Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 94 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -48 +3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 86 122 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.98% 3.55%
As % of the General category 6.35% 6.73% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 49 52
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +17.65% +3.48%
10th Percentile £238 £206 £85
90th Percentile £450 £498 £470
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.86 £12.18 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -1.42% -50.10%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -3.13% -23.81%

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 1355 1814 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.47% 29.39% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 1123 975
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £218 £250 £240
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 65 110
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £19.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.44% -31.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.69 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.15 £42.40 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%

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 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 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 2017. 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 +12 35 £325 -13.33% 2
Solihull -6 19 £250 - 2
Warwickshire +4 9 £325 +18.18%
Coventry +10 6 £343 -22.82% 2
Shropshire - 4 - -
Staffordshire -1 3 - -
Worcestershire +5 2 £225 -30.69%
Wolverhampton -2 2 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (29.07%) LAN
2 24 (27.91%) WAN
3 16 (18.60%) Finance
4 14 (16.28%) Cisco
5 13 (15.12%) ITIL
6 12 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (12.79%) Line Management
7 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
8 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
8 10 (11.63%) Project Management
8 10 (11.63%) Windows
9 9 (10.47%) VoIP
10 8 (9.30%) VMware
10 8 (9.30%) Marketing
10 8 (9.30%) Q.931
10 8 (9.30%) DPNSS
11 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
11 7 (8.14%) Firewall
11 7 (8.14%) Unix
11 7 (8.14%) Retail
11 7 (8.14%) Presales
12 6 (6.98%) PBX
12 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (6.98%) SLA
12 6 (6.98%) Electronics
12 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
13 5 (5.81%) Service Management
13 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.81%) IBM
13 5 (5.81%) Microsoft

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 (4.65%) Apache
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.33%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Primavera
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.07%) LAN
2 24 (27.91%) WAN
3 12 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (10.47%) VoIP
5 8 (9.30%) DPNSS
5 8 (9.30%) Q.931
6 7 (8.14%) Firewall
7 6 (6.98%) PBX
8 5 (5.81%) Internet
8 5 (5.81%) Network Security
8 5 (5.81%) VPN
9 4 (4.65%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.65%) DNS
9 4 (4.65%) FTP
9 4 (4.65%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.65%) PABX
9 4 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
9 4 (4.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) Essbase
1 2 (2.33%) GIS
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) ERwin
3 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Marketing
3 7 (8.14%) Retail
4 6 (6.98%) Electronics
4 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.81%) Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Military
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (12.79%) Voice Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Architect
3 9 (10.47%) Telecoms Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Datafill Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Lead Architect
5 7 (8.14%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Telecoms Architect
6 6 (6.98%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Voice Network Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Network Project Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) IT Operations Manager
8 4 (4.65%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (4.65%) ITIL Service Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) LAMP
2 1 (1.16%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.65%) PKI
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.49%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.49%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.33%) Clustering
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
7 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.16%) Robotics
7 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Unix
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.16%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Line Management
3 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
3 10 (11.63%) Project Management
4 7 (8.14%) Presales
5 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.81%) Resource Management
5 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.81%) Service Management
6 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.65%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (4.65%) Open Source
6 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.65%) Service Design
6 4 (4.65%) Time Management
6 4 (4.65%) WFM
7 3 (3.49%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) C
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) C++
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) PMP
1 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.49%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) iptables
1 4 (4.65%) Postfix
1 4 (4.65%) Samba
1 4 (4.65%) Squid
2 3 (3.49%) Firmware
3 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (4.65%) Nessus
1 4 (4.65%) Nmap
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.16%) MOM
3 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Cisco
2 8 (9.30%) VMware
3 5 (5.81%) IBM
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) HP
4 4 (4.65%) NEC
4 4 (4.65%) Remedy
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.49%) BT
5 3 (3.49%) Capita
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) SonicWALL
5 3 (3.49%) TOWER Software
6 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) Hitachi
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
6 2 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) JDA