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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 87 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 29 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.86% 2.66%
As % of the General category 2.33% 4.71% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 24
Average daily rate
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£343 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £312 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £367 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.63% +12.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £6.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +182.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +35.89%
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
1244 891 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.45% 39.39% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 427 418
Average daily rate £400 £396 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
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 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 7 - - 12
Aberdeen +6 5 £328 -6.42% 1
Edinburgh -13 5 £375 -0.66% 16
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (35.71%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Retail
3 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 8 (14.29%) Project Management
4 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (10.71%) C#
5 6 (10.71%) Cisco
5 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.93%) SLA
6 5 (8.93%) LAN
6 5 (8.93%) WAN
6 5 (8.93%) SQL
6 5 (8.93%) MS Office
6 5 (8.93%) QA
6 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.14%) JSON
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 4 (7.14%) .NET
7 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.14%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Change Management

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) CICS
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.79%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) IaaS
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
1 2 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) LAN
1 5 (8.93%) WAN
1 5 (8.93%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.36%) SDH
2 3 (5.36%) UMTS
2 3 (5.36%) ATM
2 3 (5.36%) Broadband
2 3 (5.36%) GSM
2 3 (5.36%) RNC
2 3 (5.36%) PABX
2 3 (5.36%) Network Security
3 2 (3.57%) 4G
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) 3G
4 1 (1.79%) 2G
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) MPLS
4 1 (1.79%) IPv4
4 1 (1.79%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.79%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) BODI
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.57%) Maven
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
1 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
1 2 (3.57%) Ant
1 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (35.71%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Retail
3 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Military
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Consultant
3 4 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Tester
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Developer
5 2 (3.57%) QA Tester
5 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Architect
5 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Coordinator
6 1 (1.79%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.79%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) JSON
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) RESTful
3 2 (3.57%) jQuery
3 2 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) CSS
3 2 (3.57%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) CCTV
3 2 (3.57%) Open Source
3 2 (3.57%) Social Media
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) IVR
3 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.57%) GIS
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (14.29%) Project Management
3 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.36%) WFM
5 3 (5.36%) Line Management
6 2 (3.57%) User Stories
6 2 (3.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.57%) BDD
6 2 (3.57%) Web Development
6 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.57%) SOA
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) C#
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) C
4 2 (3.57%) XPath
4 2 (3.57%) VBA
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) JCL
5 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.36%) PMP
2 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) APMP
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) SCOM
1 1 (1.79%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco
2 4 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Ericsson
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (1.79%) BT
4 1 (1.79%) Kofax
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy
4 1 (1.79%) NetApp
4 1 (1.79%) Nokia
4 1 (1.79%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.79%) Huawei
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