The table below looks at the statistics for LLU skills 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 LLU over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 112 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing LLU 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.047% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.30% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£155 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £113 £160
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.00
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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
338 338 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.53% 15.80% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 165 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

LLU
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

LLU Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LLU
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LLU Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LLU
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LLU 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 LLU.

1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) Broadband
1 2 (100.00%) ISDN
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) PSTN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) DSLAM
1 2 (100.00%) DSL
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) 4G

LLU
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing LLU 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 LLU. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) Broadband
1 2 (100.00%) ISDN
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) PSTN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) DSLAM
1 2 (100.00%) DSL
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCIP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) BT
1 2 (100.00%) Cramer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco