The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
England / West Midlands
Rank 44 64 42
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 85 54 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.53% 2.30% 3.49%
As % of the General category 11.46% 8.08% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 28
Median daily rate £363 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £83 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.33 £13.13 £6.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.67% +91.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.33 £18.50 £24.59
% change year-on-year
-38.75% -24.75%

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

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
742 668 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.80% 28.45% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 371 390
Median daily rate £413 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 40
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% -25.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.80 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +34.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +3 33 - - 4
Birmingham +15 25 £300 -7.69% 5
Coventry -16 8 £450 +74.75% 5
Warwickshire - 8 £438 - 5
Staffordshire 0 3 - - 7
Tipton - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £375 - 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 35 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (23.57%) LAN
3 32 (22.86%) WAN
4 29 (20.71%) Degree
4 29 (20.71%) Data Centre
5 26 (18.57%) IBM
5 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
5 26 (18.57%) Finance
6 25 (17.86%) Presales
7 23 (16.43%) Electronics
8 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (15.71%) SC Cleared
9 21 (15.00%) Network Security
9 21 (15.00%) Computer Science
10 20 (14.29%) SQL
11 19 (13.57%) Cisco
12 18 (12.86%) BT
13 17 (12.14%) Migration
14 16 (11.43%) CSS
15 15 (10.71%) ITIL
15 15 (10.71%) HTML
15 15 (10.71%) Broadband
15 15 (10.71%) Juniper
15 15 (10.71%) TOWER Software
15 15 (10.71%) Capita
15 15 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
16 14 (10.00%) xDSL
16 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.00%) Marketing
16 14 (10.00%) MVC

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.86%) NServiceBus
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) IIS
3 2 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Project
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) IaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) PaaS
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (23.57%) LAN
2 32 (22.86%) WAN
3 21 (15.00%) Network Security
4 15 (10.71%) Broadband
5 14 (10.00%) xDSL
6 13 (9.29%) ADSL
7 12 (8.57%) PSTN
8 11 (7.86%) DWDM
8 11 (7.86%) GPON
8 11 (7.86%) GSM
8 11 (7.86%) SDH
9 8 (5.71%) SAN
10 6 (4.29%) Firewall
10 6 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.86%) 802.11
11 4 (2.86%) Wireless
12 3 (2.14%) BGP
12 3 (2.14%) MPLS
12 3 (2.14%) OSPF
12 3 (2.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
1 11 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.43%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.43%) DataStage
4 2 (1.43%) DB2
4 2 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.43%) Informix
4 2 (1.43%) QualityStage
4 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.71%) GIS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.71%) Bower
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) gulp
2 1 (0.71%) Moq
2 1 (0.71%) NUnit
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.71%) Yeoman
General
1 26 (18.57%) Finance
2 23 (16.43%) Electronics
3 14 (10.00%) Marketing
4 12 (8.57%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.71%) Banking
5 8 (5.71%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (27.14%) Architect
2 19 (13.57%) Telecoms Architect
3 18 (12.86%) Lead Architect
4 13 (9.29%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.57%) Developer
6 10 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Installation Technician
11 4 (2.86%) Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (2.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
12 3 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 3 (2.14%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) CSS
2 15 (10.71%) HTML
3 14 (10.00%) .NET
4 13 (9.29%) jQuery
5 12 (8.57%) WCF
5 12 (8.57%) XML
6 11 (7.86%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (7.86%) SOAP
6 11 (7.86%) StructureMap
7 5 (3.57%) 802.1X
8 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.14%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.43%) HTML5
9 2 (1.43%) Sass
9 2 (1.43%) Web Services
10 1 (0.71%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.71%) Ajax
10 1 (0.71%) DOM
10 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.71%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.29%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.14%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.14%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.43%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) IVR
7 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.71%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.14%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (2.86%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) HPUX
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) Presales
2 22 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.14%) Migration
4 15 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
4 15 (10.71%) ITIL
5 14 (10.00%) MVC
6 13 (9.29%) Project Management
7 12 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.86%) Change Management
9 9 (6.43%) Programme Management
10 8 (5.71%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
11 7 (5.00%) Escalation Management
11 7 (5.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (4.29%) Application Rationalisation
12 6 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) SQL
2 14 (10.00%) C#
3 11 (7.86%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.14%) Java
5 3 (2.14%) Python
6 2 (1.43%) C
6 2 (1.43%) C++
7 1 (0.71%) Go
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
7 1 (0.71%) sed
7 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) VB
7 1 (0.71%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.71%) Degree
3 22 (15.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) CCNA
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.43%) CCDA
5 2 (1.43%) CCDP
5 2 (1.43%) CCIE
5 2 (1.43%) CCNP
5 2 (1.43%) PMP
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.71%) CISSP
6 1 (0.71%) HND
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) Basel II
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (4.29%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.14%) Firmware
4 3 (2.14%) SRDF
5 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) SCCM
1 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) IBM
1 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.57%) Cisco
3 18 (12.86%) BT
4 15 (10.71%) Capita
4 15 (10.71%) Juniper
4 15 (10.71%) TOWER Software
5 10 (7.14%) SAP
5 10 (7.14%) VMware
6 9 (6.43%) HP
6 9 (6.43%) Oracle
7 7 (5.00%) Dell
8 5 (3.57%) EMC
8 5 (3.57%) Veritas
9 4 (2.86%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.86%) Teradata
10 3 (2.14%) Informatica
10 3 (2.14%) NetApp
11 2 (1.43%) CA
11 2 (1.43%) Citrix
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