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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 81 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 31 64 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 2.12% 2.63%
As % of the General category 5.44% 8.05% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 28
Median daily rate £331 £369 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +19.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £190 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £494 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.86 £17.25 £29.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.65% -42.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 795 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.33% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 495 490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 8 £300 -7.69% 12
Solihull +12 7 £250 +14.02% 2
Shropshire - 5 £150 - 3
Warwickshire 0 3 £325 - 1
Coventry +8 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 - -
Staffordshire -4 1 £338 -32.50% 2
Dudley - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Degree
3 20 (18.35%) Migration
3 20 (18.35%) Electronics
3 20 (18.35%) Data Centre
4 19 (17.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
5 18 (16.51%) Network Security
6 17 (15.60%) Project Management
7 16 (14.68%) Cisco
7 16 (14.68%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
9 14 (12.84%) WAN
9 14 (12.84%) ITIL
9 14 (12.84%) LAN
10 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (11.01%) HP
12 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.09%) VMware
12 11 (10.09%) Presales
13 10 (9.17%) Logistics
13 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
13 10 (9.17%) Marketing
13 10 (9.17%) IBM
14 9 (8.26%) Windows
14 9 (8.26%) SLA
14 9 (8.26%) Retail
14 9 (8.26%) Manufacturing
14 9 (8.26%) Programme Management

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 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.83%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) Network Security
2 14 (12.84%) LAN
2 14 (12.84%) WAN
3 8 (7.34%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) Broadband
4 6 (5.50%) Wireless
5 5 (4.59%) WLAN
6 4 (3.67%) VoIP
6 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.75%) Firewall
7 3 (2.75%) Internet
7 3 (2.75%) Skype
7 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.83%) 802.11
8 2 (1.83%) BGP
8 2 (1.83%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.83%) Frame Relay
8 2 (1.83%) MPLS
8 2 (1.83%) OSPF
8 2 (1.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.83%) Data Mart
2 2 (1.83%) DB2
2 2 (1.83%) Informix
2 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 20 (18.35%) Electronics
3 10 (9.17%) Marketing
4 9 (8.26%) Manufacturing
4 9 (8.26%) Retail
5 6 (5.50%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Billing
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Architect
2 19 (17.43%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.93%) Telecoms Manager
4 9 (8.26%) Network Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Bid Manager
6 7 (6.42%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Coordinator
7 6 (5.50%) Network Project Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Programme Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Senior Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Telecoms Architect
8 5 (4.59%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.67%) Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Project Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.67%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.83%) WF
2 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.92%) CSS
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
2 1 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.75%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.75%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.75%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.83%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Windows
2 7 (6.42%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) Unix
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) HPUX
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.35%) Migration
2 17 (15.60%) Project Management
3 16 (14.68%) Customer Requirements
4 14 (12.84%) ITIL
5 11 (10.09%) Presales
5 11 (10.09%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.17%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.17%) Logistics
7 9 (8.26%) Programme Management
8 8 (7.34%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (6.42%) Change Management
9 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.42%) Escalation Management
9 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.42%) Risk Management
9 7 (6.42%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.59%) Programme Delivery
11 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.34%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) Java
2 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Degree
2 19 (17.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) PMP
4 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.83%) CCDA
6 2 (1.83%) CCDP
6 2 (1.83%) CCIE
6 2 (1.83%) CCNA
6 2 (1.83%) CCNP
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.83%) Basel II
4 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.75%) SRDF
4 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Cisco
2 15 (13.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.01%) HP
4 11 (10.09%) VMware
5 10 (9.17%) IBM
6 7 (6.42%) Dell
7 6 (5.50%) 3PAR
7 6 (5.50%) NetApp
7 6 (5.50%) Oracle
8 5 (4.59%) EMC
8 5 (4.59%) Veritas
9 4 (3.67%) Citrix
9 4 (3.67%) SAP
9 4 (3.67%) Teradata
10 3 (2.75%) Brocade
10 3 (2.75%) BT
11 2 (1.83%) AirMagnet
11 2 (1.83%) CA
11 2 (1.83%) Netezza
11 2 (1.83%) Nokia
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