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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Broadband over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Broadband
Rank 110 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing Broadband 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.78% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£148 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.38
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.07%
Broadband
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
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Broadband across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Broadband Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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 -4 2 £240 -1.03%
Warwickshire - 2 £137 - 2
Solihull - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) PSTN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 2 (18.18%) RIP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) ADSL
4 2 (18.18%) ISDN
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy

Broadband
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) PSTN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
2 2 (18.18%) RIP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) ADSL
2 2 (18.18%) ISDN
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) BGP
2 2 (18.18%) DSLAM
2 2 (18.18%) DSL
2 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
2 2 (18.18%) LLU
2 2 (18.18%) xDSL
3 1 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
2 2 (18.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Content Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCIP
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) Sun
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) Cramer
3 2 (18.18%) BT
3 2 (18.18%) Google
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
4 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
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