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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 66 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 53 77 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 3.24% 4.13%
As % of the General category 6.63% 10.64% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 19
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £338 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £24.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -24.61%
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
799 724 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.25% 30.45% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 331 248
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 72 52
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.32 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +14.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £39.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -7 23 £351 +32.54% 14
Coventry 0 7 £90 -60.86% 12
Warwickshire -3 7 £275 -18.51% 2
Solihull -5 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £315 -
Staffordshire -7 1 £350 +16.66%
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 27 (17.88%) Finance
2 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
3 20 (13.25%) Windows
4 19 (12.58%) Migration
5 18 (11.92%) MS Excel
5 18 (11.92%) SLA
5 18 (11.92%) Cisco
5 18 (11.92%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.26%) Manufacturing
7 15 (9.93%) Programme Management
7 15 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.27%) WAN
8 14 (9.27%) SAP
9 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
9 13 (8.61%) 2G
9 13 (8.61%) Marketing
9 13 (8.61%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (7.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 12 (7.95%) Firewall
10 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (7.95%) Electronics
10 12 (7.95%) DTV
11 11 (7.28%) 3G
11 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
11 11 (7.28%) Ericsson
11 11 (7.28%) Oracle
12 10 (6.62%) MS Office
12 10 (6.62%) GSM
12 10 (6.62%) LAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 7 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.99%) SAS
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.32%) Lync
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.66%) FileNet
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS Office
3 8 (5.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.99%) MS Project
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.66%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.27%) WAN
2 13 (8.61%) 2G
2 13 (8.61%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (7.95%) Firewall
4 11 (7.28%) 3G
5 10 (6.62%) GSM
5 10 (6.62%) LAN
6 9 (5.96%) VPN
6 9 (5.96%) 4G
6 9 (5.96%) LTE
7 8 (5.30%) SDH
7 8 (5.30%) Ethernet
8 7 (4.64%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.64%) DNS
9 6 (3.97%) WCDMA
9 6 (3.97%) GPRS
9 6 (3.97%) Internet
9 6 (3.97%) HSPA
10 5 (3.31%) DWDM
11 4 (2.65%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.99%) Big Data
3 3 (1.99%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.32%) DB2
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.66%) QlikView
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.66%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (0.66%) Subversion
2 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (17.88%) Finance
2 17 (11.26%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.61%) Marketing
4 12 (7.95%) Electronics
5 7 (4.64%) Retail
6 4 (2.65%) Banking
7 3 (1.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.99%) Billing
8 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Automotive
9 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.66%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (9.27%) Analyst
2 13 (8.61%) Coordinator
3 12 (7.95%) Consultant
4 8 (5.30%) Developer
5 7 (4.64%) Architect
5 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.64%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.64%) Administrator
6 6 (3.97%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Technical Support
7 5 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) RAN Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.65%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) Web Services
1 3 (1.99%) XMPP
2 1 (0.66%) Apache CXF
2 1 (0.66%) REST
2 1 (0.66%) Itk
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.66%) VXML
2 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.66%) JSP
2 1 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) DTV
2 6 (3.97%) NHS
3 5 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.32%) DataPower
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) IVR
7 1 (0.66%) e-Health
7 1 (0.66%) SCADA
7 1 (0.66%) Informatics
7 1 (0.66%) PMI
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Exalytics
7 1 (0.66%) Telematics
7 1 (0.66%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.25%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.99%) UNIX
4 3 (1.99%) Linux
4 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.66%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.58%) Migration
2 15 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (9.93%) Programme Management
3 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (5.30%) WFM
4 8 (5.30%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.30%) Project Management
5 7 (4.64%) Performance Management
5 7 (4.64%) Network Management
6 6 (3.97%) Data Migration
6 6 (3.97%) Resource Management
6 6 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (3.97%) Network Design
7 5 (3.31%) Logistics
7 5 (3.31%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.31%) C
1 5 (3.31%) SQL
2 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.32%) Python
3 2 (1.32%) Java
4 1 (0.66%) PHP
4 1 (0.66%) C++
4 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.30%) Degree
3 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.97%) CCNA
5 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.65%) CCNP
6 4 (2.65%) MCSE
6 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.65%) MCITP
7 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.32%) CCSE
7 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.32%) ISEB
7 2 (1.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) SCCM
2 4 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.66%) DameWare
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 18 (11.92%) Cisco
2 14 (9.27%) SAP
3 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.28%) Oracle
4 11 (7.28%) Ericsson
5 10 (6.62%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (5.96%) Huawei
6 9 (5.96%) Nortel
7 8 (5.30%) VMware
8 6 (3.97%) Remedy
8 6 (3.97%) Avaya
9 5 (3.31%) HP
9 5 (3.31%) Ab Initio
9 5 (3.31%) Verint
10 4 (2.65%) F5
10 4 (2.65%) Business Objects
10 4 (2.65%) IBM
11 3 (1.99%) Citrix
11 3 (1.99%) Informatica
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