The first 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 16 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 Solihull 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 7 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 17 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 13.28% 30.65% 40.91%
As % of the General category 32.08% 67.86% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate £250 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
53 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 41.41% 45.16% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 4
Average daily rate £323 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £408 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+232.50% -62.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Telecoms
West Midlands

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 16 April 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 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) MS Office
3 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (23.53%) Perl
5 8 (23.53%) VBA
5 8 (23.53%) MySQL
6 7 (20.59%) Java
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.71%) 2G
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) 3G
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) SLA
8 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) LTE
9 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (8.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (8.82%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (8.82%) MDX
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (8.82%) Network Planning
9 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (8.82%) Retail
9 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) 2G
1 5 (14.71%) 3G
2 4 (11.76%) LTE
3 2 (5.88%) Broadband
3 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.88%) 2.5G
3 2 (5.88%) 4G
4 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.88%) Database Developer
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Project Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Manager
7 1 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) MDX
2 1 (2.94%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Project Management
1 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
2 3 (8.82%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (8.82%) Network Planning
2 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
2 3 (8.82%) ETL
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL
4 1 (2.94%) CAD
4 1 (2.94%) OO
4 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
2 8 (23.53%) Perl
2 8 (23.53%) VBA
3 7 (20.59%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (5.88%) CHFI
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (8.82%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Cramer
2 2 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com