Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 723 703 745
Rank change year-on-year -20 +42 +10
Contract jobs citing Broadband 174 196 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.40% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 103 78
UK median daily rate £400 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.98% -15.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £200 £128 £174
90th Percentile £575 £511 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £361
% change year-on-year +28.00% -13.43% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 25
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £23.00 £12.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.48% +87.37% -24.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.75 £34.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.00 £11.72
% change year-on-year +93.18% +87.71% -26.75%

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 13,587 13,998 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.55% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 8,618 9,465
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 710 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% -22.45% +19.51%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -24 151 £378 +18.43% 109
UK excluding London -42 114 £400 +28.00% 91
South East +10 51 £400 +19.05% 18
London -14 41 £360 +12.06% 27
East of England -2 27 £350 +81.82% 10
South West -51 14 £425 +9.68% 10
North of England -49 9 £500 +42.86% 36
Midlands -10 8 £450 +140.00% 8
West Midlands -13 6 £450 +140.00% 7
North West -35 5 £550 +41.94% 23
Scotland -13 4 £398 +174.14% 4
Yorkshire -22 4 £388 +2.31% 12
East Midlands +7 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 97 (55.75%) Telecoms
2 36 (20.69%) WAN
3 35 (20.11%) Internet
4 32 (18.39%) Linux
5 30 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
6 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 29 (16.67%) VoIP
7 27 (15.52%) ITIL
8 26 (14.94%) Cisco
9 22 (12.64%) Perl
9 22 (12.64%) LAN
9 22 (12.64%) Firewall
9 22 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (12.07%) Wireless
10 21 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (12.07%) VPN
10 21 (12.07%) Juniper
11 20 (11.49%) Software Engineering
11 20 (11.49%) Degree
11 20 (11.49%) Security Cleared
12 19 (10.92%) DevOps
13 18 (10.34%) Project Management
13 18 (10.34%) Java
13 18 (10.34%) Finance
14 17 (9.77%) JavaScript
14 17 (9.77%) Windows
14 17 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (9.77%) Incident Management
14 17 (9.77%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (9.20%) 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 4 (2.30%) Apache
1 4 (2.30%) CMS
2 3 (1.72%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle BRM
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.17%) Office 365
3 4 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.69%) WAN
2 35 (20.11%) Internet
3 30 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
4 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 29 (16.67%) VoIP
5 22 (12.64%) Firewall
5 22 (12.64%) LAN
6 21 (12.07%) VPN
6 21 (12.07%) Wireless
7 15 (8.62%) Network Security
8 12 (6.90%) IPv6
8 12 (6.90%) ISDN
9 11 (6.32%) DNS
9 11 (6.32%) MPLS
10 10 (5.75%) Ethernet
10 10 (5.75%) IPv4
10 10 (5.75%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (4.60%) DSL
11 8 (4.60%) FTP
11 8 (4.60%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.87%) Big Data
1 5 (2.87%) Redis
2 4 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.30%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.72%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.15%) GIS
4 2 (1.15%) MS Access
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.15%) SSDT
5 1 (0.57%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Impala
5 1 (0.57%) Power BI
5 1 (0.57%) QGIS
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.15%) JIRA
1 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Phabricator
General
1 97 (55.75%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.34%) Finance
3 5 (2.87%) Electronics
3 5 (2.87%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.30%) Back Office
4 4 (2.30%) Marketing
5 3 (1.72%) Billing
5 3 (1.72%) Legal
5 3 (1.72%) Local Government
6 2 (1.15%) Banking
6 2 (1.15%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Avionics
7 1 (0.57%) Law
7 1 (0.57%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (13.79%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.22%) Developer
3 16 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.62%) Analyst
5 8 (4.60%) Consultant
5 8 (4.60%) Senior Manager
6 7 (4.02%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.45%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Administrator
8 5 (2.87%) Architect
8 5 (2.87%) Business Analyst
8 5 (2.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (2.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (2.87%) Java Developer
8 5 (2.87%) Service Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Service Transition Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Technical Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 5 (2.87%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.90%) HTML
2 7 (4.02%) Ajax
2 7 (4.02%) CGI
2 7 (4.02%) JSON
3 6 (3.45%) CSS
3 6 (3.45%) Middleware
4 5 (2.87%) Kafka
4 5 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (2.30%) .NET
5 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (2.30%) Sensu
6 3 (1.72%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.72%) LDAP
7 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.15%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.57%) Django
8 1 (0.57%) HTML5
8 1 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Digital TV
2 14 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.60%) Smartphone
5 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.02%) Media Streaming
6 6 (3.45%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.87%) IVR
7 5 (2.87%) STB
8 4 (2.30%) iPad
8 4 (2.30%) iPhone
8 4 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.30%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.72%) BBC
9 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.72%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.15%) IPTV
10 2 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.39%) Linux
2 17 (9.77%) Windows
3 12 (6.90%) Unix
4 11 (6.32%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.60%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.02%) Android
7 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.02%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (2.87%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.15%) Solaris
10 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.57%) CentOS
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.52%) ITIL
2 22 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.49%) Software Engineering
5 19 (10.92%) DevOps
6 18 (10.34%) Project Management
7 17 (9.77%) Deployment Automation
7 17 (9.77%) Incident Management
8 16 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (7.47%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (7.47%) TDD
11 12 (6.90%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.90%) Network Design
12 11 (6.32%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (6.32%) Service Management
13 10 (5.75%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (5.75%) Migration
14 8 (4.60%) Change Management
14 8 (4.60%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) Perl
2 18 (10.34%) Java
3 17 (9.77%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.47%) Go
4 13 (7.47%) Ruby
5 11 (6.32%) C
5 11 (6.32%) Python
6 10 (5.75%) SQL
7 9 (5.17%) C++
8 8 (4.60%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.02%) Embedded C
10 4 (2.30%) AWK
10 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.72%) C#
11 3 (1.72%) PHP
11 3 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Degree
1 20 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.32%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.17%) JNCIE
5 8 (4.60%) JNCIA
5 8 (4.60%) JNCIS
5 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.02%) JNCIP
6 7 (4.02%) MCSE
6 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.87%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.30%) CCNP
9 3 (1.72%) CCNA
9 3 (1.72%) GNVQ
9 3 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.57%) IIBA
11 1 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.30%) PMO
4 3 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.15%) FISMA
5 2 (1.15%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (8.05%) Docker
2 5 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.30%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) Ansible
2 4 (2.30%) Grafana
2 4 (2.30%) Graphite
2 4 (2.30%) Mesos
2 4 (2.30%) Nagios
2 4 (2.30%) StatsD
2 4 (2.30%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (14.94%) Cisco
2 21 (12.07%) Juniper
3 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.02%) Nokia
4 7 (4.02%) Remedy
5 5 (2.87%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.87%) BT
5 5 (2.87%) Citrix
5 5 (2.87%) FactSet
5 5 (2.87%) Oracle
6 4 (2.30%) Ericsson
6 4 (2.30%) New Relic
6 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.30%) Splunk
7 3 (1.72%) Avaya
7 3 (1.72%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.72%) Virgin Media
8 2 (1.15%) Intel
8 2 (1.15%) Siebel