Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 210 239
Rank change year-on-year +29 +29 -39
Contract jobs citing Broadband 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 1.27% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
North West median daily rate £425 £600 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +81.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £167 £444 £243
90th Percentile £515 £688 £360
England median daily rate £313 £386 £361
% change year-on-year -19.09% +6.99% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
North West median hourly rate £12.35 £13.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.89% -18.47% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.79 £15.93
90th Percentile £14.41 £14.93 £17.48
England median hourly rate £13.86 £12.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.91% -23.28% +45.45%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 775 1022 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.62% 15.06% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 597 637
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 107
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.24 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Broadband as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Manchester +34 15 £475 - 16
Lancashire +13 4 £190 -68.33%
Cheshire +6 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £190 - 1
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (76.19%) Ethernet
2 13 (61.90%) Juniper
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 11 (52.38%) VPN
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
4 11 (52.38%) BGP
5 10 (47.62%) BT
6 9 (42.86%) JNCIE
7 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
7 8 (38.10%) VoIP
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (33.33%) CCIE
9 6 (28.57%) JNCIP
10 5 (23.81%) Firewall
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 5 (23.81%) SNMP
11 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 4 (19.05%) Ericsson
11 4 (19.05%) Windows
11 4 (19.05%) Huawei
11 4 (19.05%) LLU
11 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
12 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
12 3 (14.29%) Wireless
12 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (14.29%) SAN
13 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (9.52%) OSPF
13 2 (9.52%) IPv6
13 2 (9.52%) ITIL

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 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Ethernet
2 11 (52.38%) BGP
2 11 (52.38%) MPLS
2 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) VoIP
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) Firewall
4 5 (23.81%) SNMP
5 4 (19.05%) LLU
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) IPv6
7 2 (9.52%) LAN
7 2 (9.52%) OSPF
7 2 (9.52%) TACACS
7 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) VRRP
7 2 (9.52%) WAN
7 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
1 7 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Core Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Designer
3 4 (19.05%) IP Architect
3 4 (19.05%) IP Design Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) IP Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Designer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper Architect
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Product Design Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Product Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) EJB
1 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Coaching
1 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
1 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
1 2 (9.52%) Migration
1 2 (9.52%) Network Management
1 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
2 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) PHP
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) JNCIE
2 7 (33.33%) CCIE
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cacti
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) OpenNMS
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) RANCID
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Juniper
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) BT
4 4 (19.05%) Ericsson
4 4 (19.05%) Huawei
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (9.52%) Foundry
5 2 (9.52%) ZyXEL
6 1 (4.76%) Genesys