The first 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 17 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 Edinburgh 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 75 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.23% 0.67% 2.59%
As % of the General category 0.52% 1.47% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 14
Average daily rate £328 £428 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.39% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £428 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £428 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-36.36% -11.29%
General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
579 341 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 45.02% 45.65% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 137 427
Average daily rate £403 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £269 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £10.50 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Telecoms
Scotland

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
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 17 April 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) zOS
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Tandem
4 2 (15.38%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Management Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Data Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Master Data Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Build Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Environment Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) zOS
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
3 1 (7.69%) Market Research
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata
2 1 (7.69%) Brocade
2 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) Trillium
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco