Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 111 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 -43 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 82 80 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.70% 2.58%
As % of the General category 7.45% 6.19% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 47
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.24% +11.54%
10th Percentile £256 £200 £258
90th Percentile £550 £394 £453
England median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% +32.39% -8.26%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.53 £9.04
90th Percentile £27.68 £24.98 £27.56
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +37.93% -14.71%

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 1,101 1,292 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.58% 27.42% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 784 994
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £276 £231 £231
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 75 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +34.15% -20.11%
10th Percentile £11.69 £13.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.65 £40.06
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -5 30 £350 +7.69% 13
Warwickshire +14 18 £350 +7.69% 3
Herefordshire - 12 £420 -
Solihull +1 7 £400 - 9
Coventry -4 4 £263 +9.38% 4
Wolverhampton +2 2 - -
Staffordshire -6 2 £419 - 3
Worcestershire -6 1 - - 4
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 20 (24.39%) Manufacturing
2 20 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
3 19 (23.17%) Programme Management
3 19 (23.17%) Marketing
3 19 (23.17%) Digital Marketing
3 19 (23.17%) SAP
3 19 (23.17%) Electronics
4 16 (19.51%) DV Cleared
5 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.29%) ITIL
6 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (14.63%) Linux
7 12 (14.63%) Python
8 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
8 10 (12.20%) Military
9 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
9 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (9.76%) Internet
10 8 (9.76%) LAN
10 8 (9.76%) Windows
11 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (8.54%) Cisco
11 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.54%) Digital Media
11 7 (8.54%) Google
11 7 (8.54%) Ansible
11 7 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (8.54%) Terraform

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 (3.66%) ArcGIS
1 3 (3.66%) Smallworld
2 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.66%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (3.66%) MicroStation
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.44%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 2 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Internet
1 8 (9.76%) LAN
2 6 (7.32%) DHCP
3 5 (6.10%) DNS
3 5 (6.10%) Wireless
4 4 (4.88%) 4G
4 4 (4.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) OSPF
4 4 (4.88%) SDH
4 4 (4.88%) SNMP
4 4 (4.88%) VoIP
4 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 3 (3.66%) Broadband
5 3 (3.66%) DMVPN
5 3 (3.66%) DWDM
5 3 (3.66%) IPsec
5 3 (3.66%) Multicast
5 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.66%) VPN
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) GIS
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.44%) MSTest
1 2 (2.44%) NUnit
1 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 20 (24.39%) Manufacturing
3 19 (23.17%) Electronics
3 19 (23.17%) Marketing
4 10 (12.20%) Military
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (8.54%) Author
1 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
1 7 (8.54%) Technical Author
2 6 (7.32%) ITIL Manager
3 5 (6.10%) Architect
3 5 (6.10%) Data Scientist
3 5 (6.10%) Designer
3 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (6.10%) Network Engineer
4 4 (4.88%) Design Engineer
4 4 (4.88%) ITIL Project Manager
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Analyst
5 3 (3.66%) Network Designer
5 3 (3.66%) Radio Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Service Manager
5 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
6 2 (2.44%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (2.44%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (2.44%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
1 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
1 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.44%) HTML
1 2 (2.44%) HTML5
1 2 (2.44%) Node.js
1 2 (2.44%) Sensu
2 1 (1.22%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.22%) jQuery
2 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Digital Media
3 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) CCTV
4 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) CentOS
6 1 (1.22%) Solaris
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (23.17%) Digital Marketing
2 19 (23.17%) Programme Management
3 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.29%) ITIL
4 9 (10.98%) Risk Management
5 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.54%) Service Design
6 6 (7.32%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.32%) Security Management
7 5 (6.10%) Data Science
7 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.10%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) Service Management
8 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security Management
8 4 (4.88%) ISMS
8 4 (4.88%) Network Design
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) Python
2 5 (6.10%) C++
2 5 (6.10%) Java
2 5 (6.10%) R
3 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.44%) C#
3 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.51%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.44%) CCNA
5 2 (2.44%) CCNP
5 2 (2.44%) CISA
5 2 (2.44%) CISM
5 2 (2.44%) CISSP
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) HNC
6 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) CCDA
6 1 (1.22%) CCIE
6 1 (1.22%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.22%) HND
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.22%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Docker
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) Firmware
4 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Ansible
1 7 (8.54%) Terraform
2 2 (2.44%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.44%) Grafana
2 2 (2.44%) Graphite
2 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (2.44%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.22%) Control-M
3 1 (1.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) SAP
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.54%) Cisco
3 7 (8.54%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.88%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Autodesk
6 2 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (1.22%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.22%) Avaya
7 1 (1.22%) BMC
7 1 (1.22%) Compaq
7 1 (1.22%) Compuware
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.22%) NEC
7 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.22%) Virgin Media