The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 67 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 5 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.57% 2.03% 1.71%
As % of the General category 2.21% 6.56% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
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£295 £456 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.34% +272.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £379 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £530 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 - £10.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £24.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% -32.39%
Telecoms
UK

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

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
226 244 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.80% 30.96% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 177 115
Average daily rate £350 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.42 £22.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -11 4 £295 -28.48% 10
North Wales 0 1 - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Use Case
2 5 (26.32%) Test Management
2 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) XML Messaging
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) SOAP
3 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.79%) MS Office
4 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (10.53%) Front Office
5 2 (10.53%) BT
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (10.53%) SAP R/3
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.26%) Ingres

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP R/3
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ADSL
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) PSTN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) LLU
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) 4G
1 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Microwave Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
1 5 (26.32%) XML Messaging
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Test Management
1 5 (26.32%) Use Case
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) BT
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle