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 28 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.

Broadband
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 158 136
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.052% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 0.35% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £321
% change year-on-year -20.83% -6.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.33 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £44.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -68.85% +154.28%  

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 377 566 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 328 234
Median daily rate £384 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 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
Cheshire +29 5 - - 1
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) CCIE
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
5 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
5 2 (18.18%) Back Office
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Media

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) GitLab
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Back Office
4 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Installation Technician
4 1 (9.09%) BSS Architect
4 1 (9.09%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Architect
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCIE
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco