Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Broadband skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Broadband over the 6 months to 24 March 2019 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.

Broadband
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 - 170
Rank change year-on-year - +170 +5
Contract jobs citing Broadband 5 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% - 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% - 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate £175 - £250
10th Percentile £165 - £225
90th Percentile £618 - £275
England median daily rate £375 £390 £340
% change year-on-year -3.85% +14.71% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £27.40 £12.89
% change year-on-year +55.11% +112.61% -69.68%

Broadband 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 590 721 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.95% 15.03% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 439 337
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £190 £180 £200
90th Percentile £538 £538 £544
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.95 £28.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.71% +92.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.80 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.40 £43.75 £35.40
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.50% -6.98% -14.00%

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Broadband as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Broadband in the West Midlands

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Broadband in the West Midlands

Broadband
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Broadband in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Broadband in the West Midlands

Broadband
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Broadband in the West Midlands

Broadband
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 Broadband within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 £700 -
Warwickshire - 1 £175 -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 - 1
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Broadband.

1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) NGN
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) 5G
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Broadband
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) NGN
3 1 (20.00%) 5G
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Head of Networks
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft