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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 37.50% 13.33% 6.67%
As % of the General category 60.00% 28.57% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate £230 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+153.22% -27.90%
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 M4 Corridor region.

General Category
M4 Corridor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
15 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 62.50% 46.67% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £230 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Oracle
1 8 (66.67%) Sybase
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
1 8 (66.67%) Solaris
1 8 (66.67%) UMTS
1 8 (66.67%) WCDMA
1 8 (66.67%) GPRS
1 8 (66.67%) SS7
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 8 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (33.33%) GGSN
2 4 (33.33%) SGSN
2 4 (33.33%) Huawei
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (33.33%) GSM
2 4 (33.33%) CDMA
3 2 (16.67%) 3G
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) 4G
3 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (66.67%) GPRS
1 8 (66.67%) SS7
1 8 (66.67%) UMTS
1 8 (66.67%) WCDMA
2 4 (33.33%) CDMA
2 4 (33.33%) GGSN
2 4 (33.33%) GSM
2 4 (33.33%) SGSN
3 2 (16.67%) 3G
3 2 (16.67%) 4G
3 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (8.33%) 2G
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Core Network Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Network Support
1 8 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Technical Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) Technical Support
1 8 (66.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Procurement Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Manager
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Solaris
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) eTOM
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Service Design
1 1 (8.33%) Service Management
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
1 8 (66.67%) Sybase
2 4 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia