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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 108 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing ADSL 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.29% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 1.79% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £350 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +70.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £210
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +54.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £10.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £11.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.01% -44.37%
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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
264 392 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 16.01% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 135
Average daily rate £325 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 -2 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
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England

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) PSTN
2 6 (66.67%) LLU
2 6 (66.67%) BT
3 4 (44.44%) Line Management
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (33.33%) DSLAM
5 2 (22.22%) DSL
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) Cramer
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Broadband
5 2 (22.22%) ISDN
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) RIP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Nortel
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) PSTN
1 6 (66.67%) LLU
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 3 (33.33%) DSLAM
4 2 (22.22%) DSL
4 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
4 2 (22.22%) SDH
4 2 (22.22%) Broadband
4 2 (22.22%) ISDN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) RIP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) DWDM
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) xDSL
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (22.22%) Cramer
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Nortel
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
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