The table below looks at the statistics for ADSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 121 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing ADSL 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £155 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £250 £150
% change year-on-year
+35.86% +66.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £135.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-87.77% +575.00%
ADSL
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
262 310 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.41% 14.03% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ADSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ADSL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ADSL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ADSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ADSL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

ADSL Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ADSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ADSL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ADSL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 3 £275 +77.41%
ADSL
England

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) PSTN
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) BT
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) LLU
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Junos
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Acronis
3 2 (28.57%) SecurID
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) LLU
2 3 (42.86%) PSTN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Junos
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Driving Licence
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) SecurID
3 1 (14.29%) BYOD
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Line Management
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) QRadar
1 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (14.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) BT
2 2 (28.57%) Acronis
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Meraki
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Tripwire
3 1 (14.29%) VMware