The first 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 25 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 44 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 4 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.79% 3.43% 3.48%
As % of the General category 2.38% 10.53% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£400 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.39% +10.93%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
168 76 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 33.01% 32.62% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 36 67
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £630 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.01 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -65.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.01 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £42.50 £128.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Telecoms
East of England

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
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 25 July 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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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 -22 2 £400 -23.80% 2
Dunstable - - - -
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) VMS

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) VMS
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) DSDM
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) WFM
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) BT
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
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