The first 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 18 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 Kent 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 30 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.23% 2.59% 1.01%
As % of the General category 9.21% 6.82% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate £388 £300 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
76 132 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 35.02% 38.04% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 64 72
Average daily rate £388 £308 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Telecoms
South East

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 18 April 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 18 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
Chatham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 2
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Avaya
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) PMI
5 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) SLA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) PMI
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase