The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of BT products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BT over the 3 months to 29 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within BT Group plc.

BT
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing BT 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.45% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £125 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -72.22% +34.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £256 £363 £370
% change year-on-year -29.31% -2.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £44.00 £14.84
% change year-on-year -26.70% +196.49%  

BT is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 924 1334 1289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.29% 48.56% 50.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 673 673
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

BT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for BT in the West Midlands

BT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BT in the West Midlands

BT
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 BT in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BT in the West Midlands

BT
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 BT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Birmingham 0 1 £125 -72.22%
BT
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BT 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 BT.

1 14 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
3 12 (57.14%) Presales
3 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (42.86%) IBM
4 9 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (42.86%) TOWER Software
4 9 (42.86%) Capita
5 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) MS Project
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) People Management
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (9.52%) Aruba
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (9.52%) Avaya
8 2 (9.52%) Juniper
8 2 (9.52%) Wireless
8 2 (9.52%) PSTN
8 2 (9.52%) CCNA
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
9 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
9 1 (4.76%) HP

BT
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 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) LAN
1 12 (57.14%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.52%) PSTN
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) 802.11
4 1 (4.76%) ADSL
4 1 (4.76%) DWDM
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) GPON
4 1 (4.76%) GSM
4 1 (4.76%) Junos
4 1 (4.76%) SDH
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) WebEx
4 1 (4.76%) xDSL
General
1 14 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Architect
2 12 (57.14%) Telecoms Architect
3 10 (47.62%) Lead Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Presales Solution Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Public Sector Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Presales
2 9 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (14.29%) People Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Capita
1 9 (42.86%) IBM
1 9 (42.86%) TOWER Software
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Aruba
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) SAP