Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 94 84
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10 -26
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 98 82 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.85% 2.34%
As % of the General category 7.53% 6.20% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 61
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +16.92% +17.12%
10th Percentile £205 £260 £128
90th Percentile £598 £503 £494
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.86 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +13.84% +78.00%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.17 £11.63
90th Percentile £21.20 £17.60 £23.25
England median hourly rate £21.75 £13.86 £21.27
% change year-on-year +56.93% -34.84% +28.91%

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 1,301 1,322 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.01% 29.79% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 817 962
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £259 £254 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £556
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 58 48
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.50 £24.48 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.24% +23.58% -30.74%
10th Percentile £11.21 £13.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £39.13 £51.50 £38.83
England median hourly rate £26.93 £24.23 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.17% -3.10% +11.11%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 -10 24 £350 +7.69% 10
Solihull -19 18 - - 3
Warwickshire +7 15 £425 +30.77%
Worcestershire 0 8 £600 - 3
Walsall - 8 - -
Staffordshire 0 7 £500 +48.15% 3
Coventry -16 6 £413 -9.59% 3
Herefordshire - 5 £225 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 3 £575 -
Shropshire -29 1 - - 2
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 40 (40.82%) Cisco
2 19 (19.39%) LAN
3 18 (18.37%) WAN
4 17 (17.35%) Unix
5 16 (16.33%) ITIL
5 16 (16.33%) VoIP
5 16 (16.33%) Juniper
6 15 (15.31%) Finance
7 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (14.29%) Project Management
8 13 (13.27%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (12.24%) CCNA
9 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
10 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.20%) Windows
10 10 (10.20%) Solaris
10 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (10.20%) Internet
10 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
11 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
11 9 (9.18%) Brocade
11 9 (9.18%) DSL
12 8 (8.16%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.16%) Electronics
12 8 (8.16%) MPLS
12 8 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (8.16%) Network Management
13 7 (7.14%) Network Security

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 5 (5.10%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) nginx
3 1 (1.02%) Smallworld
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.02%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Primavera
2 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.02%) GitHub
4 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.02%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.39%) LAN
2 18 (18.37%) WAN
3 16 (16.33%) VoIP
4 13 (13.27%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (10.20%) Internet
6 9 (9.18%) DSL
7 8 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (8.16%) MPLS
8 7 (7.14%) Firewall
8 7 (7.14%) Network Security
8 7 (7.14%) SSL
9 6 (6.12%) SNMP
9 6 (6.12%) VPN
10 5 (5.10%) DNS
10 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
11 4 (4.08%) DMARC
12 3 (3.06%) DWDM
12 3 (3.06%) SMTP
13 2 (2.04%) ATM
13 2 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.02%) GIS
3 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.02%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) Ant
2 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.02%) Gatling
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Grunt
2 1 (1.02%) gulp
2 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.02%) JUnit
2 1 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.02%) Selenium
2 1 (1.02%) Sublime Text
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.16%) Electronics
4 4 (4.08%) Marketing
5 3 (3.06%) Back Office
5 3 (3.06%) Law
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.02%) Billing
7 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (9.18%) Network Engineer
2 7 (7.14%) Architect
2 7 (7.14%) Lead Architect
3 6 (6.12%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 6 (6.12%) Network Architect
3 6 (6.12%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco Architect
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Architect
4 4 (4.08%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 4 (4.08%) Consultant
4 4 (4.08%) Developer
4 4 (4.08%) IT Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Juniper Architect
4 4 (4.08%) Network Support
4 4 (4.08%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (4.08%) Procurement Manager
4 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.06%) Telecoms Trainer
5 3 (3.06%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) LAMP
2 3 (3.06%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (3.06%) WCF
3 2 (2.04%) LDAP
3 2 (2.04%) Node.js
3 2 (2.04%) OpenDaylight
4 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.02%) EJB
4 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.02%) HTML5
4 1 (1.02%) J2EE
4 1 (1.02%) jQuery
4 1 (1.02%) JSON
4 1 (1.02%) Laravel
4 1 (1.02%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.02%) REST
4 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) CCTV
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) CESG
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) NHS
6 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Unix
2 10 (10.20%) Solaris
2 10 (10.20%) Windows
3 6 (6.12%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) ITIL
2 14 (14.29%) Project Management
3 8 (8.16%) Network Management
3 8 (8.16%) Risk Management
4 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (6.12%) Integration Testing
5 6 (6.12%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.12%) Open Source
5 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.10%) Migration
7 4 (4.08%) Communications Security
7 4 (4.08%) Decision-Making
7 4 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.08%) Presales
7 4 (4.08%) Project Planning
7 4 (4.08%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) C#
2 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) Groovy
4 1 (1.02%) Haskell
4 1 (1.02%) Java
4 1 (1.02%) Perl
4 1 (1.02%) Ruby
4 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.24%) CCNA
2 12 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.10%) HNC
6 4 (4.08%) HND
7 2 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 2 (2.04%) Degree
7 2 (2.04%) PMP
8 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.02%) CCNP
8 1 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.02%) CISA
8 1 (1.02%) CISM
8 1 (1.02%) IIBA
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.04%) PMO
3 1 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.04%) Docker
1 2 (2.04%) iptables
1 2 (2.04%) Postfix
1 2 (2.04%) Samba
1 2 (2.04%) Squid
1 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Nessus
2 2 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) Grafana
3 1 (1.02%) Kibana
3 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.02%) Nmap
3 1 (1.02%) Packer
3 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (40.82%) Cisco
2 16 (16.33%) Juniper
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.18%) Brocade
5 6 (6.12%) SAP
6 3 (3.06%) Sun
7 2 (2.04%) BT
7 2 (2.04%) Compaq
7 2 (2.04%) Dell
7 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.04%) Virgin Media
7 2 (2.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.02%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.02%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.02%) Google
8 1 (1.02%) NEC
8 1 (1.02%) NetApp
8 1 (1.02%) Netezza
8 1 (1.02%) webMethods