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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
BT
Rank 119 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing BT 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £228 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £392 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +30.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £10.25 -
% change year-on-year
+319.51% -
BT
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
1202 1099 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.10% 49.75% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 555 504
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 111 61
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
BT
England

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
3 3 (42.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (42.86%) Huawei
3 3 (42.86%) LLU
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) ADSL
3 3 (42.86%) PSTN
3 3 (42.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (42.86%) Ericsson
3 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 3 (42.86%) Siemens
3 3 (42.86%) 3G
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) NetCracker
4 2 (28.57%) Nortel
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) ZTE
4 2 (28.57%) 2G
4 2 (28.57%) 4G
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (14.29%) Degree

BT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
1 3 (42.86%) ADSL
1 3 (42.86%) LLU
1 3 (42.86%) PSTN
2 2 (28.57%) 2G
2 2 (28.57%) 4G
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) ATM
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (14.29%) DWDM
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (14.29%) RNC
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Line Management
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 3 (42.86%) Ericsson
1 3 (42.86%) Huawei
1 3 (42.86%) Nokia
1 3 (42.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (42.86%) Siemens
2 2 (28.57%) NetCracker
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
2 2 (28.57%) ZTE
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Cramer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) NEC