The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 19 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 27 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 6.31% 7.45% 12.73%
As % of the General category 12.68% 15.58% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 32
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£400 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.29% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-42.25% +18.33%
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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 Swindon region.

General Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
213 154 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 49.77% 47.83% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 121 167
Average daily rate £435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) LTE
4 6 (13.33%) Windows
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) Perl
5 5 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.89%) F5
6 4 (8.89%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.89%) Firewall
6 4 (8.89%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.89%) ProxySG
6 4 (8.89%) Network Planning
6 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
6 4 (8.89%) Nokia
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (6.67%) Juniper
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.67%) 3G
7 3 (6.67%) Mapinfo
7 3 (6.67%) OO
7 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) WAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) LTE
2 5 (11.11%) WCDMA
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (8.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.67%) Network Security
4 3 (6.67%) 2G
4 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (6.67%) WAN
4 3 (6.67%) 3G
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) VoIP
5 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) FWSM
6 1 (2.22%) NFC
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.44%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
2 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (11.11%) Architect
1 5 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
1 5 (11.11%) Development Engineer
2 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (8.89%) Analyst
2 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Project Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Wintel Support
4 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) WinForms
2 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
1 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) DTV
2 1 (2.22%) Handset
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) CESG
2 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.22%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) VxWorks
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
2 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 4 (8.89%) Network Planning
3 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.67%) Demand Management
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.22%) ITSM
6 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (6.67%) C
3 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.44%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CCSE
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (8.89%) Nokia
2 4 (8.89%) McAfee
2 4 (8.89%) Blue Coat
2 4 (8.89%) F5
3 3 (6.67%) Sourcefire
3 3 (6.67%) IronPort
3 3 (6.67%) Mapinfo
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Juniper
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) QNX
4 2 (4.44%) Citrix
4 2 (4.44%) Coverity
4 2 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.22%) BT
5 1 (2.22%) Open Text
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) DevExpress