Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 503 737
Rank change year-on-year -20 +234 -2
Contract jobs citing Broadband 93 109 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.81% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 60
10th Percentile £182 £253 £198
25th Percentile £250 £358 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £448 £394
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +13.78% +1.61%
75th Percentile £525 £471 £460
90th Percentile £575 £538 £503
UK median daily rate £420 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% +16.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
10th Percentile " £16.80 £32.25
25th Percentile £9.56 £17.25 £33.75
Median hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.11% -52.00% +10.95%
75th Percentile £12.97 £19.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £13.42 £19.60 £42.75
UK median hourly rate £11.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -36.11% -52.00% +10.95%

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 5,119 6,013 10,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.27% 13.43% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 3,731 6,651
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £531 £530 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 314 462
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.38 £14.16
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £18.88
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% +5.96% -0.66%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.94 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year +17.78% +19.21% +0.94%

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 15 May 2021.

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
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 15 May 2021. 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 -26 42 £480 +18.52% 48
North of England +46 16 £420 +64.71% 17
South East +12 12 £190 -52.50% 12
East of England -1 10 £324 -28.00% 4
Yorkshire +41 8 £270 +25.58% 9
North West - 7 £428 - 8
Midlands - 6 £243 - 9
South West +37 5 £425 - 6
West Midlands - 5 £243 - 8
North East +21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Broadband
UK

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 48 (51.61%) Telecoms
2 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.96%) Social Skills
4 18 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
6 15 (16.13%) VPN
7 14 (15.05%) LAN
7 14 (15.05%) WAN
7 14 (15.05%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.98%) Network Security
8 13 (13.98%) Scrum
9 12 (12.90%) MPLS
9 12 (12.90%) Firewall
9 12 (12.90%) HTTP
9 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (12.90%) Internet
10 11 (11.83%) Cisco
10 11 (11.83%) CCNP
10 11 (11.83%) Web Services
10 11 (11.83%) Linux
10 11 (11.83%) TDD
10 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
10 11 (11.83%) Decision-Making
11 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.75%) Project Delivery
11 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.75%) Python
11 10 (10.75%) CCNA
11 10 (10.75%) Adobe
12 9 (9.68%) DNS

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 (5.38%) Apache
1 5 (5.38%) CMS
2 4 (4.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (2.15%) AWS
2 2 (2.15%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.08%) GitHub
3 1 (1.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.08%) Serverless
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
3 15 (16.13%) VPN
4 14 (15.05%) LAN
4 14 (15.05%) WAN
5 13 (13.98%) Network Security
6 12 (12.90%) Firewall
6 12 (12.90%) HTTP
6 12 (12.90%) Internet
6 12 (12.90%) MPLS
7 9 (9.68%) DNS
7 9 (9.68%) VoIP
8 7 (7.53%) 5G
8 7 (7.53%) SDH
9 6 (6.45%) Multicast
10 5 (5.38%) Converged Networks
10 5 (5.38%) DHCP
10 5 (5.38%) IPv4
10 5 (5.38%) IPv6
11 4 (4.30%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.68%) JIRA
3 6 (6.45%) GDB
3 6 (6.45%) GitLab
4 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (51.61%) Telecoms
2 26 (27.96%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.53%) Influencing Skills
4 6 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.30%) Finance
7 3 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (3.23%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.15%) Games
8 2 (2.15%) Marketing
9 1 (1.08%) Banking
9 1 (1.08%) Billing
9 1 (1.08%) Law
9 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Developer
1 14 (15.05%) Project Manager
2 8 (8.60%) Software Engineer
3 7 (7.53%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Consultant
4 6 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Technical Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Content Editor
7 3 (3.23%) Designer
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Security Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Telecoms Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) REST
3 2 (2.15%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.15%) Apache Flex
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (2.15%) HTML
3 2 (2.15%) Jinja
3 2 (2.15%) JMS
3 2 (2.15%) Spring
3 2 (2.15%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.15%) BYOD
6 2 (2.15%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.08%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.08%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 7 (7.53%) Unix
3 6 (6.45%) OpenWrt
4 5 (5.38%) Windows
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.05%) Software Engineering
3 13 (13.98%) Scrum
4 11 (11.83%) Decision-Making
4 11 (11.83%) TDD
5 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (10.75%) Project Delivery
6 9 (9.68%) Change Management
6 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.60%) Open Source
7 8 (8.60%) Project Management
7 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.53%) Pair Programming
8 7 (7.53%) Security Architecture
8 7 (7.53%) Security Testing
8 7 (7.53%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.45%) ITIL
9 6 (6.45%) Network Design
9 6 (6.45%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) Python
2 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
2 9 (9.68%) C
2 9 (9.68%) Java
3 6 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.38%) SQL
5 3 (3.23%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.83%) CCNP
3 10 (10.75%) CCNA
3 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) CCIE
5 4 (4.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) JTAG
3 3 (3.23%) SLA
4 2 (2.15%) WCAG
5 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.08%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) Docker
3 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Grafana
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.08%) Kibana
2 1 (1.08%) Nessus
2 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Cisco
2 10 (10.75%) Adobe
3 4 (4.30%) Openreach
4 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle
5 2 (2.15%) BT
5 2 (2.15%) Dell
5 2 (2.15%) EMC
5 2 (2.15%) Forcepoint
5 2 (2.15%) Huawei
5 2 (2.15%) Nokia
5 2 (2.15%) Remedy
5 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Informatica
6 1 (1.08%) Juniper
6 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.08%) Splunk