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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 63 43
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 62 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.49% 3.64%
As % of the General category 9.61% 9.78% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 31
Median daily rate £400 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £130 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £467 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £6.84
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 645 695 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.01% 25.40% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 401 391
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 63
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -33.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.00 £37.89
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Solihull +8 28 £338 +159.61% 2
Birmingham -6 17 £313 -17.76% 6
Coventry -4 6 £503 +79.46% 2
Warwickshire +5 5 £438 -4.89% 5
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
Halesowen - 1 £380 -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
3 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.92%) WAN
5 27 (18.24%) LAN
6 24 (16.22%) Data Centre
7 22 (14.86%) Degree
7 22 (14.86%) Cisco
8 21 (14.19%) Electronics
8 21 (14.19%) Presales
9 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
9 20 (13.51%) Network Security
10 19 (12.84%) Project Management
10 19 (12.84%) SQL
11 18 (12.16%) IBM
11 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (11.49%) Migration
12 17 (11.49%) SC Cleared
12 17 (11.49%) Customer Requirements
13 15 (10.14%) Broadband
14 14 (9.46%) ITIL
14 14 (9.46%) BT
14 14 (9.46%) Marketing
14 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (8.78%) MVC
15 13 (8.78%) .NET
15 13 (8.78%) C#
15 13 (8.78%) CSS
15 13 (8.78%) Juniper
16 12 (8.11%) Visual Studio

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 11 (7.43%) NServiceBus
2 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.38%) MS Office
4 3 (2.03%) MS Project
5 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.92%) WAN
2 27 (18.24%) LAN
3 20 (13.51%) Network Security
4 15 (10.14%) Broadband
5 12 (8.11%) ADSL
5 12 (8.11%) SDH
5 12 (8.11%) xDSL
6 11 (7.43%) DWDM
6 11 (7.43%) GPON
6 11 (7.43%) GSM
6 11 (7.43%) PSTN
7 8 (5.41%) SAN
8 6 (4.05%) Firewall
9 5 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.70%) Internet
10 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.70%) Wireless
11 3 (2.03%) DHCP
11 3 (2.03%) DNS
11 3 (2.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
1 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) Big Data
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.35%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.35%) DB2
4 2 (1.35%) Informix
4 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Moq
2 1 (0.68%) NUnit
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 31 (20.95%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Electronics
3 14 (9.46%) Marketing
4 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 3 (2.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (1.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Architect
2 17 (11.49%) Project Manager
3 15 (10.14%) Telecoms Architect
4 11 (7.43%) Lead Architect
5 10 (6.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Telecoms Manager
6 9 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.73%) .NET Software Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.05%) Coordinator
8 6 (4.05%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.05%) Network Manager
8 6 (4.05%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Administrator
9 5 (3.38%) Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) Bid Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.78%) .NET
1 13 (8.78%) CSS
2 12 (8.11%) HTML
2 12 (8.11%) jQuery
2 12 (8.11%) WCF
2 12 (8.11%) XML
3 11 (7.43%) KnockoutJS
3 11 (7.43%) SOAP
3 11 (7.43%) StructureMap
4 4 (2.70%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.35%) Web Services
5 2 (1.35%) WF
6 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) LINQ
6 1 (0.68%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.03%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.03%) PMI
5 3 (2.03%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.35%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Linux
2 6 (4.05%) Windows
3 4 (2.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) HPUX
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.19%) Presales
2 19 (12.84%) Project Management
3 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.49%) Customer Requirements
4 17 (11.49%) Migration
5 14 (9.46%) ITIL
6 13 (8.78%) MVC
7 11 (7.43%) Change Management
7 11 (7.43%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.43%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.08%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (6.08%) Logistics
8 9 (6.08%) Programme Management
9 8 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.73%) Escalation Management
10 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.73%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.73%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) SQL
2 13 (8.78%) C#
3 11 (7.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.35%) C
4 2 (1.35%) Java
4 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) C++
5 1 (0.68%) Go
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby
5 1 (0.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.86%) Degree
3 17 (11.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.03%) PMP
6 2 (1.35%) CCDA
6 2 (1.35%) CCDP
6 2 (1.35%) CCIE
6 2 (1.35%) CCNA
6 2 (1.35%) CCNP
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISM
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) Basel II
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.05%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.03%) Firmware
4 3 (2.03%) SRDF
5 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) SCCM
1 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.86%) Cisco
3 18 (12.16%) IBM
4 14 (9.46%) BT
5 13 (8.78%) Juniper
6 9 (6.08%) Capita
6 9 (6.08%) HP
6 9 (6.08%) TOWER Software
6 9 (6.08%) VMware
7 8 (5.41%) Oracle
7 8 (5.41%) SAP
8 7 (4.73%) Dell
9 5 (3.38%) EMC
9 5 (3.38%) Veritas
10 4 (2.70%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.70%) Teradata
11 3 (2.03%) Brocade
11 3 (2.03%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.03%) Informatica
11 3 (2.03%) NetApp