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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 55 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 68 87 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.83% 3.55% 3.98%
As % of the General category 8.17% 12.15% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £226 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £385 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 13
Average hourly rate £12.35 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-38.69% -35.21%
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
832 716 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.61% 29.24% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 346 282
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 51
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +31.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £18.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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 -5 28 £248 -6.60% 17
Coventry -5 10 £133 -42.39% 8
Warwickshire +2 7 £275 -18.51% 1
Solihull -3 4 - - 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £310 -0.80% 1
Wolverhampton +1 2 £315 -
Worcestershire - 2 - - 2
Shropshire -5 1 - - 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (17.24%) Finance
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 17 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (11.03%) Cisco
4 16 (11.03%) Windows
4 16 (11.03%) Manufacturing
4 16 (11.03%) 2G
4 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.34%) Programme Management
5 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
5 15 (10.34%) Oracle
6 14 (9.66%) SAP
6 14 (9.66%) SLA
6 14 (9.66%) Ericsson
6 14 (9.66%) 3G
7 12 (8.28%) Electronics
7 12 (8.28%) Huawei
7 12 (8.28%) Marketing
8 11 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (7.59%) DTV
8 11 (7.59%) Nortel
8 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
8 11 (7.59%) WAN
8 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
8 11 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (6.90%) LTE
9 10 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (6.90%) GSM
9 10 (6.90%) Degree
9 10 (6.90%) Firewall

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.07%) SAS
3 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.38%) Lync
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.69%) FileNet
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.14%) MS Office
4 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.69%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) 2G
2 14 (9.66%) 3G
3 11 (7.59%) WAN
4 10 (6.90%) GSM
4 10 (6.90%) Firewall
4 10 (6.90%) LTE
4 10 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (6.21%) 4G
6 8 (5.52%) Ethernet
6 8 (5.52%) GPRS
6 8 (5.52%) SDH
7 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.83%) VPN
7 7 (4.83%) ADSL
7 7 (4.83%) LAN
8 6 (4.14%) PSTN
8 6 (4.14%) DNS
8 6 (4.14%) WCDMA
8 6 (4.14%) DWDM
8 6 (4.14%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (2.07%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.07%) Big Data
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.38%) DB2
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.69%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) QlikView
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MSI
2 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 25 (17.24%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Manufacturing
3 12 (8.28%) Electronics
3 12 (8.28%) Marketing
4 6 (4.14%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Billing
6 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (11.03%) Analyst
2 14 (9.66%) Consultant
3 11 (7.59%) Coordinator
4 9 (6.21%) Developer
4 9 (6.21%) Administrator
5 7 (4.83%) Field Engineer
6 6 (4.14%) Functional Consultant
6 6 (4.14%) Architect
6 6 (4.14%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (4.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (4.14%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Network Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Technical Support
8 4 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.76%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Discoverer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) XMPP
2 2 (1.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) VXML
3 1 (0.69%) Itk
3 1 (0.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) DTV
2 6 (4.14%) NHS
3 4 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.07%) Handset
5 2 (1.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.38%) DataPower
5 2 (1.38%) Telematics
6 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.69%) SCADA
6 1 (0.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.45%) Linux
4 4 (2.76%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.38%) UNIX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.86%) Migration
2 17 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (10.34%) Programme Management
4 11 (7.59%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.52%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.52%) Project Management
7 7 (4.83%) WFM
7 7 (4.83%) Performance Management
7 7 (4.83%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.14%) Resource Management
8 6 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.14%) Network Design
8 6 (4.14%) Line Management
9 5 (3.45%) Logistics
9 5 (3.45%) ITIL
9 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.45%) Change Management
9 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.52%) SQL
2 7 (4.83%) C
3 6 (4.14%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.07%) C++
5 2 (1.38%) Java
5 2 (1.38%) Python
5 2 (1.38%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.69%) R
6 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.90%) Degree
4 8 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.14%) CCNA
6 4 (2.76%) CCNP
7 3 (2.07%) MCSE
7 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.07%) MCITP
8 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.38%) CCSE
8 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CCVP
9 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) SCCM
1 4 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) DameWare
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (11.03%) Cisco
2 15 (10.34%) Oracle
3 14 (9.66%) SAP
3 14 (9.66%) Ericsson
4 12 (8.28%) Huawei
5 11 (7.59%) Nortel
5 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (5.52%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.83%) VMware
9 6 (4.14%) BT
9 6 (4.14%) Avaya
10 5 (3.45%) Nokia
10 5 (3.45%) Verint
11 4 (2.76%) Remedy
11 4 (2.76%) IBM
12 3 (2.07%) HP
12 3 (2.07%) Mapinfo
12 3 (2.07%) Informatica
12 3 (2.07%) Ab Initio
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