Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 60 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 41 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.63% 2.76% 3.18%
As % of the General category 8.89% 8.96% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 15
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £222 £265 £103
90th Percentile £444 £424 £462
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -17.24% +11.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £9.72 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.96% -21.34% +71.89%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £11.33 £12.35
% change year-on-year +32.39% -8.26% -49.59%

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 461 424 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 29.59% 30.77% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 284 271
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £403 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +5.23% +9.29%
10th Percentile £219 £227 £236
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 21
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.79 £13.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.45% -62.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £15.23 £9.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £38.30 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £21.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year +32.56% -16.21% -14.47%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 10 (24.39%) DPNSS
1 10 (24.39%) Q.931
2 8 (19.51%) Line Management
3 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) NHS
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Data Structures
4 5 (12.20%) Presales
5 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (7.32%) Electronics
6 3 (7.32%) Remedy
6 3 (7.32%) SLA
6 3 (7.32%) SAP
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.32%) Marketing
6 3 (7.32%) WFM
6 3 (7.32%) Workforce Management Optimization
6 3 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.88%) PMO
7 2 (4.88%) Essbase
7 2 (4.88%) Legal
7 2 (4.88%) LAN

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 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.88%) AutoCAD
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) DPNSS
1 10 (24.39%) Q.931
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) VoIP
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) ADSL
4 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.44%) Broadband
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) FTP
4 1 (2.44%) GSM
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) PABX
4 1 (2.44%) PBX
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Essbase
1 2 (4.88%) GIS
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Electronics
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) German Language
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Voice Engineer
2 13 (31.71%) Telecoms Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) Datafill Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
4 11 (26.83%) Voice Network Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Architect
6 5 (12.20%) Network Systems Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Lead Architect
7 4 (9.76%) Telecoms Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Clinical Project Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Compliance Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Customer Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) Network Planner
9 2 (4.88%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Flash
1 1 (2.44%) LAMP
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Structures
1 5 (12.20%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Line Management
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Presales
3 5 (12.20%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.32%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
4 3 (7.32%) Time Management
4 3 (7.32%) WFM
4 3 (7.32%) Workforce Management Optimization
5 2 (4.88%) CAD
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) iptables
1 1 (2.44%) Postfix
1 1 (2.44%) Samba
1 1 (2.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.44%) Nessus
1 1 (2.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy
1 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Avaya
3 1 (2.44%) BT
3 1 (2.44%) Meraki
3 1 (2.44%) NEC
3 1 (2.44%) Nortel