The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 60 30 13
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -17
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 87 113 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.82% 5.09% 8.04%
As % of the General category 8.43% 14.95% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 92
Average daily rate £398 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.54% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 21
Average hourly rate £39.75 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £12.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £48.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -11.29%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1032 756 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.47% 34.05% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 359 480
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 77 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.63 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -16 42 £400 +6.66% 14
Essex -10 21 £450 +111.76% 3
Cambridgeshire -22 10 £375 +17.64% 16
Bedfordshire - 8 £400 - 4
Norfolk +4 4 £425 +95.40% 1
Suffolk - 1 £288 - 4
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 55 (30.39%) Security Cleared
2 48 (26.52%) SC Cleared
2 48 (26.52%) Finance
3 31 (17.13%) Windows
4 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (13.26%) Banking
6 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (10.50%) Windows XP
7 19 (10.50%) MS Office
7 19 (10.50%) Windows 7
8 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
9 17 (9.39%) Cisco
10 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
10 16 (8.84%) HTML
11 15 (8.29%) VB
12 14 (7.73%) Project Management
12 14 (7.73%) PowerShell
13 12 (6.63%) IBM
13 12 (6.63%) Active Directory
13 12 (6.63%) Internet
14 11 (6.08%) HP
14 11 (6.08%) Oracle
14 11 (6.08%) Java
14 11 (6.08%) VBScript
15 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2
15 10 (5.52%) Change Management
15 10 (5.52%) VMware
15 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (4.97%) Retail
16 9 (4.97%) DV Cleared

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.66%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.55%) Lync
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (10.50%) MS Office
2 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.31%) MS Project
4 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.87%) SaaS
2 3 (1.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.63%) Internet
2 8 (4.42%) LAN
3 7 (3.87%) DHCP
3 7 (3.87%) DNS
4 5 (2.76%) HTTP
4 5 (2.76%) WAN
4 5 (2.76%) 3G
4 5 (2.76%) MPLS
4 5 (2.76%) Firewall
4 5 (2.76%) LTE
5 4 (2.21%) SMPP
5 4 (2.21%) VPN
5 4 (2.21%) Intranet
5 4 (2.21%) Broadband
6 3 (1.66%) VoIP
6 3 (1.66%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.66%) SAN
6 3 (1.66%) 2G
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.10%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.76%) MySQL
3 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.10%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) Ant
3 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.55%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.55%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.55%) JMeter
3 1 (0.55%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) Robotium
General
1 48 (26.52%) Finance
2 24 (13.26%) Banking
3 9 (4.97%) Retail
4 7 (3.87%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.31%) Marketing
6 3 (1.66%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) Electronics
7 2 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.10%) German Language
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.36%) Analyst
2 22 (12.15%) Consultant
3 15 (8.29%) Project Manager
4 12 (6.63%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.63%) Developer
5 8 (4.42%) Support Engineer
5 8 (4.42%) Designer
6 7 (3.87%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.31%) Test Manager
8 5 (2.76%) Architect
8 5 (2.76%) Test Engineer
8 5 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (2.76%) Design Engineer
8 5 (2.76%) Network Support
8 5 (2.76%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (2.76%) Transition Manager
9 4 (2.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.21%) Development Engineer
9 4 (2.21%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) HTML
2 5 (2.76%) CSS
2 5 (2.76%) XMPP
3 4 (2.21%) jQuery
3 4 (2.21%) .NET
3 4 (2.21%) XML
4 3 (1.66%) Ajax
4 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.10%) SOAP
5 2 (1.10%) Web Services
5 2 (1.10%) JTAPI
5 2 (1.10%) XSLT
5 2 (1.10%) OAuth
5 2 (1.10%) CSS3
5 2 (1.10%) OpenID
5 2 (1.10%) HTML5
6 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.55%) REST
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (0.55%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.31%) PMI
3 4 (2.21%) Clustering
3 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.66%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.66%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.66%) Wiki
5 2 (1.10%) Open Source
5 2 (1.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.10%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Social Media
6 1 (0.55%) Blog
6 1 (0.55%) RIA
6 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.13%) Windows
2 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (10.50%) Windows XP
4 19 (10.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.97%) Linux
6 6 (3.31%) Solaris
7 5 (2.76%) UNIX
7 5 (2.76%) Android
8 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (7.73%) Project Management
2 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2
2 10 (5.52%) Change Management
2 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (4.97%) ITIL
3 9 (4.97%) E-Commerce
4 8 (4.42%) Risk Management
4 8 (4.42%) Migration
5 7 (3.87%) ERP
5 7 (3.87%) TDD
6 6 (3.31%) Business Analysis
6 6 (3.31%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.76%) Use Case
7 5 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.21%) Project Planning
8 4 (2.21%) ETL
8 4 (2.21%) Programme Management
8 4 (2.21%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.21%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.29%) VB
2 14 (7.73%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.08%) Java
3 11 (6.08%) VBScript
4 9 (4.97%) SQL
4 9 (4.97%) C
5 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.21%) C#
6 4 (2.21%) Erlang
7 3 (1.66%) Korn
7 3 (1.66%) VBA
7 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.66%) Perl
7 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) Tcl
9 1 (0.55%) Groovy
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) Python
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (30.39%) Security Cleared
2 48 (26.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.97%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.87%) Degree
4 7 (3.87%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.21%) MCSE
7 3 (1.66%) ISEB
8 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.10%) HNC
8 2 (1.10%) HND
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) CCIP
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.66%) XenApp
4 2 (1.10%) vSphere
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.66%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.10%) OpenSSO
4 2 (1.10%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.55%) WSUS
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.55%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (9.39%) Cisco
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.63%) IBM
4 11 (6.08%) Oracle
4 11 (6.08%) HP
5 10 (5.52%) VMware
6 8 (4.42%) NetApp
7 6 (3.31%) McAfee
7 6 (3.31%) Avaya
8 4 (2.21%) Juniper
8 4 (2.21%) Citrix
9 3 (1.66%) SAP
9 3 (1.66%) Lotus
9 3 (1.66%) Cramer
10 2 (1.10%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.10%) Verint
10 2 (1.10%) Brocade
10 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.10%) Veeam
10 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds
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