The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 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 / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 139 142
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.067% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 0.38% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £313 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £361 £361
% change year-on-year -13.43% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.86 - -
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 South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 416 525 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.54% 17.62% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 337 216
Median daily rate £370 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 31
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in the South West

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in the South West

Broadband
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol - 10 £313 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Somerset -6 1 £375 -16.66%
Devon - 1 - -
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 16 (59.26%) LAN
1 16 (59.26%) WAN
2 15 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (51.85%) PRINCE2
4 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
6 10 (37.04%) Wireless
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco
8 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) Firewall
9 5 (18.52%) ISDN
9 5 (18.52%) CCNA
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (14.81%) VoIP
10 4 (14.81%) Juniper
10 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
10 4 (14.81%) Network Security
10 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Demand Management
11 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
11 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) Network Design
11 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) LAN
1 16 (59.26%) WAN
2 15 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (37.04%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) ISDN
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) Junos
7 1 (3.70%) Intelligent Network
7 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Project Manager
2 12 (44.44%) Installation Manager
3 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless Product Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) PRINCE2
2 11 (40.74%) Risk Management
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) Demand Management
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma
6 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
5 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) APMP
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIA
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIE
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIP
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) Google