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 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 38 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.82% 3.55% 2.83%
As % of the General category 5.34% 9.71% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £248 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £505 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +29.26%
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
131 103 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.11% 36.52% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 48
Average daily rate £450 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £599 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.80 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.93% -0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 January 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 29 January 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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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 -6 7 £450 +5.88%
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Electronics
3 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (36.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (36.36%) Marketing
3 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) DTV
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) MS Project
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Web Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Web Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) DTV
2 2 (18.18%) Handset
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
2 4 (36.36%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Golang
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Avaya
3 2 (18.18%) KANA
3 2 (18.18%) hybris