The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 20 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.89% 3.50% 1.79%
As % of the General category 7.14% 5.88% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£288 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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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 Watford region.

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
28 85 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 26.42% 59.44% 59.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 18
Average daily rate £300 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £319 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £540 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) B2C

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
2 1 (11.11%) 2G
2 1 (11.11%) Ethereal
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (11.11%) LTE
2 1 (11.11%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Graduate
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Author
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Author
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson