The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 8 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.36% 7.61% 6.06%
As % of the General category 62.50% 46.67% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
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£328 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £315 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £368 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £6.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +29.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

General Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 18.18% 16.30% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 17
Average daily rate £330 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £415 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £10.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Aberdeen region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Aberdeen region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) PMP
2 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) APMP
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) CCTV
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) VSAT
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Internet

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VSAT
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CCTV
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PMP
1 3 (37.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (37.50%) APMP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Dell
1 1 (12.50%) NetApp
1 1 (12.50%) SAP