The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank - - 4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - 7.69%
As % of the General category - - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
Telecoms
South East

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

General Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 36.36% 50.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £1,250 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 the Home Counties

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) TCAP
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) TCAP
3 1 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Circuiting Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Circuit Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle