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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 32 30 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 25 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.37% 4.53% 1.82%
As % of the General category 9.40% 14.35% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £271 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +42.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £224 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £7.53 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -40.84%
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
266 237 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.90% 31.60% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 148 127
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 13 (26.00%) Migration
3 12 (24.00%) Cisco
3 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.00%) Finance
5 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (18.00%) SQL
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (12.00%) WAN
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (12.00%) Firewall
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.00%) CCNA
9 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
9 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.00%) DWDM
9 4 (8.00%) ETL
9 4 (8.00%) LAN
9 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (8.00%) Windows
9 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) SAS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) FileNet
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (2.00%) Eikon
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
1 6 (12.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.00%) DWDM
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) PSTN
4 3 (6.00%) SDH
4 3 (6.00%) ADSL
4 3 (6.00%) MPLS
4 3 (6.00%) OSPF
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
4 3 (6.00%) 3G
4 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (6.00%) 2G
4 3 (6.00%) LLU
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.00%) Network Security
5 2 (4.00%) xDSL
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Discoverer
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.00%) Big Data
4 2 (4.00%) DB2
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) QlikView
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Developer
1 8 (16.00%) Consultant
2 6 (12.00%) Administrator
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Project Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Procurement Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) XMPP
2 1 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) DTV
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exalytics
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Migration
2 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.00%) ETL
5 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Parallel Processing
7 1 (2.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (2.00%) Change Control
7 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.00%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (2.00%) Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.00%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (2.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP
6 2 (4.00%) CCSE
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CCIP
7 1 (2.00%) HNC
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle
2 12 (24.00%) Cisco
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.00%) Informatica
5 3 (6.00%) BT
5 3 (6.00%) Nortel
5 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio
5 3 (6.00%) Huawei
5 3 (6.00%) Netezza
6 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.00%) Cramer
6 2 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (2.00%) Reuters
7 1 (2.00%) NEC
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Sun