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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 65 85 43
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -42
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 22 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.58% 0.080% 1.88%
As % of the General category 2.63% 0.17% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 8
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 - £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -19.35%
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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
835 573 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 59.90% 46.02% 48.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 303 192
Average daily rate £375 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 21 (72.41%) Finance
1 21 (72.41%) Banking
2 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) Python
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Apache
5 6 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
5 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (20.69%) Apache Hive
5 6 (20.69%) Apache Pig
5 6 (20.69%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (20.69%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (17.24%) MySQL
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) CSS
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) HTML5
8 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.34%) RESTful
8 3 (10.34%) Sass
8 3 (10.34%) LESS
8 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.34%) UNIX
9 2 (6.90%) PHP
9 2 (6.90%) Cisco

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (20.69%) Apache
1 6 (20.69%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon EMR
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) Multicast
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.45%) Broadband
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
1 6 (20.69%) Apache Hive
2 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
1 21 (72.41%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) DBA
3 4 (13.79%) MySQL DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Electrical Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) HTML5
2 3 (10.34%) RESTful
2 3 (10.34%) Sass
2 3 (10.34%) LESS
3 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Derivative
1 1 (3.45%) Equities
1 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) TDD
2 4 (13.79%) MVC
3 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (34.48%) Python
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCIE
1 1 (3.45%) CISSP
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Prolexic
2 1 (3.45%) ScanSafe
2 1 (3.45%) BT
2 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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