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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 30 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.33% 2.13% 1.32%
As % of the General category 15.07% 9.59% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£233 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £56.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +57.14%
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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
73 73 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.12% 22.19% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 53
Average daily rate £306 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £37.80 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) SSL
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) MPLS
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) ISDN
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (14.29%) Imperva
5 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) Simulink
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Temenos T24
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) MPLS
2 3 (14.29%) ISDN
3 2 (9.52%) TETRA
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) SSH
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) DECT
4 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) SVG
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) D3.js
3 1 (4.76%) OAuth
3 1 (4.76%) OpenID
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
3 1 (4.76%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) DTV
1 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
1 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) OO
1 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Validation
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) OOP
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.76%) Signal Processing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Scala
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Tcl
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) TTCN
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
2 3 (14.29%) Imperva
2 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard
3 2 (9.52%) Temenos
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk
4 1 (4.76%) Polycom
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