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 29 June 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.

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 609 630
Rank change year-on-year +21 +21  
Contract jobs citing DAB 6 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.026% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £420 £499 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +52.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £587 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £499 £310
% change year-on-year -15.78% +60.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 5986 7857 7508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.85% 15.94% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 12740 12161
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 856 1030
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

DAB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 £420 -28.20%
DAB
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) VLAN
3 8 (50.00%) OSPF
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) CCDP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Network Management
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Forcepoint
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Boundary Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Network Security
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
8 1 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (6.25%) DB2
8 1 (6.25%) Linux
8 1 (6.25%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) DNS
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat

DAB
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:

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) BGP
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
1 8 (50.00%) OSPF
1 8 (50.00%) VLAN
1 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Architect
2 10 (62.50%) Network Architect
3 6 (37.50%) Virtualisation Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Boundary Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) CCDP
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Forcepoint
3 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat