Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 59 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 -40
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 32 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.26% 2.45% 1.45%
As % of the General category 9.25% 7.98% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 12
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +13.46%
10th Percentile £189 £226 £169
90th Percentile £660 £431 £418
West Midlands median daily rate £394 £325 £343
% change year-on-year +21.15% -5.11% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £9.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% +38.96% -21.34%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.75 £8.42
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.25 £11.01
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £14.41 £11.72
% change year-on-year +18.01% +22.91% -5.10%

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 346 501 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.38% 30.70% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 362 295
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £220 £228
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.02 £29.65 £19.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.48% +51.29% -40.17%
10th Percentile £10.89 £14.78 £9.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £38.83
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.02 £30.31 £16.00
% change year-on-year -37.26% +89.44% -43.86%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2018, 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 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (21.88%) Digital Media
3 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 7 (21.88%) Google
3 7 (21.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (21.88%) Ansible
3 7 (21.88%) Terraform
4 6 (18.75%) Internet
5 5 (15.63%) C++
5 5 (15.63%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) R
5 5 (15.63%) Data Science
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (12.50%) Docker
6 4 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 4 (12.50%) Electronics
6 4 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.50%) SAP
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (12.50%) C#

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 (9.38%) ArcGIS
1 3 (9.38%) Smallworld
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (9.38%) MicroStation
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.25%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Functions
4 2 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 4 (12.50%) SDH
3 3 (9.38%) DWDM
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) Broadband
4 2 (6.25%) NGN
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) IPv4
5 1 (3.13%) IPv6
5 1 (3.13%) PSTN
5 1 (3.13%) SNMP
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) GIS
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (6.25%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) MSTest
1 2 (6.25%) NUnit
1 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Data Scientist
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
2 2 (6.25%) Architect
2 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (6.25%) Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Developer
2 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Head of Networks
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 2 (6.25%) Sensu
3 2 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Digital Media
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) CentOS
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Data Science
2 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Workflow
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) TDD
4 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) C++
2 5 (15.63%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) R
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) CCDA
3 1 (3.13%) CCDP
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Ansible
1 7 (21.88%) Terraform
2 2 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (6.25%) Grafana
2 2 (6.25%) Graphite
2 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Google
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) Autodesk
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.25%) Virgin Media
4 2 (6.25%) VMware