The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 230 217
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 16 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.76% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 25
Median daily rate £400 £300 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -19.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £361
% change year-on-year -20.83% -16.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.86 £43.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.32% -20.45%  
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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1490 2048 2020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.94% 21.92% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1141 982
Median daily rate £400 £353 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +2.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 105 101
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in the South East

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Broadband in the South East

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in the South East

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +18 8 £213 -37.50% 1
Hampshire +16 6 £473 -0.52% 1
Oxfordshire -3 3 £179 -42.80% 1
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 32 (64.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (22.00%) Huawei
2 11 (22.00%) CRM
2 11 (22.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) Juniper
3 10 (20.00%) OSPF
3 10 (20.00%) BGP
3 10 (20.00%) DNS
4 9 (18.00%) SNMP
4 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.00%) MPLS
5 8 (16.00%) Internet
6 7 (14.00%) Business Transformation
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (12.00%) Firewall
7 6 (12.00%) Process Management
8 5 (10.00%) Degree
8 5 (10.00%) Time Management
8 5 (10.00%) Finance
8 5 (10.00%) Billing
8 5 (10.00%) SSL
8 5 (10.00%) CCNP
8 5 (10.00%) CCNA
9 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (8.00%) Workflow Management
9 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (8.00%) Marketing
9 4 (8.00%) Workflow
9 4 (8.00%) Cramer

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (6.00%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) BGP
1 10 (20.00%) DNS
1 10 (20.00%) OSPF
2 9 (18.00%) MPLS
2 9 (18.00%) SNMP
2 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (16.00%) Internet
4 6 (12.00%) Firewall
5 5 (10.00%) SSL
6 3 (6.00%) ATM
6 3 (6.00%) DOCSIS
6 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.00%) ICMP
6 3 (6.00%) VoIP
7 2 (4.00%) DSLAM
7 2 (4.00%) HTTP
7 2 (4.00%) IPv6
7 2 (4.00%) PPP
7 2 (4.00%) VPN
7 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (64.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Billing
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) IP Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Business Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Designer
4 6 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Business Change Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Change Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.00%) Digital TV
2 2 (4.00%) IPTV
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) STB
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) IVR
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) CRM
2 7 (14.00%) Business Transformation
2 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.00%) Process Management
4 5 (10.00%) Time Management
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow Management
6 3 (6.00%) eTOM
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.00%) WFM
7 2 (4.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (4.00%) Direct Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.00%) Line Management
7 2 (4.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (4.00%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.00%) CCNA
2 5 (10.00%) CCNP
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) ACCA
4 2 (4.00%) CCIP
4 2 (4.00%) SCSA
4 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CIMA
5 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) IFRS
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (2.00%) Netcool
2 1 (2.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco
1 11 (22.00%) Huawei
1 11 (22.00%) Juniper
2 4 (8.00%) Cramer
2 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.00%) F5
3 3 (6.00%) Intergraph
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) KANA
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Sun
4 2 (4.00%) Veritas
5 1 (2.00%) Avaya
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Remedy