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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 97 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 54 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 2.87% 3.76%
As % of the General category 5.74% 8.55% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 26
Median daily rate £325 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £91 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Median hourly rate £12.18 £12.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% -43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.35 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £18.89 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -30.00%
Telecoms
England

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
941 830 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.68% 33.58% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 513 374
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £31.44 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.69% -3.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £12.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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 25 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 August 2016. 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 trends)
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 12 - - 3
Staffordshire +12 11 £320 +3.22% 1
Coventry -18 8 £488 +413.15% 3
Birmingham -29 8 £275 +1.85% 13
Worcestershire -1 3 £275 -
Warwickshire -9 3 £275 - 5
Herefordshire - 3 £83 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 - 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
3 21 (14.79%) Project Management
3 21 (14.79%) LAN
3 21 (14.79%) WAN
4 20 (14.08%) Logistics
4 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
5 18 (12.68%) SLA
6 17 (11.97%) Cisco
7 16 (11.27%) 3G
8 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (9.15%) SAP
8 13 (9.15%) Network Planning
8 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.15%) LTE
9 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
10 10 (7.04%) Service Management
10 10 (7.04%) ITIL
10 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.04%) Windows
11 9 (6.34%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.34%) BT
11 9 (6.34%) Fault Management
12 8 (5.63%) Migration
12 8 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (5.63%) Siemens
12 8 (5.63%) Data Centre
12 8 (5.63%) Driving Licence
13 7 (4.93%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.93%) Manufacturing

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 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) CMS
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.93%) MS Office
2 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.82%) MS Project
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.11%) Office 365
2 2 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.79%) LAN
1 21 (14.79%) WAN
2 16 (11.27%) 3G
3 13 (9.15%) LTE
4 6 (4.23%) PABX
4 6 (4.23%) VoIP
5 5 (3.52%) Firewall
5 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.82%) Internet
6 4 (2.82%) Network Security
6 4 (2.82%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.11%) 4G
7 3 (2.11%) BGP
7 3 (2.11%) Broadband
7 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.11%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.11%) PBX
7 3 (2.11%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) QlikView
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.23%) Military
4 4 (2.82%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Electronics
5 3 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (11.27%) Project Manager
2 15 (10.56%) Analyst
3 13 (9.15%) Architect
4 12 (8.45%) Telecoms Manager
5 11 (7.75%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.93%) Developer
6 7 (4.93%) Telecoms Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Logistics Coordinator
7 6 (4.23%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Telecoms Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Build Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Consultant
8 5 (3.52%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.41%) CSS
2 2 (1.41%) HTML
2 2 (1.41%) jQuery
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) WF
3 1 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.63%) Data Centre
1 8 (5.63%) Driving Licence
2 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.23%) IVR
3 5 (3.52%) Handset
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) PMI
5 3 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.41%) CESG
6 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.41%) EPoS
6 2 (1.41%) User Experience
6 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 5 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.41%) Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.79%) Project Management
2 20 (14.08%) Logistics
3 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.15%) Network Planning
3 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.04%) ITIL
4 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.04%) Service Management
5 9 (6.34%) Fault Management
5 9 (6.34%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.63%) Migration
7 7 (4.93%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.93%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.23%) Escalation Management
8 6 (4.23%) Line Management
8 6 (4.23%) Presales
9 5 (3.52%) Change Management
9 5 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.52%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (3.52%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) C
2 4 (2.82%) C#
2 4 (2.82%) SQL
3 3 (2.11%) C++
4 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.41%) VC++
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.93%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) CCNP
5 4 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.11%) CCNA
6 3 (2.11%) ISEB
7 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) APMP
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.70%) CCDP
8 1 (0.70%) CCIE
8 1 (0.70%) CISSP
8 1 (0.70%) CLAS
8 1 (0.70%) HND
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.68%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 17 (11.97%) Cisco
2 13 (9.15%) SAP
3 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.34%) BT
5 8 (5.63%) Siemens
6 5 (3.52%) Avaya
6 5 (3.52%) Capita
6 5 (3.52%) IBM
6 5 (3.52%) TOWER Software
7 4 (2.82%) CA
7 4 (2.82%) Juniper
7 4 (2.82%) Remedy
8 3 (2.11%) Oracle
8 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.11%) Trustwave
8 3 (2.11%) VMware
9 2 (1.41%) Aruba
9 2 (1.41%) Huawei
9 2 (1.41%) Mitel
9 2 (1.41%) Nokia
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