 6 (6.82%) Network Security
8 6 (6.82%) SNMP
8 6 (6.82%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (3.41%) GIS
2 2 (2.27%) Power BI
3 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) JIRA
2 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.55%) Redmine
4 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.14%) GDB
General
1 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
2 14 (15.91%) Finance
3 7 (7.95%) Billing
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 4 (4.55%) Banking
5 4 (4.55%) French Language
5 4 (4.55%) Games
5 4 (4.55%) German Language
5 4 (4.55%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Electronics
6 2 (2.27%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Architect
2 8 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Product Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Senior Manager
4 6 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (5.68%) Design Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Programme Manager
5 5 (5.68%) Senior Product Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) BSS Architect
6 4 (4.55%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) OSS Architect
6 4 (4.55%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Software Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Designer
7 3 (3.41%) Digital Product Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.68%) JSON
2 5 (5.68%) XML
3 4 (4.55%) Web Services
4 2 (2.27%) CSS
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (2.27%) React
5 1 (1.14%) Flash
5 1 (1.14%) PySpark
5 1 (1.14%) REST
5 1 (1.14%) XSD
5 1 (1.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) User Experience
2 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.36%) Video\Live Streaming
3 8 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 8 (9.09%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (7.95%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.55%) Social Media
6 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.27%) CCTV
8 2 (2.27%) STB
9 1 (1.14%) Animation
9 1 (1.14%) Digital TV
9 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Linux
2 8 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (7.95%) Windows
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Unix
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Service Delivery
2 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.64%) Software Architecture
4 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (12.50%) Project Management
5 10 (11.36%) Network Design
6 9 (10.23%) Technical Leadership
7 8 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
7 8 (9.09%) DevOps
7 8 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.09%) Network Planning
7 8 (9.09%) Validation
8 7 (7.95%) Migration
8 7 (7.95%) Test Planning
9 6 (6.82%) Analytics
9 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.82%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
9 6 (6.82%) Project Roadmap
10 5 (5.68%) Business Transformation
10 5 (5.68%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) Groovy
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.14%) XPath
4 1 (1.14%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) CCIE
3 5 (5.68%) JNCIE
4 4 (4.55%) CCIE Service Provider
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.55%) PMP
4 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) ACCA
6 1 (1.14%) APMP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) CIMA
6 1 (1.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ITGC
2 1 (1.14%) PMO
2 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Firmware
2 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) systemd
2 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Cisco
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) BT
3 8 (9.09%) Openreach
4 7 (7.95%) Huawei
4 7 (7.95%) Virgin Media
5 6 (6.82%) Juniper
5 6 (6.82%) Nokia
6 4 (4.55%) Progress
6 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.27%) Citrix
7 2 (2.27%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) Aruba
8 1 (1.14%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.14%) Informatica
8 1 (1.14%) Meraki
8 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.14%) Polycom
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.14%) VMware