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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 37 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2391 2384 3229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.57% 5.43% 5.80%
As % of the General category 11.60% 12.63% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 874 1234
Average daily rate £370 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £212 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 129 157
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20607 18874 25197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.35% 42.97% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13009 11725 15230
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 583 615 784
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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 16 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 16 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 16 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 -3 1043 £370 +5.71% 210
London +6 666 £400 - 286
South West +28 216 £335 +3.07% 70
West Midlands +9 129 £250 -9.09% 14
North West -18 107 £338 +0.74% 36
East of England -35 92 £420 +36.58% 62
Yorkshire -42 52 £300 -4.00% 12
North East -11 23 £168 -36.19% 4
East Midlands -23 18 £325 +23.80% 15
Midlands -1 3 - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 944 (21.34%) Finance
2 539 (12.18%) Security Cleared
3 524 (11.84%) Project Management
4 404 (9.13%) ITIL
5 395 (8.93%) Cisco
6 394 (8.91%) Windows
7 381 (8.61%) Oracle
8 380 (8.59%) SQL
9 369 (8.34%) Degree
10 345 (7.80%) Microsoft
11 343 (7.75%) MS Excel
12 313 (7.08%) Banking
13 303 (6.85%) SC Cleared
14 285 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 283 (6.40%) 3G
16 280 (6.33%) Java
17 273 (6.17%) MS Office
18 267 (6.04%) PRINCE2
19 258 (5.83%) Linux
20 250 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
21 234 (5.29%) Migration
22 232 (5.24%) UNIX
23 218 (4.93%) Marketing
24 217 (4.91%) CRM
25 208 (4.70%) HTML
26 204 (4.61%) WAN
27 203 (4.59%) Service Management
28 201 (4.54%) LAN
29 200 (4.52%) Change Management
29 200 (4.52%) LTE

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 85 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 62 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 55 (1.24%) Lync
5 48 (1.08%) Apache
6 41 (0.93%) IIS
7 38 (0.86%) SAS
8 31 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 18 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.34%) Node.js
13 14 (0.32%) CMS
14 13 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (0.27%) IBM Notes
16 11 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
17 9 (0.20%) Live Communications Server
18 8 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 343 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 273 (6.17%) MS Office
3 107 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 92 (2.08%) MS Project
5 90 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 53 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.68%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.38%) AutoCAD
8 17 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.27%) SPSS
10 10 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.11%) InDesign
12 4 (0.090%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.045%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.045%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.023%) PaintShop Pro
14 1 (0.023%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 84 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.34%) Oracle BRM
3 13 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 12 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 6 (0.14%) Magento
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
12 4 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 95 (2.15%) SaaS
2 25 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.16%) IaaS
5 5 (0.11%) Office 365
6 4 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.090%) Force.com
7 3 (0.068%) PaaS
8 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 283 (6.40%) 3G
2 204 (4.61%) WAN
3 201 (4.54%) LAN
4 200 (4.52%) LTE
5 199 (4.50%) 2G
6 181 (4.09%) Ethernet
7 168 (3.80%) Firewall
8 163 (3.68%) Internet
9 154 (3.48%) MPLS
10 153 (3.46%) Radio Access Network
11 151 (3.41%) SDH
12 131 (2.96%) DNS
13 121 (2.74%) 4G
14 116 (2.62%) TCP/IP
15 110 (2.49%) ATM
16 106 (2.40%) DWDM
17 102 (2.31%) VoIP
18 97 (2.19%) GSM
19 93 (2.10%) VPN
20 91 (2.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 123 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 103 (2.33%) MySQL
4 70 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 58 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 41 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 29 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 28 (0.63%) Big Data
9 28 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 24 (0.54%) MS Access
12 22 (0.50%) Data Mining
12 22 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
13 21 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (0.38%) OLAP
14 17 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (0.99%) Selenium
2 38 (0.86%) Maven
3 31 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.66%) ClearCase
4 29 (0.66%) SoapUI
5 25 (0.57%) Subversion
5 25 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 24 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 20 (0.45%) Ant
8 20 (0.45%) JIRA
8 20 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
9 18 (0.41%) Hudson
10 17 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 15 (0.34%) Axure RP
12 13 (0.29%) JMeter
13 12 (0.27%) JUnit
14 10 (0.23%) NUnit
14 10 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 944 (21.34%) Finance
2 313 (7.08%) Banking
3 218 (4.93%) Marketing
4 198 (4.48%) Billing
5 194 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 188 (4.25%) Retail
7 107 (2.42%) Legal
8 95 (2.15%) Electronics
9 53 (1.20%) Back Office
9 53 (1.20%) German Language
10 45 (1.02%) Law
11 44 (0.99%) Front Office
12 31 (0.70%) Advertising
13 24 (0.54%) French Language
14 23 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.36%) Automotive
16 15 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.29%) Local Government
18 13 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 610 (13.79%) Analyst
2 422 (9.54%) Project Manager
3 406 (9.18%) Developer
