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 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 27 43 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 36 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.05% 2.64% 6.14%
As % of the General category 15.38% 7.88% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £283 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.19% -9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £169 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £397 £350
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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
234 203 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.82% 33.50% 39.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 117 153
Average daily rate £325 £400 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £278 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £175.00 £23.10 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+657.57% -11.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Telecoms
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 34 (46.58%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) Cisco
4 16 (21.92%) Oracle
5 13 (17.81%) Finance
6 11 (15.07%) Java
7 10 (13.70%) SQL
8 9 (12.33%) Perl
8 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
9 8 (10.96%) Migration
9 8 (10.96%) VBA
9 8 (10.96%) MySQL
10 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (9.59%) LTE
11 6 (8.22%) Oracle UPK
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
11 6 (8.22%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (8.22%) MS Office
11 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (8.22%) CCNA
12 5 (6.85%) 3G
12 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
12 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
12 5 (6.85%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.85%) Knowledge Management
12 5 (6.85%) 4G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (8.22%) Oracle UPK
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
1 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.74%) Agresso
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) LTE
2 5 (6.85%) 4G
2 5 (6.85%) 3G
3 4 (5.48%) Firewall
4 3 (4.11%) 2G
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.11%) LAN
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 2 (2.74%) HTTP
5 2 (2.74%) SDH
5 2 (2.74%) UMTS
5 2 (2.74%) GSM
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.74%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.37%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.37%) Nokia DX200
6 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Law
2 4 (5.48%) Billing
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Consultant
3 7 (9.59%) Database Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Software Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Sourcing Manager
5 4 (5.48%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Payroll Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle HR Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) HTML
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) CSS
1 1 (1.37%) WCF
1 1 (1.37%) WPF
1 1 (1.37%) LINQ
1 1 (1.37%) jQuery
1 1 (1.37%) HTML5
1 1 (1.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.37%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Programme Management
2 8 (10.96%) Migration
3 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
4 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (6.85%) Change Control
4 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.85%) Supplier Management
4 5 (6.85%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Change Management
6 3 (4.11%) ERP
6 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.74%) Network Design
7 2 (2.74%) Logistics
7 2 (2.74%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 9 (12.33%) Perl
4 8 (10.96%) VBA
5 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) CCNA
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.48%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) MCP
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Snort
1 1 (1.37%) Squid
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) Cisco
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.74%) F5
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Avaya
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.37%) Websense
6 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
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