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 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 543 503
Rank change year-on-year +5 -40  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 70 96 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.21% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 61
Median daily rate £301 £320 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.93% -11.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £197 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £321
% change year-on-year -20.83% -6.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Median hourly rate £13.68 £43.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.73% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.00 £16.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £46.43 £55.00
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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
England +7 67 £301 -7.38% 36
London +17 21 £419 +7.37% 11
South East -7 16 £400 +33.33% 6
South West -3 12 £213 -32.00% 3
Berkshire +16 8 £213 -37.50% 1
Bristol +7 7 £269 -17.30% 1
Hampshire +13 6 £473 -0.52% 1
North West +31 5 - - 7
Cheshire +29 5 - - 1
East of England -6 4 £194 -40.38% 1
City of London -7 4 £105 -73.75% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £301 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £301 -
Warrington +29 3 - -
West Midlands +16 3 - - 5
Oxfordshire 0 3 £179 -42.80% 1
Hertfordshire -1 3 £194 -17.37%
Stevenage -3 3 £194 -17.37%
Bradford - 3 £301 -
Gloucester - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Slough +6 2 - -
Newbury +1 2 £213 +13.33%
Wiltshire -5 2 £213 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £213 -
Oxford - 2 £179 - 1
Reading +8 1 £213 -37.50% 1
Hook +8 1 £425 -10.52%
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Broadband.

1 78 (49.37%) Telecoms
2 38 (24.05%) Cisco
3 33 (20.89%) WAN
4 32 (20.25%) Juniper
5 31 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (19.62%) Security Cleared
6 30 (18.99%) LAN
7 29 (18.35%) Wireless
8 28 (17.72%) TCP/IP
9 25 (15.82%) ITIL
9 25 (15.82%) Firewall
10 24 (15.19%) Internet
11 23 (14.56%) Finance
12 21 (13.29%) VPN
12 21 (13.29%) SC Cleared
13 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
14 19 (12.03%) Network Design
14 19 (12.03%) Network Security
14 19 (12.03%) Network Monitoring
15 18 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (11.39%) ISDN
15 18 (11.39%) VoIP
16 17 (10.76%) SQL
16 17 (10.76%) Degree
17 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (9.49%) Huawei
19 14 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (8.23%) MPLS
20 13 (8.23%) OSPF
20 13 (8.23%) BGP

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 11 (6.96%) NServiceBus
2 3 (1.90%) CMS
2 3 (1.90%) Smallworld
3 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.96%) MS Office
2 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.89%) WAN
2 30 (18.99%) LAN
3 29 (18.35%) Wireless
4 28 (17.72%) TCP/IP
5 25 (15.82%) Firewall
6 24 (15.19%) Internet
7 21 (13.29%) VPN
8 19 (12.03%) Network Security
9 18 (11.39%) ISDN
9 18 (11.39%) VoIP
9 18 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (8.23%) BGP
10 13 (8.23%) Ethernet
10 13 (8.23%) MPLS
10 13 (8.23%) OSPF
11 12 (7.59%) SNMP
12 10 (6.33%) DNS
13 9 (5.70%) PBX
14 7 (4.43%) SSL
14 7 (4.43%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) SQL Server
1 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (1.27%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (6.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.63%) GitLab
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 78 (49.37%) Telecoms
2 23 (14.56%) Finance
3 11 (6.96%) Billing
4 9 (5.70%) Marketing
5 6 (3.80%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Back Office
6 3 (1.90%) Electronics
6 3 (1.90%) Retail
7 2 (1.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.35%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.13%) Network Support
3 14 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.59%) Consultant
4 12 (7.59%) Network Support Engineer
4 12 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.96%) Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Architect
5 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 11 (6.96%) Software Engineer
6 10 (6.33%) C# Software Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Designer
7 9 (5.70%) IP Network Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) IP Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (4.43%) .NET Software Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.80%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.80%) Business Consultant
10 6 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.23%) CSS
1 13 (8.23%) HTML
2 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 11 (6.96%) jQuery
2 11 (6.96%) KnockoutJS
2 11 (6.96%) SOAP
2 11 (6.96%) StructureMap
2 11 (6.96%) WCF
2 11 (6.96%) XML
3 6 (3.80%) Middleware
4 2 (1.27%) Mason
4 2 (1.27%) Node.js
4 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.63%) JMS
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) REST
5 1 (0.63%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) XSLT
5 1 (0.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.70%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.80%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.16%) Digital TV
5 5 (3.16%) Handset
5 5 (3.16%) STB
6 4 (2.53%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.90%) IPTV
7 3 (1.90%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.90%) Social Media
8 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.27%) e-Health
8 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.63%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.16%) Windows
2 4 (2.53%) Linux
2 4 (2.53%) Unix
2 4 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.90%) Solaris
4 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.82%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Network Design
2 19 (12.03%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.23%) CRM
4 13 (8.23%) Network Management
5 12 (7.59%) Software Engineering
5 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.96%) MVC
7 10 (6.33%) Migration
8 7 (4.43%) Business Transformation
8 7 (4.43%) Project Management
8 7 (4.43%) Time Management
8 7 (4.43%) Workflow
9 6 (3.80%) Network Architecture
9 6 (3.80%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.80%) Process Management
10 5 (3.16%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.16%) Process Improvement
10 5 (3.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.76%) SQL
2 11 (6.96%) C#
2 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.90%) C
4 2 (1.27%) ES6
4 2 (1.27%) Java
4 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.27%) Perl
4 2 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (0.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.63%) Python
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) VBA
5 1 (0.63%) XPath
5 1 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
1 31 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.76%) Degree
4 12 (7.59%) CCNA
5 11 (6.96%) CCNP
6 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.80%) ACCA
8 5 (3.16%) CCIE
9 4 (2.53%) APMP
9 4 (2.53%) CIMA
9 4 (2.53%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.90%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.27%) CCIP
11 2 (1.27%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.27%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.27%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.27%) SCSA
11 2 (1.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.90%) IFRS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) KVM
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.27%) SmoothWall
2 2 (1.27%) Terraform
3 1 (0.63%) Netcool
3 1 (0.63%) OpenNebula
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (24.05%) Cisco
2 32 (20.25%) Juniper
3 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.49%) Huawei
5 6 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.53%) Cramer
6 4 (2.53%) Google
6 4 (2.53%) Oracle
7 3 (1.90%) Avaya
7 3 (1.90%) BroadSoft
7 3 (1.90%) F5
7 3 (1.90%) Intergraph
7 3 (1.90%) Remedy
8 2 (1.27%) BT
8 2 (1.27%) HP
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.27%) Siemens
8 2 (1.27%) Sun
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas
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