Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 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
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 652 710 714
Rank change year-on-year +58 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing Broadband 133 175 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.29% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 96 102
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.98% -16.00%
10th Percentile £270 £202 £128
90th Percentile £500 £575 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -1.00% +28.00% -13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 22
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.46% -43.48% +87.37%
10th Percentile £9.75 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £30.18 £47.25 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -75.29% +102.38% +79.18%

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 11,003 13,532 13,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 12.88% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,588 8,179 8,515
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £200 £180
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 650 705
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.60% -2.39% -24.18%

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 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
England +98 120 £400 +5.26% 135
UK excluding London +59 88 £396 -1.00% 120
London +107 38 £475 +29.25% 20
South East +43 34 £404 +0.94% 40
East of England +41 26 £315 -10.00% 13
Midlands +51 11 £310 -31.11% 19
East Midlands +36 9 £253 - 6
South West -4 6 £300 -29.41% 10
Yorkshire +39 5 £269 -30.58% 18
Scotland +38 5 £425 +6.92% 4
North of England +22 5 £269 -46.20% 33
West Midlands +40 2 £195 -56.67% 13
Northern Ireland +7 1 £315 -
Wales - 1 £330 - 1

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 with a requirement for Broadband.

1 67 (50.38%) Telecoms
2 31 (23.31%) Cisco
3 27 (20.30%) Ethernet
4 24 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (17.29%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (16.54%) WAN
6 22 (16.54%) ITIL
7 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 21 (15.79%) VPN
8 20 (15.04%) Python
9 19 (14.29%) Firewall
9 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (13.53%) VoIP
11 16 (12.03%) SNMP
11 16 (12.03%) MPLS
11 16 (12.03%) Network Design
12 15 (11.28%) Scrum
12 15 (11.28%) Finance
12 15 (11.28%) Project Management
12 15 (11.28%) Internet
12 15 (11.28%) LAN
13 14 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (9.77%) Linux
14 13 (9.77%) OSPF
14 13 (9.77%) CCNA
15 12 (9.02%) Juniper
15 12 (9.02%) DHCP
15 12 (9.02%) GCP
15 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving

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 (6.02%) Apache
1 8 (6.02%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.51%) nginx
3 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) InVision
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Sketch
3 1 (0.75%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) GCP
2 6 (4.51%) AWS
2 6 (4.51%) Azure
3 3 (2.26%) Office 365
4 2 (1.50%) Akamai
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) GitHub
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.30%) Ethernet
2 23 (17.29%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (16.54%) WAN
4 21 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 21 (15.79%) VPN
5 19 (14.29%) Firewall
6 18 (13.53%) VoIP
7 16 (12.03%) MPLS
7 16 (12.03%) SNMP
8 15 (11.28%) Internet
8 15 (11.28%) LAN
9 13 (9.77%) OSPF
10 12 (9.02%) DHCP
11 11 (8.27%) IOS XR
12 9 (6.77%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (6.77%) Multicast
12 9 (6.77%) PPP
13 8 (6.02%) IPv6
13 8 (6.02%) ISDN
13 8 (6.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) BigQuery
2 7 (5.26%) MySQL
2 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) Presto
5 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) TestRail
3 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (50.38%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.28%) Finance
3 9 (6.77%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.26%) Legal
6 3 (2.26%) Local Government
6 3 (2.26%) Publishing
6 3 (2.26%) Retail
7 2 (1.50%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.03%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Developer
4 11 (8.27%) Designer
4 11 (8.27%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.52%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Network Designer
8 5 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.01%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Broadband Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.26%) Service Transition Manager
10 3 (2.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) AngularJS
1 8 (6.02%) jQuery
2 6 (4.51%) LAMP
2 6 (4.51%) Laravel
2 6 (4.51%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (4.51%) React
3 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.26%) Jinja
4 2 (1.50%) CSS
4 2 (1.50%) GWT
4 2 (1.50%) HTML
4 2 (1.50%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.50%) LDAP
5 1 (0.75%) .NET
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.75%) Symfony
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.26%) Digital TV
4 6 (4.51%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.51%) User Experience
5 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.01%) IPTV
7 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.50%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.50%) Handset
7 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.50%) STB
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) e-Health
8 1 (0.75%) LIMS
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) PACS
8 1 (0.75%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.77%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Windows
3 5 (3.76%) Android
4 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (16.54%) ITIL
2 19 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.03%) Network Design
4 15 (11.28%) Project Management
4 15 (11.28%) Scrum
5 14 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (8.27%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.77%) Coaching
8 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.77%) Kanban
8 9 (6.77%) MVC
8 9 (6.77%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.02%) Network Management
9 8 (6.02%) Service Management
10 7 (5.26%) DevOps
10 7 (5.26%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.51%) Data Management
11 6 (4.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.04%) Python
2 10 (7.52%) SQL
3 9 (6.77%) Java
4 7 (5.26%) PHP
5 6 (4.51%) C
6 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.76%) R
7 2 (1.50%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.50%) C++
7 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.50%) Perl
7 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.50%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.75%) Go
8 1 (0.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.77%) CCNA
3 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) CCNP
4 9 (6.77%) Degree
5 6 (4.51%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.26%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.26%) MCSE
6 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.50%) CCSP
7 2 (1.50%) CCVP
7 2 (1.50%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) CCIE
8 1 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (3.01%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.01%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.75%) HL7
5 1 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) WAI
5 1 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Firmware
2 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) KVM
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes
1 6 (4.51%) Terraform
2 3 (2.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.50%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (23.31%) Cisco
2 12 (9.02%) Juniper
3 8 (6.02%) Google
3 8 (6.02%) Openreach
4 7 (5.26%) Nokia
5 6 (4.51%) HP
6 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.01%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.01%) Virgin Media
8 3 (2.26%) Aruba
8 3 (2.26%) Avaya
8 3 (2.26%) F5
8 3 (2.26%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.26%) Huawei
8 3 (2.26%) Oracle
8 3 (2.26%) Pega
9 2 (1.50%) BT
9 2 (1.50%) Dell
9 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.50%) VMware