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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 33 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 165 81 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.87% 3.73% 5.83%
As % of the General category 14.32% 12.05% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 35 83
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £15.50 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.09 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-22.46% +2.20%
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
1152 672 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.03% 30.94% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 474 793
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 30 68
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.87 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +18 59 £438 +26.81% 23
Bristol -13 42 £335 -4.28% 27
Gloucestershire -2 28 £375 -29.90% 15
Devon - 16 £443 - 5
Somerset -20 10 £338 -30.76% 7
Dorset -5 1 £338 +43.61% 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 125 (39.31%) Security Cleared
2 98 (30.82%) Finance
3 76 (23.90%) DV Cleared
4 64 (20.13%) Windows
5 61 (19.18%) Marketing
6 60 (18.87%) Electronics
6 60 (18.87%) SC Cleared
7 59 (18.55%) Manufacturing
8 58 (18.24%) Microsoft
9 55 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (17.30%) ITIL
9 55 (17.30%) SAP
9 55 (17.30%) Programme Management
10 53 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 53 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
10 53 (16.67%) DTV
11 52 (16.35%) Linux
12 47 (14.78%) MS Excel
13 43 (13.52%) Firewall
14 38 (11.95%) Cisco
15 37 (11.64%) Java
16 35 (11.01%) VMware
16 35 (11.01%) Active Directory
17 33 (10.38%) SLA
17 33 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 32 (10.06%) SQL
19 31 (9.75%) HP
19 31 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (9.43%) CCNP
20 30 (9.43%) Agile Software Development

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.52%) JBoss
3 8 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.20%) Apache
5 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.26%) Mule
7 4 (1.26%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) Lync
10 1 (0.31%) WildFly
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (14.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.83%) MS Office
3 7 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.89%) MS Project
5 4 (1.26%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 53 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.52%) SaaS
3 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.31%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.31%) Pure360
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (13.52%) Firewall
2 28 (8.81%) LAN
3 25 (7.86%) WAN
3 25 (7.86%) LTE
4 23 (7.23%) DHCP
5 22 (6.92%) DNS
6 20 (6.29%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.66%) MPLS
7 18 (5.66%) UMTS
7 18 (5.66%) GSM
8 16 (5.03%) Network Security
9 15 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (4.72%) SNMP
10 14 (4.40%) WCDMA
10 14 (4.40%) OSPF
11 13 (4.09%) 3G
12 11 (3.46%) Radio Access Network
13 10 (3.14%) Telnet
13 10 (3.14%) FTP
13 10 (3.14%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.83%) MySQL
4 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.63%) HBase
8 2 (0.63%) Voldemort
8 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.63%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (2.52%) MSI
2 6 (1.89%) LoadRunner
2 6 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.57%) Selenium
4 4 (1.26%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.26%) JUnit
4 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.26%) Maven
4 4 (1.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.63%) WATIR
6 2 (0.63%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.63%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.63%) Valgrind
6 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
General
1 98 (30.82%) Finance
2 61 (19.18%) Marketing
3 60 (18.87%) Electronics
4 59 (18.55%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.03%) Banking
6 10 (3.14%) Billing
7 6 (1.89%) Retail
8 5 (1.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (13.21%) Developer
2 37 (11.64%) Analyst
3 27 (8.49%) Architect
3 27 (8.49%) Administrator
4 21 (6.60%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
6 18 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.66%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.03%) Integration Engineer
8 15 (4.72%) Java Developer
9 14 (4.40%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) Consultant
10 11 (3.46%) Storage Administrator
10 11 (3.46%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.14%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) Designer
13 8 (2.52%) Service Manager
13 8 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.60%) Web Services
2 19 (5.97%) .NET
3 12 (3.77%) JSP
3 12 (3.77%) jQuery
4 11 (3.46%) CSS
5 10 (3.14%) Spring
6 9 (2.83%) HTML
7 8 (2.52%) J2EE
8 7 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.20%) XML
8 7 (2.20%) WCF
9 6 (1.89%) Software Packaging
9 6 (1.89%) LAMP
9 6 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.57%) JSON
10 5 (1.57%) RESTful
11 4 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.26%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.26%) Spring MVC
11 4 (1.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.67%) DTV
2 12 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.89%) Open Source
4 6 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.57%) NHS
6 4 (1.26%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.26%) Statistics
6 4 (1.26%) Wiki
7 3 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (0.94%) PDA
8 2 (0.63%) PKI
8 2 (0.63%) IPTV
8 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
8 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.13%) Windows
2 52 (16.35%) Linux
3 33 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (5.97%) UNIX
6 17 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (4.09%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.20%) CentOS
9 7 (2.20%) Fedora
10 4 (1.26%) Solaris
11 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.94%) Android
11 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.63%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.31%) Debian
13 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.30%) ITIL
1 55 (17.30%) Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.30%) Programme Management
2 53 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 30 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (8.18%) Project Management
5 21 (6.60%) Software Engineering
6 18 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.66%) Scrum
7 17 (5.35%) Service Delivery
8 16 (5.03%) PRINCE2
9 14 (4.40%) Configuration Management
9 14 (4.40%) Migration
9 14 (4.40%) Network Management
9 14 (4.40%) ITIL V3
10 12 (3.77%) Software Distribution
10 12 (3.77%) Compatibility Testing
10 12 (3.77%) TDD
10 12 (3.77%) UML
11 11 (3.46%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.64%) Java
2 32 (10.06%) SQL
3 20 (6.29%) C#
3 20 (6.29%) Perl
4 18 (5.66%) Python
4 18 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.35%) C
6 15 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.40%) C++
8 13 (4.09%) Ruby
9 12 (3.77%) PHP
10 10 (3.14%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.57%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.26%) PHP5
14 3 (0.94%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.63%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 125 (39.31%) Security Cleared
2 76 (23.90%) DV Cleared
3 60 (18.87%) SC Cleared
4 31 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (9.43%) CCNP
6 17 (5.35%) Degree
7 13 (4.09%) ISTQB
8 12 (3.77%) CISSP
8 12 (3.77%) ISEB
9 11 (3.46%) CCNA
9 11 (3.46%) CCIE
10 9 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.63%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.63%) PMP
12 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.38%) SLA
2 9 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.40%) vSphere
3 11 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.57%) Firmware
5 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.57%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.26%) XenApp
7 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.31%) Snort
8 1 (0.31%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 21 (6.60%) SCCM
1 21 (6.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 19 (5.97%) HP SIM
3 16 (5.03%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.52%) NSN NetAct
4 8 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.20%) AppDNA
6 6 (1.89%) SCOM
7 5 (1.57%) WSUS
7 5 (1.57%) Puppet
7 5 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.26%) HP NNM
8 4 (1.26%) OpenView
8 4 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.63%) Nagios
9 2 (0.63%) Nessus
10 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.31%) MOM
10 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 58 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.30%) SAP
3 38 (11.95%) Cisco
4 35 (11.01%) VMware
5 31 (9.75%) HP
6 25 (7.86%) Symantec
7 21 (6.60%) Citrix
7 21 (6.60%) Oracle
8 12 (3.77%) Juniper
8 12 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.46%) 3PAR
10 10 (3.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (2.20%) Brocade
12 6 (1.89%) F5
12 6 (1.89%) Avaya
12 6 (1.89%) IBM
13 5 (1.57%) Ericsson
13 5 (1.57%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.57%) BT
13 5 (1.57%) Lumension
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