The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% - -
As % of the General category 16.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.14% 33.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £395 £246 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.40% -42.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £168 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £320 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Telecoms
Bedfordshire

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Telecoms
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) VMS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Database Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) VMware