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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 56 75 29
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -46
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 88 54 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 2.12% 5.37%
As % of the General category 12.48% 6.89% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 39
Median daily rate £325 £320 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £212 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £29.82 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+87.09% -38.00%
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
705 784 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.11% 30.75% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 451 323
Median daily rate £380 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £516 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 71
Median hourly rate £21.50 £29.82 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.90% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 34 £380 +12.59% 13
Solihull -3 13 £130 -27.77% 6
Warwickshire +1 10 - - 4
Staffordshire - 6 £500 - 2
Worcestershire -5 5 £350 +27.27% 4
Coventry -8 5 £280 +7.69% 5
Wolverhampton +1 4 £300 -4.76%
Herefordshire - 2 £369 -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (17.42%) Logistics
3 19 (14.39%) 3G
3 19 (14.39%) Project Management
4 18 (13.64%) SLA
5 16 (12.12%) LAN
5 16 (12.12%) MS Office
6 15 (11.36%) ITIL
6 15 (11.36%) WAN
6 15 (11.36%) Service Delivery
7 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
8 13 (9.85%) Cisco
8 13 (9.85%) Siemens
8 13 (9.85%) Network Planning
8 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
8 13 (9.85%) LTE
8 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.09%) Migration
9 12 (9.09%) Windows
10 11 (8.33%) SAP
10 11 (8.33%) Service Management
11 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
11 10 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.82%) Fault Management
12 9 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 9 (6.82%) Firewall
13 8 (6.06%) Wireless
13 8 (6.06%) EMC
13 8 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (6.06%) CA

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (1.52%) IIS
1 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Office
2 14 (10.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.52%) MS Project
5 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.39%) 3G
2 16 (12.12%) LAN
3 15 (11.36%) WAN
4 13 (9.85%) LTE
5 9 (6.82%) Firewall
6 8 (6.06%) Wireless
7 7 (5.30%) VoIP
8 6 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.79%) PABX
10 4 (3.03%) BGP
10 4 (3.03%) Internet
10 4 (3.03%) Network Security
11 3 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.27%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.52%) 4G
12 2 (1.52%) IOS XR
12 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.79%) Electronics
3 5 (3.79%) Marketing
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (12.88%) Analyst
2 16 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 16 (12.12%) Telecoms Manager
3 13 (9.85%) Coordinator
4 9 (6.82%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) Designer
5 8 (6.06%) IT Manager
5 8 (6.06%) Performance Manager
5 8 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
5 8 (6.06%) Quality Manager
6 5 (3.79%) Architect
6 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (3.79%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (3.79%) Logistics Coordinator
6 5 (3.79%) Site Acquisition Manager
6 5 (3.79%) Site Manager
6 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.79%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) jQuery
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.76%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) HTML
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) WF
2 1 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) IVR
3 4 (3.03%) Handset
3 4 (3.03%) PMI
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.52%) EPoS
5 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) CESG
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.09%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.79%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) Logistics
2 19 (14.39%) Project Management
3 15 (11.36%) ITIL
3 15 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 13 (9.85%) Network Planning
5 12 (9.09%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Service Management
7 10 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.82%) Fault Management
8 9 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.55%) Escalation Management
10 6 (4.55%) Network Management
10 6 (4.55%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.79%) Business Continuity
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.79%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.79%) Line Management
11 5 (3.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.30%) C
2 6 (4.55%) VBA
3 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.27%) SQL
5 2 (1.52%) C#
5 2 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.79%) CCNP
5 4 (3.03%) Degree
5 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.27%) ISEB
6 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.52%) CCDP
7 2 (1.52%) CCNA
7 2 (1.52%) CCVP
8 1 (0.76%) APMP
8 1 (0.76%) CCIE
8 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.76%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.76%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (9.85%) Cisco
1 13 (9.85%) Siemens
2 11 (8.33%) SAP
3 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.06%) CA
4 8 (6.06%) EMC
5 7 (5.30%) Huawei
5 7 (5.30%) Nokia
6 6 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 6 (4.55%) BT
6 6 (4.55%) Ericsson
6 6 (4.55%) Nokia Networks
7 5 (3.79%) Arqiva
7 5 (3.79%) NetCracker
7 5 (3.79%) Telindus
7 5 (3.79%) Virgin Media
7 5 (3.79%) ZTE
8 4 (3.03%) Avaya
8 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.03%) Remedy
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