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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 14 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.67% 14.41% 22.81%
As % of the General category 8.70% 36.17% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£180 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
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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
23 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 30.67% 39.83% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
Average daily rate £363 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) 2G
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (15.38%) 3G
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Nokia
4 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
4 1 (7.69%) RNC
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (7.69%) LTE
4 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
4 1 (7.69%) MS Project

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) 2G
2 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (15.38%) 3G
4 1 (7.69%) RNC
4 1 (7.69%) LTE
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planner
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Planner
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
1 1 (7.69%) Logistics
1 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
1 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Nokia
1 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Huawei
1 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
1 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks