Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 19 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 103 94
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -47
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 87 86 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.81% 1.98%
As % of the General category 7.46% 6.35% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 49
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £212 £238 £206
90th Percentile £576 £450 £498
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.86 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% +13.84% -1.42%
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.89 £9.08
90th Percentile £23.00 £20.91 £26.85
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +29.03% -3.13%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,167 1,355 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.88% 28.47% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 826 1,123
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 65
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.87% +58.44% -31.25%
10th Percentile £10.77 £14.56 £10.69
90th Percentile £38.50 £46.15 £42.40
England median hourly rate £24.06 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.24% +0.48% +0.60%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Birmingham 0 32 £350 +7.69% 20
Warwickshire +22 17 £395 +21.54%
Herefordshire - 12 £425 - 1
Solihull -11 5 £375 +50.00% 3
Coventry -19 5 £338 -1.46% 4
Wolverhampton 0 3 £575 - 1
Worcestershire -1 3 - - 4
Staffordshire -8 3 £325 - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Manufacturing
2 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) Programme Management
3 18 (20.69%) Marketing
3 18 (20.69%) Digital Marketing
3 18 (20.69%) Electronics
3 18 (20.69%) SAP
3 18 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
6 13 (14.94%) ITIL
7 11 (12.64%) Internet
7 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.49%) Cisco
8 10 (11.49%) Linux
8 10 (11.49%) Python
8 10 (11.49%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.34%) Military
10 8 (9.20%) Project Management
10 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (8.05%) Digital Media
11 7 (8.05%) Google
11 7 (8.05%) LAN
11 7 (8.05%) VoIP
11 7 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (6.90%) Service Design
12 6 (6.90%) MPLS

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (3.45%) ArcGIS
1 3 (3.45%) Smallworld
2 1 (1.15%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.45%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (3.45%) MicroStation
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.30%) Office 365
4 2 (2.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) LAN
2 7 (8.05%) VoIP
3 6 (6.90%) MPLS
3 6 (6.90%) SNMP
4 5 (5.75%) DHCP
4 5 (5.75%) DWDM
4 5 (5.75%) Wireless
5 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.60%) Firewall
5 4 (4.60%) Network Security
5 4 (4.60%) OSPF
5 4 (4.60%) SDH
5 4 (4.60%) VPN
5 4 (4.60%) WAN
6 3 (3.45%) 4G
6 3 (3.45%) DNS
6 3 (3.45%) IPsec
6 3 (3.45%) SSL
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) GIS
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.15%) Big Data
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MSTest
1 2 (2.30%) NUnit
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Manufacturing
3 18 (20.69%) Electronics
3 18 (20.69%) Marketing
4 9 (10.34%) Military
5 3 (3.45%) Back Office
5 3 (3.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (9.20%) Author
1 8 (9.20%) Technical Author
2 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
3 5 (5.75%) Architect
3 5 (5.75%) Data Scientist
3 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (5.75%) ITIL Manager
3 5 (5.75%) Network Engineer
4 4 (4.60%) Developer
4 4 (4.60%) ITIL Project Manager
5 3 (3.45%) Analyst
5 3 (3.45%) Design Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Designer
5 3 (3.45%) Field Engineer
5 3 (3.45%) Network Designer
5 3 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 3 (3.45%) Technical Manager
5 3 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (2.30%) ATM Engineer
6 2 (2.30%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
1 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.45%) WCF
4 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.30%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.15%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.15%) jQuery
5 1 (1.15%) LAMP
5 1 (1.15%) Laravel
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Digital Media
3 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.45%) CCTV
5 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.15%) Solaris
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) Digital Marketing
1 18 (20.69%) Programme Management
2 13 (14.94%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.49%) Risk Management
5 8 (9.20%) Project Management
6 6 (6.90%) Security Management
6 6 (6.90%) Service Design
6 6 (6.90%) Service Management
7 5 (5.75%) Data Science
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.60%) Information Security
8 4 (4.60%) Information Security Management
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) Python
2 5 (5.75%) C#
2 5 (5.75%) C++
2 5 (5.75%) Java
2 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.75%) R
3 4 (4.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.09%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.60%) CCNA
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) CCNP
5 2 (2.30%) CISA
5 2 (2.30%) CISM
5 2 (2.30%) CISSP
5 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) CCDA
6 1 (1.15%) CCDP
6 1 (1.15%) CCIE
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.15%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Firmware
3 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) iptables
3 1 (1.15%) Postfix
3 1 (1.15%) Samba
3 1 (1.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Ansible
1 5 (5.75%) Terraform
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.15%) Control-M
2 1 (1.15%) Nessus
2 1 (1.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) SAP
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.49%) Cisco
4 7 (8.05%) Google
5 3 (3.45%) Autodesk
6 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.30%) Virgin Media
6 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.15%) Avaya
7 1 (1.15%) BMC
7 1 (1.15%) BT
7 1 (1.15%) Compaq
7 1 (1.15%) Compuware
7 1 (1.15%) Dell
7 1 (1.15%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.15%) HP
7 1 (1.15%) NetApp
7 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.15%) Sun