The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 3 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 16.67% 26.32% 8.33%
As % of the General category 25.00% 41.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £425 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% -21.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +29.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

General Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 66.67% 63.16% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
Average daily rate £390 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £445 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £535 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the M4 Corridor region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the M4 Corridor region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the M4 Corridor

Telecoms
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CCENT
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Product Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) UMTS
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident & Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Product Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) CCENT
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA