The first table below looks at the demand for HSDPA 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 HSDPA 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
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing HSDPA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £365
% change year-on-year
- -24.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -43.75%
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%
HSDPA
West Midlands

HSDPA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

HSDPA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

HSDPA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

HSDPA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham