The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Middlesex 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 16 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 14 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.11% 6.28% 5.78%
As % of the General category 19.72% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £160 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -57.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £160 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £282 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.75 £37.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £37.50 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £37.50 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.21% +9.23%
General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
71 79 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 31.00% 33.05% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 36
Average daily rate £373 £313 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -29.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £192 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £555 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.50 £20.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (21.05%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Groovy
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
4 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) DTV
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
5 2 (10.53%) DVB
5 2 (10.53%) POSIX
5 2 (10.53%) Symbian
5 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) CISA
5 2 (10.53%) Electronics
5 2 (10.53%) Finance

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DVB
2 1 (5.26%) MVNO
2 1 (5.26%) FWSM
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) HSPA
2 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
2 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) 3GPP
2 1 (5.26%) UMTS
2 1 (5.26%) GPRS
2 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) IPv6
2 1 (5.26%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Microwave Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Auditor
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) POSIX
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
3 1 (5.26%) WebKit
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) DOM
3 1 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) DTV
2 2 (10.53%) Handset
2 2 (10.53%) STB
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Android
3 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (21.05%) TDD
1 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
1 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) V-Model
4 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.26%) Product Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
2 3 (15.79%) Groovy
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CISA
2 2 (10.53%) CRISC
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Symbian
2 1 (5.26%) F5
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Cramer
2 1 (5.26%) BT
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Juniper
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle