Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 646 731
Rank change year-on-year +164 +85 -34
Contract jobs citing Broadband 96 136 173
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.21% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 97 96
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +28.00%
10th Percentile £135 £273 £215
90th Percentile £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £392 £400
% change year-on-year +17.09% -2.00% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £59.75 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +305.08% +13.46% -8.32%
10th Percentile £57.23 £9.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £61.68 £30.18 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -75.29% +206.64%

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 4,868 11,195 13,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 13.67% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 6,695 8,134
Median daily rate £435 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £186 £200
90th Percentile £603 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 663 653
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £61.35 £53.00 £47.76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% +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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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 +196 91 £475 +18.75% 68
London +174 46 £475 +4.11% 5
UK excluding London +183 45 £459 +17.09% 67
South East +138 18 £525 +30.03% 12
Work from Home -136 15 £400 - 12
East of England +64 10 £389 +21.48% 3
North of England +111 9 £459 +22.40% 23
North West - 7 £477 - 6
South West +108 3 - - 13
West Midlands +67 3 £379 +94.36% 7
Midlands +63 3 £379 +22.26% 12
Scotland +61 2 £148 -65.29% 2
Yorkshire +60 2 £125 -66.67% 15

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 29 (30.21%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.75%) Cisco
3 14 (14.58%) Firewall
4 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.50%) IPv6
5 12 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (11.46%) VPN
6 11 (11.46%) WAN
6 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
6 11 (11.46%) Wireless
6 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
7 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (10.42%) Finance
7 10 (10.42%) LAN
7 10 (10.42%) Analytics
8 9 (9.38%) C
8 9 (9.38%) Linux
8 9 (9.38%) STB
8 9 (9.38%) Network Planning
9 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (8.33%) HTTP
9 8 (8.33%) IPv4
9 8 (8.33%) User Experience
10 7 (7.29%) Converged Networks
10 7 (7.29%) Public Sector
10 7 (7.29%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
10 7 (7.29%) CCNA

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 1 (1.04%) Apache
1 1 (1.04%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.04%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) AWS
1 3 (3.13%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.08%) GitHub
2 2 (2.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (1.04%) Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Firewall
2 13 (13.54%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (12.50%) IPv6
3 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.46%) VPN
4 11 (11.46%) WAN
4 11 (11.46%) Wireless
5 10 (10.42%) LAN
6 8 (8.33%) HTTP
6 8 (8.33%) IPv4
7 7 (7.29%) Converged Networks
7 7 (7.29%) Internet
7 7 (7.29%) Network Security
8 6 (6.25%) DHCP
8 6 (6.25%) DOCSIS
8 6 (6.25%) GPON
8 6 (6.25%) MPLS
8 6 (6.25%) UPnP
9 5 (5.21%) DSL
9 5 (5.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.08%) QGIS
2 1 (1.04%) GIS
2 1 (1.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) GDB
1 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (30.21%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.42%) Finance
3 7 (7.29%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.21%) Marketing
5 4 (4.17%) Games
6 3 (3.13%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.13%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (13.54%) Architect
2 7 (7.29%) Analyst
3 6 (6.25%) Product Manager
3 6 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 5 (5.21%) Developer
4 5 (5.21%) Network Architect
4 5 (5.21%) Senior Product Manager
4 5 (5.21%) Software Engineer
4 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Designer
6 3 (3.13%) Digital Product Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Embedded Developer
6 3 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) Technical Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) POSIX
4 2 (2.08%) .NET
4 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.08%) JMS
4 2 (2.08%) PostGIS
4 2 (2.08%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) XSD
4 2 (2.08%) XSLT
4 2 (2.08%) Yocto
5 1 (1.04%) Flash
5 1 (1.04%) MHP
5 1 (1.04%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) STB
3 8 (8.33%) User Experience
4 6 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
4 6 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.21%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.13%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.13%) Social Media
8 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.08%) IPTV
8 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.04%) Animation
9 1 (1.04%) CCTV
9 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.04%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Android TV
4 1 (1.04%) Tizen
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) webOS
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.42%) Analytics
3 9 (9.38%) Network Planning
4 7 (7.29%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
4 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 6 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
5 6 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.25%) Project Roadmap
5 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.25%) Validation
6 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
6 5 (5.21%) Network Design
6 5 (5.21%) Project Management
6 5 (5.21%) Records Management
6 5 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (5.21%) Service Management
6 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) C
2 6 (6.25%) C++
2 6 (6.25%) Python
3 4 (4.17%) Java
4 3 (3.13%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.08%) SQL
5 2 (2.08%) XPath
6 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.29%) CCNA
3 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) CCNP
5 5 (5.21%) CCIE
5 5 (5.21%) Degree
5 5 (5.21%) JNCIE
6 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.08%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.04%) ACCA
8 1 (1.04%) CIMA
8 1 (1.04%) CIPD
8 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
1 2 (2.08%) WSUS
2 1 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 18 (18.75%) Cisco
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) BT
3 6 (6.25%) Juniper
3 6 (6.25%) Openreach
3 6 (6.25%) Virgin Media
4 4 (4.17%) Google
5 3 (3.13%) Citrix
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Adobe
6 2 (2.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.04%) CA
7 1 (1.04%) EMC
7 1 (1.04%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.04%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.04%) Sophos
7 1 (1.04%) YouTube