The first table below looks at the demand for ADSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 53 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing ADSL 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 1.33% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £205 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% +115.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% -9.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
129 75 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.32% 12.36% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 32 37
Average daily rate £313 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ADSL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ADSL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ADSL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ADSL across the Birmingham region.

ADSL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ADSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADSL across the Birmingham region.

ADSL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

ADSL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ADSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ADSL.

1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Lotus
3 6 (66.67%) IBM Notes
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ADSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ADSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) Support Technician
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) Lotus