The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 37 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2238 2316 3272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.50% 5.38% 5.90%
As % of the General category 11.50% 12.53% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 855 1268
Average daily rate £365 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.54% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 127 149
Average hourly rate £20.75 £27.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -11.29%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19457 18491 25037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.15% 42.99% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12317 11467 15154
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 583 746
Average hourly rate £23.93 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
South East -5 963 £361 +3.21% 65
London +2 624 £400 - 95
South West +37 202 £335 +7.20% 38
West Midlands +10 128 £250 -6.54% 7
North West -14 105 £328 -3.67% 13
East of England -30 87 £398 +13.57% 26
Yorkshire -35 51 £300 +9.09% 7
North East -5 25 £206 -21.42% 3
East Midlands -31 19 £338 +28.57% 11
Midlands -5 3 - - 1
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 930 (21.55%) Finance
2 533 (12.35%) Security Cleared
3 509 (11.80%) Project Management
4 390 (9.04%) ITIL
4 390 (9.04%) Cisco
5 382 (8.85%) Windows
6 371 (8.60%) SQL
7 368 (8.53%) Degree
8 364 (8.44%) Oracle
9 349 (8.09%) MS Excel
10 348 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 304 (7.05%) Banking
12 298 (6.91%) SC Cleared
13 286 (6.63%) Java
14 279 (6.47%) 3G
15 275 (6.37%) MS Office
16 270 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 263 (6.10%) PRINCE2
18 255 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
19 250 (5.79%) Linux
20 231 (5.35%) Migration
21 227 (5.26%) UNIX
22 220 (5.10%) Marketing
23 206 (4.77%) CRM
24 199 (4.61%) Service Management
25 198 (4.59%) WAN
25 198 (4.59%) 2G
26 197 (4.57%) LAN
27 196 (4.54%) SLA
28 195 (4.52%) HTML

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 86 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 64 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 63 (1.46%) WebLogic
4 59 (1.37%) Lync
5 44 (1.02%) Apache
6 38 (0.88%) IIS
7 35 (0.81%) SAS
8 30 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (0.37%) CMS
12 15 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.28%) Node.js
14 11 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
14 11 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.25%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
16 8 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 349 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 275 (6.37%) MS Office
3 108 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 93 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 92 (2.13%) MS Project
6 52 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.42%) AutoCAD
9 17 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.28%) SPSS
11 10 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.12%) InDesign
13 4 (0.093%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.046%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.046%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.046%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.023%) PaintShop Pro
15 1 (0.023%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 93 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
2 13 (0.30%) SAP CRM
2 13 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
3 11 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
4 8 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.14%) Magento
7 5 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.093%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.06%) SaaS
2 24 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.19%) Office 365
5 7 (0.16%) IaaS
6 5 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.093%) Force.com
8 3 (0.070%) PaaS
9 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.023%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 279 (6.47%) 3G
2 198 (4.59%) WAN
2 198 (4.59%) 2G
3 197 (4.57%) LAN
4 194 (4.50%) LTE
5 177 (4.10%) Ethernet
6 164 (3.80%) Firewall
7 160 (3.71%) Internet
8 153 (3.55%) SDH
9 149 (3.45%) MPLS
10 147 (3.41%) Radio Access Network
11 127 (2.94%) DNS
12 113 (2.62%) 4G
13 111 (2.57%) ATM
14 110 (2.55%) TCP/IP
15 102 (2.36%) DWDM
16 99 (2.29%) GSM
16 99 (2.29%) VoIP
17 90 (2.09%) OSPF
18 89 (2.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 121 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (2.39%) MySQL
4 68 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 52 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 40 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 28 (0.65%) Big Data
10 26 (0.60%) NoSQL
10 26 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 25 (0.58%) Data Mining
12 24 (0.56%) MS Access
13 22 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (0.42%) QlikView
17 17 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (1.02%) Selenium
2 40 (0.93%) Maven
3 31 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.67%) ClearCase
4 29 (0.67%) SoapUI
5 26 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.56%) Subversion
7 23 (0.53%) Eclipse
8 22 (0.51%) JIRA
9 20 (0.46%) Ant
9 20 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 20 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
10 18 (0.42%) Hudson
11 17 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (0.35%) LoadRunner
13 13 (0.30%) JMeter
13 13 (0.30%) Axure RP
14 12 (0.28%) JUnit
15 10 (0.23%) WebDriver
16 9 (0.21%) JBehave
General
1 930 (21.55%) Finance
2 304 (7.05%) Banking
3 220 (5.10%) Marketing
4 194 (4.50%) Manufacturing
5 190 (4.40%) Retail
6 185 (4.29%) Billing
7 105 (2.43%) Electronics
8 104 (2.41%) Legal
9 54 (1.25%) German Language
10 50 (1.16%) Back Office
11 43 (1.00%) Law
12 42 (0.97%) Front Office
13 29 (0.67%) Advertising
14 22 (0.51%) French Language
15 21 (0.49%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 15 (0.35%) Automotive
17 14 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.25%) Local Government
18 11 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 603 (13.97%) Analyst
2 401 (9.29%) Project Manager
3 393 (9.11%) Developer
