Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 101 88
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -27
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 119 82 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.32% 1.82% 2.05%
As % of the General category 9.47% 6.26% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 58
West Midlands median daily rate £356 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -5.11% +16.10%
10th Percentile £199 £240 £176
90th Percentile £576 £453 £489
England median daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £13.86 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.01% +13.84% -1.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.10 £11.34
90th Percentile £23.00 £16.10 £29.01
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +31.03% -6.45%

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 1,257 1,310 1,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.46% 29.01% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 799 1,063
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £237 £226
90th Percentile £575 £552 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 62 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.44% +48.78% -25.45%
10th Percentile £10.81 £13.16 £10.85
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.24
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.75 £23.59
% change year-on-year -6.80% +9.16% +3.33%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +1 36 £350 +16.67% 14
Warwickshire +18 17 £365 +12.31% 4
Solihull -11 17 £350 +40.00% 2
Herefordshire - 10 £425 -
Walsall +6 8 - - 1
Staffordshire -2 8 £413 +22.22% 3
Worcestershire - 8 £600 - 3
Coventry -15 7 £338 -20.59% 3
Wolverhampton +1 4 £575 -
Shropshire -44 1 - - 5
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (31.09%) Cisco
2 28 (23.53%) Finance
3 24 (20.17%) ITIL
4 18 (15.13%) LAN
4 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 16 (13.45%) VoIP
6 16 (13.45%) WAN
6 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
7 15 (12.61%) Unix
7 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (11.76%) Project Management
8 14 (11.76%) Electronics
9 13 (10.92%) Risk Management
9 13 (10.92%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (10.92%) Juniper
9 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
10 12 (10.08%) Programme Management
10 12 (10.08%) Internet
10 12 (10.08%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (10.08%) Windows
10 12 (10.08%) CCNA
11 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (8.40%) Linux
11 10 (8.40%) SAP
11 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
11 10 (8.40%) Marketing
11 10 (8.40%) Digital Marketing

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 (4.20%) Apache
2 3 (2.52%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.52%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.84%) JBoss
3 1 (0.84%) nginx
3 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.52%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.52%) MicroStation
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) Serverless
3 2 (1.68%) Azure Functions
3 2 (1.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.84%) GitHub
4 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.13%) LAN
2 16 (13.45%) VoIP
2 16 (13.45%) WAN
3 13 (10.92%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (10.08%) Internet
5 8 (6.72%) MPLS
6 7 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (5.88%) DNS
6 7 (5.88%) DSL
6 7 (5.88%) Firewall
6 7 (5.88%) Network Security
6 7 (5.88%) SSL
7 6 (5.04%) DWDM
7 6 (5.04%) SNMP
7 6 (5.04%) VPN
8 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.36%) DMARC
9 4 (3.36%) SDH
10 3 (2.52%) SMTP
11 2 (1.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) GIS
1 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.84%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.68%) MSTest
1 2 (1.68%) NUnit
1 2 (1.68%) Selenium
2 1 (0.84%) Ant
2 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.84%) Gatling
2 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.84%) Grunt
2 1 (0.84%) gulp
2 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.84%) JUnit
2 1 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.84%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.84%) Sublime Text
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 14 (11.76%) Electronics
3 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.40%) Marketing
5 7 (5.88%) Military
6 5 (4.20%) Retail
7 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 3 (2.52%) Law
8 1 (0.84%) Billing
8 1 (0.84%) Legal
8 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (9.24%) Project Manager
2 8 (6.72%) Architect
2 8 (6.72%) Network Engineer
3 7 (5.88%) Author
3 7 (5.88%) Technical Author
4 6 (5.04%) Developer
4 6 (5.04%) Lead Architect
5 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 5 (4.20%) ITIL Manager
5 5 (4.20%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.20%) Network Architect
5 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Cisco Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Cisco Network Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.36%) Consultant
6 4 (3.36%) ITIL Project Manager
6 4 (3.36%) Juniper Architect
7 3 (2.52%) Service Manager
7 3 (2.52%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) .NET
1 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (3.36%) LAMP
3 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.52%) HTML
3 3 (2.52%) HTML5
3 3 (2.52%) WCF
4 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.68%) jQuery
4 2 (1.68%) LDAP
4 2 (1.68%) Node.js
4 2 (1.68%) REST
5 1 (0.84%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.84%) JSON
5 1 (0.84%) Laravel
5 1 (0.84%) OpenDaylight
5 1 (0.84%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.52%) CCTV
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.52%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.68%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) NHS
6 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Unix
2 12 (10.08%) Windows
3 10 (8.40%) Linux
4 8 (6.72%) Solaris
5 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.17%) ITIL
2 14 (11.76%) Project Management
3 13 (10.92%) Risk Management
4 12 (10.08%) Programme Management
5 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.40%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (6.72%) Network Management
6 8 (6.72%) Security Management
6 8 (6.72%) Service Management
7 7 (5.88%) Decision-Making
7 7 (5.88%) Service Design
8 6 (5.04%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.04%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.04%) Migration
8 6 (5.04%) Open Source
8 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (3.36%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.04%) C#
1 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
1 6 (5.04%) SQL
2 5 (4.20%) Python
3 4 (3.36%) Java
4 3 (2.52%) C++
4 3 (2.52%) R
5 1 (0.84%) Groovy
5 1 (0.84%) Haskell
5 1 (0.84%) Perl
5 1 (0.84%) Ruby
5 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (10.08%) CCNA
3 12 (10.08%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.36%) HNC
7 3 (2.52%) HND
8 2 (1.68%) CISA
8 2 (1.68%) CISM
8 2 (1.68%) CISSP
9 1 (0.84%) CCNP
9 1 (0.84%) Degree
9 1 (0.84%) IIBA
9 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.84%) MCSE
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.84%) PMP
9 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) PMO
2 2 (1.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Docker
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.68%) iptables
3 2 (1.68%) Postfix
3 2 (1.68%) Samba
3 2 (1.68%) Squid
4 1 (0.84%) Firmware
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Ansible
1 4 (3.36%) Nessus
1 4 (3.36%) Terraform
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) Grafana
3 1 (0.84%) Kibana
3 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.84%) Nmap
3 1 (0.84%) Packer
3 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (31.09%) Cisco
2 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.92%) Juniper
4 10 (8.40%) SAP
5 7 (5.88%) Brocade
6 4 (3.36%) Google
7 3 (2.52%) Autodesk
7 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.52%) Sun
8 2 (1.68%) BT
8 2 (1.68%) Compaq
8 2 (1.68%) Dell
8 2 (1.68%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.84%) Adobe
9 1 (0.84%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.84%) HP
9 1 (0.84%) NEC
9 1 (0.84%) NetApp
9 1 (0.84%) Netezza
9 1 (0.84%) webMethods