The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 25 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.97% 5.05% 14.10%
As % of the General category 19.35% 17.24% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate
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£426 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £319 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -41.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

General Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
31 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.53% 29.29% 44.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 16
Average daily rate £415 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £12.75 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Perl
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) J2EE
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISM
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Security Management
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) DTV
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) 2G
2 1 (9.09%) 2.5G
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
1 3 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (18.18%) Electronics
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
2 2 (18.18%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) Spring MVC
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
2 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) DTV
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Test Management
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Cyber Security
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Perl
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
3 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle