Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 681 710 723
Rank change year-on-year +29 +13 -77
Contract jobs citing Broadband 196 171 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.05% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 82 88
UK median daily rate £313 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.75% +6.71%
10th Percentile £128 £175 £163
90th Percentile £506 £586 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £361 £336
% change year-on-year -13.43% +7.60% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 17
UK median hourly rate £13.86 £12.28 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.91% -23.28% +45.45%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £10.28
90th Percentile £46.35 £35.60 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.52% -25.02% +45.45%

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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Broadband in the UK

Broadband
Top 16 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 21 November 2017. 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 +41 185 £313 -19.09% 49
UK excluding London +37 139 £313 -13.43% 46
London -14 54 £288 -38.83% 5
South West +27 40 £313 -27.54% 2
North of England +56 30 £379 +8.06% 31
South East -21 29 £354 -1.94% 9
East of England +8 23 £193 -5.52% 1
North West +31 21 £425 -29.17% 20
Yorkshire +19 8 £379 +8.14% 11
Midlands +10 8 £188 -31.82% 1
Scotland -3 7 £145 -55.89% 2
West Midlands +11 5 £188 -31.82%
East Midlands +1 3 - - 1
North East +64 1 £100 -71.43%
Wales +8 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Broadband.

1 81 (41.33%) Telecoms
2 53 (27.04%) Wireless
3 51 (26.02%) Cisco
4 44 (22.45%) WAN
5 42 (21.43%) VPN
6 36 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (15.82%) LAN
9 29 (14.80%) Juniper
10 28 (14.29%) MPLS
10 28 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 27 (13.78%) ITIL
11 27 (13.78%) Windows
12 26 (13.27%) Finance
13 23 (11.73%) Internet
13 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
14 22 (11.22%) Ethernet
14 22 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (11.22%) Firewall
14 22 (11.22%) Degree
15 21 (10.71%) ISDN
16 20 (10.20%) Network Design
17 19 (9.69%) BGP
17 19 (9.69%) Marketing
17 19 (9.69%) 4G
18 18 (9.18%) Project Management
18 18 (9.18%) VoIP
18 18 (9.18%) PRINCE2
19 17 (8.67%) CCNA
19 17 (8.67%) BT

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 (4.08%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.02%) CMS
3 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.61%) Office 365
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.04%) Wireless
2 44 (22.45%) WAN
3 42 (21.43%) VPN
4 33 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (15.82%) LAN
6 28 (14.29%) MPLS
7 23 (11.73%) Internet
7 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
8 22 (11.22%) Ethernet
8 22 (11.22%) Firewall
9 21 (10.71%) ISDN
10 19 (9.69%) 4G
10 19 (9.69%) BGP
11 18 (9.18%) VoIP
12 14 (7.14%) Network Security
13 13 (6.63%) ADSL
13 13 (6.63%) DNS
14 10 (5.10%) 802.11
15 9 (4.59%) 3G
15 9 (4.59%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.02%) MySQL
1 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.02%) SSDT
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.51%) Big Data
2 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.51%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Bugzilla
1 6 (3.06%) JIRA
1 6 (3.06%) Redmine
1 6 (3.06%) Trac
2 5 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.55%) JUnit
2 5 (2.55%) Selenium
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 81 (41.33%) Telecoms
2 26 (13.27%) Finance
3 19 (9.69%) Marketing
4 5 (2.55%) Banking
4 5 (2.55%) Electronics
5 4 (2.04%) Law
6 3 (1.53%) Billing
6 3 (1.53%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.82%) Project Manager
2 25 (12.76%) Analyst
2 25 (12.76%) Network Engineer
3 19 (9.69%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.67%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.16%) Architect
6 12 (6.12%) Installation Manager
6 12 (6.12%) Network Support
7 10 (5.10%) IT Support
8 9 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Designer
8 9 (4.59%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.59%) Network Support Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Wireless Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.08%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.10%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.57%) .NET
3 4 (2.04%) Middleware
4 3 (1.53%) J2EE
5 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.02%) CSS
6 1 (0.51%) Bokeh
6 1 (0.51%) D3.js
6 1 (0.51%) EJB
6 1 (0.51%) Flash
6 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.51%) HTML
6 1 (0.51%) HTML5
6 1 (0.51%) Pandas
6 1 (0.51%) Spring
6 1 (0.51%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.59%) Virtual Team
4 8 (4.08%) Digital TV
5 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.57%) STB
6 6 (3.06%) iPhone
6 6 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.53%) PMI
9 2 (1.02%) iPad
9 2 (1.02%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.51%) Social Media
10 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.78%) Windows
2 13 (6.63%) Linux
3 10 (5.10%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.59%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.55%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.04%) Android
8 3 (1.53%) Unix
8 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.78%) ITIL
2 22 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (10.20%) Network Design
4 18 (9.18%) PRINCE2
4 18 (9.18%) Project Management
5 15 (7.65%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (6.63%) Network Management
6 13 (6.63%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.61%) Service Management
8 10 (5.10%) Migration
8 10 (5.10%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.59%) Test Automation
10 8 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (4.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (3.57%) Coaching
11 7 (3.57%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.57%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.06%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.06%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
1 10 (5.10%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.08%) Perl
3 7 (3.57%) C
3 7 (3.57%) PHP
4 6 (3.06%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.06%) Ruby
5 5 (2.55%) Python
5 5 (2.55%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) SQL
7 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.22%) Degree
4 17 (8.67%) CCNA
5 16 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.14%) JNCIE
7 13 (6.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (5.61%) CCIE
8 11 (5.61%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.61%) JNCIP
9 9 (4.59%) CCNP
10 3 (1.53%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.53%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.53%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.53%) PMP
11 2 (1.02%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.02%) MCSE
11 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.06%) SLA
4 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.08%) Firmware
2 7 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Cacti
1 3 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (1.53%) Nagios
1 3 (1.53%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.02%) Netcool
2 2 (1.02%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.02%) RANCID
2 2 (1.02%) SCCM
2 2 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.51%) Icinga
3 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Salt
3 1 (0.51%) SELinux
3 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 51 (26.02%) Cisco
2 29 (14.80%) Juniper
3 17 (8.67%) BT
4 13 (6.63%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.12%) Avaya
6 8 (4.08%) Huawei
7 6 (3.06%) Ericsson
7 6 (3.06%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.55%) Meraki
8 5 (2.55%) Symantec
9 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.53%) HP
9 3 (1.53%) Nortel
9 3 (1.53%) Remedy
10 2 (1.02%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.02%) BroadSoft
10 2 (1.02%) Citrix
10 2 (1.02%) FactSet
10 2 (1.02%) Foundry
10 2 (1.02%) Nokia