The 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 40 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 17 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.70% 4.28% 6.36%
As % of the General category 7.46% 12.09% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
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£363 £265 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £136 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
Telecoms
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
228 215 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.25% 35.36% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 131 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £172 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £14.85 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) Cisco
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (22.22%) Oracle
5 11 (20.37%) CCNP
6 10 (18.52%) CCNA
6 10 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (14.81%) Migration
7 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 8 (14.81%) LAN
8 7 (12.96%) WAN
8 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
8 7 (12.96%) Finance
9 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.11%) SLA
9 6 (11.11%) MPLS
9 6 (11.11%) BGP
10 5 (9.26%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
10 5 (9.26%) Project Management
10 5 (9.26%) Firewall
10 5 (9.26%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (9.26%) Change Control
11 4 (7.41%) Marketing
11 4 (7.41%) 4G
11 4 (7.41%) xDSL
11 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
11 4 (7.41%) Law
11 4 (7.41%) 3G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) LAN
2 7 (12.96%) WAN
3 6 (11.11%) MPLS
3 6 (11.11%) BGP
4 5 (9.26%) Firewall
4 5 (9.26%) Ethernet
5 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) 3G
5 4 (7.41%) ADSL
5 4 (7.41%) DSL
5 4 (7.41%) xDSL
5 4 (7.41%) 4G
6 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
6 3 (5.56%) OSPF
6 3 (5.56%) Wireless
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (5.56%) ATM
6 3 (5.56%) Broadband
6 3 (5.56%) SDH
6 3 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.70%) Essbase
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Ant
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Law
2 4 (7.41%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Consultant
2 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Functional Consultant
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Consultant
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Payroll Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Procurement Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) Ajax
2 1 (1.85%) JSON
2 1 (1.85%) jQuery
2 1 (1.85%) HTML5
2 1 (1.85%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) DTV
1 2 (3.70%) PDA
1 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
3 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) Change Control
5 4 (7.41%) ERP
5 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.70%) Information Security
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) SOA
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) People Management
8 1 (1.85%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.85%) Android Development
8 1 (1.85%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.85%) C
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.37%) CCNP
4 10 (18.52%) CCNA
5 4 (7.41%) CCIP
6 3 (5.56%) CCIE
7 2 (3.70%) MCP
7 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.70%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) PMP
8 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.85%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Snort
1 1 (1.85%) Squid
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Cisco
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) F5
5 2 (3.70%) BT
5 2 (3.70%) Cramer
5 2 (3.70%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.70%) Juniper
5 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.70%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) Websense
6 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.85%) Sencha
6 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.85%) Aerohive Networks