Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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.

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 884 872
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 -39
Contract jobs citing DAB 21 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
UK median daily rate £400 £419 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +28.45% -2.69%
10th Percentile £288 £384 £288
90th Percentile £465 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £313
% change year-on-year -3.03% +32.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.50

DAB 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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £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 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

DAB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DAB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DAB over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 8 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 6 months to 19 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
UK excluding London +35 21 £400 -3.03% 4
England +31 21 £400 -4.48% 5
South East +21 16 £400 - 1
Midlands +25 3 £450 - 2
North of England +58 1 £85 -79.39% 1
North West +24 1 £85 -79.39% 1
West Midlands +23 1 £375 - 1
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 9 (42.86%) Wireless
4 9 (42.86%) Migration
5 8 (38.10%) Programme Management
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) Firewall
7 6 (28.57%) Network Design
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) Juniper
7 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (19.05%) Fujitsu
9 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.52%) COBIT
9 2 (9.52%) PMO
9 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (9.52%) ISEB
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL
9 2 (9.52%) Logistics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) WAN
2 9 (42.86%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) Wireless
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Architect
2 9 (42.86%) Network Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Domain Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Software Architect
5 1 (4.76%) PC Build Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) PC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Programme Management
3 6 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Logistics
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.76%) Business Development
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Microservices
5 1 (4.76%) Multichannel Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Governance
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) APMP
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) COBIT
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
1 6 (28.57%) Juniper
2 4 (19.05%) Fujitsu
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle