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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 44 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 76 128 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.33% 5.92% 4.51%
As % of the General category 10.54% 18.47% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 24
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£319 £275 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £183 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £9.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
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
721 693 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.62% 32.07% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 372 237
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 60
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -15 17 £363 +36.79% 10
Coventry -15 15 £163 -63.88% 2
Solihull -2 12 £275 +38.71% 2
Warwickshire -2 5 £380 +38.25% 1
Staffordshire -9 1 £418 +4.37% 3
Worcestershire -12 1 £155 -67.19%
Walsall - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 27 (14.36%) SLA
4 25 (13.30%) Cisco
5 24 (12.77%) 3G
6 23 (12.23%) 2G
7 21 (11.17%) ITIL
7 21 (11.17%) LTE
8 20 (10.64%) Project Management
9 19 (10.11%) Finance
10 17 (9.04%) PRINCE2
11 16 (8.51%) Legal
12 15 (7.98%) Oracle
13 14 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (7.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 13 (6.91%) LAN
15 12 (6.38%) WAN
15 12 (6.38%) Radio Access Network
16 11 (5.85%) 4G
16 11 (5.85%) CCNP
16 11 (5.85%) CCNA
16 11 (5.85%) Nokia
16 11 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
16 11 (5.85%) MS Office
16 11 (5.85%) MS Excel
16 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
17 10 (5.32%) Firewall
17 10 (5.32%) Oracle EBS
17 10 (5.32%) Manufacturing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.06%) Apache
1 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.85%) MS Office
1 11 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payroll
2 5 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.77%) 3G
2 23 (12.23%) 2G
3 21 (11.17%) LTE
4 13 (6.91%) LAN
5 12 (6.38%) WAN
5 12 (6.38%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (5.85%) 4G
7 10 (5.32%) Internet
7 10 (5.32%) Firewall
8 8 (4.26%) MPLS
8 8 (4.26%) RNC
9 7 (3.72%) Wireless
9 7 (3.72%) BGP
9 7 (3.72%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.72%) SDH
10 6 (3.19%) ATM
10 6 (3.19%) VPN
10 6 (3.19%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.66%) DSL
12 4 (2.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.06%) Essbase
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Ant
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
1 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (10.11%) Finance
2 16 (8.51%) Legal
3 10 (5.32%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.26%) Marketing
5 7 (3.72%) Electronics
6 5 (2.66%) Law
7 4 (2.13%) Automotive
7 4 (2.13%) Front Office
8 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 3 (1.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (10.11%) Project Manager
2 12 (6.38%) Consultant
2 12 (6.38%) Network Engineer
3 11 (5.85%) Incident Manager
4 10 (5.32%) Architect
5 9 (4.79%) Coordinator
6 8 (4.26%) Functional Consultant
6 8 (4.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 8 (4.26%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 7 (3.72%) Build Manager
7 7 (3.72%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) Analyst
8 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 5 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (2.66%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
8 5 (2.66%) Oracle HR Consultant
8 5 (2.66%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
8 5 (2.66%) Payroll Consultant
8 5 (2.66%) Rollout Manager
9 4 (2.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) XML
1 2 (1.06%) Middleware
1 2 (1.06%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.53%) HTML
2 1 (0.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) Ajax
2 1 (0.53%) JSON
2 1 (0.53%) jQuery
2 1 (0.53%) HTML5
2 1 (0.53%) REST
2 1 (0.53%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.66%) DTV
2 5 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.13%) PMI
4 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.06%) PDA
5 2 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.06%) NHS
5 2 (1.06%) IVR
5 2 (1.06%) PKI
5 2 (1.06%) Informatics
5 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.53%) e-Health
6 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.53%) iPhone
6 1 (0.53%) Telematics
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.72%) Windows
2 2 (1.06%) Solaris
2 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.06%) UNIX
3 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.53%) Android
3 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.17%) ITIL
2 20 (10.64%) Project Management
3 17 (9.04%) PRINCE2
4 11 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (5.85%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.32%) Programme Management
5 10 (5.32%) WFM
5 10 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.79%) Fault Management
6 9 (4.79%) Migration
7 7 (3.72%) Validation
7 7 (3.72%) ERP
7 7 (3.72%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.19%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.19%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.66%) Change Control
9 5 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.66%) PL/SQL
2 4 (2.13%) C
3 3 (1.60%) Java
3 3 (1.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.06%) Perl
5 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (20.74%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.85%) CCNP
4 11 (5.85%) CCNA
5 10 (5.32%) Degree
6 7 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.19%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.19%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.13%) PMP
8 4 (2.13%) CCIP
9 3 (1.60%) HND
9 3 (1.60%) CCIE
10 2 (1.06%) MCP
10 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.06%) CIPD
10 2 (1.06%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) CCVP
11 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.36%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.53%) Snort
2 1 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.53%) Netcool
2 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (13.30%) Cisco
2 15 (7.98%) Oracle
3 14 (7.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.85%) Nokia
5 8 (4.26%) Ericsson
5 8 (4.26%) SAP
6 6 (3.19%) Avaya
6 6 (3.19%) Mitel
7 5 (2.66%) Cramer
7 5 (2.66%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.13%) Huawei
8 4 (2.13%) F5
9 3 (1.60%) Citrix
9 3 (1.60%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.60%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.60%) Remedy
9 3 (1.60%) BT
9 3 (1.60%) HP
10 2 (1.06%) Juniper
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