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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 26 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 41 46 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.62% 6.05% 11.94%
As % of the General category 18.22% 13.90% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £301 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
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
225 331 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.82% 43.55% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 156 139
Average daily rate £375 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £36.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
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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 -4 9 £310 -30.14% 2
Welwyn Garden City +1 5 - - 1
Watford +6 4 £300 - 1
Borehamwood +4 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £305 -
Hertford - 1 £500 - 2
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
3 18 (23.08%) Oracle
3 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
4 16 (20.51%) HTML
4 16 (20.51%) XML
5 15 (19.23%) MS Office
5 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 15 (19.23%) Retail
6 14 (17.95%) MVC
7 13 (16.67%) SQL
7 13 (16.67%) ITIL
8 12 (15.38%) OOP
8 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 12 (15.38%) jQuery
9 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Windows
9 11 (14.10%) UML
9 11 (14.10%) CSS
10 10 (12.82%) C#
10 10 (12.82%) JBoss
10 10 (12.82%) MS Visio
10 10 (12.82%) Finance
10 10 (12.82%) JSON
10 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.82%) HTML5
10 10 (12.82%) CSS3
11 9 (11.54%) PhoneGap

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 10 (12.82%) JBoss
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.54%) MQSeries
2 9 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.23%) MS Office
3 10 (12.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) 3G
2 8 (10.26%) 2G
2 8 (10.26%) LTE
3 7 (8.97%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (8.97%) 4G
4 5 (6.41%) Firewall
5 4 (5.13%) 3GPP
5 4 (5.13%) WAN
5 4 (5.13%) FTP
5 4 (5.13%) Wireless
6 3 (3.85%) DVB
6 3 (3.85%) SS7
6 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.56%) VoIP
7 2 (2.56%) SNMP
7 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.56%) DNS
7 2 (2.56%) Telnet
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.13%) DTS
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) dBASE
6 1 (1.28%) DB2
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JIRA
1 9 (11.54%) Selenium
1 9 (11.54%) Talend Open Studio
1 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 9 (11.54%) Ant
1 9 (11.54%) JUnit
2 4 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (19.23%) Retail
2 10 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Incident Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Support Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) HTML
1 16 (20.51%) XML
2 12 (15.38%) jQuery
3 11 (14.10%) CSS
4 10 (12.82%) JSON
4 10 (12.82%) HTML5
4 10 (12.82%) CSS3
5 9 (11.54%) PhoneGap
5 9 (11.54%) AngularJS
5 9 (11.54%) Apache Camel
6 8 (10.26%) .NET
7 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (5.13%) ADO.NET
8 4 (5.13%) Web Services
8 4 (5.13%) DHTML
8 4 (5.13%) WinForms
9 3 (3.85%) Ajax
9 3 (3.85%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) STB
3 3 (3.85%) IPTV
4 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) LPAR
5 1 (1.28%) RIA
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) AS400
5 1 (1.28%) BYOD
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) UNIX
3 7 (8.97%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 14 (17.95%) MVC
4 13 (16.67%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) OOP
6 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.10%) UML
7 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.54%) Mobile Development
8 9 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (11.54%) SOA
9 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
9 8 (10.26%) Scrum
10 7 (8.97%) Project Management
11 6 (7.69%) Change Control
11 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.69%) Performance Management
12 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 13 (16.67%) SQL
3 10 (12.82%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) Ruby
4 9 (11.54%) Python
4 9 (11.54%) Java
5 6 (7.69%) VBScript
5 6 (7.69%) C++
5 6 (7.69%) Perl
6 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.56%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.56%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) CCNP
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.56%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.28%) ISEB
7 1 (1.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) SLA
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) Talend
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) Verint
5 2 (2.56%) F5
5 2 (2.56%) McAfee
5 2 (2.56%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.56%) Greenplum
5 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.28%) Mitel
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.28%) Brocade
6 1 (1.28%) Huawei
6 1 (1.28%) Agilent
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
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