The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DAB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DAB over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 635 634
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1  
Contract jobs citing DAB 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.051% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £464 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.50% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +54.50% -29.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DAB is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DAB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DAB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DAB in the UK

DAB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DAB.

Contractor daily rate trend for DAB in the UK

DAB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DAB.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DAB in the UK

DAB
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DAB within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 7 £464 +54.50%
Hampshire +15 6 £464 -20.76%
South East +15 6 £464 +54.50%
Basingstoke - 6 £464 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DAB 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 DAB.

1 14 (77.78%) WAN
1 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) MS Office
3 11 (61.11%) Forcepoint
3 11 (61.11%) Network Management
4 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Boundary Protection
6 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
9 2 (11.11%) DevOps
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (5.56%) Puppet
10 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
10 1 (5.56%) RS-232
10 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (5.56%) IaaS
10 1 (5.56%) Jenkins

DAB
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:

Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) BGP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) DWDM
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) OSPF
4 1 (5.56%) RS-232
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Network Management
2 9 (50.00%) Boundary Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCDP
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Forcepoint
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Brocade
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) QNX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware