The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of BT products and/or services 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 BT over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within BT Group plc.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
BT
Rank 102 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing BT 8 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.48% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£210 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £165 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £285 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £278 £220
% change year-on-year
+28.82% +26.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +57.14%
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England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1105 1033 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.46% 47.80% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 505 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

BT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BT
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BT Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BT
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BT Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BT
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BT Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BT
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 BT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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 -6 2 £228 +51.83%
Coventry - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
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England

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BT 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 BT.

1 14 (53.85%) Network Security
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) CCNA
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (38.46%) CCNP
4 10 (38.46%) MPLS
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) Network Design
6 8 (30.77%) Nokia
6 8 (30.77%) VLAN
7 7 (26.92%) BT 21CN
7 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
7 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
7 7 (26.92%) VoIP
7 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 7 (26.92%) Asset Management
7 7 (26.92%) DNS
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) Network Management
9 5 (19.23%) F5
9 5 (19.23%) LAN
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
9 5 (19.23%) OSPF
9 5 (19.23%) BGP
10 4 (15.38%) DSLAM
11 3 (11.54%) Telecoms

BT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing BT 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 BT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Network Security
2 10 (38.46%) MPLS
3 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) VLAN
5 7 (26.92%) BT 21CN
5 7 (26.92%) VoIP
5 7 (26.92%) DNS
5 7 (26.92%) DHCP
6 6 (23.08%) WAN
7 5 (19.23%) OSPF
7 5 (19.23%) BGP
7 5 (19.23%) LAN
7 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
8 4 (15.38%) DSLAM
9 3 (11.54%) ADSL
9 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
10 2 (7.69%) RIP
10 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.69%) Broadband
10 2 (7.69%) ISDN
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Design Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Network Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Network Manager
6 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Circuiting Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PMI
1 1 (3.85%) NHS
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Network Design
2 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
2 7 (26.92%) Asset Management
3 6 (23.08%) Network Management
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNA
3 10 (38.46%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
5 1 (3.85%) CCIP
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CCIE
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Nokia
3 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
4 5 (19.23%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) Cramer
6 1 (3.85%) NetCracker
6 1 (3.85%) Huawei
6 1 (3.85%) NEC
6 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.85%) Cerner
6 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks