Period
to 16 January 2019

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 6 months to 16 January 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 163 198
Rank change year-on-year -44 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing Broadband 15 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.57% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 3.88% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 1
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -4.24% +37.50%
10th Percentile £308 £286 £406
90th Percentile £438 £542 £419
England median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South West median hourly rate - £38.50 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +239.81% -1.48%
England median hourly rate £46.25 £33.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year +36.83% +150.37% -5.26%

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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 946 773 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.83% 14.68% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 466 416
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £152 £181 £149
90th Percentile £538 £545 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 46 73
South West median hourly rate £40.77 £25.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.31% -31.33% -4.15%
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £48.98 £43.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Devon -3 5 - - 1
Gloucestershire -11 4 £425 - 2
Bristol -27 3 - - 2
Wiltshire -37 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £275 - 3
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 8 (53.33%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (26.67%) iPhone
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) iPad
4 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) WebRTC
5 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) LTE
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) IPv4
5 3 (20.00%) IPv6
5 3 (20.00%) UMTS
5 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (20.00%) GSM
6 2 (13.33%) ISDN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (26.67%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (26.67%) VoIP
4 3 (20.00%) GSM
4 3 (20.00%) IPv4
4 3 (20.00%) IPv6
4 3 (20.00%) LTE
4 3 (20.00%) UMTS
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) ISDN
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) 3G
6 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planner
4 1 (6.67%) Recruitment Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) RF Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) RF Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (26.67%) iPad
1 4 (26.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) MMIC
2 1 (6.67%) Photography
2 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper