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

Broadband
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 160 144
Rank change year-on-year +36 -16  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 11 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.053% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 0.35% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £190 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £361 £348
% change year-on-year -13.43% +3.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.39% +17.14%  

Broadband 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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 574 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.30% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 324 244
Median daily rate £365 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Broadband in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in the North West

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Lancashire - 4 £183 -
Manchester +17 3 £290 - 8
Cheshire +27 2 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £190 -
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband 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 North West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) SNMP
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365
6 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) C

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) SNMP
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) DOCSIS
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Installation Technician
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Driving Licence
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
1 5 (31.25%) Workflow
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) BT
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Juniper
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft