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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Broadband
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 134 112
Rank change year-on-year +22 -22  
Contract jobs citing Broadband 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.038% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.35% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £203
% change year-on-year -20.83% +48.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £44.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -69.31% +40.80%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 318 289 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.95% 10.89% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 151
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Broadband
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Coventry - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Broadband
England

Broadband
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Broadband 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 Broadband.

1 15 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio
2 11 (73.33%) CSS
2 11 (73.33%) SOAP
2 11 (73.33%) XML
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) WCF
2 11 (73.33%) jQuery
2 11 (73.33%) MVC
2 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (73.33%) StructureMap
2 11 (73.33%) NServiceBus
2 11 (73.33%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) xDSL

Broadband
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) NServiceBus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ADSL2+
1 1 (6.67%) VDSL2
1 1 (6.67%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (73.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) CSS
1 11 (73.33%) HTML
1 11 (73.33%) jQuery
1 11 (73.33%) KnockoutJS
1 11 (73.33%) SOAP
1 11 (73.33%) StructureMap
1 11 (73.33%) WCF
1 11 (73.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) MVC
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
2 2 (13.33%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft