Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 61 75
Rank change year-on-year -56 +14 -26
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 70 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 2.85% 2.43%
As % of the General category 5.39% 9.51% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 42 48
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +16.15% +9.70%
10th Percentile £196 £276 £128
90th Percentile £505 £518 £491
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £11.33 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.39% -4.99% +74.34%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.94 £11.36
90th Percentile £24.00 £15.65 £12.29
England median hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +69.23% -69.41% +65.18%

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 1,299 1,357 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.85% 29.94% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 807 816
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £544 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 63 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.90 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.47% +4.88% -28.55%
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.33 £12.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.25 £41.10
England median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -5.66% +16.79%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -23 23 £406 +32.65% 10
Solihull -13 19 - - 8
Warwickshire -1 15 £210 -50.59% 9
Worcestershire -5 4 £600 +60.00% 5
Herefordshire - 3 £225 -
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 3
Coventry -16 1 £375 -22.68% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 2
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 19 (27.14%) Cisco
2 13 (18.57%) Juniper
2 13 (18.57%) Finance
3 12 (17.14%) WAN
4 11 (15.71%) Project Management
4 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
5 9 (12.86%) LAN
5 9 (12.86%) Unix
6 7 (10.00%) Brocade
6 7 (10.00%) DSL
6 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.00%) Solaris
7 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (5.71%) SDH
9 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.71%) Legal
9 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
9 4 (5.71%) PMP
9 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
10 3 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (4.29%) Open Source
10 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 2 (2.86%) Apache
1 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.43%) JBoss
2 1 (1.43%) nginx
2 1 (1.43%) Smallworld
2 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.43%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Primavera
1 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
2 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) WAN
2 9 (12.86%) LAN
3 7 (10.00%) DSL
4 4 (5.71%) SDH
5 3 (4.29%) Internet
6 2 (2.86%) 4G
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.86%) DPNSS
6 2 (2.86%) Firewall
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) OpenFlow
6 2 (2.86%) Q.931
6 2 (2.86%) SNMP
6 2 (2.86%) SSL
6 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.86%) VoIP
7 1 (1.43%) ADSL
7 1 (1.43%) GSM
7 1 (1.43%) PBX
7 1 (1.43%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Big Data
1 2 (2.86%) Essbase
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.43%) GIS
2 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) Ant
2 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.43%) Gatling
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) Grunt
2 1 (1.43%) gulp
2 1 (1.43%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.43%) JUnit
2 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.43%) Selenium
2 1 (1.43%) Sublime Text
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Legal
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.86%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) German Language
4 1 (1.43%) Hindi Language
4 1 (1.43%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Lead Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Datafill Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Voice Network Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Node.js
1 2 (2.86%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
2 1 (1.43%) EJB
2 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) HTML5
2 1 (1.43%) J2EE
2 1 (1.43%) J2SE
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
2 1 (1.43%) JSON
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
2 1 (1.43%) Play Framework
2 1 (1.43%) REST
2 1 (1.43%) Servlets
2 1 (1.43%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Spring
2 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.29%) NHS
3 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) CESG
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Robotics
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Unix
2 7 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Project Management
2 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.29%) Open Source
5 3 (4.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.86%) Accounts Payable
6 2 (2.86%) Analytics
6 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Operations
6 2 (2.86%) DevOps
6 2 (2.86%) Line Management
6 2 (2.86%) Network Management
6 2 (2.86%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (2.86%) Presales
6 2 (2.86%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.86%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Python
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) C#
2 2 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) C++
3 1 (1.43%) Groovy
3 1 (1.43%) Haskell
3 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) Ruby
3 1 (1.43%) Scala
3 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) PMP
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.86%) CISSP
4 2 (2.86%) HND
5 1 (1.43%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CISA
5 1 (1.43%) CISM
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Docker
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Grafana
2 1 (1.43%) Kibana
2 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.43%) Nessus
2 1 (1.43%) Packer
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Cisco
2 13 (18.57%) Juniper
3 7 (10.00%) Brocade
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
5 2 (2.86%) BT
5 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.43%) Avaya
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.43%) Netezza
6 1 (1.43%) Nortel
6 1 (1.43%) Pega
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Siemens
6 1 (1.43%) webMethods