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 2 September 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)
Rank 107 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LLU 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £271 £135
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +100.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 - -
LLU
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
276 455 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.06% 17.55% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 236 151
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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
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 LLU within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Shropshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
LLU
England

LLU
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) PSTN
1 8 (100.00%) BT
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
1 8 (100.00%) ADSL
2 6 (75.00%) System Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) xDSL
3 2 (25.00%) Broadband
3 2 (25.00%) ISDN
3 2 (25.00%) Cramer
3 2 (25.00%) Huawei
3 2 (25.00%) SDH
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) RIP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) DWDM
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) DSLAM

LLU
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) PSTN
1 8 (100.00%) ADSL
2 2 (25.00%) Broadband
2 2 (25.00%) ISDN
2 2 (25.00%) SDH
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) RIP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) DWDM
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) DSLAM
2 2 (25.00%) DSL
2 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (25.00%) xDSL
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
2 6 (75.00%) System Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Cramer
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Nortel
2 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson