The first 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 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 Scotland 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 97 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-54 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 29 82 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 3.50% 2.79%
As % of the General category 2.87% 8.44% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 33
Average daily rate £305 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 13
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1011 972 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.15% 41.49% 54.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 484 793
Average daily rate £396 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.30% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 34
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £7.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Telecoms
UK

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +10 14 £305 -34.05% 4
Aberdeen -10 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -28 3 £328 -23.39% 7
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) XML
3 11 (15.07%) Windows
3 11 (15.07%) Java
3 11 (15.07%) SQL
3 11 (15.07%) IVR
4 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
4 10 (13.70%) WAN
5 9 (12.33%) Project Management
6 8 (10.96%) JMS
6 8 (10.96%) UNIX
6 8 (10.96%) ITIL
6 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.96%) Spring
7 7 (9.59%) TDD
7 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
7 7 (9.59%) iBATIS
7 7 (9.59%) FitNesse
7 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.59%) Oracle
7 7 (9.59%) JUnit
7 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
7 7 (9.59%) JDBC
7 7 (9.59%) XML Schema
7 7 (9.59%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (8.22%) Genesys
8 6 (8.22%) Cisco
8 6 (8.22%) LAN
8 6 (8.22%) HTML

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) WAN
2 6 (8.22%) LAN
3 5 (6.85%) IP Telephony
3 5 (6.85%) MPLS
3 5 (6.85%) Firewall
4 4 (5.48%) Wireless
4 4 (5.48%) VoIP
4 4 (5.48%) VPN
4 4 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.11%) 2G
5 3 (4.11%) H.323
5 3 (4.11%) BGP
5 3 (4.11%) EIGRP
5 3 (4.11%) MGCP
5 3 (4.11%) 3G
6 2 (2.74%) DWDM
6 2 (2.74%) PBX
6 2 (2.74%) ATM
6 2 (2.74%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.74%) DB2
3 2 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.37%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) FitNesse
1 7 (9.59%) JUnit
2 4 (5.48%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Project Manager
3 12 (16.44%) Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Process Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Business Process Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.74%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.74%) Management Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) XML
2 8 (10.96%) JMS
2 8 (10.96%) Spring
3 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
3 7 (9.59%) iBATIS
3 7 (9.59%) JDBC
3 7 (9.59%) XML Schema
4 6 (8.22%) HTML
5 3 (4.11%) XSLT
5 3 (4.11%) Classic ASP
5 3 (4.11%) jQuery
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.74%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) .NET
6 2 (2.74%) Ajax
7 1 (1.37%) HTML5
7 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.37%) WCF
7 1 (1.37%) LINQ
7 1 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) IVR
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.11%) Tandem
2 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.37%) VSAM
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) UNIX
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 3 (4.11%) zOS
4 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) SUSE
5 1 (1.37%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
2 9 (12.33%) Project Management
3 8 (10.96%) ITIL
3 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.59%) TDD
4 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.59%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.85%) CRM
6 5 (6.85%) ERP
6 5 (6.85%) Change Management
7 4 (5.48%) Service Management
8 3 (4.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) E-business
9 2 (2.74%) ETL
9 2 (2.74%) Migration
9 2 (2.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) Java
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.48%) VBScript
4 3 (4.11%) VB6
4 3 (4.11%) VB
4 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.11%) C
4 3 (4.11%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) sed
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
5 1 (1.37%) AWK
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (5.48%) ISEB
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) CCIE
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.74%) CBAP
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) HNC
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) SCOM
2 1 (1.37%) Cacti
2 1 (1.37%) Munin
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Genesys
2 6 (8.22%) Cisco
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) Avaya
5 2 (2.74%) Nortel
5 2 (2.74%) Nokia
5 2 (2.74%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) NEC
5 2 (2.74%) F5
5 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.37%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.37%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.37%) Brocade
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) Teradata