The table below looks at the statistics for Gigabit Ethernet 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 Gigabit Ethernet over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Rank - - 110
Contract jobs citing Gigabit Ethernet 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50
Gigabit Ethernet
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
403 330 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.49% 13.93% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 183 150
Median daily rate £363 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 36
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

Gigabit Ethernet
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Gigabit Ethernet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Gigabit Ethernet Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Gigabit Ethernet
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Gigabit Ethernet Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands