Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 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.

Internet
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 46 75
Rank change year-on-year -21 +29 +22
Contract jobs citing Internet 6 7 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 1.40% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 7.78% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £336 £545
Median % change year-on-year +33.83% -38.30% +67.69%
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £343 £450
% change year-on-year +31.39% -23.89% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +10.14% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £22.17 -
% change year-on-year -14.28% - -

Internet is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 120 90 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.73% 18.04% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 47 154
10th Percentile £205 £255 £174
25th Percentile £350 £319 £302
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £381
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.92% +8.93%
75th Percentile £475 £575 £500
90th Percentile £500 £588 £570
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 0
Median hourly rate £15.86 £17.25 -
Median % change year-on-year -8.06% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.33 £15.00
% change year-on-year -40.78% +68.87% -13.88%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Internet as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Birmingham

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Internet in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Internet in Birmingham

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Internet in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Internet in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Internet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Internet.

1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Prism
2 4 (66.67%) Robotic Process Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Inventory Management
3 1 (16.67%) SD-WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Order Management
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Blockchain
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) REST

Internet
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DWDM
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) SDH
1 1 (16.67%) SD-WAN
1 1 (16.67%) SONET
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Blockchain
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Social Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Circuit Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 4 (66.67%) Robotic Process Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Prism
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco