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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 97 73 54
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 27 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 2.02% 2.65%
As % of the General category 2.12% 5.11% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £372 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +12.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 6
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +57.14%
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
1276 979 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.82% 39.64% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 473 448
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 29
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £38.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -4 9 £419 -6.94% 14
Edinburgh -13 6 £375 -23.46% 13
Aberdeen -3 3 £480 +47.69% 2
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 2
Renfrewshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Project Management
3 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco
6 4 (8.70%) SLA
6 4 (8.70%) WAN
6 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
6 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) LAN
6 4 (8.70%) C#
6 4 (8.70%) SQL
6 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.70%) QA
6 4 (8.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.52%) Line Management
7 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (6.52%) WFM
7 3 (6.52%) JSON
7 3 (6.52%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) RNC

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.17%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) PaaS
1 2 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) WAN
1 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.70%) LAN
1 4 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (6.52%) RNC
2 3 (6.52%) SDH
2 3 (6.52%) UMTS
2 3 (6.52%) ATM
2 3 (6.52%) GSM
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) Broadband
3 2 (4.35%) PABX
4 1 (2.17%) 4G
4 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.17%) LTE
4 1 (2.17%) VSAT
4 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) 2G
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) BODI
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.35%) Ant
1 2 (4.35%) Maven
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
1 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
3 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Law
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Project Manager
2 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Genesys Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Designer
6 1 (2.17%) Resourcer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) JSON
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) CCTV
2 2 (4.35%) IVR
2 2 (4.35%) GIS
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Social Media
2 2 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Project Management
2 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.52%) Line Management
4 3 (6.52%) WFM
4 3 (6.52%) Change Management
4 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 2 (4.35%) SOA
5 2 (4.35%) TDD
5 2 (4.35%) Validation
5 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.35%) Scrum
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Security Management
5 2 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C#
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBA
2 2 (4.35%) XPath
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
1 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Ericsson
2 4 (8.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Genesys
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) BT
4 1 (2.17%) Kofax
4 1 (2.17%) Huawei
4 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Remedy
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) Nokia
4 1 (2.17%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.17%) Dell
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