The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 23 21 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.57% 1.00% 3.35%
As % of the General category 5.26% 5.00% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£275 £210 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +18.33%
Telecoms
West Midlands

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

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
38 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.92% 20.00% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 29
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £211 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £416 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £275 +30.95% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Telecoms
West Midlands

Telecoms
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Cramer
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 2 (33.33%) DTV
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) DWDM
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) SDH

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (16.67%) DWDM
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) SDH
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Draughtsman
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Cramer
2 1 (16.67%) Nortel
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco