The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.96% 12.61% 13.21%
As % of the General category 27.27% 31.91% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£270 £173 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.06% -37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £29.59 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-30.70% +9.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22 47 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 32.84% 39.50% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 2
Average daily rate £425 £243 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -15.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Solihull region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Solihull region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 6 (42.86%) Nokia
1 6 (42.86%) 2G
1 6 (42.86%) Legal
1 6 (42.86%) LTE
2 4 (28.57%) 3G
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (28.57%) 4G
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) PMI
3 3 (21.43%) PMP
3 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Management
5 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) UMTS
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) SLA
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) NEC

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) 2G
1 6 (42.86%) LTE
2 4 (28.57%) 3G
2 4 (28.57%) 4G
3 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (7.14%) UMTS
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.14%) RNC
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Rollout Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (7.14%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Circuiting Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PMP
1 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Nokia
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
4 1 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) NEC
4 1 (7.14%) NetCracker
4 1 (7.14%) Huawei