4 353 (7.98%) Architect
5 284 (6.42%) Consultant
6 273 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 139 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
8 132 (2.98%) Designer
9 123 (2.78%) Network Engineer
10 99 (2.24%) Design Engineer
11 94 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
12 88 (1.99%) Programme Manager
13 86 (1.94%) Coordinator
14 80 (1.81%) Field Engineer
14 80 (1.81%) Administrator
14 80 (1.81%) Test Engineer
15 78 (1.76%) Software Engineer
15 78 (1.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
16 66 (1.49%) Senior Analyst
17 65 (1.47%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (4.70%) HTML
2 139 (3.14%) CSS
3 123 (2.78%) .NET
4 121 (2.74%) Web Services
5 90 (2.03%) XML
6 89 (2.01%) HTML5
7 88 (1.99%) jQuery
8 73 (1.65%) SOAP
9 64 (1.45%) J2EE
10 52 (1.18%) REST
11 40 (0.90%) Spring
12 39 (0.88%) CSS3
13 37 (0.84%) Middleware
14 36 (0.81%) RESTful
15 34 (0.77%) JSON
16 33 (0.75%) ASP.NET
17 31 (0.70%) WSDL
18 27 (0.61%) POSIX
19 25 (0.57%) Java EE
20 24 (0.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 104 (2.35%) DTV
2 84 (1.90%) Management Information System
2 84 (1.90%) Digital Media
3 73 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 63 (1.42%) PMI
5 51 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 44 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 38 (0.86%) NHS
8 31 (0.70%) IVR
8 31 (0.70%) IPTV
9 29 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.50%) Open Source
12 21 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
12 21 (0.47%) Replication
13 20 (0.45%) Clustering
14 19 (0.43%) Physics
14 19 (0.43%) FMCG
15 18 (0.41%) Handset
16 17 (0.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 394 (8.91%) Windows
2 258 (5.83%) Linux
3 232 (5.24%) UNIX
4 101 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 89 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 68 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 58 (1.31%) Solaris
9 49 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (0.86%) Android
11 31 (0.70%) AIX
12 25 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 24 (0.54%) HPUX
14 14 (0.32%) SUSE
15 12 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (0.25%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.18%) VMS
18 7 (0.16%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
20 5 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (11.84%) Project Management
2 404 (9.13%) ITIL
3 285 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 267 (6.04%) PRINCE2
5 250 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
6 234 (5.29%) Migration
7 217 (4.91%) CRM
8 203 (4.59%) Service Management
9 200 (4.52%) Change Management
10 188 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
11 187 (4.23%) Service Delivery
12 157 (3.55%) Programme Management
13 136 (3.07%) ERP
14 118 (2.67%) Configuration Management
15 117 (2.64%) Scrum
16 116 (2.62%) E-Commerce
17 111 (2.51%) Business Analysis
18 104 (2.35%) Problem Management
19 100 (2.26%) Network Design
20 98 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 380 (8.59%) SQL
2 280 (6.33%) Java
3 197 (4.45%) JavaScript
4 146 (3.30%) C
5 95 (2.15%) Perl
6 94 (2.12%) C#
7 68 (1.54%) PHP
8 67 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 51 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 50 (1.13%) C++
11 45 (1.02%) VBA
12 42 (0.95%) VB
12 42 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 33 (0.75%) Python
13 33 (0.75%) Ruby
14 24 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 22 (0.50%) VBScript
16 15 (0.34%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.32%) PHP5
18 11 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 539 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 369 (8.34%) Degree
3 303 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 197 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 98 (2.22%) CCNP
7 92 (2.08%) CCNA
8 90 (2.03%) ISEB
9 82 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 76 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.20%) PMP
12 52 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 46 (1.04%) CCIE
14 43 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 36 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 32 (0.72%) MCSE
17 28 (0.63%) HND
18 25 (0.57%) CISSP
19 24 (0.54%) ISTQB
20 22 (0.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (4.39%) SLA
2 100 (2.26%) QA
3 37 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.14%) COBIT
9 5 (0.11%) HL7
10 4 (0.090%) P3O
11 3 (0.068%) WCAG
11 3 (0.068%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.068%) GxP
11 3 (0.068%) GAAP
12 2 (0.045%) Basel II
12 2 (0.045%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.045%) BS25999
13 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 155 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 88 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.75%) vSphere
4 32 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 30 (0.68%) XenApp
6 15 (0.34%) vCloud
7 11 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.14%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.090%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.090%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.090%) NFS
11 4 (0.090%) SRDF
11 4 (0.090%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (0.70%) SCCM
3 29 (0.66%) Tivoli
4 23 (0.52%) NetBackup
5 20 (0.45%) Netcool
6 18 (0.41%) Puppet
6 18 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.29%) SCOM
8 13 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
10 11 (0.25%) WSUS
10 11 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.25%) OpenView
10 11 (0.25%) HP SIM
11 10 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
12 9 (0.20%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.18%) Ionix
13 8 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 395 (8.93%) Cisco
2 381 (8.61%) Oracle
3 345 (7.80%) Microsoft
4 174 (3.93%) SAP
5 155 (3.50%) Ericsson
6 131 (2.96%) VMware
7 122 (2.76%) Huawei
8 118 (2.67%) HP
9 112 (2.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 99 (2.24%) Nokia
11 98 (2.22%) Juniper
12 89 (2.01%) IBM
13 88 (1.99%) Citrix
14 81 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
15 74 (1.67%) Nortel
16 73 (1.65%) Remedy
17 68 (1.54%) Avaya
18 62 (1.40%) CheckPoint
19 60 (1.36%) NEC
20 56 (1.27%) Red Hat
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