The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 58 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Broadband 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.58% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 4.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £108 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.38 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.87%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.69% 12.91% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Broadband
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) PDA
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) 3G
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
3 1 (16.67%) DSL
3 1 (16.67%) DTV
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) RIP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) PSTN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) ADSL
2 1 (16.67%) ISDN
2 1 (16.67%) xDSL
2 1 (16.67%) LLU
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
1 1 (16.67%) Cramer