Period
to 23 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 23 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 119 96
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 -34
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 146 128 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.78% 1.65% 1.99%
As % of the General category 6.30% 5.17% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 115
Midlands median daily rate £341 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.57% - +20.69%
10th Percentile £126 £216 £155
90th Percentile £588 £525 £625
England median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.86 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +13.84% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.92 £11.63
90th Percentile £27.65 £15.00 £23.25
England median hourly rate £21.75 £13.86 £21.04
% change year-on-year +56.93% -34.13% +27.52%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,318 2,476 2,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.19% 32.01% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 1,559 1,738
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 78
Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £24.48 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.33% +25.16% -14.98%
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.34 £9.72
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £56.90
England median hourly rate £26.88 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% -2.13% +11.11%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the Midlands

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -5 98 £413 +8.55% 28
East Midlands +8 48 £209 -40.29% 36
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 41 (28.08%) Cisco
2 37 (25.34%) Finance
3 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.07%) Manufacturing
5 21 (14.38%) Windows
5 21 (14.38%) LAN
6 19 (13.01%) WAN
6 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (12.33%) ITIL
7 18 (12.33%) Electronics
8 17 (11.64%) Unix
9 16 (10.96%) VoIP
9 16 (10.96%) SAP
9 16 (10.96%) Project Management
9 16 (10.96%) Active Directory
9 16 (10.96%) Juniper
9 16 (10.96%) Internet
9 16 (10.96%) Programme Management
10 15 (10.27%) Migration
10 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (9.59%) VPN
11 14 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (9.59%) Marketing
11 14 (9.59%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (8.90%) CCNA
13 12 (8.22%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
13 12 (8.22%) Data Centre
14 11 (7.53%) Windows 10

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.42%) Apache
4 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) HipChat
4 1 (0.68%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.68%) Primavera
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) GitHub
6 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) LAN
2 19 (13.01%) WAN
3 16 (10.96%) Internet
3 16 (10.96%) VoIP
4 14 (9.59%) VPN
5 13 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (6.16%) DSL
6 9 (6.16%) Firewall
7 8 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (5.48%) MPLS
8 7 (4.79%) ATM
8 7 (4.79%) Network Security
8 7 (4.79%) SSL
9 6 (4.11%) SNMP
10 5 (3.42%) DNS
10 5 (3.42%) PBX
10 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.74%) DMARC
12 3 (2.05%) DWDM
12 3 (2.05%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.37%) Big Data
2 2 (1.37%) MySQL
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) GIS
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) AdminStudio
1 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.05%) MSI
2 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (0.68%) Ant
3 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.68%) Gatling
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Gradle
3 1 (0.68%) Grunt
3 1 (0.68%) gulp
3 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) JUnit
3 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.68%) Sublime Text
3 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 37 (25.34%) Finance
2 22 (15.07%) Manufacturing
3 18 (12.33%) Electronics
4 14 (9.59%) Marketing
5 7 (4.79%) Retail
6 3 (2.05%) Back Office
6 3 (2.05%) Law
6 3 (2.05%) Legal
6 3 (2.05%) Publishing
7 2 (1.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) German Language
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (13.01%) Analyst
2 10 (6.85%) Network Engineer
2 10 (6.85%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.16%) Architect
4 8 (5.48%) Field Engineer
5 7 (4.79%) ATM Engineer
5 7 (4.79%) IT Manager
5 7 (4.79%) Lead Architect
5 7 (4.79%) Network Support
6 6 (4.11%) Consultant
6 6 (4.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.11%) Network Architect
6 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.11%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.42%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Network Architect
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.74%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (2.74%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) LAMP
2 3 (2.05%) .NET
2 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (2.05%) WCF
3 2 (1.37%) LDAP
3 2 (1.37%) Node.js
3 2 (1.37%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.68%) EJB
4 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) Laravel
4 1 (0.68%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) Servlets
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.48%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.79%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.74%) NHS
7 3 (2.05%) PKI
8 2 (1.37%) CCTV
8 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) CESG
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.38%) Windows
2 17 (11.64%) Unix
3 11 (7.53%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.85%) Solaris
5 8 (5.48%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.48%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.79%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.11%) Linux
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.33%) ITIL
2 16 (10.96%) Programme Management
2 16 (10.96%) Project Management
3 15 (10.27%) Migration
4 14 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (9.59%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (6.16%) Risk Management
5 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.48%) Network Management
7 7 (4.79%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (4.79%) Open Source
8 6 (4.11%) Decision-Making
8 6 (4.11%) Integration Testing
8 6 (4.11%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.42%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.79%) SQL
2 5 (3.42%) C#
2 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.42%) VBScript
3 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.05%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) Haskell
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) Scala
6 1 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (8.90%) CCNA
3 12 (8.22%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (8.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.42%) Degree
5 5 (3.42%) HNC
5 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.74%) HND
6 4 (2.74%) MCP
7 2 (1.37%) CCNP
7 2 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.37%) CISSP
7 2 (1.37%) PMP
8 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CISA
8 1 (0.68%) CISM
8 1 (0.68%) IIBA
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.05%) PMO
2 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.74%) XenApp
3 3 (2.05%) Docker
3 3 (2.05%) Samba
3 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.37%) iptables
4 2 (1.37%) Postfix
4 2 (1.37%) Squid
4 2 (1.37%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (2.74%) Nessus
1 4 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Grafana
3 1 (0.68%) Kibana
3 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.68%) Nmap
3 1 (0.68%) Packer
3 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (28.08%) Cisco
2 24 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.96%) Juniper
3 16 (10.96%) SAP
4 11 (7.53%) Citrix
5 9 (6.16%) Brocade
6 3 (2.05%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.05%) Sun
6 3 (2.05%) VMware
7 2 (1.37%) BT
7 2 (1.37%) Compaq
7 2 (1.37%) Dell
7 2 (1.37%) Google
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle
7 2 (1.37%) Remedy
7 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.37%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.68%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.68%) NEC
8 1 (0.68%) Netezza