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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 24 31 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.45% 1.59% 2.44%
As % of the General category 8.16% 2.67% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
Telecoms
Hertfordshire

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
49 75 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.06% 59.52% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 11
Average daily rate £375 £388 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £448 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 4 May 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 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Logistics
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 3 (37.50%) B2C
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Ethereal
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (12.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Office Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Office Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (12.50%) Kendo UI
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) RIA
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Logistics
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (37.50%) B2C
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix