The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 104 82
Rank change year-on-year +38 -22  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 36 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.10% 1.16% 1.51%
As % of the General category 5.18% 2.35% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 15
Median daily rate £380 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £9.37 £9.37 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +193.33%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 695 1276 1286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 40.62% 49.44% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 646 660
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 22
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +50.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £49.60 £58.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Glasgow +8 16 £290 +16.00% 3
Edinburgh +21 7 £362 -3.53% 2
West Lothian +1 6 £423 +3.17% 1
Stirling - 3 £475 - 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £325 - 3
North Lanarkshire +2 1 - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Project Management
3 18 (25.71%) Finance
4 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (21.43%) LAN
6 14 (20.00%) Cisco
7 12 (17.14%) SQL
7 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (17.14%) Marketing
8 11 (15.71%) Java
9 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
10 9 (12.86%) Oracle
10 9 (12.86%) CRM
10 9 (12.86%) DNA
10 9 (12.86%) Service Management
10 9 (12.86%) HP
10 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) Business Transformation
10 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database
11 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
11 8 (11.43%) Unix
12 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 7 (10.00%) CCNP
12 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
12 7 (10.00%) Change Control
13 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
13 6 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (8.57%) Network Design

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (5.71%) CMS
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) LAN
2 5 (7.14%) BIG-IP
2 5 (7.14%) WAN
2 5 (7.14%) Wireless
3 4 (5.71%) Firewall
4 3 (4.29%) 2G
4 3 (4.29%) 3G
4 3 (4.29%) 4G
5 1 (1.43%) DPNSS
5 1 (1.43%) Q.931
5 1 (1.43%) RNC
5 1 (1.43%) Skype
5 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.43%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.43%) GIS
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Selenium
1 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.86%) DbUnit
2 2 (2.86%) JUnit
2 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.86%) Mockito
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.43%) Hudson
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Marketing
3 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.14%) Electronics
5 4 (5.71%) Billing
6 2 (2.86%) Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Database Designer
3 6 (8.57%) Designer
4 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Senior PMO
6 2 (2.86%) Change and Release Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Field Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) PMO Director
6 2 (2.86%) Radio Planner
6 2 (2.86%) Release Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Senior PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Middleware
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) FMCG
3 2 (2.86%) Handset
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Pricing Data
3 2 (2.86%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.43%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Project Management
3 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.86%) Business Transformation
4 9 (12.86%) CRM
4 9 (12.86%) DNA
4 9 (12.86%) Service Management
5 8 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 7 (10.00%) Change Control
6 7 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.57%) Network Design
7 6 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (8.57%) SOA
8 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.14%) Scrum
9 4 (5.71%) ITSM
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 11 (15.71%) Java
3 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) CCNP
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (5.71%) CCDP
4 4 (5.71%) CCIE
4 4 (5.71%) CCIP
4 4 (5.71%) CCSA
4 4 (5.71%) CCSE
4 4 (5.71%) HP ASE
4 4 (5.71%) HP MASE
4 4 (5.71%) JNCIA
4 4 (5.71%) JNCIE
5 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.43%) HNC
6 1 (1.43%) HND
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) PMO
2 5 (7.14%) QA
3 4 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.43%) ISO27005
4 1 (1.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.86%) OpenView
3 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Cisco
2 9 (12.86%) HP
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Aruba
3 5 (7.14%) F5
3 5 (7.14%) Riverbed
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
4 4 (5.71%) Juniper
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.29%) FatWire
6 2 (2.86%) BT
6 2 (2.86%) Netezza
6 2 (2.86%) Talend
7 1 (1.43%) Huawei
7 1 (1.43%) Lumension
7 1 (1.43%) Openreach
7 1 (1.43%) Planview
7 1 (1.43%) Virgin Media