Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 186 194
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Broadband 6 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.082% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.52% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £188 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -31.82% -38.89%
10th Percentile £168 £181 £233
90th Percentile £640 £220 £298
England median daily rate £380 £318 £386
% change year-on-year +19.69% -17.80% +9.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.72
England median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £12.28
% change year-on-year +84.78% +87.37% -23.28%

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 617 775 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.89% 15.93% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 467 425
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £188 £161 £204
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £27.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.96% +69.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.73 £10.75
90th Percentile £33.00 £45.73 £39.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 +4 3 £588 +213.33% 3
Walsall - 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £175 -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 -
Broadband
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (33.33%) NGN
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) 5G
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) NGN
3 1 (16.67%) 5G
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Head of Networks
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ICT Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft