The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £283
% change year-on-year -12.72% +21.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £164.00

DSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 85 122 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.80% 14.97% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing DSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in Birmingham

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DSL in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in Birmingham

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in Birmingham