The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 47 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 7 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.36% 2.29% 2.92%
As % of the General category 3.52% 6.98% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£438 £525 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +10.93%
Telecoms
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
199 86 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.64% 32.82% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 38 71
Average daily rate £431 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -57.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £42.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -25 3 £481 -8.33% 1
Dunstable - - - -
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 2 (14.29%) MS Project
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Tandem
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 2 (14.29%) Use Case
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) DSDM
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) BT
2 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
2 1 (7.14%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
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