Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 683 754
Rank change year-on-year -31 +71 -37
Contract jobs citing Broadband 183 186 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.38% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 90
UK median daily rate £375 £313 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.31% -0.14%
10th Percentile £198 £145 £168
90th Percentile £538 £509 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £351
% change year-on-year +28.00% -10.84% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 24
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £13.86 £13.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +213.85% +6.06% -18.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £24.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £13.86 £12.28
% change year-on-year +213.85% +12.91% -20.81%

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 13,660 13,447 16,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,295 8,129 10,221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 743 827
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.97 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%

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 20 September 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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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 -53 154 £375 +20.00% 121
UK excluding London -21 125 £400 +28.00% 94
South East +12 58 £400 +12.99% 33
London -20 44 £256 -30.98% 30
East of England +15 24 £350 +35.92% 6
Scotland -14 14 £369 +163.39% 1
South West -27 12 £450 +44.00% 16
North of England -38 12 £550 +75.30% 20
North West -34 7 £550 +53.85% 16
Yorkshire -22 4 £375 +11.11% 4
Midlands -28 3 £450 +140.00% 16
West Midlands -36 2 £463 +146.67% 11
East Midlands +3 1 £400 - 5
North East -7 1 £293 +192.50%
Wales -17 1 £375 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 96 (52.46%) Telecoms
2 37 (20.22%) ITIL
3 33 (18.03%) Internet
4 30 (16.39%) WAN
5 29 (15.85%) Linux
6 27 (14.75%) Cisco
7 25 (13.66%) VPN
8 24 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (13.11%) VoIP
9 22 (12.02%) Windows
9 22 (12.02%) Finance
10 21 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
12 19 (10.38%) HTML
12 19 (10.38%) Firewall
12 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
13 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
13 18 (9.84%) JavaScript
13 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
14 17 (9.29%) Wireless
14 17 (9.29%) Degree
15 16 (8.74%) Service Management
15 16 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (8.74%) Digital TV
15 16 (8.74%) LAN
16 15 (8.20%) Juniper
16 15 (8.20%) Incident Management
16 15 (8.20%) DevOps
17 14 (7.65%) Project Management

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 (2.19%) CMS
1 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.09%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.55%) Drupal
4 1 (0.55%) JBoss
4 1 (0.55%) Jetty
4 1 (0.55%) OpenCms
4 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.46%) Office 365
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.55%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.03%) Internet
2 30 (16.39%) WAN
3 25 (13.66%) VPN
4 24 (13.11%) VoIP
5 21 (11.48%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
7 19 (10.38%) Firewall
8 17 (9.29%) Wireless
9 16 (8.74%) LAN
10 13 (7.10%) DSL
11 12 (6.56%) ISDN
11 12 (6.56%) Network Security
12 9 (4.92%) DNS
12 9 (4.92%) DOCSIS
12 9 (4.92%) Ethernet
12 9 (4.92%) HTTP
13 8 (4.37%) DHCP
13 8 (4.37%) FTP
13 8 (4.37%) IPv4
13 8 (4.37%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.09%) Big Data
2 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.55%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (0.55%) DB2
3 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) Impala
3 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.55%) MS Access
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (0.55%) Power BI
3 1 (0.55%) QGIS
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.19%) JIRA
3 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.09%) Phabricator
4 1 (0.55%) Ant
4 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.55%) Gatling
4 1 (0.55%) Gradle
4 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Maven
4 1 (0.55%) Mockito
4 1 (0.55%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Sahi
4 1 (0.55%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 96 (52.46%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.02%) Finance
3 7 (3.83%) Billing
3 7 (3.83%) Retail
4 6 (3.28%) Local Government
5 5 (2.73%) Back Office
6 4 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.19%) Legal
7 3 (1.64%) Marketing
8 2 (1.09%) Banking
8 2 (1.09%) French Language
8 2 (1.09%) German Language
8 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.09%) Law
8 2 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.55%) Front Office
9 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (13.66%) Analyst
2 19 (10.38%) Developer
3 16 (8.74%) Network Engineer
4 15 (8.20%) Consultant
5 13 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.01%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.46%) Service Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Service Transition Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Transition Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Telecoms Manager
10 6 (3.28%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow Consultant
10 6 (3.28%) Systems Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (2.73%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.73%) Systems Integration Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.38%) HTML
2 10 (5.46%) CSS
3 8 (4.37%) Ajax
4 7 (3.83%) CGI
4 7 (3.83%) JSON
5 4 (2.19%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.19%) Middleware
5 4 (2.19%) Web Services
6 3 (1.64%) HTML5
6 3 (1.64%) REST
7 2 (1.09%) jQuery
7 2 (1.09%) LDAP
7 2 (1.09%) SOAP
8 1 (0.55%) DOM
8 1 (0.55%) EJB
8 1 (0.55%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.55%) JMS
8 1 (0.55%) Struts
8 1 (0.55%) UDDI
8 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Digital TV
2 12 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.46%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.92%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.83%) Media Streaming
6 7 (3.83%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.73%) iPhone
7 5 (2.73%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.19%) iPad
9 3 (1.64%) BBC
9 3 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.64%) IPTV
9 3 (1.64%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.64%) STB
9 3 (1.64%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.85%) Linux
2 22 (12.02%) Windows
3 10 (5.46%) Unix
3 10 (5.46%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.92%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.37%) Android
6 7 (3.83%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (3.83%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.64%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.64%) Solaris
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.22%) ITIL
2 24 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 16 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.74%) Service Management
6 15 (8.20%) DevOps
6 15 (8.20%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.65%) Project Management
7 14 (7.65%) Six Sigma
8 12 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.56%) Migration
9 11 (6.01%) Lean Six Sigma
10 10 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.92%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.92%) TDD
12 8 (4.37%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (4.37%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.84%) JavaScript
2 12 (6.56%) Perl
3 9 (4.92%) C
3 9 (4.92%) Java
3 9 (4.92%) Ruby
3 9 (4.92%) SQL
4 8 (4.37%) Go
4 8 (4.37%) Python
5 7 (3.83%) C++
5 7 (3.83%) Embedded C
6 5 (2.73%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.73%) PHP
7 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.55%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) Java 8
8 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) R
8 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.29%) Degree
3 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.83%) JNCIA
4 7 (3.83%) JNCIE
4 7 (3.83%) JNCIP
4 7 (3.83%) JNCIS
4 7 (3.83%) MCSE
4 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) CCNA
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.09%) IIBA
6 2 (1.09%) PMP
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) CWSP
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB
7 1 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.64%) PMO
4 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.09%) FISMA
4 2 (1.09%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.09%) P3O
4 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.92%) Docker
3 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) Ansible
2 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) Nagios
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (14.75%) Cisco
2 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.20%) Juniper
4 10 (5.46%) Citrix
5 7 (3.83%) ServiceNow
5 7 (3.83%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.73%) BT
8 4 (2.19%) Nokia
8 4 (2.19%) Oracle
8 4 (2.19%) Remedy
8 4 (2.19%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.64%) Apple
9 3 (1.64%) Avaya
9 3 (1.64%) FactSet
9 3 (1.64%) HP
9 3 (1.64%) MarketAxess
9 3 (1.64%) Mitel
9 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.64%) Tradeweb