The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
England / South West
Rank 29 27 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 140 170 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.47% 5.93% 5.36%
As % of the General category 16.69% 18.68% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 108 90
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £541 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £23.75 £46.20 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% +301.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £46.20 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £46.20 £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -70.45% +114.63%  

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 the South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 839 910 1002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.79% 31.73% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 623 679
Median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 27
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £57.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol -7 65 £355 -5.33% 53
Wiltshire +9 29 £320 +7.56% 24
Somerset +1 13 £375 -1.31% 17
Gloucestershire -16 10 £375 - 16
Devon -4 7 £170 -60.00% 12
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 169 (58.28%) Finance
2 149 (51.38%) SAP
3 142 (48.97%) Marketing
4 139 (47.93%) Digital Marketing
5 138 (47.59%) Programme Management
6 137 (47.24%) Business Intelligence
7 136 (46.90%) Manufacturing
7 136 (46.90%) Electronics
7 136 (46.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 96 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 57 (19.66%) Project Management
11 44 (15.17%) SC Cleared
12 39 (13.45%) AngularJS
13 36 (12.41%) MVC
13 36 (12.41%) C#
13 36 (12.41%) SQL
14 35 (12.07%) JavaScript
14 35 (12.07%) Microsoft
14 35 (12.07%) Scrum
15 34 (11.72%) .NET
15 34 (11.72%) SharePoint
16 33 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (10.69%) PRINCE2
18 28 (9.66%) Java
19 27 (9.31%) HTML
20 26 (8.97%) JSON
21 25 (8.62%) Oracle
22 24 (8.28%) CSS
23 23 (7.93%) SOAP

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 34 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.17%) Mule
2 15 (5.17%) Mule ESB
3 11 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (3.10%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.72%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.38%) Confluence
8 3 (1.03%) Drupal
9 2 (0.69%) Apache
9 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Railo
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.90%) MS Project
3 14 (4.83%) MS Office
4 7 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 136 (46.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.03%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (2.41%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) VoIP
2 8 (2.76%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.07%) DNS
4 5 (1.72%) 3G
4 5 (1.72%) Firewall
4 5 (1.72%) LAN
4 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.72%) WAN
5 4 (1.38%) 2G
5 4 (1.38%) DHCP
5 4 (1.38%) Skype
6 3 (1.03%) 4G
6 3 (1.03%) OpenScape
6 3 (1.03%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.69%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.69%) GPON
7 2 (0.69%) ISDN
7 2 (0.69%) LTE
7 2 (0.69%) MPLS
7 2 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.86%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.72%) MySQL
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (0.69%) Big Data
7 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (3.79%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.79%) Selenium
2 10 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 9 (3.10%) JIRA
3 9 (3.10%) WebDriver
4 8 (2.76%) SoapUI
5 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.07%) Maven
7 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.38%) JUnit
8 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.03%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.69%) Ant
10 2 (0.69%) Grunt
10 2 (0.69%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.69%) Subversion
10 2 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.34%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
General
1 169 (58.28%) Finance
2 142 (48.97%) Marketing
3 136 (46.90%) Electronics
3 136 (46.90%) Manufacturing
4 15 (5.17%) Retail
5 13 (4.48%) Billing
6 8 (2.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (24.83%) Developer
2 42 (14.48%) Analyst
3 38 (13.10%) Project Manager
4 19 (6.55%) C# Developer
4 19 (6.55%) Java Developer
5 14 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (4.14%) .NET Developer
6 12 (4.14%) Architect
6 12 (4.14%) Coordinator
6 12 (4.14%) Project Coordinator
7 11 (3.79%) Angular Developer
7 11 (3.79%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.79%) Tester
8 10 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (3.45%) Consultant
8 10 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 10 (3.45%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (3.45%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.45%) AngularJS
2 34 (11.72%) .NET
3 27 (9.31%) HTML
4 26 (8.97%) JSON
5 24 (8.28%) CSS
6 23 (7.93%) SOAP
7 21 (7.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 19 (6.55%) jQuery
9 18 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (6.21%) Spring
10 17 (5.86%) XML
11 16 (5.52%) Apache Camel
12 15 (5.17%) Backbone.js
12 15 (5.17%) Ember.js
12 15 (5.17%) Hibernate
12 15 (5.17%) JPA
12 15 (5.17%) Spring Integration
12 15 (5.17%) Spring MVC
13 13 (4.48%) REST
14 12 (4.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.10%) Digital Media
2 8 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.76%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.72%) User Experience
4 5 (1.72%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.38%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.38%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.69%) CESG
6 2 (0.69%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.69%) FMCG
6 2 (0.69%) iPhone
6 2 (0.69%) NHS
6 2 (0.69%) PKI
6 2 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.86%) Linux
2 15 (5.17%) Windows
3 9 (3.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.76%) Unix
5 7 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) AIX
7 3 (1.03%) Android
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.69%) CentOS
8 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (47.93%) Digital Marketing
2 138 (47.59%) Programme Management
3 137 (47.24%) Business Intelligence
4 96 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (19.66%) Project Management
6 36 (12.41%) MVC
7 35 (12.07%) Scrum
8 33 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (10.69%) PRINCE2
10 18 (6.21%) ITIL
11 16 (5.52%) Integration Testing
12 15 (5.17%) BDD
13 14 (4.83%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.83%) Migration
13 14 (4.83%) SDLC
13 14 (4.83%) Validation
14 13 (4.48%) Project Planning
14 13 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 13 (4.48%) Test Scripting
15 12 (4.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.41%) C#
1 36 (12.41%) SQL
2 35 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.66%) Java
4 8 (2.76%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.07%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.72%) Python
7 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.03%) Perl
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.03%) Ruby
8 3 (1.03%) VBA
9 2 (0.69%) C
9 2 (0.69%) C++
9 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.34%) Go
Qualifications
1 60 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.86%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.41%) Degree
5 6 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.38%) PMP
8 3 (1.03%) CCNA
8 3 (1.03%) CCNP
8 3 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.03%) CISSP
8 3 (1.03%) HNC
8 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.69%) CCDA
9 2 (0.69%) CIPD
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) MCSA
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) PMO
2 14 (4.83%) QA
3 7 (2.41%) IFRS
3 7 (2.41%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) RMADS
5 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Puppet
2 6 (2.07%) Ansible
3 3 (1.03%) WSUS
4 2 (0.69%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (0.69%) Nagios
4 2 (0.69%) Nessus
4 2 (0.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) SCOM
5 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 149 (51.38%) SAP
2 35 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.62%) Oracle
4 10 (3.45%) VMware
5 9 (3.10%) Cisco
6 7 (2.41%) BT
6 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.07%) IBM
7 6 (2.07%) Sophos
8 4 (1.38%) Citrix
8 4 (1.38%) HP
8 4 (1.38%) Huawei
8 4 (1.38%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.03%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.03%) Siemens
10 2 (0.69%) Avaya
10 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.69%) Genesys
10 2 (0.69%) Nokia
10 2 (0.69%) Novell
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