The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 38 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.51% 3.74% 4.00%
As % of the General category 13.04% 16.67% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£431 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £289 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £397 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +14.51%
Telecoms
East of England

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

General Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
46 42 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 19.25% 22.46% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 76
Average daily rate £438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +91.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Ipswich -8 3 £650 +73.33% 1
Lowestoft - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Telecoms
East of England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) PSTN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCIP
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) PSTN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (9.09%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Support
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCIP
2 2 (18.18%) Sun Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) EMC