The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband 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 Broadband over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Broadband
Rank 55 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Broadband 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.53% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 4.62% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £425 £386
% change year-on-year
-34.11% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £14.50 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+115.51% +27.47%
Broadband
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.81% 11.38% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 34
Average daily rate £325 £240 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -29.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Broadband 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 Broadband.

1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) PSTN
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) ADSL
3 2 (40.00%) ISDN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Cramer
3 2 (40.00%) LLU
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) xDSL
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) BT
4 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Broadband 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 Broadband. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) PSTN
2 2 (40.00%) ADSL
2 2 (40.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) RIP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
2 2 (40.00%) DSL
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) LLU
2 2 (40.00%) xDSL
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) BT
2 2 (40.00%) Cramer
3 1 (20.00%) Aerohive Networks