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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 81 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 47 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 4.68% 4.39%
As % of the General category 6.67% 14.25% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 27
Average daily rate £380 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £431 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £6.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +26.92%
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
705 716 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 32.83% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 384 371
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 46
Average hourly rate £21.25 £27.79 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.53% -10.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.39 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Solihull -3 17 £150 -45.45% 4
Coventry -19 12 £250 +25.78% 2
Birmingham -29 8 £435 +24.28% 24
Walsall +2 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -2 3 £380 -7.03% 1
Warwickshire -5 2 £460 +84.00% 2
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Shropshire -16 1 £550 - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 26 (17.69%) Cisco
3 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
4 21 (14.29%) LAN
4 21 (14.29%) WAN
5 20 (13.61%) MS Excel
6 17 (11.56%) Manufacturing
7 15 (10.20%) Migration
7 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
8 14 (9.52%) Service Delivery
9 13 (8.84%) Programme Management
10 12 (8.16%) Driving Licence
10 12 (8.16%) EMC
11 11 (7.48%) 3G
11 11 (7.48%) SAP
12 10 (6.80%) Windows
12 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.80%) Marketing
13 9 (6.12%) Retail
13 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (6.12%) Linux
13 9 (6.12%) MS Office
14 8 (5.44%) SQL
14 8 (5.44%) CA
14 8 (5.44%) Validation
14 8 (5.44%) Workflow
14 8 (5.44%) Electronics
14 8 (5.44%) Network Design
14 8 (5.44%) Huawei

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (13.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.12%) MS Office
3 6 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.40%) MS Project
4 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.29%) LAN
1 21 (14.29%) WAN
2 11 (7.48%) 3G
3 8 (5.44%) 4G
3 8 (5.44%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (4.76%) SDH
4 7 (4.76%) VoIP
5 6 (4.08%) Firewall
5 6 (4.08%) MPLS
5 6 (4.08%) Wireless
6 5 (3.40%) 2G
6 5 (3.40%) DWDM
6 5 (3.40%) LTE
7 4 (2.72%) ATM
7 4 (2.72%) PSTN
8 3 (2.04%) ADSL
8 3 (2.04%) Broadband
8 3 (2.04%) LLU
8 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.36%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) Apache Hive
2 4 (2.72%) Big Data
2 4 (2.72%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.72%) Impala
2 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) QlikView
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.80%) Marketing
4 9 (6.12%) Retail
5 8 (5.44%) Electronics
6 7 (4.76%) Back Office
7 5 (3.40%) Billing
7 5 (3.40%) Military
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (17.01%) Architect
2 13 (8.84%) Telecoms Engineer
2 13 (8.84%) Telecoms Manager
3 12 (8.16%) Network Engineer
4 9 (6.12%) Network Architect
5 8 (5.44%) Consultant
5 8 (5.44%) Designer
6 7 (4.76%) Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) Developer
7 6 (4.08%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) Network Designer
7 6 (4.08%) RAN Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (3.40%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.40%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.40%) Network Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Site Acquisition Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Site Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Driving Licence
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.40%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.04%) NHS
5 2 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) Handset
5 2 (1.36%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) e-Health
6 1 (0.68%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Windows
2 9 (6.12%) Linux
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.36%) Solaris
7 2 (1.36%) Unix
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.20%) Migration
2 14 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 13 (8.84%) Programme Management
4 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.44%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (5.44%) Network Design
6 8 (5.44%) Network Management
6 8 (5.44%) Validation
6 8 (5.44%) Workflow
7 7 (4.76%) System Testing
8 6 (4.08%) Change Management
8 6 (4.08%) Fault Analysis
8 6 (4.08%) Fault Management
8 6 (4.08%) ITIL
8 6 (4.08%) Logistics
8 6 (4.08%) Presales
8 6 (4.08%) Project Management
9 5 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.40%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.44%) SQL
2 6 (4.08%) Java
3 5 (3.40%) C#
4 3 (2.04%) C
4 3 (2.04%) C++
4 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.04%) Scala
5 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.36%) Perl
5 2 (1.36%) Ruby
5 2 (1.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.08%) Degree
4 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) CCNA
5 3 (2.04%) HNC
6 2 (1.36%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCDP
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.68%) HL7
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.72%) HDFS
2 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.36%) MOM
3 1 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (17.69%) Cisco
2 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.16%) EMC
4 11 (7.48%) SAP
5 8 (5.44%) CA
5 8 (5.44%) Huawei
6 7 (4.76%) BT
6 7 (4.76%) Citrix
6 7 (4.76%) Ericsson
6 7 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (4.76%) Nortel
6 7 (4.76%) Oracle
7 6 (4.08%) Cramer
7 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.08%) VMware
8 5 (3.40%) Mitel
9 4 (2.72%) Avaya
9 4 (2.72%) Nokia
9 4 (2.72%) Splunk
10 3 (2.04%) SevOne
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