The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch 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 Softswitch over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Softswitch
Rank - - 109
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £675 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
361 316 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.05% 15.46% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 159 125
Average daily rate £350 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.93 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands