The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 68 117 47
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -70
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 60 11 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.01% 0.41% 3.28%
As % of the General category 3.66% 1.04% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 48
Average daily rate
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£390 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 - £9.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £24.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-36.22% -25.19%
Telecoms
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1639 1058 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 54.87% 39.82% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 534 552
Average daily rate £375 £388 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 35
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £22.50 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 28 £400 - 13
Glasgow +19 23 £258 +134.09% 14
West Lothian -9 2 £300 -28.57% 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £168 -
Stirling - 1 £375 -
Fife - 1 - - 1
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 56 (53.33%) Finance
2 33 (31.43%) Banking
3 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
4 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.29%) Python
5 15 (14.29%) Cisco
6 12 (11.43%) SQL
7 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
7 11 (10.48%) SDH
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
7 11 (10.48%) Change Management
8 9 (8.57%) Migration
9 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
9 8 (7.62%) MS Office
9 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
10 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
10 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (6.67%) Apache Hive
10 7 (6.67%) Apache Pig
10 7 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (6.67%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (6.67%) SAP
10 7 (6.67%) HTML
10 7 (6.67%) Apache
10 7 (6.67%) WAN
10 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.67%) Ethernet
10 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (6.67%) Apache
1 7 (6.67%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Office
1 8 (7.62%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) SDH
2 7 (6.67%) WAN
2 7 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 7 (6.67%) Firewall
3 6 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.76%) Network Security
4 5 (4.76%) LAN
4 5 (4.76%) Broadband
5 4 (3.81%) GSM
5 4 (3.81%) ATM
5 4 (3.81%) UMTS
5 4 (3.81%) VoIP
5 4 (3.81%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (3.81%) RNC
6 2 (1.90%) LLU
6 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.90%) Wireless
6 2 (1.90%) PBX
6 2 (1.90%) PSTN
6 2 (1.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 7 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.95%) DB2
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.95%) Ant
2 1 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 56 (53.33%) Finance
2 33 (31.43%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Billing
3 3 (2.86%) Electronics
3 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (17.14%) Developer
1 18 (17.14%) Analyst
2 14 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 7 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) DBA
7 4 (3.81%) Field Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.81%) PMO Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Implementation Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) MySQL DBA
7 4 (3.81%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) HTML
2 6 (5.71%) HTML5
2 6 (5.71%) CSS
3 5 (4.76%) Sass
3 5 (4.76%) LESS
3 5 (4.76%) RESTful
4 4 (3.81%) Apache Camel
4 4 (3.81%) SOAP
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.90%) REST
5 2 (1.90%) .NET
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.95%) EJB
6 1 (0.95%) EDI
6 1 (0.95%) JMS
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.95%) BAPI
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.95%) DTV
3 1 (0.95%) GIS
3 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.95%) Equities
3 1 (0.95%) PKI
3 1 (0.95%) Derivative
3 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.48%) PRINCE2
2 11 (10.48%) Project Management
2 11 (10.48%) Change Management
3 9 (8.57%) Migration
4 7 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (5.71%) Unit Testing
5 6 (5.71%) Line Management
5 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (5.71%) TDD
5 6 (5.71%) MVC
6 5 (4.76%) Quality Management
6 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 4 (3.81%) Supplier Management
7 4 (3.81%) E-Procurement
7 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.81%) Programme Management
7 4 (3.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 15 (14.29%) Python
3 12 (11.43%) SQL
4 6 (5.71%) Java
5 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 2 (1.90%) C
6 2 (1.90%) C#
7 1 (0.95%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.86%) PMP
4 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.86%) APMP
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.90%) HNC
5 2 (1.90%) HND
6 1 (0.95%) CCIE
6 1 (0.95%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) CISSP
6 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Cisco
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 7 (6.67%) SAP
3 5 (4.76%) Imperva
3 5 (4.76%) F5
3 5 (4.76%) Remedy
3 5 (4.76%) Blue Coat
3 5 (4.76%) Fortinet
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 5 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 5 (4.76%) Ericsson
3 5 (4.76%) Nokia
4 4 (3.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (2.86%) Riverbed
5 3 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (0.95%) VMware
6 1 (0.95%) Infoblox
6 1 (0.95%) Brocade
6 1 (0.95%) Nortel
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