The first 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 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 Midlands 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 23 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.46% 2.99% 1.38%
As % of the General category 5.77% 11.11% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.37% 26.87% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 32
Average daily rate £425 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Telecoms
England

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

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) ResourceLink
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (14.29%) LTE
3 1 (14.29%) VSAT
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) WiMAX
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ResourceLink
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
1 1 (14.29%) VSAT
1 1 (14.29%) WiMAX
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
1 1 (14.29%) DWDM
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) H.323
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
1 1 (14.29%) GSM
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) SDH
1 1 (14.29%) UMTS
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) OPNET
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft