The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 33 34 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 5 3 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.74% 1.13% 7.32%
As % of the General category 6.17% 4.11% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
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£300 £313 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +95.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
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 Kent region.

General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
81 73 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.22% 27.44% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 64
Average daily rate £338 £406 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £324 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.50% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.33 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £15.93 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Dartford - 3 £300 -
Dover - 2 £488 -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (60.00%) SAP
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) DTV
1 6 (60.00%) Electronics
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (60.00%) Programme Management
1 6 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
1 6 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (30.00%) Data Governance
2 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Electronics
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (60.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Data Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Quality Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Data Quality Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Programme Management
1 6 (60.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Data Governance
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow