The first table below looks at the demand for Broadband 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 Broadband over the 3 months to 24 July 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 West Midlands 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 108 84 106
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Contract jobs citing Broadband 10 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 1.07% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 7.12% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.80 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -27.42%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 295 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.89% 15.00% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 131 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Broadband
England

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Broadband Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Broadband
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Broadband Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Broadband
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Broadband Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Broadband
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 Broadband within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
Warwickshire - 6 £325 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Tipton - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Sun
3 3 (27.27%) Dell
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Critical Path Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Google Maps API
4 2 (18.18%) Google
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Tableau
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Critical Path Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Sun
2 3 (27.27%) Dell
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
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