The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 49 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 77 84 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.25% 4.27% 6.44%
As % of the General category 10.81% 13.64% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £156 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +73.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.39% +9.23%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
712 616 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.04% 31.33% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 275 334
Average daily rate £350 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 35
Average hourly rate £33.94 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.05% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £11.75 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
Birmingham +11 33 £265 -6.19% 16
Coventry -9 15 £230 - 2
Solihull -6 8 - - 1
Warwickshire +1 6 £338 +20.53% 1
Staffordshire +5 3 £313 +98.41% 1
Walsall - 1 £463 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Tipton - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 35 (16.91%) MS Office
1 35 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.98%) Finance
3 30 (14.49%) MS Excel
4 28 (13.53%) MySQL
5 25 (12.08%) SC Cleared
6 24 (11.59%) Java
6 24 (11.59%) Perl
7 23 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 23 (11.11%) SLA
8 22 (10.63%) SQL Server
9 21 (10.14%) Service Delivery
10 20 (9.66%) Legal
11 19 (9.18%) Oracle
11 19 (9.18%) SQL
12 18 (8.70%) Cisco
13 17 (8.21%) VBA
13 17 (8.21%) 3G
13 17 (8.21%) LTE
14 16 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (7.25%) ITIL
15 15 (7.25%) Microsoft
15 15 (7.25%) 2G
15 15 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (6.76%) SharePoint
17 13 (6.28%) Project Management
18 12 (5.80%) Manufacturing
18 12 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
18 12 (5.80%) WFM
18 12 (5.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.90%) Oracle UPK
3 3 (1.45%) CMS
4 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
Applications
1 35 (16.91%) MS Office
2 30 (14.49%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.97%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.48%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.97%) Agresso
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.21%) 3G
1 17 (8.21%) LTE
2 15 (7.25%) 2G
3 11 (5.31%) 4G
4 10 (4.83%) RNC
5 7 (3.38%) Internet
6 5 (2.42%) SAN
7 4 (1.93%) Firewall
7 4 (1.93%) LDAP
7 4 (1.93%) GSM
7 4 (1.93%) SDH
7 4 (1.93%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.45%) WAN
8 3 (1.45%) LAN
9 2 (0.97%) UMTS
9 2 (0.97%) VoIP
9 2 (0.97%) HTTP
9 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.53%) MySQL
2 22 (10.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.45%) MS Access
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) WebSpeed
1 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 31 (14.98%) Finance
2 20 (9.66%) Legal
3 12 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.38%) Billing
5 6 (2.90%) Marketing
6 5 (2.42%) Law
6 5 (2.42%) Electronics
7 3 (1.45%) Retail
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.97%) Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (20.29%) Developer
2 17 (8.21%) Analyst
3 12 (5.80%) Database Developer
4 11 (5.31%) Software Developer
4 11 (5.31%) Quality Manager
4 11 (5.31%) Performance Manager
5 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
5 8 (3.86%) Consultant
6 7 (3.38%) Incident Manager
7 6 (2.90%) Auditor
8 5 (2.42%) Storage Analyst
8 5 (2.42%) Sourcing Manager
8 5 (2.42%) Coordinator
8 5 (2.42%) Software Engineer
9 4 (1.93%) Network Engineer
9 4 (1.93%) Service Manager
9 4 (1.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (1.93%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (1.93%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (1.93%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.93%) Web Services
1 4 (1.93%) HTML
1 4 (1.93%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (1.93%) OAuth
1 4 (1.93%) HTML5
1 4 (1.93%) OAuth2
2 3 (1.45%) CSS3
2 3 (1.45%) CSS
2 3 (1.45%) .NET
3 2 (0.97%) jQuery
3 2 (0.97%) WPF
4 1 (0.48%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.48%) LINQ
4 1 (0.48%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) MDX
4 1 (0.48%) WCF
4 1 (0.48%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) XSLT
4 1 (0.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.93%) Digital Media
2 4 (1.93%) DTV
3 3 (1.45%) PMI
3 3 (1.45%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.48%) SCADA
4 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.48%) Life Science
4 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.48%) NHS
4 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.38%) Windows
2 6 (2.90%) Linux
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.14%) Service Delivery
2 16 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (7.25%) ITIL
3 15 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (6.28%) Project Management
5 12 (5.80%) WFM
6 11 (5.31%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (5.31%) Programme Management
7 10 (4.83%) Migration
8 9 (4.35%) ERP
9 8 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.86%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.38%) Validation
10 7 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.38%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.90%) Performance Management
11 6 (2.90%) Data Protection
11 6 (2.90%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.59%) Java
1 24 (11.59%) Perl
2 23 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 19 (9.18%) SQL
4 17 (8.21%) VBA
5 8 (3.86%) C
6 4 (1.93%) C#
6 4 (1.93%) Ruby
7 3 (1.45%) C++
8 2 (0.97%) PHP
8 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.48%) Korn
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.38%) Degree
3 7 (3.38%) CCNA
3 7 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.42%) CCNP
6 3 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.97%) CIPD
7 2 (0.97%) PMP
7 2 (0.97%) HND
7 2 (0.97%) MCP
7 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.48%) ISEB
8 1 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.11%) SLA
2 9 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) GPG13
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Snort
2 1 (0.48%) Squid
2 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (9.18%) Oracle
2 18 (8.70%) Cisco
3 15 (7.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (3.86%) SAP
5 8 (3.86%) HP
6 5 (2.42%) StorageTek
6 5 (2.42%) Symantec
6 5 (2.42%) 3PAR
6 5 (2.42%) NetApp
6 5 (2.42%) Brocade
7 3 (1.45%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.45%) Nokia
7 3 (1.45%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.97%) Avaya
8 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.97%) F5
8 2 (0.97%) Cramer
9 1 (0.48%) Blue Coat
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