Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 698 452 693
Rank change year-on-year -246 +241 +38
Contract jobs citing Broadband 127 88 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.07% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 59 82
10th Percentile £300 £139 £276
25th Percentile £363 £219 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £410
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.44% +9.33%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £457
90th Percentile £635 £578 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £400
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
10th Percentile " £48.60 "
25th Percentile £11.25 £51.75 £9.75
Median hourly rate £11.50 £59.00 £14.75
Median % change year-on-year -80.51% +300.00% -36.97%
75th Percentile £12.75 £61.38 £23.32
90th Percentile £18.75 £61.60 £30.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 - £10.50

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 9,563 4,255 11,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.22% 13.14% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,181 2,684 6,949
10th Percentile £213 £210 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £587 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 192 602
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.44 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.25 £25.40
Median % change year-on-year -29.60% +23.03% +35.39%
75th Percentile £48.66 £45.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.50 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33% +21.62%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Broadband.

Daily rate trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Broadband.

Hourly rate trend for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Broadband over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 13 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 27 October 2021. 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 -221 106 £475 +11.11% 138
London -201 54 £550 +22.22% 44
UK excluding London -157 47 £400 +2.04% 107
Work from Home -208 27 £469 +13.64% 22
South East -75 22 £388 -22.50% 20
North of England -67 10 £500 +1.01% 34
Yorkshire - 8 £500 - 15
West Midlands -62 6 £474 +25.09% 15
Midlands -75 6 £474 +25.09% 20
East of England -57 5 £325 -16.67% 11
South West -47 3 £369 +55.26% 10
North West -58 2 - - 16
Scotland -84 1 £475 +138.99% 8

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 57 (44.88%) Telecoms
2 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) Social Skills
3 22 (17.32%) Wireless
4 20 (15.75%) Project Management
4 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
5 17 (13.39%) Openreach
5 17 (13.39%) VPN
6 16 (12.60%) BT
6 16 (12.60%) MPLS
7 15 (11.81%) Migration
7 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.81%) SDH
7 15 (11.81%) Ethernet
7 15 (11.81%) Cisco
7 15 (11.81%) Network Design
7 15 (11.81%) Degree
7 15 (11.81%) Fibre Optics
8 14 (11.02%) ADSL
9 13 (10.24%) PPP
9 13 (10.24%) Network Security
9 13 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (9.45%) Project Delivery
10 12 (9.45%) JIRA
10 12 (9.45%) VoIP
10 12 (9.45%) Finance
10 12 (9.45%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (9.45%) Service Delivery
10 12 (9.45%) Change Management
11 11 (8.66%) Firewall

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 7 (5.51%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.72%) Sketch
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.36%) Adobe XD
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.36%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.57%) Figma
5 2 (1.57%) InVision
5 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.79%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) AWS
2 4 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (3.15%) GCP
2 4 (3.15%) Serverless
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.57%) Azure
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
3 2 (1.57%) IaaS
3 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.79%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.32%) Wireless
2 17 (13.39%) VPN
3 16 (12.60%) MPLS
4 15 (11.81%) Ethernet
4 15 (11.81%) SDH
5 14 (11.02%) ADSL
6 13 (10.24%) Network Security
6 13 (10.24%) PPP
7 12 (9.45%) VoIP
7 12 (9.45%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (8.66%) Firewall
8 11 (8.66%) Internet
8 11 (8.66%) IPv4
8 11 (8.66%) PBX
8 11 (8.66%) PSTN
9 10 (7.87%) BGP
9 10 (7.87%) IPv6
9 10 (7.87%) ISDN
10 9 (7.09%) PABX
11 8 (6.30%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.57%) Big Data
3 2 (1.57%) QGIS
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (9.45%) JIRA
2 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.94%) GDB
5 4 (3.15%) GitLab
6 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
General
1 57 (44.88%) Telecoms
2 26 (20.47%) Social Skills
3 12 (9.45%) Finance
4 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.30%) Marketing
5 5 (3.94%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 2 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.75%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.39%) Network Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Senior Manager
4 11 (8.66%) Developer
4 11 (8.66%) Senior Project Manager
5 9 (7.09%) Fibre Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Field Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Field Telecoms Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Telecoms Engineer
5 9 (7.09%) Voice Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Design Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Architect
7 6 (4.72%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Mobile Project Manager
7 6 (4.72%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.72%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (3.94%) IP Design Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) Node.js
2 5 (3.94%) React
3 3 (2.36%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.36%) CSS
3 3 (2.36%) CSS3
3 3 (2.36%) HTML
3 3 (2.36%) HTML5
3 3 (2.36%) Next.js
4 2 (1.57%) .NET
4 2 (1.57%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.57%) JMS
4 2 (1.57%) Middleware
4 2 (1.57%) RESTful
4 2 (1.57%) Spring
4 2 (1.57%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.79%) Flash
5 1 (0.79%) Laravel
5 1 (0.79%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.81%) Fibre Optics
3 10 (7.87%) Over-the-Top Content
4 9 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.51%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.72%) Digital TV
7 5 (3.94%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.15%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.36%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (2.36%) User Experience
9 3 (2.36%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.57%) BYOD
10 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.57%) STB
10 2 (1.57%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.79%) CCTV
11 1 (0.79%) CMDB
11 1 (0.79%) IPTV
11 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) OpenWrt
3 2 (1.57%) Android
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.75%) Project Management
3 15 (11.81%) Migration
3 15 (11.81%) Network Design
3 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (9.45%) Change Management
5 12 (9.45%) Project Delivery
5 12 (9.45%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.09%) DevOps
6 9 (7.09%) Software Testing
6 9 (7.09%) TDD
6 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (5.51%) Microservices
8 7 (5.51%) Scrum
8 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.72%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (4.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.09%) SQL
2 8 (6.30%) Python
3 6 (4.72%) C
3 6 (4.72%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
5 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.36%) Java
7 2 (1.57%) C#
7 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) Go
8 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (11.81%) Degree
2 10 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.72%) CCIE
4 5 (3.94%) CCIE Service Provider
4 5 (3.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.15%) CCNA
5 4 (3.15%) CCNP
6 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.57%) APMP
7 2 (1.57%) CISA
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.57%) CWNA
8 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.79%) CCIP
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) JTAG
3 3 (2.36%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.57%) COBIT
4 2 (1.57%) GRC
4 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.09%) Firmware
2 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.15%) Nagios
2 2 (1.57%) Grafana
2 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.79%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Openreach
2 16 (12.60%) BT
3 15 (11.81%) Cisco
4 8 (6.30%) Nokia
5 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.94%) Adobe
7 4 (3.15%) Oracle
7 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.36%) Google
8 3 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.79%) ADVA
10 1 (0.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (0.79%) Ciena
10 1 (0.79%) HP
10 1 (0.79%) Informatica
10 1 (0.79%) Juniper
10 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat