Period
to 25 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Telecommunications
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 81 53
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 -1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 26 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.94% 1.48% 2.63%
As % of the General category 7.76% 5.54% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 23
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +18.75% -21.05%
10th Percentile £291 £325 £280
90th Percentile £650 £603 £469
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £338
% change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +58.73% -
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.20 £12.79
90th Percentile £27.50 £26.20 £14.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.59 £12.45 £13.86
% change year-on-year +161.77% -10.17% -19.65%

Telecoms is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 335 397 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.06% 26.73% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 259 287
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £586 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.71% -51.39%
10th Percentile £10.85 £14.50 £12.96
90th Percentile £45.75 £43.25 £42.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.50 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +86.84% -22.45% +13.95%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Birmingham

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Birmingham

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Birmingham

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
4 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) SDH
5 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (11.54%) Retail
5 3 (11.54%) Office 365
5 3 (11.54%) Big Data
5 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (11.54%) Cloud Operations
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (7.69%) 5G
6 2 (7.69%) Presales
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.69%) Line Management
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Electronics
6 2 (7.69%) DMS-100
6 2 (7.69%) Marketing
6 2 (7.69%) Migration

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) SDH
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) 4G
3 2 (7.69%) 5G
3 2 (7.69%) Broadband
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) DMS-100
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) DPNSS
3 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) MPLS
3 2 (7.69%) PBX
3 2 (7.69%) Q.931
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Architect
2 2 (7.69%) Consultant
2 2 (7.69%) Datafill Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Project Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (3.85%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (3.85%) IT Procurement Manager
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (3.85%) RF Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) HACMP
2 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Operations
1 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
2 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Line Management
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Presales
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) Database Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.85%) Korn
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) CCDA
1 1 (3.85%) CCDP
1 1 (3.85%) CCIE
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) CCNP
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCITP
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) GENBAND
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Lotus
3 1 (3.85%) NEC
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) Nintex
3 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software
3 1 (3.85%) Virgin Media
3 1 (3.85%) VMware