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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 24 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 33 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.30% 4.75% 4.85%
As % of the General category 14.47% 12.98% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £227 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £299 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £6.84 £16.50 £6.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.54% +166.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
228 208 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.60% 36.62% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 123 75
Average daily rate £370 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £13.84 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.15 £7.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) Cisco
4 10 (20.00%) CCNP
4 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.00%) LAN
5 8 (16.00%) Finance
5 8 (16.00%) Migration
6 7 (14.00%) CCNA
6 7 (14.00%) WAN
7 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (12.00%) SLA
7 6 (12.00%) MPLS
7 6 (12.00%) BGP
7 6 (12.00%) Project Management
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.00%) Remedy
8 5 (10.00%) Firewall
8 5 (10.00%) VPN
8 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) MS Office
8 5 (10.00%) Windows
9 4 (8.00%) SAP
9 4 (8.00%) ADSL
9 4 (8.00%) ATM
9 4 (8.00%) Broadband
9 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.00%) SDH

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) LAN
2 7 (14.00%) WAN
3 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (12.00%) MPLS
3 6 (12.00%) BGP
4 5 (10.00%) Firewall
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
5 4 (8.00%) ADSL
5 4 (8.00%) ATM
5 4 (8.00%) Broadband
5 4 (8.00%) SDH
5 4 (8.00%) DSL
5 4 (8.00%) xDSL
6 3 (6.00%) 4G
6 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.00%) OSPF
6 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 3 (6.00%) 3G
6 3 (6.00%) Wireless
6 3 (6.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Ant
1 1 (2.00%) JUnit
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
1 1 (2.00%) Selenium
1 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Analyst
1 7 (14.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Architect
3 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) IT Support
5 2 (4.00%) Programme Planner
5 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) CSS3
2 1 (2.00%) PhoneGap
2 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) DTV
2 1 (2.00%) IVR
2 1 (2.00%) PDA
2 1 (2.00%) SCADA
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.00%) Project Management
2 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Scrum
5 3 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.00%) Line Management
6 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.00%) SOA
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) WFM
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (14.00%) CCNA
5 4 (8.00%) CCIP
6 3 (6.00%) CCIE
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) PMP
8 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Remedy
3 4 (8.00%) SAP
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Avaya
4 3 (6.00%) F5
4 3 (6.00%) Verint
5 2 (4.00%) BT
5 2 (4.00%) Cramer
5 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio
5 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Nortel
6 1 (2.00%) Aerohive Networks
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