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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 35 30 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +38
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 156 184 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.16% 5.78% 2.80%
As % of the General category 16.15% 17.59% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 79 22
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£405 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £168 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
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
966 1046 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.92% 32.83% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 658 505
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 £290 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 54 29
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £19.80 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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.

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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 +17 60 £440 +39.13% 22
Bristol -4 40 £300 -10.44% 13
Gloucestershire -13 15 £413 - 10
Cornwall +5 10 £60 -45.45%
Devon +11 9 £223 - 4
Somerset +5 5 £355 +29.18% 1
Dorset -1 5 £338 -32.50% 3
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Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 147 (44.95%) Finance
2 80 (24.46%) Business Intelligence
3 79 (24.16%) SAP
3 79 (24.16%) Electronics
3 79 (24.16%) Programme Management
4 78 (23.85%) Manufacturing
5 76 (23.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 76 (23.24%) Marketing
6 75 (22.94%) Digital Marketing
6 75 (22.94%) DTV
7 57 (17.43%) Banking
8 40 (12.23%) Security Cleared
9 39 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (10.70%) Windows
11 34 (10.40%) Project Management
12 33 (10.09%) Microsoft
13 31 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (9.17%) SLA
15 29 (8.87%) Java
16 28 (8.56%) Linux
17 26 (7.95%) Service Delivery
17 26 (7.95%) DV Cleared
18 25 (7.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 25 (7.65%) Line Management
19 24 (7.34%) Radio Access Network
20 22 (6.73%) Ethernet
20 22 (6.73%) SDH
21 21 (6.42%) LAN
21 21 (6.42%) Ericsson
21 21 (6.42%) HTML

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.53%) Mule
4 3 (0.92%) Commerce Server
4 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.92%) IIS
4 3 (0.92%) Lync
5 2 (0.61%) TPMS
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.61%) SAS
5 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.75%) MS Project
3 6 (1.83%) MS Office
4 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) FastStats
5 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.31%) SPSS
6 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 76 (23.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Unica
3 1 (0.31%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.22%) SaaS
4 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.61%) SmartFocus
5 2 (0.61%) CheetahMail
5 2 (0.61%) Pure360
5 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.34%) Radio Access Network
2 22 (6.73%) SDH
2 22 (6.73%) Ethernet
3 21 (6.42%) LAN
3 21 (6.42%) 3G
4 20 (6.12%) GSM
4 20 (6.12%) UMTS
5 19 (5.81%) WAN
6 18 (5.50%) Firewall
6 18 (5.50%) RNC
7 17 (5.20%) ATM
8 16 (4.89%) VPN
9 15 (4.59%) Internet
10 11 (3.36%) TCP/IP
11 10 (3.06%) 4G
12 9 (2.75%) Wireless
13 8 (2.45%) DNS
13 8 (2.45%) VoIP
13 8 (2.45%) 2G
14 7 (2.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.22%) MySQL
5 3 (0.92%) Big Data
5 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.31%) Siebel EIM
7 1 (0.31%) Essbase
7 1 (0.31%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (2.45%) LoadRunner
2 7 (2.14%) Maven
2 7 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.83%) JIRA
4 5 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.61%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.61%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.61%) ERwin
5 2 (0.61%) Subversion
5 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.31%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 147 (44.95%) Finance
2 79 (24.16%) Electronics
3 78 (23.85%) Manufacturing
4 76 (23.24%) Marketing
5 57 (17.43%) Banking
6 18 (5.50%) Retail
7 4 (1.22%) Billing
8 3 (0.92%) Back Office
9 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.61%) Military
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (15.29%) Analyst
2 36 (11.01%) Project Manager
2 36 (11.01%) Business Analyst
3 29 (8.87%) Architect
3 29 (8.87%) Developer
4 20 (6.12%) Field Engineer
5 16 (4.89%) Consultant
6 15 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (3.98%) Project Engineer
8 12 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.36%) Senior Business Analyst
9 11 (3.36%) Senior Manager
10 10 (3.06%) Test Manager
10 10 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.06%) Designer
11 9 (2.75%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.75%) Senior Project Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Design Engineer
12 8 (2.45%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.42%) HTML
2 18 (5.50%) CSS
3 13 (3.98%) Web Services
3 13 (3.98%) Spring
4 11 (3.36%) jQuery
5 10 (3.06%) HTML5
6 9 (2.75%) XML
6 9 (2.75%) .NET
7 7 (2.14%) CSS3
7 7 (2.14%) JSON
7 7 (2.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.83%) Hibernate
8 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (1.83%) Spring MVC
9 5 (1.53%) JPA
9 5 (1.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.22%) Apache Camel
10 4 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 75 (22.94%) DTV
2 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.75%) PMI
4 8 (2.45%) NHS
4 8 (2.45%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.14%) User Experience
6 6 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.92%) Handset
9 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.92%) FMCG
9 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.61%) Social Media
10 2 (0.61%) DataPower
10 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.70%) Windows
2 28 (8.56%) Linux
3 12 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.75%) UNIX
7 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.22%) CentOS
7 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.22%) Android
8 3 (0.92%) Fedora
8 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.61%) Solaris
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.46%) Business Intelligence
2 79 (24.16%) Programme Management
3 75 (22.94%) Digital Marketing
4 39 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (10.40%) Project Management
6 31 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 25 (7.65%) Line Management
9 20 (6.12%) ITIL
9 20 (6.12%) Business Analysis
10 17 (5.20%) E-Commerce
11 16 (4.89%) WFM
12 14 (4.28%) Migration
12 14 (4.28%) PRINCE2
12 14 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (3.36%) Service Management
14 11 (3.36%) Software Engineering
15 10 (3.06%) Supplier Management
16 9 (2.75%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.87%) Java
2 19 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 17 (5.20%) SQL
4 14 (4.28%) Python
5 12 (3.67%) C
6 10 (3.06%) Ruby
6 10 (3.06%) C++
7 8 (2.45%) C#
8 6 (1.83%) Perl
8 6 (1.83%) PHP
8 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.92%) Go
10 2 (0.61%) PHP5
10 2 (0.61%) Erlang
10 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.31%) X++
11 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.95%) DV Cleared
3 13 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.06%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.06%) Degree
6 9 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.75%) CCNA
7 8 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (2.14%) ISEB
9 6 (1.83%) MCSE
9 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.53%) CCNP
11 4 (1.22%) CISSP
11 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.61%) HND
12 2 (0.61%) CISM
12 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.17%) SLA
2 9 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.45%) QA
4 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.31%) Basel II
6 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.31%) COREP
6 1 (0.31%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.61%) GPFS
3 2 (0.61%) Ceph
3 2 (0.61%) NDS
4 1 (0.31%) iptables
4 1 (0.31%) Xen
4 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.31%) Samba
4 1 (0.31%) Postfix
4 1 (0.31%) XenServer
4 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.45%) Puppet
3 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.53%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.92%) SCCM
4 3 (0.92%) Nessus
5 2 (0.61%) WSUS
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 79 (24.16%) SAP
2 33 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 25 (7.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 21 (6.42%) Ericsson
5 20 (6.12%) Oracle
6 15 (4.59%) Cisco
7 14 (4.28%) Nokia
8 9 (2.75%) IBM
8 9 (2.75%) VMware
9 8 (2.45%) McAfee
9 8 (2.45%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.45%) Juniper
10 7 (2.14%) hybris
11 6 (1.83%) HP
12 5 (1.53%) Avaya
12 5 (1.53%) SonicWALL
12 5 (1.53%) Polycom
13 4 (1.22%) Citrix
13 4 (1.22%) BT
13 4 (1.22%) Huawei
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