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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 40 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 27 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.34% 6.21% 3.54%
As % of the General category 11.11% 17.70% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 6
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£325 £263 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £354 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £6.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-27.90% -24.56%
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
243 209 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.07% 35.07% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 109 89
Average daily rate £378 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £6.84 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.93% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco
4 11 (20.75%) Finance
5 10 (18.87%) Migration
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (15.09%) Oracle
8 7 (13.21%) CCNP
8 7 (13.21%) CCNA
8 7 (13.21%) VPN
8 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
9 6 (11.32%) SAP
9 6 (11.32%) Windows
9 6 (11.32%) MPLS
9 6 (11.32%) BGP
9 6 (11.32%) DTV
9 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
9 6 (11.32%) Electronics
9 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
9 6 (11.32%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (11.32%) Marketing
10 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
10 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
10 5 (9.43%) Firewall
10 5 (9.43%) SLA

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
2 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
2 6 (11.32%) MPLS
2 6 (11.32%) BGP
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) SDH
4 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) ADSL
4 4 (7.55%) ATM
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) DSL
4 4 (7.55%) xDSL
5 3 (5.66%) 4G
5 3 (5.66%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (5.66%) EIGRP
5 3 (5.66%) OSPF
5 3 (5.66%) RIP
5 3 (5.66%) Internet
5 3 (5.66%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) DB2
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Ant
1 1 (1.89%) JUnit
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Electronics
2 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.32%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.55%) Developer
3 4 (7.55%) Consultant
3 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Functional Consultant
3 4 (7.55%) Ab Initio Developer
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (5.66%) Field Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Programme Planner
4 3 (5.66%) Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
5 2 (3.77%) Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) XMPP
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) jQuery
2 1 (1.89%) HTML5
2 1 (1.89%) CSS3
2 1 (1.89%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) DTV
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.32%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Line Management
7 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.77%) Scrum
7 2 (3.77%) ETL
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.77%) Parallel Processing
7 2 (3.77%) Change Control
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (13.21%) CCNP
4 7 (13.21%) CCNA
5 4 (7.55%) CCIP
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.89%) PMP
7 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Cisco
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
3 6 (11.32%) SAP
4 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.55%) Remedy
5 4 (7.55%) Ab Initio
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.66%) Avaya
6 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
6 3 (5.66%) F5
6 3 (5.66%) Verint
7 2 (3.77%) Nortel
7 2 (3.77%) Netezza
7 2 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.77%) Informatica
7 2 (3.77%) BT
7 2 (3.77%) Cramer
8 1 (1.89%) Nokia
8 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.89%) Huawei