Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 67 50
Rank change year-on-year -43 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 81 145 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 2.64% 3.15%
As % of the General category 6.32% 8.68% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 41
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +11.54% +10.64%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £81
90th Percentile £394 £453 £575
England median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £11.33 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.39% -8.26% -49.59%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% -14.71% -20.00%

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 1,282 1,670 1,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.25% 30.41% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 985 883
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +10.73%
10th Percentile £225 £228 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £21.34 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.21% -16.84% -14.47%
10th Percentile £13.88 £10.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.80 £39.65 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%

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 January 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
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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 -1 41 £325 +4.00% 8
Solihull -14 15 - - 4
Warwickshire +5 11 £325 -23.53% 5
Worcestershire +1 4 £225 -30.69% 3
Coventry -2 3 £240 -45.92% 4
Staffordshire +5 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -3 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 23 (28.40%) WAN
2 20 (24.69%) LAN
3 15 (18.52%) Finance
4 13 (16.05%) ITIL
5 12 (14.81%) Line Management
6 11 (13.58%) Cisco
7 10 (12.35%) DPNSS
7 10 (12.35%) Q.931
8 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (9.88%) VoIP
9 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
9 8 (9.88%) Presales
10 7 (8.64%) PBX
10 7 (8.64%) Project Management
11 6 (7.41%) Firewall
11 6 (7.41%) Unified Communications
12 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
12 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
12 5 (6.17%) Electronics
12 5 (6.17%) Service Management
12 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
12 5 (6.17%) Unix
12 5 (6.17%) SQL
12 5 (6.17%) Internet
12 5 (6.17%) NHS
12 5 (6.17%) MPLS
12 5 (6.17%) VPN
12 5 (6.17%) SLA
13 4 (4.94%) SSL
13 4 (4.94%) DNS

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 (4.94%) Apache
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.47%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Primavera
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.40%) WAN
2 20 (24.69%) LAN
3 10 (12.35%) DPNSS
3 10 (12.35%) Q.931
4 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (9.88%) VoIP
6 7 (8.64%) PBX
7 6 (7.41%) Firewall
7 6 (7.41%) Unified Communications
8 5 (6.17%) Internet
8 5 (6.17%) MPLS
8 5 (6.17%) VPN
9 4 (4.94%) DNS
9 4 (4.94%) FTP
9 4 (4.94%) GSM
9 4 (4.94%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.94%) PABX
9 4 (4.94%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (4.94%) SDH
9 4 (4.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) Essbase
1 2 (2.47%) GIS
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Electronics
3 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
5 2 (2.47%) Military
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.23%) Front Office
6 1 (1.23%) German Language
6 1 (1.23%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.23%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) Telecoms Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Datafill Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Architect
4 11 (13.58%) Voice Network Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Lead Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Telecoms Architect
6 6 (7.41%) Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Network Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Service Design Manager
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL Service Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Service Design Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) LAMP
1 4 (4.94%) LDAP
2 1 (1.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
3 4 (4.94%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) PKI
4 2 (2.47%) Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Robotics
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Unix
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Line Management
3 8 (9.88%) Presales
4 7 (8.64%) Project Management
5 5 (6.17%) Service Management
6 4 (4.94%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.94%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.94%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.94%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (4.94%) Open Source
6 4 (4.94%) Programme Management
6 4 (4.94%) Resource Management
6 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.94%) Service Design
7 3 (3.70%) Change Control
7 3 (3.70%) Coaching
7 3 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (3.70%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) C
2 2 (2.47%) C#
2 2 (2.47%) C++
2 2 (2.47%) Java
2 2 (2.47%) MATLAB
2 2 (2.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.47%) PMP
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.23%) HND
5 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) PMO
3 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) iptables
1 4 (4.94%) Postfix
1 4 (4.94%) Samba
1 4 (4.94%) Squid
2 2 (2.47%) Firmware
2 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (4.94%) Nessus
1 4 (4.94%) Nmap
2 1 (1.23%) MOM
2 1 (1.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Cisco
2 4 (4.94%) BT
2 4 (4.94%) IBM
2 4 (4.94%) NEC
2 4 (4.94%) Remedy
2 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.70%) Capita
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) TOWER Software
3 3 (3.70%) VMware
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) Juniper
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.23%) Avaya
5 1 (1.23%) Meraki
5 1 (1.23%) Nortel
5 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.23%) Pega