The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 21 22
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 16 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.56% 6.36% 6.59%
As % of the General category 8.04% 14.19% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 25 18
Median daily rate £450 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £255 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +2.58% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

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

General Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 199 289 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 31.84% 44.81% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 148 103
Median daily rate £413 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £199 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in Hertfordshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Stevenage - 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Borehamwood -1 1 £380 +153.33% 2
Hatfield -6 1 - - 1
Telecoms
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 10 (26.32%) Validation
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) LAN
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) C
4 6 (15.79%) Finance
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence
6 4 (10.53%) 4G
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.53%) Unix
6 4 (10.53%) 2G
6 4 (10.53%) Change Management
7 3 (7.89%) Firewall
7 3 (7.89%) Automotive
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Bugzilla
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.89%) IBM
7 3 (7.89%) SNMP
7 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.89%) 3G
7 3 (7.89%) ClearQuest
7 3 (7.89%) Nokia
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.89%) Java
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) HNC

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) 2G
2 4 (10.53%) 4G
3 3 (7.89%) 3G
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (7.89%) SNMP
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) GSM
4 2 (5.26%) HSPA
4 2 (5.26%) LTE
4 2 (5.26%) SpaceWire
4 2 (5.26%) WCDMA
4 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.63%) GGSN
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.63%) Informix
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Bugzilla
1 3 (7.89%) ClearCase
1 3 (7.89%) ClearQuest
1 3 (7.89%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
2 3 (7.89%) Avionics
3 2 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Designer
2 5 (13.16%) Installation Technician
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Validation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Software Validation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Procurement Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.63%) ASIC
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
5 1 (2.63%) Debian
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Validation
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
2 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.89%) EAI
3 3 (7.89%) ETL
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) SOA
3 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (5.26%) High Availability
4 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Signal Processing
4 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C
2 3 (7.89%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Tcl
4 1 (2.63%) ANSI C
4 1 (2.63%) AWK
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) MapBasic
4 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) sed
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) HNC
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ACCA
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) CIMA
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ECSS
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Cygwin
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) IBM
2 3 (7.89%) Nokia
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.26%) Actix
3 2 (5.26%) BT
3 2 (5.26%) Dell
3 2 (5.26%) EMC
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Huawei
3 2 (5.26%) Mitel
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Crossbeam
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
4 1 (2.63%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (2.63%) Redknee
4 1 (2.63%) Veeam
4 1 (2.63%) Xilinx