Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 126 124
Rank change year-on-year +57 -2 -59
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 92 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.92% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the General category 9.55% 5.65% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 15
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £193 £307 £197
90th Percentile £625 £575 £438
England median daily rate £405 £448 £413
% change year-on-year -9.50% +8.48% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.50 £22.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.82% +46.67% +32.39%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £106.25 £28.38 £24.98
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.59 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.98% +2.79% +61.54%

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 963 1,415 1,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.58% 28.15% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 905 932
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £225
90th Percentile £595 £575 £556
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £18.03 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.10% -18.05% +13.23%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.89 £11.55
90th Percentile £43.38 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 +23 38 £288 -19.58% 12
Birmingham 0 29 £390 +11.43% 15
Coventry +27 8 £385 -18.95% 8
Herefordshire 0 5 £600 +68.42%
Solihull +1 4 - - 4
Worcestershire +8 3 £205 -62.73% 1
Shropshire - 1 £230 - 9
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £470 - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (32.61%) Wireless
2 27 (29.35%) CCTV
3 26 (28.26%) Finance
4 25 (27.17%) Public Sector
5 24 (26.09%) Project Management
6 23 (25.00%) User Experience
7 18 (19.57%) Cisco
8 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.39%) Programme Management
9 16 (17.39%) Internet
9 16 (17.39%) Manufacturing
10 15 (16.30%) Management Information System
10 15 (16.30%) Service Management
11 13 (14.13%) WAN
11 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
11 13 (14.13%) PMO
12 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
12 12 (13.04%) LAN
12 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
13 11 (11.96%) Windows
13 11 (11.96%) Change Management
13 11 (11.96%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (11.96%) Retail
13 11 (11.96%) Marketing
13 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (10.87%) Degree
14 10 (10.87%) Electronics

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 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) Apache
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.17%) InVision
5 2 (2.17%) Sketch
5 2 (2.17%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) Azure
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) AWS
3 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.17%) GCP
3 2 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.61%) Wireless
2 16 (17.39%) Internet
3 13 (14.13%) WAN
4 12 (13.04%) LAN
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (6.52%) DNS
5 6 (6.52%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.43%) DHCP
6 5 (5.43%) DWDM
6 5 (5.43%) MPLS
6 5 (5.43%) SMS
6 5 (5.43%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.35%) Ethereal
7 4 (4.35%) Firewall
7 4 (4.35%) OSPF
7 4 (4.35%) SAN
7 4 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (4.35%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.26%) BGP
8 3 (3.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.26%) Big Data
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JMeter
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (28.26%) Finance
2 25 (27.17%) Public Sector
3 16 (17.39%) Manufacturing
4 11 (11.96%) Marketing
4 11 (11.96%) Retail
5 10 (10.87%) Electronics
6 5 (5.43%) Banking
7 3 (3.26%) Legal
7 3 (3.26%) Local Government
8 2 (2.17%) Military
9 1 (1.09%) Law
9 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.04%) Designer
3 11 (11.96%) Senior Manager
4 8 (8.70%) Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Coordinator
6 6 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Commissioning Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Designer
7 5 (5.43%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Digital Designer
8 4 (4.35%) Network Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Telecoms Designer
9 3 (3.26%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Head of Security
9 3 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) CSS
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.09%) FFmpeg
2 1 (1.09%) GStreamer
2 1 (1.09%) HEVC
2 1 (1.09%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.35%) CCTV
2 23 (25.00%) User Experience
3 15 (16.30%) Management Information System
4 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (13.04%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.52%) CMDB
6 5 (5.43%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (3.26%) CESG
7 3 (3.26%) e-Learning
7 3 (3.26%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.09%) Animation
9 1 (1.09%) Digital TV
9 1 (1.09%) MPEG
9 1 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) CatOS
3 4 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.17%) HPUX
4 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) SUSE
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Project Management
2 17 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.39%) Programme Management
4 15 (16.30%) Service Management
5 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (11.96%) Change Management
6 11 (11.96%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.78%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.70%) ITIL
8 8 (8.70%) Migration
8 8 (8.70%) Network Management
9 7 (7.61%) Project Delivery
9 7 (7.61%) Project Governance
10 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.52%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) Python
2 5 (5.43%) C
3 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.17%) SQL
5 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.09%) C#
5 1 (1.09%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) Rust
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.87%) Degree
4 9 (9.78%) CCNP
4 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.61%) APMP
6 6 (6.52%) CCNA
6 6 (6.52%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (5.43%) HNC
7 5 (5.43%) HND
8 4 (4.35%) MCSA
8 4 (4.35%) MCSE
8 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.26%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.26%) CCDA
9 3 (3.26%) CCIE
9 3 (3.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (3.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) PMO
2 5 (5.43%) P3O
3 4 (4.35%) SLA
4 3 (3.26%) ISO 22301
4 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) Docker
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) OpenView
2 3 (3.26%) Ansible
3 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.17%) Puppet
3 2 (2.17%) Terraform
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (19.57%) Cisco
2 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.87%) SAP
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle
5 8 (8.70%) VMware
6 4 (4.35%) Arqiva
6 4 (4.35%) Juniper
6 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.26%) Adobe
7 3 (3.26%) Dell
7 3 (3.26%) Virgin Media
8 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.17%) Splunk
8 2 (2.17%) Veeam
9 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.09%) EMC
9 1 (1.09%) F5
9 1 (1.09%) McAfee
9 1 (1.09%) Nortel