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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 37 42 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 102 69 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.01% 3.22% 6.21%
As % of the General category 13.33% 11.13% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 16
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£275 £283 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £154 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £338 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £24.75 £18.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -41.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £13.80 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.25 £22.90 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +14.51%
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
765 620 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.11% 28.92% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 290 349
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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 +22 33 £259 +36.18% 17
Coventry +3 33 £198 -30.70%
Warwickshire +1 11 £400 +35.59% 8
Solihull -7 7 £270 +68.75%
Staffordshire +1 4 £300 +90.47%
Walsall - 1 £463 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.16%) MS Office
3 31 (13.72%) Finance
4 30 (13.27%) MS Excel
4 30 (13.27%) SC Cleared
5 26 (11.50%) SLA
6 25 (11.06%) Oracle
7 23 (10.18%) ITIL
7 23 (10.18%) Legal
8 22 (9.73%) Service Delivery
8 22 (9.73%) LTE
9 19 (8.41%) 3G
9 19 (8.41%) MySQL
9 19 (8.41%) 2G
10 18 (7.96%) Microsoft
10 18 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (7.52%) Cisco
11 17 (7.52%) SQL Server
12 16 (7.08%) Java
12 16 (7.08%) JavaScript
12 16 (7.08%) Perl
13 15 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (6.64%) Project Management
13 15 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
13 15 (6.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 14 (6.19%) WFM
14 14 (6.19%) Manufacturing
14 14 (6.19%) PRINCE2
15 13 (5.75%) SQL
15 13 (5.75%) Programme Management

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (4.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.65%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (0.88%) CMS
3 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.44%) Drupal
4 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
Applications
1 32 (14.16%) MS Office
2 30 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.21%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.88%) Agresso
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.73%) LTE
2 19 (8.41%) 3G
2 19 (8.41%) 2G
3 13 (5.75%) RNC
4 11 (4.87%) Internet
5 10 (4.42%) 4G
6 6 (2.65%) Firewall
6 6 (2.65%) GSM
6 6 (2.65%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (2.21%) LAN
7 5 (2.21%) WAN
7 5 (2.21%) SAN
8 4 (1.77%) SDH
9 3 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.33%) UMTS
9 3 (1.33%) LDAP
10 2 (0.88%) Wireless
10 2 (0.88%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.88%) VLAN
10 2 (0.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.41%) MySQL
2 17 (7.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.44%) MS Access
4 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.44%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.44%) WebSpeed
General
1 31 (13.72%) Finance
2 23 (10.18%) Legal
3 14 (6.19%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.42%) Marketing
5 6 (2.65%) Billing
5 6 (2.65%) Electronics
6 5 (2.21%) Law
7 3 (1.33%) Retail
8 2 (0.88%) Front Office
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (14.60%) Developer
2 14 (6.19%) Analyst
3 13 (5.75%) Consultant
4 12 (5.31%) Incident Manager
5 11 (4.87%) Coordinator
5 11 (4.87%) Quality Manager
5 11 (4.87%) Performance Manager
6 9 (3.98%) Project Manager
6 9 (3.98%) Database Developer
7 7 (3.10%) Software Developer
7 7 (3.10%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (3.10%) Oracle Consultant
7 7 (3.10%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 6 (2.65%) Auditor
9 5 (2.21%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.21%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
9 5 (2.21%) Storage Analyst
9 5 (2.21%) Payroll Consultant
9 5 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.21%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) HTML5
1 3 (1.33%) OAuth2
1 3 (1.33%) OAuth
1 3 (1.33%) Web Services
1 3 (1.33%) HTML
1 3 (1.33%) .NET
1 3 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (0.88%) Middleware
2 2 (0.88%) CSS
2 2 (0.88%) jQuery
2 2 (0.88%) WPF
2 2 (0.88%) CSS3
3 1 (0.44%) WCF
3 1 (0.44%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.44%) MDX
3 1 (0.44%) LINQ
3 1 (0.44%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.44%) XHTML
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.21%) DTV
3 3 (1.33%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.33%) PMI
3 3 (1.33%) E-Learning
4 2 (0.88%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.44%) Social Media
5 1 (0.44%) SCADA
5 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.44%) NHS
5 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.44%) PDA
5 1 (0.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.54%) Windows
2 4 (1.77%) Linux
3 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.18%) ITIL
2 22 (9.73%) Service Delivery
3 18 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (6.64%) Project Management
5 14 (6.19%) WFM
5 14 (6.19%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.75%) Programme Management
7 11 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (4.87%) ERP
7 11 (4.87%) Validation
7 11 (4.87%) Migration
8 10 (4.42%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (4.42%) Problem Management
8 10 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (3.98%) Data Validation
9 9 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.54%) Fault Management
11 7 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.08%) Java
1 16 (7.08%) JavaScript
1 16 (7.08%) Perl
2 13 (5.75%) SQL
3 12 (5.31%) VBA
4 7 (3.10%) C
5 5 (2.21%) C#
5 5 (2.21%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.33%) Ruby
7 2 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.54%) Degree
5 7 (3.10%) CCNA
5 7 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.21%) CCNP
7 3 (1.33%) HND
7 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.88%) PMP
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.88%) MCP
8 2 (0.88%) CIPD
9 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB
9 1 (0.44%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.50%) SLA
2 8 (3.54%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) GPG13
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.44%) Squid
1 1 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (2.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (11.06%) Oracle
2 18 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.52%) Cisco
4 15 (6.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (4.42%) SAP
6 8 (3.54%) HP
7 6 (2.65%) Ericsson
8 5 (2.21%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.21%) NetApp
8 5 (2.21%) Nokia
8 5 (2.21%) StorageTek
8 5 (2.21%) Symantec
8 5 (2.21%) Brocade
9 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.33%) Sourcefire
9 3 (1.33%) Cramer
10 2 (0.88%) Huawei
10 2 (0.88%) Avaya
10 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
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