The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 16 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 Birmingham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 24 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 38 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.17% 3.28% 3.81%
As % of the General category 17.76% 10.56% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 9
Average daily rate £263 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £217 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
214 161 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.74% 31.02% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 88 129
Average daily rate £360 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £170 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £34.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.87% +98.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Telecoms
West Midlands

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) 3G
3 11 (15.94%) Cisco
4 10 (14.49%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.04%) Oracle
5 9 (13.04%) 2G
6 7 (10.14%) Ericsson
6 7 (10.14%) VBA
6 7 (10.14%) Perl
7 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 6 (8.70%) MySQL
7 6 (8.70%) Finance
7 6 (8.70%) LTE
7 6 (8.70%) Oracle UPK
8 5 (7.25%) 4G
8 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.25%) Asset Management
8 5 (7.25%) RNC
8 5 (7.25%) Supplier Management
8 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (7.25%) MS Office
8 5 (7.25%) Nokia
8 5 (7.25%) Nortel
8 5 (7.25%) CAD
9 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.80%) GSM
9 4 (5.80%) LAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (8.70%) Oracle UPK
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Zimbra
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.90%) MicroStation
5 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) 3G
2 9 (13.04%) 2G
3 6 (8.70%) LTE
4 5 (7.25%) 4G
4 5 (7.25%) RNC
5 4 (5.80%) GSM
5 4 (5.80%) LAN
5 4 (5.80%) UMTS
6 3 (4.35%) VoIP
6 3 (4.35%) Broadband
6 3 (4.35%) SDH
7 2 (2.90%) DSL
7 2 (2.90%) DWDM
7 2 (2.90%) HTTP
7 2 (2.90%) Internet
7 2 (2.90%) ATM
7 2 (2.90%) PBX
7 2 (2.90%) WAN
7 2 (2.90%) TETRA
7 2 (2.90%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Developer
2 8 (11.59%) Field Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.70%) Database Developer
4 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
4 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Sourcing Manager
5 3 (4.35%) CAD Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Development Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) CAD Design Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Training Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) RF Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) jQuery
2 1 (1.45%) WCF
2 1 (1.45%) WPF
2 1 (1.45%) LINQ
2 1 (1.45%) CSS3
2 1 (1.45%) HTML5
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) E-Learning
2 2 (2.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
1 5 (7.25%) Asset Management
1 5 (7.25%) Supplier Management
1 5 (7.25%) CAD
2 4 (5.80%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (5.80%) Performance Management
3 3 (4.35%) Analytics
3 3 (4.35%) Migration
3 3 (4.35%) Network Design
3 3 (4.35%) Project Management
4 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.90%) ETL
4 2 (2.90%) Network Planning
4 2 (2.90%) Logistics
4 2 (2.90%) Change Management
4 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.45%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) Java
3 7 (10.14%) VBA
3 7 (10.14%) Perl
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.45%) ISEB
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Cisco
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Ericsson
4 5 (7.25%) Nokia
4 5 (7.25%) Nortel
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.35%) Huawei
7 2 (2.90%) NEC
8 1 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.45%) Cramer
8 1 (1.45%) BT
8 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Avaya
8 1 (1.45%) Sun
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy