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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 71 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-37 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 57 118 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 5.11% 4.16%
As % of the General category 7.13% 15.51% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 20
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£320 £260 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -22.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £168 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £338 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Average hourly rate £29.82 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -16.66%
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
799 761 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.27% 32.94% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 322 228
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -19 25 £338 +27.35% 12
Coventry -19 9 £260 +33.33% 3
Warwickshire -4 5 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £315 -
Solihull -5 3 £180 -28.00%
Staffordshire -5 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £275 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.77%) Finance
3 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 24 (15.48%) Cisco
5 22 (14.19%) SLA
6 21 (13.55%) Migration
7 18 (11.61%) 2G
7 18 (11.61%) 3G
8 17 (10.97%) WAN
9 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
9 16 (10.32%) Manufacturing
10 15 (9.68%) Windows
10 15 (9.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 14 (9.03%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
12 13 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.39%) LAN
12 13 (8.39%) MS Office
12 13 (8.39%) LTE
12 13 (8.39%) WFM
13 12 (7.74%) 4G
13 12 (7.74%) SAP
13 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (7.10%) Electronics
14 11 (7.10%) Firewall
14 11 (7.10%) Programme Management
14 11 (7.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (7.10%) Oracle
14 11 (7.10%) DTV
14 11 (7.10%) Ericsson

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.94%) SAS
2 3 (1.94%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.29%) Lync
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) JBoss
4 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.65%) FileNet
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.39%) MS Office
3 9 (5.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.65%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) 3G
1 18 (11.61%) 2G
2 17 (10.97%) WAN
3 14 (9.03%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (8.39%) LTE
4 13 (8.39%) LAN
5 12 (7.74%) 4G
6 11 (7.10%) Firewall
7 10 (6.45%) GSM
7 10 (6.45%) VPN
8 9 (5.81%) SDH
9 8 (5.16%) Ethernet
9 8 (5.16%) Internet
9 8 (5.16%) RNC
10 6 (3.87%) HSPA
10 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.87%) MPLS
10 6 (3.87%) WCDMA
10 6 (3.87%) GPRS
11 5 (3.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.94%) Big Data
3 3 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.29%) DB2
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.65%) QlikView
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.65%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MSI
1 2 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Selenium
2 1 (0.65%) Ant
2 1 (0.65%) JUnit
General
1 26 (16.77%) Finance
2 16 (10.32%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.10%) Electronics
3 11 (7.10%) Marketing
4 6 (3.87%) Retail
5 5 (3.23%) Legal
6 4 (2.58%) Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Billing
7 2 (1.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (8.39%) Analyst
1 13 (8.39%) Consultant
2 12 (7.74%) Coordinator
3 10 (6.45%) Project Manager
3 10 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 7 (4.52%) Architect
4 7 (4.52%) Developer
4 7 (4.52%) Network Engineer
5 6 (3.87%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (3.23%) Technical Support
7 4 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.58%) Field Engineer
7 4 (2.58%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (2.58%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (2.58%) Ab Initio Developer
7 4 (2.58%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) Web Services
1 3 (1.94%) XMPP
2 2 (1.29%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.65%) jQuery
3 1 (0.65%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.65%) HTML5
3 1 (0.65%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) CSS3
3 1 (0.65%) PhoneGap
3 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.65%) Itk
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) VXML
3 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) JSP
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) DTV
2 6 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.23%) NHS
4 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.29%) DataPower
5 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.29%) Replication
5 2 (1.29%) e-Health
6 1 (0.65%) SCADA
6 1 (0.65%) Informatics
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) IVR
6 1 (0.65%) Handset
6 1 (0.65%) Telematics
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 9 (5.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.58%) UNIX
3 4 (2.58%) Windows XP
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.65%) AIX
6 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) Migration
2 13 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (8.39%) WFM
3 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (7.10%) Programme Management
4 11 (7.10%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.16%) Performance Management
6 8 (5.16%) Network Management
7 7 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (4.52%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.52%) Project Management
8 6 (3.87%) Network Design
8 6 (3.87%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.87%) Data Migration
8 6 (3.87%) Resource Management
9 5 (3.23%) Fault Management
9 5 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.58%) SQL
2 3 (1.94%) Java
3 2 (1.29%) C
3 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.29%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby
4 1 (0.65%) R
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.81%) CCNA
5 7 (4.52%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.87%) CCNP
7 4 (2.58%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.58%) Degree
8 3 (1.94%) CCIP
8 3 (1.94%) MCSE
8 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.94%) MCITP
9 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.29%) CCSE
9 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.29%) ISEB
10 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.58%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) SCCM
2 4 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.65%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (15.48%) Cisco
2 15 (9.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.74%) SAP
5 11 (7.10%) Oracle
5 11 (7.10%) Ericsson
6 10 (6.45%) Huawei
7 9 (5.81%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.81%) Nortel
8 8 (5.16%) Avaya
9 7 (4.52%) Remedy
10 6 (3.87%) HP
11 5 (3.23%) Ab Initio
11 5 (3.23%) VMware
11 5 (3.23%) F5
11 5 (3.23%) Nokia
11 5 (3.23%) Verint
12 4 (2.58%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.58%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.58%) IBM
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