The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 35 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 42 24 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.21% 3.99% 7.67%
As % of the General category 11.76% 12.12% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 28
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £29.59 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-30.70% +9.57%
Telecoms
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

General Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
357 198 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.77% 32.95% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 146 263
Average daily rate £375 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 15
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.00 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £23.45 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Bristol region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Bristol region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 28 (41.79%) Electronics
3 24 (35.82%) Marketing
4 23 (34.33%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (32.84%) SAP
5 22 (32.84%) Manufacturing
5 22 (32.84%) Programme Management
5 22 (32.84%) DTV
5 22 (32.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 22 (32.84%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.39%) UMTS
8 14 (20.90%) GSM
8 14 (20.90%) LTE
9 13 (19.40%) Linux
10 12 (17.91%) Java
11 11 (16.42%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) Scrum
12 10 (14.93%) Degree
12 10 (14.93%) GPRS
13 9 (13.43%) WCDMA
13 9 (13.43%) Billing
14 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
14 8 (11.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 8 (11.94%) Python
14 8 (11.94%) C#
14 8 (11.94%) CSS
14 8 (11.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
15 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
15 7 (10.45%) 3G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Mule
4 1 (1.49%) Lync
4 1 (1.49%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (32.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.97%) SaaS
2 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) CheetahMail
3 1 (1.49%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.39%) UMTS
2 14 (20.90%) GSM
2 14 (20.90%) LTE
3 10 (14.93%) GPRS
4 9 (13.43%) WCDMA
5 7 (10.45%) 3G
5 7 (10.45%) SMS
5 7 (10.45%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (7.46%) 2G
6 5 (7.46%) 3GPP
6 5 (7.46%) 4G
7 2 (2.99%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.99%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (2.99%) RNC
7 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) SDH
7 2 (2.99%) ATM
7 2 (2.99%) ISUP
7 2 (2.99%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
1 3 (4.48%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) FitNesse
2 2 (2.99%) WATIR
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Hudson
3 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 28 (41.79%) Electronics
3 24 (35.82%) Marketing
4 22 (32.84%) Manufacturing
5 9 (13.43%) Billing
6 5 (7.46%) Retail
7 2 (2.99%) Back Office
8 1 (1.49%) Legal
8 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Test Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.48%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) CSS
2 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) jQuery
3 6 (8.96%) LAMP
4 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.46%) Spring
5 4 (5.97%) JSON
5 4 (5.97%) Servlets
5 4 (5.97%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.99%) WCF
7 2 (2.99%) RESTful
7 2 (2.99%) J2EE
8 1 (1.49%) J2SE
8 1 (1.49%) GWT
8 1 (1.49%) REST
8 1 (1.49%) HornetQ
8 1 (1.49%) Ajax
8 1 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) DTV
2 3 (4.48%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Social Media
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) FMCG
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) IPTV
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) UNIX
3 5 (7.46%) Fedora
3 5 (7.46%) CentOS
4 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (32.84%) Programme Management
2 22 (32.84%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) Scrum
5 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.45%) TDD
7 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.97%) Use Case
9 4 (5.97%) Migration
10 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.48%) MVC
10 3 (4.48%) Project Management
10 3 (4.48%) UML
10 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.48%) BDD
10 3 (4.48%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (4.48%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) Java
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) Python
3 8 (11.94%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) Ruby
5 6 (8.96%) PHP
6 4 (5.97%) PHP5
6 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) Perl
7 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) SAP
2 8 (11.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) Oracle
4 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) Huawei
5 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 3 (4.48%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.99%) Agilent
7 2 (2.99%) HP
8 1 (1.49%) Anite
8 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
8 1 (1.49%) SmartFocus
8 1 (1.49%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.49%) Unica
8 1 (1.49%) Google
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