Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 740 717
Rank change year-on-year +292 -23 -8
Contract jobs citing Broadband 98 108 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 0.92% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 75 103
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +28.00%
10th Percentile £196 £198 £186
90th Percentile £621 £521 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +10.77% +1.56% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.62% -7.14% +152.53%
10th Percentile £16.75 £21.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £34.75 £34.56 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £26.50

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 4,658 11,704 13,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.56% 12.90% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 7,141 8,440
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 594 773
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.58 £12.39 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.75 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +45.56% +18.42% +2.70%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 12 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 13 August 2020. 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 +298 88 £450 +9.09% 39
UK excluding London +213 54 £450 +10.77% 29
London +222 35 £428 +0.59% 12
South East +168 27 £450 +5.88% 9
East of England +80 14 £475 +5.56% 4
Work from Home -20 9 £350 - 2
Scotland +73 6 £169 -55.00% 1
South West +94 3 £238 -20.83% 4
Midlands +88 3 £379 +94.36%
West Midlands +71 3 £379 +94.36%
North of England +121 1 £255 -32.00% 10
Yorkshire +75 1 £255 -20.81% 5

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 32 (32.65%) Telecoms
2 22 (22.45%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (18.37%) Service Delivery
5 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (16.33%) GPON
5 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (15.31%) LAN
7 14 (14.29%) Finance
7 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (13.27%) MPLS
8 13 (13.27%) WAN
8 13 (13.27%) Cisco
9 12 (12.24%) Ethernet
9 12 (12.24%) Windows
9 12 (12.24%) Software Architecture
10 11 (11.22%) Network Design
10 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
10 11 (11.22%) VPN
10 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
10 11 (11.22%) Project Management
10 11 (11.22%) Wireless
10 11 (11.22%) User Experience
11 10 (10.20%) Firewall
11 10 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (10.20%) Linux
11 10 (10.20%) Video\Live Streaming
11 10 (10.20%) Degree
12 9 (9.18%) Management Information System

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 6 (6.12%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.02%) Sketch
4 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon Alexa
2 2 (2.04%) Azure
2 2 (2.04%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Boomi
3 1 (1.02%) GCP
3 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.45%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (16.33%) GPON
3 15 (15.31%) LAN
4 13 (13.27%) MPLS
4 13 (13.27%) WAN
5 12 (12.24%) Ethernet
6 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (11.22%) VPN
6 11 (11.22%) Wireless
7 10 (10.20%) Firewall
8 9 (9.18%) ADSL
8 9 (9.18%) IPv4
8 9 (9.18%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (9.18%) VDSL
9 8 (8.16%) Skype
10 7 (7.14%) BGP
10 7 (7.14%) RSVP
10 7 (7.14%) VPLS
10 7 (7.14%) WLAN
11 6 (6.12%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (3.06%) GIS
2 2 (2.04%) Power BI
3 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) JIRA
2 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.08%) Redmine
4 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.02%) GDB
General
1 32 (32.65%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.29%) Finance
3 7 (7.14%) Billing
4 5 (5.10%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 4 (4.08%) French Language
5 4 (4.08%) Games
5 4 (4.08%) German Language
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
6 2 (2.04%) Electronics
6 2 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.02%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Architect
2 9 (9.18%) Analyst
3 8 (8.16%) Technical Leader
4 7 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Product Manager
5 6 (6.12%) Senior Manager
5 6 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.10%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Programme Manager
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Product Manager
7 4 (4.08%) BSS Architect
7 4 (4.08%) BSS Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) OSS Architect
7 4 (4.08%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.08%) Software Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Digital Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) 802.1X
2 5 (5.10%) JSON
2 5 (5.10%) XML
3 4 (4.08%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) CSS
4 2 (2.04%) HTML
4 2 (2.04%) Middleware
4 2 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (2.04%) React
5 1 (1.02%) Flash
5 1 (1.02%) PySpark
5 1 (1.02%) REST
5 1 (1.02%) XSD
5 1 (1.02%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.22%) User Experience
3 10 (10.20%) Video\Live Streaming
4 9 (9.18%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
5 8 (8.16%) Device Driver
6 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 7 (7.14%) Social Media
7 4 (4.08%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.04%) CCTV
9 2 (2.04%) STB
10 1 (1.02%) Animation
10 1 (1.02%) Digital TV
10 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
10 1 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.02%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Windows
2 10 (10.20%) Linux
3 8 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Unix
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Service Delivery
2 16 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.24%) Software Architecture
5 11 (11.22%) Network Design
5 11 (11.22%) Project Management
6 9 (9.18%) Network Planning
6 9 (9.18%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (9.18%) Validation
7 8 (8.16%) Customer-Centricity
7 8 (8.16%) DevOps
7 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.14%) Migration
8 7 (7.14%) Software Licensing
8 7 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 6 (6.12%) Analytics
9 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.12%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
9 6 (6.12%) Project Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (3.06%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.02%) Groovy
4 1 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.02%) XPath
4 1 (1.02%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
2 9 (9.18%) CCIE
2 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) JNCIE
4 4 (4.08%) CCIE Service Provider
4 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.08%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.08%) PMP
4 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (1.02%) ACCA
6 1 (1.02%) APMP
6 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.02%) CCNA
6 1 (1.02%) CIMA
6 1 (1.02%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) ITGC
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) systemd
2 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.02%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Cisco
3 9 (9.18%) BT
3 9 (9.18%) Openreach
3 9 (9.18%) Progress
3 9 (9.18%) ServiceNow
4 8 (8.16%) Virgin Media
5 7 (7.14%) Huawei
6 6 (6.12%) Juniper
6 6 (6.12%) Nokia
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 2 (2.04%) Google
8 1 (1.02%) Aruba
8 1 (1.02%) Dell
8 1 (1.02%) EMC
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle
8 1 (1.02%) Polycom
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) VMware