The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 9 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 13 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.44% 1.79% 2.23%
As % of the General category 25.49% 5.08% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -19.35%
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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 Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
51 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 33.12% 35.12% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 26
Average daily rate £525 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £350 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 10 (76.92%) New Media
3 4 (30.77%) TIBCO
3 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) Nortel
5 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Firmware
5 1 (7.69%) 3G
5 1 (7.69%) DWDM
5 1 (7.69%) NEC
5 1 (7.69%) 2G
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) DWDM
1 1 (7.69%) 2G
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Test Leader
2 6 (46.15%) Test Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Site Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) New Media
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.69%) Nortel
2 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia
2 1 (7.69%) NEC