The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DAB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DAB over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
UK / England
Rank 578 611 589
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22  
Contract jobs citing DAB 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £464 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.50% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +54.50% -29.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DAB is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

DAB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing DAB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DAB in England

DAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DAB in England

DAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DAB in England

DAB
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 DAB within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +21 6 £464 +54.50%
South West - 1 - -
DAB
UK

DAB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DAB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DAB.

1 14 (82.35%) WAN
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) MS Office
3 11 (64.71%) Forcepoint
3 11 (64.71%) Network Management
4 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
5 9 (52.94%) Boundary Protection
6 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) DevOps
9 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
10 1 (5.88%) Python
10 1 (5.88%) Web Services
10 1 (5.88%) Perl
10 1 (5.88%) SQL
10 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.88%) DB2
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco
10 1 (5.88%) IBM
10 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
10 1 (5.88%) CCNP
10 1 (5.88%) CCDP

DAB
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) DWDM
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) OSPF
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Management
2 9 (52.94%) Boundary Protection
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Forcepoint
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Brocade
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) VMware