Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 June 2018 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 694 709
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -65
Contract jobs citing Broadband 164 138 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 1.09% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 62 108
UK median daily rate £400 £313 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -0.40% -16.33%
10th Percentile £172 £192 £163
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £312 £314
% change year-on-year +28.31% -0.64% -13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 13
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £13.86 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.19% -67.39% +142.86%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £14.93 £47.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £13.86 £43.75
% change year-on-year +152.53% -68.32% +150.00%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,284 12,621 16,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 13.89% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,167 7,652 9,618
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 753 734
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -23.81% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.43 £47.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -29.09% +22.22%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Broadband as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
England -39 135 £394 +26.00% 89
UK excluding London -25 93 £400 +28.31% 69
London -18 53 £250 -45.21% 23
South East -5 33 £360 -3.23% 20
North of England -13 22 £525 +81.03% 14
North West -24 15 £550 +89.66% 12
South West +4 12 £450 +44.00% 4
Scotland -29 12 £375 - 2
East of England +1 9 £120 -38.46% 19
Yorkshire -20 6 £388 +34.55% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £393 - 4
Midlands -13 4 £393 - 9
Wales -14 1 £375 - 1
North East - 1 £293 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 with a requirement for Broadband.

1 83 (50.61%) Telecoms
2 29 (17.68%) ITIL
3 24 (14.63%) Windows
4 23 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (13.41%) Internet
6 21 (12.80%) VPN
7 19 (11.59%) Cisco
8 18 (10.98%) HTML
8 18 (10.98%) JavaScript
8 18 (10.98%) Finance
9 17 (10.37%) Service Management
9 17 (10.37%) CSS
9 17 (10.37%) Microsoft
9 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
10 16 (9.76%) Project Management
11 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
12 14 (8.54%) WAN
13 13 (7.93%) Digital TV
13 13 (7.93%) Windows 7
14 12 (7.32%) ServiceNow
14 12 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (7.32%) Six Sigma
14 12 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (7.32%) VoIP
14 12 (7.32%) Linux
14 12 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (6.71%) TCP/IP
15 11 (6.71%) Migration
15 11 (6.71%) DV Cleared

Broadband
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.44%) CMS
3 3 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.22%) Apache
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.22%) JBoss
4 2 (1.22%) Jetty
4 2 (1.22%) OpenCms
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.22%) GitHub
2 2 (1.22%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.41%) Internet
2 21 (12.80%) VPN
3 14 (8.54%) WAN
4 12 (7.32%) VoIP
5 11 (6.71%) 4G
5 11 (6.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.10%) Ethernet
6 10 (6.10%) Firewall
6 10 (6.10%) Wireless
7 9 (5.49%) ADSL
7 9 (5.49%) ISDN
7 9 (5.49%) Network Security
7 9 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.27%) 3G
9 6 (3.66%) DOCSIS
9 6 (3.66%) HTTP
9 6 (3.66%) Intranet
9 6 (3.66%) LAN
9 6 (3.66%) MPLS
10 5 (3.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.22%) Big Data
3 2 (1.22%) DB2
3 2 (1.22%) MySQL
3 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.22%) Ant
3 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.22%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.22%) Gatling
3 2 (1.22%) Gradle
3 2 (1.22%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.22%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.22%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.22%) JIRA
3 2 (1.22%) Maven
3 2 (1.22%) Mockito
3 2 (1.22%) Sahi
3 2 (1.22%) Selenium
3 2 (1.22%) Subversion
3 2 (1.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 83 (50.61%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.98%) Finance
3 9 (5.49%) Local Government
4 7 (4.27%) Billing
5 6 (3.66%) Retail
6 5 (3.05%) Marketing
7 3 (1.83%) German Language
7 3 (1.83%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.83%) Legal
8 2 (1.22%) Back Office
8 2 (1.22%) French Language
8 2 (1.22%) Law
8 2 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.22%) Publishing
8 2 (1.22%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 31 (18.90%) Analyst
2 16 (9.76%) Consultant
2 16 (9.76%) Project Manager
3 13 (7.93%) Business Analyst
3 13 (7.93%) Network Engineer
4 10 (6.10%) Developer
4 10 (6.10%) Service Manager
5 9 (5.49%) Service Transition Manager
5 9 (5.49%) Transition Manager
6 8 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 8 (4.88%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 7 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.66%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Integration Manager
9 5 (3.05%) IT Support
9 5 (3.05%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) HTML
2 17 (10.37%) CSS
3 10 (6.10%) Web Services
4 7 (4.27%) DOM
4 7 (4.27%) RESTful
5 4 (2.44%) Node.js
6 3 (1.83%) jQuery
6 3 (1.83%) Middleware
6 3 (1.83%) REST
6 3 (1.83%) SOAP
7 2 (1.22%) Java RMI
7 2 (1.22%) JAXB
7 2 (1.22%) JDBC
7 2 (1.22%) JMS
7 2 (1.22%) JSP
7 2 (1.22%) Servlets
7 2 (1.22%) Struts
7 2 (1.22%) UDDI
7 2 (1.22%) WSDL
7 2 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Digital TV
2 9 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.27%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.44%) IPTV
6 4 (2.44%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.83%) iPhone
7 3 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.83%) STB
7 3 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.22%) iPad
8 2 (1.22%) Social Media
8 2 (1.22%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.63%) Windows
2 13 (7.93%) Windows 7
3 12 (7.32%) Linux
4 10 (6.10%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.49%) Unix
6 5 (3.05%) Android
6 5 (3.05%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.61%) Solaris
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.68%) ITIL
2 23 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (10.37%) Service Management
4 16 (9.76%) Project Management
5 12 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.32%) Six Sigma
6 11 (6.71%) Migration
7 10 (6.10%) DevOps
8 9 (5.49%) Lean Six Sigma
8 9 (5.49%) Network Management
8 9 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.49%) SDLC
9 8 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.27%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.27%) Network Design
10 7 (4.27%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.27%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.98%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.27%) SQL
3 3 (1.83%) Python
4 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.22%) Java
4 2 (1.22%) Java 8
4 2 (1.22%) Perl
4 2 (1.22%) PHP
4 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.71%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.49%) Degree
5 5 (3.05%) CCIE
6 3 (1.83%) CCNP
6 3 (1.83%) JNCIE
7 2 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.22%) MCP
7 2 (1.22%) MCSE
7 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.22%) PMP
7 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) CCDE
8 1 (0.61%) CCNA
8 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) CWSP
8 1 (0.61%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.22%) P3O
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) PMO
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.66%) Docker
2 6 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.83%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Ansible
2 5 (3.05%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.61%) Grafana
4 1 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.61%) Nagios
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Cisco
2 17 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.32%) ServiceNow
4 9 (5.49%) Citrix
4 9 (5.49%) VMware
5 6 (3.66%) Oracle
6 5 (3.05%) Juniper
7 3 (1.83%) Apple
7 3 (1.83%) Avaya
7 3 (1.83%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.83%) Google
7 3 (1.83%) MarketAxess
7 3 (1.83%) New Relic
7 3 (1.83%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.83%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.22%) F5
8 2 (1.22%) iManage
8 2 (1.22%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.22%) Mitel
8 2 (1.22%) Roku