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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 85 88 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -42
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 44 33 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 1.32% 3.25%
As % of the General category 3.19% 3.46% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 25
Average daily rate
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£381 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £370 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -41.66%
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
1380 954 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.05% 38.08% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 456 453
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 11
Average hourly rate £20.69 £19.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £26.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Glasgow 0 18 £280 -8.19% 9
Edinburgh 0 14 £400 +21.21% 10
Aberdeen +3 6 £328 +9.16%
Stirling - - - - 1
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 30 (40.54%) Finance
2 15 (20.27%) Banking
3 13 (17.57%) Retail
3 13 (17.57%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) Cisco
5 9 (12.16%) Project Management
5 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
5 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.81%) SLA
7 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.46%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (8.11%) Line Management
8 6 (8.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (8.11%) RNC
8 6 (8.11%) WFM
8 6 (8.11%) Oracle
8 6 (8.11%) Ericsson
8 6 (8.11%) GSM
8 6 (8.11%) LAN
8 6 (8.11%) SDH
8 6 (8.11%) UMTS
8 6 (8.11%) ATM
8 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.76%) WAN
9 5 (6.76%) Business Objects
9 5 (6.76%) Apache
9 5 (6.76%) Python

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (6.76%) Apache
1 5 (6.76%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) SAS
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) PaaS
2 2 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (8.11%) GSM
2 6 (8.11%) LAN
2 6 (8.11%) SDH
2 6 (8.11%) UMTS
2 6 (8.11%) ATM
2 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
2 6 (8.11%) RNC
3 5 (6.76%) WAN
3 5 (6.76%) Network Security
4 4 (5.41%) Broadband
5 3 (4.05%) Internet
5 3 (4.05%) Firewall
5 3 (4.05%) PABX
6 2 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.35%) DNS
7 1 (1.35%) IPv4
7 1 (1.35%) IPv6
7 1 (1.35%) 3G
7 1 (1.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (6.76%) Hadoop
1 5 (6.76%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) BODI
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.35%) DB2
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Ant
1 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.70%) Maven
1 2 (2.70%) Selenium
1 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
1 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.35%) ClearCase
General
1 30 (40.54%) Finance
2 15 (20.27%) Banking
3 13 (17.57%) Retail
4 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Project Manager
2 11 (14.86%) Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Field Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Hadoop Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Head of Infrastructure
8 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 2 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) JSON
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.05%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
3 2 (2.70%) jQuery
3 2 (2.70%) RESTful
3 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) REST
4 1 (1.35%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) BAPI
4 1 (1.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) CCTV
3 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.70%) GIS
3 2 (2.70%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) Social Media
4 1 (1.35%) DTV
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) Project Management
1 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.11%) WFM
3 6 (8.11%) Line Management
4 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.41%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.05%) Supplier Management
5 3 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (4.05%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.05%) SOA
5 3 (4.05%) Information Security
5 3 (4.05%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.70%) Validation
6 2 (2.70%) Scrum
6 2 (2.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.76%) Python
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) C
5 2 (2.70%) XPath
6 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.35%) JCL
6 1 (1.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) APMP
2 3 (4.05%) PMP
2 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.70%) CCNA
3 2 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (1.35%) CCIE
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) SCOM
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Cisco
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Ericsson
2 6 (8.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (6.76%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) BT
6 1 (1.35%) Kofax
6 1 (1.35%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.35%) Prolexic
6 1 (1.35%) ScanSafe
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.35%) IBM
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