The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Ericsson 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 Ericsson over the 3 months to 6 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 Ericsson.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ericsson
Rank 97 100 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Ericsson 16 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.60% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.22% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £216 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -1.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £261 £270
% change year-on-year
+8.13% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.55% -
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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
1152 1063 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.50% 49.37% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 500 339
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 60 120
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -30.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £116.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

Ericsson
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ericsson Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ericsson
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ericsson Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ericsson
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ericsson Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ericsson
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 Ericsson within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 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 -10 2 - -
Ericsson
England

Ericsson
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ericsson 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 Ericsson.

1 18 (62.07%) Huawei
2 12 (41.38%) NSN NetAct
2 12 (41.38%) ETL
2 12 (41.38%) NEC
2 12 (41.38%) Minerva
3 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
4 10 (34.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (24.14%) GSM
7 6 (20.69%) 2G
7 6 (20.69%) 3G
7 6 (20.69%) LTE
7 6 (20.69%) WFM
8 5 (17.24%) Resource Management
8 5 (17.24%) VCP4
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
8 5 (17.24%) HSPA
8 5 (17.24%) 4G
8 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) Network Design
8 5 (17.24%) Nortel
8 5 (17.24%) WCDMA
8 5 (17.24%) GPRS
9 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
10 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.34%) SDH
10 3 (10.34%) Mapinfo
10 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
10 3 (10.34%) SLA

Ericsson
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ericsson 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 Ericsson. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (24.14%) GSM
3 6 (20.69%) 3G
3 6 (20.69%) 2G
3 6 (20.69%) LTE
4 5 (17.24%) 4G
4 5 (17.24%) HSPA
4 5 (17.24%) WCDMA
4 5 (17.24%) GPRS
5 3 (10.34%) SDH
5 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
5 3 (10.34%) RNC
6 2 (6.90%) UMTS
6 2 (6.90%) ATM
General
1 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Transmission Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Transmission Planner
4 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Improvement Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ETL
2 6 (20.69%) WFM
3 5 (17.24%) Resource Management
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Design
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) eTOM
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.34%) Network Management
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) VCP4
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PMP
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Huawei
2 12 (41.38%) NEC
3 10 (34.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (17.24%) Nortel
5 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
5 3 (10.34%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.45%) Nokia