Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 719 675 734
Rank change year-on-year -44 +59 -123
Contract jobs citing Broadband 150 155 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.10% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 87
UK median daily rate £338 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +27.08% -14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £152 £158
90th Percentile £533 £547 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -14.06% +33.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 16
UK median hourly rate £27.40 £12.89 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.61% -21.89% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.04 £11.57
90th Percentile £49.80 £39.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +18.13% -25.61% -5.71%

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 13,200 14,044 15,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.86% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,151 8,548 8,837
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 747 824
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% +1.95%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 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 -18 142 £344 -12.70% 143
UK excluding London -16 93 £344 -14.06% 118
London -33 51 £325 -10.41% 39
South West +32 28 £390 +116.16% 12
North of England +44 20 £375 -31.82% 38
East of England -6 20 £130 -33.33% 9
South East -46 18 £320 -28.89% 31
North West +16 13 £775 +29.17% 33
Yorkshire +5 6 £400 +98.76% 5
East Midlands +3 4 £385 - 8
Midlands -14 4 £385 +54.00% 14
Scotland -20 3 £145 -38.95% 10
North East - 1 £100 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 57 (38.00%) Telecoms
2 45 (30.00%) VPN
3 37 (24.67%) Cisco
4 35 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (20.67%) WAN
5 31 (20.67%) Wireless
6 29 (19.33%) ITIL
7 26 (17.33%) MPLS
8 25 (16.67%) ISDN
9 24 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 24 (16.00%) Juniper
9 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 23 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (14.00%) Network Design
11 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
11 21 (14.00%) Network Security
11 21 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (13.33%) LAN
12 20 (13.33%) Internet
12 20 (13.33%) Firewall
13 19 (12.67%) Project Management
14 18 (12.00%) Windows
14 18 (12.00%) Network Management
15 17 (11.33%) Finance
16 15 (10.00%) Ethernet
16 15 (10.00%) 4G
16 15 (10.00%) DV Cleared
17 14 (9.33%) BGP
17 14 (9.33%) BT
18 13 (8.67%) Wi-Fi

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 5 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (30.00%) VPN
2 31 (20.67%) WAN
2 31 (20.67%) Wireless
3 26 (17.33%) MPLS
4 25 (16.67%) ISDN
5 24 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 21 (14.00%) Network Security
7 20 (13.33%) Firewall
7 20 (13.33%) Internet
7 20 (13.33%) LAN
8 15 (10.00%) 4G
8 15 (10.00%) Ethernet
9 14 (9.33%) BGP
10 13 (8.67%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.00%) 3G
11 9 (6.00%) DNS
11 9 (6.00%) VoIP
12 8 (5.33%) ADSL
12 8 (5.33%) DHCP
13 7 (4.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.67%) Big Data
1 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.67%) MySQL
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (38.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.33%) Finance
3 13 (8.67%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Electronics
5 4 (2.67%) Advertising
6 3 (2.00%) Publishing
7 2 (1.33%) Banking
7 2 (1.33%) Billing
7 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.33%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) German Language
8 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (18.67%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.00%) Analyst
3 19 (12.67%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.33%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.67%) Network Support
6 10 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Network Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.33%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.00%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.00%) Cisco Support
10 6 (4.00%) Core Network Architect
10 6 (4.00%) IP Architect
10 6 (4.00%) IP Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Network Architect
11 5 (3.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) CSS
2 4 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.67%) DOM
2 4 (2.67%) HTML
2 4 (2.67%) RESTful
2 4 (2.67%) Web Services
3 3 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.67%) Express
4 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.33%) Virtual Team
2 4 (2.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.67%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.67%) iPhone
2 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.00%) Digital TV
3 3 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (2.00%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.00%) STB
4 2 (1.33%) iPad
4 2 (1.33%) PMI
4 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) CMDB
5 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.67%) Handset
5 1 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.00%) Windows
2 13 (8.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.33%) Linux
5 6 (4.00%) Unix
6 4 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.33%) Android
7 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.33%) ITIL
2 23 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (14.00%) Network Design
3 21 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (12.67%) Project Management
5 18 (12.00%) Network Management
6 12 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.33%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.33%) Service Management
10 7 (4.67%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (4.00%) Capacity Management
11 6 (4.00%) Change Control
11 6 (4.00%) Programme Management
12 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.33%) Change Management
12 5 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (3.33%) DevOps
12 5 (3.33%) Product Management
12 5 (3.33%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.67%) C
2 5 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.00%) Python
4 2 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (0.67%) C#
5 1 (0.67%) C++
5 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.67%) PHP
5 1 (0.67%) Ruby
5 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.67%) CCIE
4 13 (8.67%) JNCIE
5 12 (8.00%) JNCIP
6 10 (6.67%) CCNA
6 10 (6.67%) CCNP
7 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.00%) Degree
9 5 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.00%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.00%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.00%) MCP
10 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.00%) PMP
10 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.33%) MCSE
11 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.33%) PMO
5 1 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.33%) Docker
3 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) Ansible
2 4 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.00%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.33%) Netcool
5 1 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.67%) Cacti
5 1 (0.67%) Grafana
5 1 (0.67%) Kibana
5 1 (0.67%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) RANCID
5 1 (0.67%) SCCM
5 1 (0.67%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 37 (24.67%) Cisco
2 24 (16.00%) Juniper
3 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.33%) BT
5 11 (7.33%) Avaya
6 4 (2.67%) Huawei
6 4 (2.67%) Meraki
6 4 (2.67%) Remedy
7 3 (2.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.00%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.00%) Kaspersky
7 3 (2.00%) Nortel
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle
7 3 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.33%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (1.33%) FactSet
8 2 (1.33%) Nokia
8 2 (1.33%) Symantec
8 2 (1.33%) VMware