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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 80 103 49
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -54
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 49 24 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 0.91% 3.18%
As % of the General category 3.31% 2.41% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 28
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£400 £305 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -18.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £286 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
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
1479 997 1023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 49.09% 37.81% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 499 510
Average daily rate £393 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 16
Average hourly rate £20.69 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.35 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.70 £25.00 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 +6 24 £269 -11.88% 14
Edinburgh +13 19 £400 +23.07% 17
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £170 -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 35 (44.30%) Finance
2 21 (26.58%) Banking
3 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.39%) Cisco
6 9 (11.39%) Retail
7 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (10.13%) Python
7 8 (10.13%) Manufacturing
7 8 (10.13%) Project Management
8 7 (8.86%) SLA
8 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (8.86%) Apache
8 7 (8.86%) Java
8 7 (8.86%) SDH
8 7 (8.86%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
8 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (8.86%) Apache Hive
8 7 (8.86%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (8.86%) Apache Pig
8 7 (8.86%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (7.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (7.59%) Line Management
9 6 (7.59%) RNC
9 6 (7.59%) WFM
9 6 (7.59%) UMTS

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (8.86%) Apache
1 7 (8.86%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.06%) SAS
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.27%) JBoss
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon Kinesis
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) SDH
1 7 (8.86%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (7.59%) RNC
2 6 (7.59%) UMTS
2 6 (7.59%) GSM
2 6 (7.59%) Ethernet
2 6 (7.59%) ATM
3 5 (6.33%) Broadband
3 5 (6.33%) WAN
3 5 (6.33%) LAN
3 5 (6.33%) Network Security
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) PABX
5 2 (2.53%) VPN
6 1 (1.27%) 3G
6 1 (1.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.27%) IPv4
6 1 (1.27%) IPv6
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
1 7 (8.86%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) MySQL
2 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Ant
1 3 (3.80%) Maven
2 2 (2.53%) Selenium
2 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
2 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (44.30%) Finance
2 21 (26.58%) Banking
3 9 (11.39%) Retail
4 8 (10.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Project Manager
1 13 (16.46%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Architect
3 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Consultant
3 6 (7.59%) Field Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (5.06%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (3.80%) DBA
5 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Tester
6 2 (2.53%) MySQL DBA
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.53%) Security Architect
6 2 (2.53%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) Head of Infrastructure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) JSON
1 4 (5.06%) Apache Camel
1 4 (5.06%) SOAP
2 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.80%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) .NET
2 3 (3.80%) CSS
2 3 (3.80%) XML
2 3 (3.80%) RESTful
3 2 (2.53%) jQuery
3 2 (2.53%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 2 (2.53%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.27%) BAPI
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) EJB
4 1 (1.27%) EDI
4 1 (1.27%) JMS
4 1 (1.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) CCTV
2 2 (2.53%) Open Source
3 1 (1.27%) Equities
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.39%) PRINCE2
3 8 (10.13%) Project Management
4 6 (7.59%) Line Management
4 6 (7.59%) WFM
4 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.06%) TDD
6 4 (5.06%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.80%) Information Security
7 3 (3.80%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.80%) Scrum
7 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.80%) SOA
7 3 (3.80%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (3.80%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) SQL
2 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.13%) Python
4 7 (8.86%) Java
5 3 (3.80%) C#
6 2 (2.53%) XPath
6 2 (2.53%) C
7 1 (1.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) PMP
2 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.80%) APMP
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.53%) CCNA
3 2 (2.53%) CISSP
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE
4 1 (1.27%) HNC
4 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) Cisco
2 6 (7.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (7.59%) Ericsson
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.33%) Business Objects
4 4 (5.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) Kofax
7 1 (1.27%) BT
7 1 (1.27%) Remedy
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.27%) Prolexic
7 1 (1.27%) ScanSafe
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