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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 18 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 30 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 6.85% 8.77% 14.76%
As % of the General category 13.95% 18.40% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £394 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +10.93%
Telecoms
Wiltshire

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
215 163 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 49.09% 47.66% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 117 133
Average daily rate £435 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 30 (61.22%) Finance
2 23 (46.94%) Banking
3 8 (16.33%) LTE
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (12.24%) WCDMA
5 6 (12.24%) Windows
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco
7 4 (8.16%) Network Planning
7 4 (8.16%) Nokia
7 4 (8.16%) McAfee
7 4 (8.16%) MS Project
7 4 (8.16%) Perl
7 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.12%) 2G
8 3 (6.12%) IronPort
8 3 (6.12%) Network Security
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
8 3 (6.12%) Demand Management
8 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.12%) F5
8 3 (6.12%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.12%) OO

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Project
3 3 (6.12%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) LTE
2 6 (12.24%) WCDMA
3 4 (8.16%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.12%) 2G
4 3 (6.12%) Network Security
4 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (6.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.12%) LAN
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
4 3 (6.12%) 3G
4 3 (6.12%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.08%) VoIP
5 2 (4.08%) CDMA
6 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.04%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.08%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.04%) AdminStudio
General
1 30 (61.22%) Finance
2 23 (46.94%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Development Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Project Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
1 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.04%) RMADS
2 1 (2.04%) DTV
2 1 (2.04%) CESG
2 1 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) Network Planning
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.12%) Demand Management
4 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.12%) OO
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.08%) Cyber Security
5 2 (4.08%) System Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.08%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Perl
2 3 (6.12%) C
3 2 (4.08%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.08%) VBA
3 2 (4.08%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) PhD
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) ACCA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Basel II
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
2 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Cisco
2 4 (8.16%) Nokia
2 4 (8.16%) McAfee
3 3 (6.12%) IronPort
3 3 (6.12%) F5
3 3 (6.12%) Mapinfo
3 3 (6.12%) Juniper
3 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
3 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.08%) QNX
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Coverity
4 2 (4.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.04%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.04%) Unisys
5 1 (2.04%) Sophos
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
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