Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 118 126
Rank change year-on-year +63 +8 -68
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 95 86 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.44% 1.72% 1.27%
As % of the General category 11.52% 5.99% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £209 £313 £197
90th Percentile £625 £575 £450
England median daily rate £420 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £34.75 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.00% +66.67% +32.39%
England median hourly rate £19.50 £21.29 £21.60
% change year-on-year -8.42% -1.42% +66.15%

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 825 1,435 1,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.86% 28.72% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 953 918
Median daily rate £435 £440 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +9.86% +0.13%
10th Percentile £278 £270 £234
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -23.40% +24.87%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.48 £12.05
90th Percentile £51.88 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £23.94 £22.92 £22.42
% change year-on-year +4.47% +2.21% +4.11%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the West Midlands

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 5 April 2020. 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
Warwickshire +18 39 £375 +10.29% 4
Birmingham +20 24 £450 +20.00% 5
Coventry +24 8 £385 -18.95% 2
Solihull +5 6 - - 1
Herefordshire -3 6 £550 +54.39%
Worcestershire +14 3 £205 -62.73% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £470 -
Wolverhampton -1 1 £400 -
Walsall - 1 £250 -
Halesowen - 1 £175 -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 (31.58%) Wireless
1 30 (31.58%) Public Sector
2 28 (29.47%) Finance
3 25 (26.32%) CCTV
4 22 (23.16%) Project Management
4 22 (23.16%) Cisco
5 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
6 19 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 17 (17.89%) Internet
7 17 (17.89%) Manufacturing
7 17 (17.89%) User Experience
8 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.79%) WAN
9 15 (15.79%) Service Management
10 14 (14.74%) LAN
10 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) PMO
11 13 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (13.68%) Marketing
11 13 (13.68%) SAP
11 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (13.68%) Electronics
12 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
12 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.58%) CCNP
13 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
13 11 (11.58%) Oracle

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 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) Apache
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Azure
2 3 (3.16%) Office 365
3 2 (2.11%) AWS
3 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.11%) GCP
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.58%) Wireless
2 17 (17.89%) Internet
3 15 (15.79%) WAN
4 14 (14.74%) LAN
5 9 (9.47%) DNS
6 8 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (8.42%) Ethernet
7 7 (7.37%) DHCP
8 6 (6.32%) Ethereal
8 6 (6.32%) Wireshark
9 5 (5.26%) DWDM
9 5 (5.26%) Firewall
9 5 (5.26%) MPLS
9 5 (5.26%) SMS
9 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.21%) OSPF
10 4 (4.21%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (3.16%) BGP
11 3 (3.16%) EIGRP
11 3 (3.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.16%) Big Data
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.11%) JMeter
2 1 (1.05%) Babel
2 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.05%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.05%) Selenium
2 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 30 (31.58%) Public Sector
2 28 (29.47%) Finance
3 17 (17.89%) Manufacturing
4 13 (13.68%) Electronics
4 13 (13.68%) Marketing
5 6 (6.32%) Retail
6 4 (4.21%) Legal
7 3 (3.16%) Local Government
8 2 (2.11%) Banking
8 2 (2.11%) Military
9 1 (1.05%) Law
9 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 11 (11.58%) Senior Manager
3 8 (8.42%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Coordinator
4 7 (7.37%) Designer
4 7 (7.37%) Senior Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Commissioning Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Network Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Network Designer
6 5 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Telecoms Designer
7 4 (4.21%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) .NET
1 1 (1.05%) .NET Core
1 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.05%) FFmpeg
1 1 (1.05%) GStreamer
1 1 (1.05%) HEVC
1 1 (1.05%) Jest
1 1 (1.05%) REST
1 1 (1.05%) Spring
1 1 (1.05%) Swagger
1 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.32%) CCTV
2 17 (17.89%) User Experience
3 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.63%) Management Information System
4 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
5 8 (8.42%) CMDB
6 5 (5.26%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (3.16%) e-Learning
8 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.05%) Digital TV
9 1 (1.05%) MPEG
9 1 (1.05%) NHS
9 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.05%) Social Media
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Linux
3 6 (6.32%) CatOS
4 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.11%) HPUX
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) SUSE
6 1 (1.05%) Unix
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Project Management
2 19 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 15 (15.79%) Service Management
4 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
7 10 (10.53%) Change Management
7 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.47%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (9.47%) Migration
8 9 (9.47%) Project Delivery
9 8 (8.42%) Network Management
10 7 (7.37%) Project Governance
10 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.32%) CAD
11 6 (6.32%) ITIL
11 6 (6.32%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.32%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) C
1 6 (6.32%) Python
2 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.05%) C#
3 1 (1.05%) C++
3 1 (1.05%) Java
3 1 (1.05%) Rust
3 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) CCNP
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.53%) Degree
5 8 (8.42%) APMP
5 8 (8.42%) CCNA
6 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.32%) HNC
7 6 (6.32%) HND
8 5 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.16%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) CCDA
9 3 (3.16%) CCIE
9 3 (3.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (2.11%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.05%) CCIP
11 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
11 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) PMO
2 6 (6.32%) P3O
3 4 (4.21%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Docker
3 2 (2.11%) vCloud
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) OpenView
2 3 (3.16%) vRealize
3 2 (2.11%) Ansible
3 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.11%) Terraform
4 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Cisco
2 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.68%) SAP
4 11 (11.58%) Oracle
5 10 (10.53%) VMware
6 4 (4.21%) Arqiva
6 4 (4.21%) Dell
6 4 (4.21%) Juniper
6 4 (4.21%) Veeam
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.16%) Virgin Media
8 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.05%) Aruba
9 1 (1.05%) BT
9 1 (1.05%) McAfee
9 1 (1.05%) Siemens