The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 65 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.47% 2.80% 2.16%
As % of the General category 5.62% 9.52% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
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£400 £413 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +301.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £343 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-35.63% -38.73%
Telecoms
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
178 168 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.10% 29.42% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 126 131
Average daily rate £356 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +126.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.75 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £109.00 £10.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Newport -5 6 £240 -
Cardiff -17 2 £450 +9.09% 3
Caerphilly - 1 £160 -
Telecoms
Wales

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Use Case
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 6 (35.29%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 5 (29.41%) Test Management
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 5 (29.41%) XML Messaging
4 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) PrimeFaces
7 2 (11.76%) F5
7 2 (11.76%) JPA
7 2 (11.76%) Facelets
7 2 (11.76%) VLAN
7 2 (11.76%) Ajax
7 2 (11.76%) Billing
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design
7 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) JSF
7 2 (11.76%) Maven
7 2 (11.76%) Hibernate

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) PABX
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SDH
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Ingres
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) Ant
2 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) XML Messaging
3 4 (23.53%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) XHTML
4 2 (11.76%) PrimeFaces
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) JSF
4 2 (11.76%) Ajax
4 2 (11.76%) JPA
4 2 (11.76%) Facelets
5 1 (5.88%) Spring Batch
5 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Use Case
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITSM
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus