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 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 79 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.76% 1.48%
As % of the General category 0.74% 1.61% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £490 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.46% +19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £490 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £490 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
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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
812 560 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.65% 47.14% 49.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 267 196
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
4 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 2 (18.18%) XPath
4 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Ant
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) CICS
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) GSM
1 1 (9.09%) SDH
1 1 (9.09%) UMTS
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) RNC
1 1 (9.09%) PABX
1 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Ant
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Tester
1 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
2 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) SLA
3 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (9.09%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
1 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks