The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 19 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 4 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.13% 4.21% 9.91%
As % of the General category 11.76% 14.81% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £6.50 £7.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.59% -8.06%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 27 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.56% 28.42% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 34
Average daily rate £320 £241 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.64% -18.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £169 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £433 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.31 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -61.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £6.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £47.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Telecoms
West Midlands

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +1 4 £300 - 2
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Telecoms
West Midlands

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (66.67%) Network Management
2 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) CCENT
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) GSM
5 2 (13.33%) PHP
5 2 (13.33%) MySQL
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) SDH
6 1 (6.67%) Nortel
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Cramer
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (6.67%) SCADA
6 1 (6.67%) Dojo

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) SDH
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Manager
2 6 (40.00%) Operations Manager
2 6 (40.00%) Network Operations Manager
3 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Network Management
2 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) CCENT
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Nortel
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) Cramer