The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 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.

Telecommunications
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 17 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.56% 6.19% 3.13%
As % of the General category 6.67% 13.04% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £510 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +85.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

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 Watford with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 45 46 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 38.46% 47.42% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 23
Median daily rate £400 £413 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £301 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £524 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Watford

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Watford

Telecoms
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Watford region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 6 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) RIA
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) XML

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Installation Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Kendo UI
2 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) RIA
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle