The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 25 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 180 171 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.99% 5.35% 7.02%
As % of the General category 18.16% 17.00% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 79
Average daily rate £375 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £21.10 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.76 £36.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
Telecoms
England

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

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
991 1006 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.96% 31.49% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 670 528
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £576 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 33
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £22.80 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +14 93 £375 - 61
Wiltshire -19 28 £295 -41.00% 14
Gloucestershire +2 23 £416 +4.06% 26
Somerset +14 20 £360 +2.85% 20
Dorset +10 9 £425 - 10
Devon -8 2 £295 - 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 140 (42.68%) Finance
2 91 (27.74%) Programme Management
3 88 (26.83%) SAP
4 86 (26.22%) Manufacturing
4 86 (26.22%) Electronics
5 85 (25.91%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (25.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 85 (25.91%) Marketing
5 85 (25.91%) Digital Marketing
6 48 (14.63%) Security Cleared
7 45 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (12.20%) Project Management
8 40 (12.20%) PRINCE2
9 32 (9.76%) SC Cleared
10 31 (9.45%) SQL
10 31 (9.45%) SQL Server
10 31 (9.45%) Migration
11 29 (8.84%) Microsoft
12 26 (7.93%) JavaScript
13 25 (7.62%) CSS
14 24 (7.32%) ITIL
14 24 (7.32%) Banking
15 23 (7.01%) HTML
15 23 (7.01%) Windows
16 20 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (6.10%) Business Analysis
17 19 (5.79%) E-Commerce
17 19 (5.79%) .NET
17 19 (5.79%) ETL
18 18 (5.49%) Cisco

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.74%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.22%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) CMS
4 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.91%) Node.js
5 2 (0.61%) Confluence
5 2 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.74%) MS Office
3 7 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 85 (25.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.74%) Office 365
3 2 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.96%) VoIP
2 12 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (3.05%) LAN
3 10 (3.05%) VPN
4 8 (2.44%) MVNO
5 7 (2.13%) 2G
5 7 (2.13%) 3G
5 7 (2.13%) 4G
5 7 (2.13%) Firewall
5 7 (2.13%) LTE
5 7 (2.13%) MPLS
5 7 (2.13%) WAN
6 6 (1.83%) Internet
6 6 (1.83%) Wireless
7 5 (1.52%) RSVP
7 5 (1.52%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.22%) Broadband
8 4 (1.22%) OSPF
8 4 (1.22%) SAN
8 4 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.27%) Big Data
3 10 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.61%) OLAP
9 2 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.61%) QlikView
10 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) MS Access
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Selenium
2 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.22%) JIRA
3 4 (1.22%) WebDriver
4 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.91%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.61%) JMeter
5 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.30%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.30%) JUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Mockito
6 1 (0.30%) MorphX
6 1 (0.30%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) WATIR
General
1 140 (42.68%) Finance
2 86 (26.22%) Electronics
2 86 (26.22%) Manufacturing
3 85 (25.91%) Marketing
4 24 (7.32%) Banking
5 12 (3.66%) Retail
6 10 (3.05%) Billing
7 3 (0.91%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (16.77%) Analyst
2 51 (15.55%) Developer
3 47 (14.33%) Architect
4 40 (12.20%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.84%) Business Analyst
6 28 (8.54%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (4.57%) Consultant
8 13 (3.96%) SQL Developer
9 11 (3.35%) Designer
9 11 (3.35%) Senior Architect
9 11 (3.35%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.35%) Test Manager
10 10 (3.05%) Tester
11 9 (2.74%) C# Developer
11 9 (2.74%) Web Developer
12 8 (2.44%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (2.44%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (2.44%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.62%) CSS
2 23 (7.01%) HTML
3 19 (5.79%) .NET
4 17 (5.18%) jQuery
5 11 (3.35%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.44%) Web Services
7 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.13%) JSON
8 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.52%) CSS3
9 5 (1.52%) HTML5
9 5 (1.52%) Spring
9 5 (1.52%) XML
10 4 (1.22%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.22%) RESTful
10 4 (1.22%) SOAP
11 3 (0.91%) Express
11 3 (0.91%) React
11 3 (0.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.96%) Digital Media
4 9 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.13%) IVR
6 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.91%) New Media
8 3 (0.91%) NHS
8 3 (0.91%) PDA
8 3 (0.91%) PMI
8 3 (0.91%) User Experience
9 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.61%) Derivative
9 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.61%) Physics
9 2 (0.61%) PKI
9 2 (0.61%) VHDL
9 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.01%) Windows
2 13 (3.96%) Linux
3 8 (2.44%) Android
4 7 (2.13%) Unix
4 7 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.74%) Programme Management
2 85 (25.91%) Business Intelligence
2 85 (25.91%) Digital Marketing
3 45 (13.72%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (12.20%) PRINCE2
4 40 (12.20%) Project Management
5 31 (9.45%) Migration
6 24 (7.32%) ITIL
7 20 (6.10%) Business Analysis
7 20 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (5.79%) E-Commerce
8 19 (5.79%) ETL
9 17 (5.18%) High Availability
9 17 (5.18%) SOA
10 15 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 14 (4.27%) Scrum
12 13 (3.96%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (3.66%) Test Automation
13 12 (3.66%) Waterfall
14 11 (3.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.45%) SQL
2 26 (7.93%) JavaScript
3 17 (5.18%) C#
4 16 (4.88%) Java
5 12 (3.66%) Ruby
6 11 (3.35%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.74%) Perl
7 9 (2.74%) Python
8 6 (1.83%) C
8 6 (1.83%) C++
9 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.61%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.61%) VBA
12 1 (0.30%) Haskell
12 1 (0.30%) R
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 48 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.27%) Degree
4 13 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.83%) HNC
7 5 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.22%) CLAS
8 4 (1.22%) ISEB
9 3 (0.91%) CCNA
9 3 (0.91%) CCNP
9 3 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.91%) CISSP
9 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.61%) CWNA
10 2 (0.61%) HND
10 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.96%) JSP 440
2 10 (3.05%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 13 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Firmware
3 3 (0.91%) vSphere
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.30%) Docker
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.30%) UAG
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) Ansible
3 1 (0.30%) Nessus
3 1 (0.30%) Nmap
3 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.30%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 88 (26.83%) SAP
2 29 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.49%) Cisco
4 13 (3.96%) Oracle
5 8 (2.44%) Juniper
6 7 (2.13%) CA
6 7 (2.13%) VMware
7 5 (1.52%) Citrix
7 5 (1.52%) HP
7 5 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.22%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.22%) F5
8 4 (1.22%) Genesys
8 4 (1.22%) Hitachi
8 4 (1.22%) Nokia
9 3 (0.91%) Aastra
9 3 (0.91%) Apple
9 3 (0.91%) IBM
9 3 (0.91%) Lotus
9 3 (0.91%) Xamarin
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