The table below looks at the statistics for DVB 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 DVB over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DVB 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £415 £356
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +16.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.63%
DVB
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
446 268 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.16% 11.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 145 186
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%