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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 26 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.38% 5.22% 10.96%
As % of the General category 16.13% 22.22% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
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£438 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £332 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.30% -27.19%
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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 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.95% 23.48% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 14
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.11%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) 2G
2 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
2 1 (11.11%) 3G
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SDH
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) STL
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO