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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 34 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.60% 1.27% 2.25%
As % of the General category 4.20% 3.37% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
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£450 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-34.52% -40.84%
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
143 178 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.13% 37.63% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 126 37
Average daily rate £375 £440 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £21.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £13.80 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.09 £28.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 2 £130 -76.88% 2
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) Scrum
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
1 5 (38.46%) FMCG
1 5 (38.46%) Product Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Use Case
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Taxonomies
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Market Research
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Avaya
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.69%) SAP PP
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP PP
1 1 (7.69%) SAP QM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) PABX
1 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Product Owner
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) FMCG
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Taxonomies
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) Scrum
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Product Management
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
3 2 (15.38%) Market Research
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft