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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 32 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 167 100 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.06% 4.53% 5.46%
As % of the General category 15.24% 13.81% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 64
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£425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £26.15 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £41.50 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -34.61%
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
1096 724 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.22% 32.80% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 510 634
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 25 58
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.68 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £41.15 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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
Wiltshire 0 57 £500 +20.48% 37
Gloucestershire +13 35 £375 -17.58% 18
Bristol -19 29 £306 -12.50% 13
Devon - 16 £450 - 7
Somerset -8 10 £350 +37.93% 3
Dorset -4 4 £250 -14.52%
Cornwall +7 2 - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 138 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 116 (33.92%) Finance
3 88 (25.73%) DV Cleared
4 65 (19.01%) Windows
5 60 (17.54%) SC Cleared
6 58 (16.96%) Microsoft
7 57 (16.67%) Marketing
8 56 (16.37%) Electronics
9 55 (16.08%) SAP
10 54 (15.79%) Manufacturing
11 52 (15.20%) Programme Management
12 51 (14.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 51 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (14.62%) ITIL
13 50 (14.62%) MS Excel
13 50 (14.62%) DTV
13 50 (14.62%) Digital Marketing
14 44 (12.87%) Firewall
14 44 (12.87%) SLA
15 42 (12.28%) Linux
16 41 (11.99%) Cisco
17 35 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (9.94%) Active Directory
18 34 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
19 33 (9.65%) HP
20 32 (9.36%) LAN
21 31 (9.06%) Java
21 31 (9.06%) VMware
22 30 (8.77%) CCNP
23 29 (8.48%) WAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.05%) Apache
4 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.17%) MS Project Server
5 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) Mule
7 2 (0.58%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.29%) TPMS
Applications
1 50 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.34%) MS Office
3 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.05%) MS Project
4 4 (1.17%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 51 (14.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) BASE24
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.87%) Firewall
2 32 (9.36%) LAN
3 29 (8.48%) WAN
4 25 (7.31%) DHCP
5 24 (7.02%) UMTS
5 24 (7.02%) DNS
6 23 (6.73%) GSM
6 23 (6.73%) LTE
7 21 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 20 (5.85%) MPLS
9 18 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (4.97%) Network Security
10 17 (4.97%) SNMP
11 15 (4.39%) Internet
11 15 (4.39%) ATM
11 15 (4.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (3.80%) Ethernet
13 12 (3.51%) OSPF
13 12 (3.51%) 3G
13 12 (3.51%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.46%) MySQL
4 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.88%) Voldemort
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.88%) HBase
6 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
6 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.58%) Big Data
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (4.09%) LoadRunner
2 7 (2.05%) MSI
3 6 (1.75%) Selenium
3 6 (1.75%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.46%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.17%) Maven
5 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.17%) JUnit
5 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.88%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.58%) WATIR
7 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.58%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.29%) Hudson
8 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 116 (33.92%) Finance
2 57 (16.67%) Marketing
3 56 (16.37%) Electronics
4 54 (15.79%) Manufacturing
5 26 (7.60%) Banking
6 11 (3.22%) Billing
7 8 (2.34%) Retail
8 5 (1.46%) Legal
9 3 (0.88%) Back Office
10 2 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 39 (11.40%) Analyst
2 36 (10.53%) Developer
3 33 (9.65%) Architect
4 25 (7.31%) Administrator
5 23 (6.73%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.14%) Network Engineer
7 20 (5.85%) Business Analyst
8 19 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (4.09%) Service Manager
9 14 (4.09%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (3.51%) Designer
10 12 (3.51%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.51%) Test Manager
10 12 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.22%) Consultant
11 11 (3.22%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.22%) Storage Administrator
11 11 (3.22%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 10 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.56%) .NET
2 17 (4.97%) Web Services
3 11 (3.22%) CSS
3 11 (3.22%) HTML
4 10 (2.92%) jQuery
4 10 (2.92%) JSP
5 9 (2.63%) XML
5 9 (2.63%) JSON
6 7 (2.05%) J2EE
6 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.75%) Application Packaging
7 6 (1.75%) WCF
7 6 (1.75%) Spring
8 5 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.46%) Software Packaging
9 4 (1.17%) Spring MVC
9 4 (1.17%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.17%) HTML5
10 3 (0.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.62%) DTV
2 12 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.34%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.34%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.46%) Open Source
5 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.17%) Statistics
6 4 (1.17%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.17%) Wiki
6 4 (1.17%) Handset
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
7 3 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.88%) Tandem
7 3 (0.88%) PDA
8 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.58%) Clustering
8 2 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.01%) Windows
2 42 (12.28%) Linux
3 35 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (6.73%) UNIX
6 18 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.22%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.17%) CentOS
9 4 (1.17%) Android
9 4 (1.17%) Fedora
9 4 (1.17%) Solaris
10 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.29%) VMS
12 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.20%) Programme Management
2 51 (14.91%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (14.62%) ITIL
3 50 (14.62%) Digital Marketing
4 29 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (8.48%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (8.19%) Project Management
6 27 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.97%) Line Management
7 17 (4.97%) Software Engineering
8 16 (4.68%) Migration
9 15 (4.39%) TOGAF
10 14 (4.09%) Network Management
10 14 (4.09%) Test Scripting
11 13 (3.80%) Scrum
12 12 (3.51%) Business Development
12 12 (3.51%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.51%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.51%) UML
13 11 (3.22%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.06%) Java
2 29 (8.48%) SQL
3 20 (5.85%) Perl
3 20 (5.85%) C#
4 19 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.68%) Python
6 15 (4.39%) C
7 13 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.51%) PHP
9 11 (3.22%) C++
9 11 (3.22%) Ruby
10 7 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) PHP5
12 1 (0.29%) Erlang
12 1 (0.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 138 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 88 (25.73%) DV Cleared
3 60 (17.54%) SC Cleared
4 34 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (8.77%) CCNP
6 20 (5.85%) ISTQB
7 15 (4.39%) CCNA
7 15 (4.39%) Degree
7 15 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (3.80%) CISSP
9 12 (3.51%) ISEB
10 11 (3.22%) CCIE
11 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.17%) MCSE
12 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.88%) CCVP
14 2 (0.58%) CISA
14 2 (0.58%) CISM
14 2 (0.58%) PMP
14 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.87%) SLA
2 8 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.46%) QA
5 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.80%) vSphere
3 12 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.17%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.58%) NFS
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) Snort
8 1 (0.29%) Nmap
8 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (6.14%) SCCM
1 21 (6.14%) HP SIM
2 20 (5.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (4.68%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.05%) Puppet
5 7 (2.05%) NSN NetAct
6 6 (1.75%) SCOM
6 6 (1.75%) AppDNA
6 6 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.17%) WSUS
7 4 (1.17%) HP NNM
7 4 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.17%) OpenView
8 2 (0.58%) Nessus
8 2 (0.58%) Nagios
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.29%) MOM
Vendors
1 58 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 55 (16.08%) SAP
3 41 (11.99%) Cisco
4 33 (9.65%) HP
5 31 (9.06%) VMware
6 21 (6.14%) Oracle
6 21 (6.14%) Symantec
7 18 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 15 (4.39%) Citrix
9 12 (3.51%) Juniper
9 12 (3.51%) Ericsson
10 11 (3.22%) 3PAR
11 9 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.05%) McAfee
12 7 (2.05%) Brocade
13 6 (1.75%) IBM
13 6 (1.75%) Nokia
14 5 (1.46%) F5
14 5 (1.46%) Avaya
14 5 (1.46%) BT
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