The table below looks at the statistics for ISDN 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 ISDN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN)
Rank 54 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing ISDN 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.48% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 1.27% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £438 £359
% change year-on-year
-40.57% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00
ISDN
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
102 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 12.99% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 22
Average daily rate £319 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £124 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

ISDN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

ISDN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ISDN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ISDN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ISDN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ISDN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

ISDN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISDN 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 ISDN.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) DSL
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) ADSL
3 2 (50.00%) ATM
3 2 (50.00%) Broadband
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) PSTN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) PPP
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DSLAM
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (50.00%) LLU
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) BT
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms

ISDN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISDN 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 ISDN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DSL
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) DSLAM
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) X.21
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) LLU
3 2 (50.00%) xDSL
3 2 (50.00%) ADSL
3 2 (50.00%) ATM
3 2 (50.00%) Broadband
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) PSTN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCIP
2 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) BT
2 2 (50.00%) Cramer