The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 29 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 26 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.21% 8.81% 12.57%
As % of the General category 19.70% 24.58% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 20
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£550 £310 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -24.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £197 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

General Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
132 118 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.50% 35.87% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 94 40
Average daily rate £550 £358 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 15 (51.72%) Banking
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Degree
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.34%) XML
6 3 (10.34%) MS Office
6 3 (10.34%) SLA
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) Subversion
6 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.90%) RNC
7 2 (6.90%) Maven
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Mitel
7 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Ericsson
7 2 (6.90%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.90%) ARCserve
7 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
7 2 (6.90%) Java
7 2 (6.90%) Windows

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.90%) RNC
2 2 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) ATM
2 2 (6.90%) GSM
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) SDH
2 2 (6.90%) UMTS
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Maven
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Gerrit
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 15 (51.72%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Project Manager
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.90%) WFM
3 2 (6.90%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
3 2 (6.90%) Change Control
3 2 (6.90%) Demand Management
3 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
3 2 (6.90%) Dependency Management
3 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Line Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) VCP4
3 1 (3.45%) CCIE
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
1 2 (6.90%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) ARCserve
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Ericsson
2 2 (6.90%) NetApp
2 2 (6.90%) Mitel
2 2 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (6.90%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) F5
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