Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 96 100
Rank change year-on-year +31 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 117 116 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 2.31% 1.89%
As % of the General category 9.19% 8.09% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 46 29
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -2.99%
10th Percentile £134 £206 £236
90th Percentile £655 £572 £440
England median daily rate £410 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -4.09% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.59 £13.00 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.69% -6.20% +13.84%
10th Percentile £21.52 £11.44 £12.32
90th Percentile £35.60 £23.00 £19.56
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year +15.23% -4.08% +28.81%

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 1,273 1,434 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.04% 28.61% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 812 981
West Midlands median daily rate £439 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £271 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% -32.63% +53.23%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.24 £12.06
90th Percentile £42.63 £33.75 £51.20
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.68
% change year-on-year +1.10% -4.06% +10.63%

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 13 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

Contractor 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 13 October 2019. 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 +29 50 £275 -24.66% 9
Birmingham +14 41 £365 +4.29% 14
Coventry +8 11 £230 -31.85% 4
Shropshire +42 3 £660 - 5
Worcestershire -9 2 £150 -75.00% 5
Staffordshire +8 1 - - 4
Herefordshire -2 1 £600 +41.18%
Walsall -3 1 £425 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 34 (29.06%) User Experience
3 33 (28.21%) Wireless
4 32 (27.35%) CCTV
5 31 (26.50%) Project Management
6 27 (23.08%) Public Sector
7 22 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (18.80%) Manufacturing
8 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.53%) Data Centre
10 16 (13.68%) ITIL
10 16 (13.68%) Marketing
10 16 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (12.82%) Electronics
11 15 (12.82%) Programme Management
11 15 (12.82%) SAP
11 15 (12.82%) Windows
12 14 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (11.11%) Local Government
13 13 (11.11%) PBX
13 13 (11.11%) Driving Licence
14 12 (10.26%) Migration
15 11 (9.40%) Retail
15 11 (9.40%) Incident Management
16 10 (8.55%) Degree
16 10 (8.55%) Fault Management
16 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
16 10 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
17 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
17 9 (7.69%) Office 365

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 4 (3.42%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
4 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.71%) InVision
4 2 (1.71%) Sketch
4 2 (1.71%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Primavera
2 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Office 365
2 7 (5.98%) Azure
3 3 (2.56%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) AWS
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
5 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.21%) Wireless
2 13 (11.11%) PBX
3 8 (6.84%) LAN
3 8 (6.84%) WAN
4 6 (5.13%) Firewall
4 6 (5.13%) SMS
5 5 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.42%) PABX
6 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.42%) VoIP
7 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.56%) DWDM
7 3 (2.56%) ISDN
7 3 (2.56%) Multicast
7 3 (2.56%) Skype
8 2 (1.71%) BGP
8 2 (1.71%) DPNSS
8 2 (1.71%) MPLS
8 2 (1.71%) OSPF
8 2 (1.71%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) Big Data
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.85%) GIS
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.56%) Rational Quality Manager
3 2 (1.71%) JMeter
4 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 27 (23.08%) Public Sector
3 22 (18.80%) Manufacturing
4 16 (13.68%) Marketing
5 15 (12.82%) Electronics
6 13 (11.11%) Local Government
7 11 (9.40%) Retail
8 4 (3.42%) Banking
9 2 (1.71%) Legal
10 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (10.26%) Analyst
2 11 (9.40%) Architect
2 11 (9.40%) Project Manager
3 10 (8.55%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (5.98%) Project Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.27%) Designer
6 5 (4.27%) Head of Security
6 5 (4.27%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Telephony Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Telephony Project Manager
7 4 (3.42%) Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) Digital Designer
7 4 (3.42%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.42%) Programme Planner
7 4 (3.42%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.42%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Customer Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) CSS
1 4 (3.42%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) SOAP
2 1 (0.85%) XML
2 1 (0.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.06%) User Experience
2 32 (27.35%) CCTV
3 17 (14.53%) Data Centre
4 13 (11.11%) Driving Licence
5 10 (8.55%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.27%) CESG
7 3 (2.56%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.56%) NHS
8 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.85%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.85%) Frameworx
9 1 (0.85%) HACMP
9 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Windows
2 6 (5.13%) Linux
3 5 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.71%) Solaris
4 2 (1.71%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) AIX
5 1 (0.85%) HPUX
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) Project Management
2 22 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (13.68%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (13.68%) ITIL
4 15 (12.82%) Programme Management
5 14 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.26%) Migration
7 11 (9.40%) Incident Management
8 10 (8.55%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (8.55%) Fault Management
9 9 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 8 (6.84%) Change Management
10 8 (6.84%) Matrix Organization
11 7 (5.98%) Analytics
11 7 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.98%) Project Delivery
11 7 (5.98%) Service Management
11 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.13%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.27%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.56%) Python
4 2 (1.71%) Java
5 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.85%) Korn
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 6 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.27%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (4.27%) CISSP
3 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.42%) CCNP
4 4 (3.42%) MCSA
4 4 (3.42%) MCSE
4 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) CBAP
5 3 (2.56%) IIBA
6 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.71%) CCIE
6 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.71%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) CCDP
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.27%) ISO 22301
3 4 (3.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Netcool
2 3 (2.56%) TeMIP
3 2 (1.71%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.71%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) Avamar
4 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) OpenView
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.82%) SAP
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco
3 7 (5.98%) Oracle
4 6 (5.13%) Remedy
4 6 (5.13%) VMware
5 4 (3.42%) Google
5 4 (3.42%) OpenText
5 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.56%) Adobe
6 3 (2.56%) Alteryx
6 3 (2.56%) Juniper
6 3 (2.56%) Nokia
6 3 (2.56%) Siemens
6 3 (2.56%) Tableau
6 3 (2.56%) Virgin Media
7 2 (1.71%) BMC
7 2 (1.71%) BT
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) Red Hat