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 3 March 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.

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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BT
Rank 109 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing BT 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £360 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £371 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.11% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 - £19.00
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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
1170 1087 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.09% 48.99% 46.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 509 344
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 62 112
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £71.25 £37.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 3 March 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 - 1 £301 - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
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England

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (42.11%) MPLS
3 8 (42.11%) CCNA
4 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 7 (36.84%) VoIP
4 7 (36.84%) VLAN
5 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
5 6 (31.58%) Network Design
5 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
5 6 (31.58%) DNS
5 6 (31.58%) DHCP
5 6 (31.58%) OSPF
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) BGP
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 4 (21.05%) BT 21CN
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 4 (21.05%) Nokia
7 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.79%) DSLAM
8 3 (15.79%) ADSL
8 3 (15.79%) Network Management
9 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
9 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu

BT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 8 (42.11%) MPLS
3 7 (36.84%) VoIP
3 7 (36.84%) VLAN
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) DHCP
5 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) BT 21CN
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) ADSL
7 3 (15.79%) DSLAM
8 2 (10.53%) DSL
8 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
8 2 (10.53%) Broadband
8 2 (10.53%) ISDN
8 2 (10.53%) PSTN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Network Manager
3 6 (31.58%) Design Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Change Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Change Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
1 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) CCNA
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) CCIP
5 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Nokia
2 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 2 (10.53%) Cramer
3 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
3 2 (10.53%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper