The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 75 76 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 18 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 0.26% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.57% 0.53% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +80.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £475 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -40.84%
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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 Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1145 571 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 68.11% 48.55% 57.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 289 252
Average daily rate £400 £425 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.23% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.46 £22.50 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 32 (80.00%) Finance
2 26 (65.00%) Banking
3 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (32.50%) Python
5 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco
7 8 (20.00%) Nokia
7 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 8 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (20.00%) Imperva
7 8 (20.00%) F5
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) HTML
9 6 (15.00%) CSS
9 6 (15.00%) MVC
9 6 (15.00%) TDD
9 6 (15.00%) HTML5
10 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
10 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
10 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (12.50%) RESTful
10 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (12.50%) Sass
10 5 (12.50%) LESS
10 5 (12.50%) Apache Pig
10 5 (12.50%) Amazon EMR

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 5 (12.50%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.50%) LLU
3 1 (2.50%) ADSL
3 1 (2.50%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MySQL
1 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (80.00%) Finance
2 26 (65.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) DBA
4 4 (10.00%) MySQL DBA
4 4 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall Support
6 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Network Planner
7 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Electrical Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
2 6 (15.00%) HTML5
3 5 (12.50%) Sass
3 5 (12.50%) LESS
3 5 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) DTV
1 1 (2.50%) Equities
1 1 (2.50%) Derivative
1 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) TDD
2 6 (15.00%) MVC
3 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.50%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (2.50%) System Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Analytics
5 1 (2.50%) Line Management
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) UML
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (32.50%) Python
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco
1 8 (20.00%) Nokia
1 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
1 8 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 8 (20.00%) Imperva
1 8 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (5.00%) BT
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) SAP