The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 31 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 9 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.80% 2.27% 3.23%
As % of the General category 16.98% 7.23% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +29.26%
Telecoms
Cambridgeshire

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

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.51% 31.44% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 35
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £370 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £570 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.90 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Imperva
4 3 (16.67%) WatchGuard
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (16.67%) HTML5
4 3 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (16.67%) ISDN
4 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Tcl
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) HTTP
5 2 (11.11%) Temenos

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Temenos T24
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) ISDN
2 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) TETRA
3 2 (11.11%) SSH
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) DECT
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML5
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) OpenID
3 1 (5.56%) OAuth
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) OO
2 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.11%) Information Management
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Python
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Tcl
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) TTCN
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Imperva
2 3 (16.67%) WatchGuard
2 3 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 2 (11.11%) Temenos
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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