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 29 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 30 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 27 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.61% 5.05% 2.64%
As % of the General category 10.34% 15.38% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Average daily rate
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£248 £265 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £228 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £313 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £24.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% -32.39%
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
261 234 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.94% 32.82% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 145 117
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £175.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.14% +657.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £33.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 13 (24.07%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) Cisco
3 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (12.96%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.11%) Ericsson
6 6 (11.11%) CCNA
6 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 6 (11.11%) SQL
6 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
6 6 (11.11%) Firewall
7 5 (9.26%) Windows
7 5 (9.26%) SDH
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.26%) WAN
7 5 (9.26%) SLA
7 5 (9.26%) CheckPoint
8 4 (7.41%) DWDM
8 4 (7.41%) Nortel
8 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.41%) VPN
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle Discoverer

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 3 (5.56%) SAS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) FileNet
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (1.85%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) SDH
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
3 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) DWDM
4 3 (5.56%) 3G
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) PSTN
4 3 (5.56%) ADSL
4 3 (5.56%) ATM
4 3 (5.56%) 2G
4 3 (5.56%) OSPF
4 3 (5.56%) RNC
4 3 (5.56%) LLU
4 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
4 3 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) QlikView
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.41%) Electronics
3 4 (7.41%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Functional Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Discoverer Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Field Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.56%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) XMPP
2 1 (1.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) DTV
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Exalytics
4 1 (1.85%) Handset
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Migration
2 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (7.41%) ETL
4 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
4 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.56%) Line Management
6 2 (3.70%) WFM
6 2 (3.70%) ITSM
6 2 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.70%) Parallel Processing
7 1 (1.85%) Data Governance
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.85%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (1.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.11%) CCNA
3 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (3.70%) CCSE
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.85%) CCIP
6 1 (1.85%) HNC
6 1 (1.85%) HND
6 1 (1.85%) CCIE
6 1 (1.85%) CCDP
6 1 (1.85%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
1 12 (22.22%) Cisco
2 6 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 5 (9.26%) CheckPoint
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) Nortel
4 4 (7.41%) SAP
4 4 (7.41%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.56%) BT
5 3 (5.56%) Informatica
5 3 (5.56%) Avaya
5 3 (5.56%) Huawei
5 3 (5.56%) Netezza
5 3 (5.56%) Verint
6 2 (3.70%) Cramer
6 2 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.70%) F5
6 2 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (3.70%) Nokia
7 1 (1.85%) Reuters
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