4 337 (7.81%) Architect
5 281 (6.51%) Consultant
6 265 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 139 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
8 125 (2.90%) Network Engineer
8 125 (2.90%) Designer
9 101 (2.34%) Design Engineer
10 89 (2.06%) Programme Manager
11 85 (1.97%) Coordinator
12 83 (1.92%) Field Engineer
12 83 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
13 81 (1.88%) Test Engineer
14 80 (1.85%) Administrator
15 76 (1.76%) Software Engineer
16 68 (1.58%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 65 (1.51%) Senior Analyst
18 64 (1.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (4.52%) HTML
2 127 (2.94%) CSS
3 116 (2.69%) .NET
4 112 (2.60%) Web Services
5 92 (2.13%) XML
6 84 (1.95%) jQuery
7 79 (1.83%) HTML5
8 74 (1.71%) SOAP
9 64 (1.48%) J2EE
10 53 (1.23%) REST
11 43 (1.00%) Spring
12 37 (0.86%) CSS3
12 37 (0.86%) RESTful
13 33 (0.76%) Middleware
14 32 (0.74%) JSON
15 31 (0.72%) ASP.NET
15 31 (0.72%) WSDL
16 28 (0.65%) POSIX
17 27 (0.63%) Hibernate
18 25 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 114 (2.64%) DTV
2 88 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 84 (1.95%) Digital Media
4 68 (1.58%) Mobile App
5 63 (1.46%) PMI
6 48 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.00%) Blackberry
8 37 (0.86%) NHS
9 30 (0.70%) IVR
9 30 (0.70%) IPTV
10 29 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
12 21 (0.49%) Open Source
13 20 (0.46%) Replication
13 20 (0.46%) Clustering
14 18 (0.42%) Handset
14 18 (0.42%) PKI
14 18 (0.42%) Physics
14 18 (0.42%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 382 (8.85%) Windows
2 250 (5.79%) Linux
3 227 (5.26%) UNIX
4 95 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 85 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (1.55%) Windows XP
8 58 (1.34%) Solaris
9 44 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (0.81%) Android
11 31 (0.72%) AIX
12 24 (0.56%) HPUX
13 23 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.25%) SUSE
16 8 (0.19%) VMS
17 7 (0.16%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (11.80%) Project Management
2 390 (9.04%) ITIL
3 270 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 263 (6.10%) PRINCE2
5 255 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
6 231 (5.35%) Migration
7 206 (4.77%) CRM
8 199 (4.61%) Service Management
9 192 (4.45%) Change Management
10 184 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
11 183 (4.24%) Service Delivery
12 170 (3.94%) Programme Management
13 131 (3.04%) ERP
14 117 (2.71%) Scrum
15 116 (2.69%) Configuration Management
16 113 (2.62%) Business Analysis
17 110 (2.55%) E-Commerce
18 102 (2.36%) Problem Management
19 101 (2.34%) Network Design
20 97 (2.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 371 (8.60%) SQL
2 286 (6.63%) Java
3 182 (4.22%) JavaScript
4 151 (3.50%) C
5 97 (2.25%) Perl
6 93 (2.16%) C#
7 66 (1.53%) PL/SQL
8 65 (1.51%) PHP
9 51 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 47 (1.09%) C++
11 43 (1.00%) VBA
12 42 (0.97%) VB
12 42 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 37 (0.86%) Python
14 35 (0.81%) Ruby
15 24 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 22 (0.51%) VBScript
17 17 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 14 (0.32%) PHP5
19 10 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 533 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 368 (8.53%) Degree
3 298 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 191 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (2.43%) PMI Certification
6 91 (2.11%) CCNP
7 87 (2.02%) ISEB
8 86 (1.99%) CCNA
9 84 (1.95%) DV Cleared
10 76 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.23%) PMP
12 51 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 45 (1.04%) CCIE
14 40 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 35 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 31 (0.72%) MCSE
17 29 (0.67%) HND
18 26 (0.60%) CISSP
19 24 (0.56%) ISTQB
20 21 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (4.54%) SLA
2 97 (2.25%) QA
3 36 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.14%) COBIT
9 5 (0.12%) HL7
10 4 (0.093%) P3O
11 3 (0.070%) WCAG
11 3 (0.070%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.070%) GxP
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.046%) Basel II
12 2 (0.046%) GAAP
12 2 (0.046%) BS25999
13 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 152 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 86 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.72%) vSphere
4 29 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 28 (0.65%) XenApp
6 15 (0.35%) vCloud
7 11 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.14%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.12%) NFS
12 4 (0.093%) SRDF
12 4 (0.093%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.093%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (0.74%) SCCM
3 30 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 23 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 20 (0.46%) Netcool
6 18 (0.42%) Puppet
7 16 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.30%) SCOM
8 13 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.25%) HP SIM
9 11 (0.25%) WSUS
9 11 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
9 11 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (0.25%) OpenView
10 10 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
11 9 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.19%) Ionix
12 8 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 8 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 390 (9.04%) Cisco
2 364 (8.44%) Oracle
3 348 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 182 (4.22%) SAP
5 154 (3.57%) Ericsson
6 126 (2.92%) VMware
7 120 (2.78%) Huawei
8 118 (2.73%) HP
9 104 (2.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 100 (2.32%) Juniper
11 95 (2.20%) Nokia
12 89 (2.06%) Citrix
13 87 (2.02%) IBM
14 77 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
15 76 (1.76%) Nortel
16 73 (1.69%) Remedy
17 72 (1.67%) Avaya
18 65 (1.51%) CheckPoint
19 59 (1.37%) NEC
20 51 (1.18%) BT
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: c.£13 per hour (TBC)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £220 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday