The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 19 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 38 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.60% 6.14% 7.61%
As % of the General category 15.57% 16.05% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 15
Average daily rate £350 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
Telecoms
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
244 243 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.36% 38.27% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 115 134
Average daily rate £425 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £563 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -57.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.26 £36.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +3 14 £450 - 5
Watford 0 7 £288 -8.00% 2
Borehamwood -1 3 £165 - 3
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City 0 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £180 -
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (25.61%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) Degree
3 13 (15.85%) Cisco
4 12 (14.63%) Java
4 12 (14.63%) Finance
5 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.20%) HP
6 10 (12.20%) Remedy
7 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.98%) CRM
7 9 (10.98%) Windows
7 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
8 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (9.76%) MPLS
9 7 (8.54%) BMC
9 7 (8.54%) LAN
9 7 (8.54%) WAN
9 7 (8.54%) UML
9 7 (8.54%) Firewall
9 7 (8.54%) ITSM
9 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
9 7 (8.54%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (8.54%) Pega
10 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
10 6 (7.32%) Migration
10 6 (7.32%) Banking
10 6 (7.32%) Retail
10 6 (7.32%) Unix
10 6 (7.32%) ITIL

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (6.10%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (4.88%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) Kinematics
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) MPLS
2 7 (8.54%) Firewall
2 7 (8.54%) LAN
2 7 (8.54%) WAN
3 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.10%) BGP
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (6.10%) EIGRP
4 5 (6.10%) NetScaler
4 5 (6.10%) NetScreen
4 5 (6.10%) Network Security
4 5 (6.10%) OSPF
4 5 (6.10%) RSVP
4 5 (6.10%) SSL
4 5 (6.10%) VLAN
4 5 (6.10%) VPN
4 5 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) DB2
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Selenium
2 4 (4.88%) Ant
2 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.88%) Maven
3 3 (3.66%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.44%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.22%) GCC
5 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.22%) Subversion
5 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
2 6 (7.32%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 3 (3.66%) Avionics
3 3 (3.66%) Electronics
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Developer
2 12 (14.63%) Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) XML
2 4 (4.88%) Java EE
2 4 (4.88%) Spring
2 4 (4.88%) Struts
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (2.44%) CSS
3 2 (2.44%) HTML
3 2 (2.44%) XMPP
4 1 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) Ajax
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.22%) jQuery
4 1 (1.22%) JSON
4 1 (1.22%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.22%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.44%) CESG
5 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) e-Health
6 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.22%) RIA
6 1 (1.22%) Robotics
6 1 (1.22%) VHDL
6 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 6 (7.32%) Unix
3 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Solaris
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.98%) CRM
3 7 (8.54%) ITSM
3 7 (8.54%) UML
4 6 (7.32%) ITIL
4 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.32%) Migration
4 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.10%) Network Design
5 5 (6.10%) OO
5 5 (6.10%) RUP
5 5 (6.10%) Service Management
5 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
6 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.88%) TDD
6 4 (4.88%) Use Case
6 4 (4.88%) Validation
7 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) Java
2 4 (4.88%) C
2 4 (4.88%) SQL
3 3 (3.66%) ANSI C
4 2 (2.44%) C++
4 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) Python
5 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) Degree
3 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.10%) CCIE
5 5 (6.10%) CCNP
5 5 (6.10%) CCSA
5 5 (6.10%) CCSE
5 5 (6.10%) JNCIA
5 5 (6.10%) JNCIE
5 5 (6.10%) JNCIP
5 5 (6.10%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.66%) CCNA
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.44%) CISM
7 2 (2.44%) CISSP
8 1 (1.22%) MCSA
8 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) ECSS
2 2 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.66%) Cygwin
2 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Cisco
2 10 (12.20%) HP
2 10 (12.20%) Remedy
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.54%) BMC
4 7 (8.54%) Pega
5 5 (6.10%) Blue Coat
5 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.10%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
5 5 (6.10%) IronPort
5 5 (6.10%) Juniper
5 5 (6.10%) Tufin
6 4 (4.88%) Huawei
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) Ciena
7 3 (3.66%) Ericsson
7 3 (3.66%) Nokia
7 3 (3.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com