The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL 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 xDSL over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
xDSL
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing xDSL 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £155
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £481 £288
% change year-on-year
-28.53% +67.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
322 257 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.36% 10.93% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 123 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

xDSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

xDSL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

xDSL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

xDSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

xDSL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

xDSL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull - 11 - -
Coventry - 1 £250 -
xDSL
England

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing xDSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for xDSL.

1 14 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) DWDM
2 11 (78.57%) ADSL
2 11 (78.57%) GSM
2 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) PSTN
2 11 (78.57%) SDH
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 11 (78.57%) GPON
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) Broadband
5 2 (14.29%) ADSL2+
5 2 (14.29%) VDSL2
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (7.14%) SSH
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.14%) Telnet
6 1 (7.14%) BT
6 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.14%) Validation

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) ADSL
1 11 (78.57%) DWDM
1 11 (78.57%) GPON
1 11 (78.57%) GSM
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
1 11 (78.57%) PSTN
1 11 (78.57%) SDH
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) Broadband
3 2 (14.29%) ADSL2+
3 2 (14.29%) VDSL2
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (7.14%) Telnet
General
1 14 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) OO
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 1 (7.14%) BT