The table below looks at the statistics for Broadband skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Broadband
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 130 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.038% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 0.38% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £153
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £31.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-63.77% -13.01%

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
338 263 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.21% 9.97% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 129 135
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £159 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.67 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £22.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

Broadband
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Broadband as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Broadband within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull -5 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 11 (64.71%) WCF
3 11 (64.71%) jQuery
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) .NET
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
3 11 (64.71%) CSS
3 11 (64.71%) SOAP
3 11 (64.71%) XML
3 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (64.71%) StructureMap
3 11 (64.71%) NServiceBus
3 11 (64.71%) KnockoutJS
4 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) xDSL
6 2 (11.76%) ADSL2+
6 2 (11.76%) VDSL2
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (64.71%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) xDSL
2 2 (11.76%) ADSL2+
2 2 (11.76%) VDSL2
3 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.88%) SSH
3 1 (5.88%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (64.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) jQuery
1 11 (64.71%) KnockoutJS
1 11 (64.71%) SOAP
1 11 (64.71%) StructureMap
1 11 (64.71%) WCF
1 11 (64.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (11.76%) Contract Management
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
1 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft