The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Ericsson products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ericsson over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Ericsson.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ericsson
Rank 64 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Ericsson 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 0.50% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 1.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.46% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.55% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
353 341 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.68% 42.52% 49.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 149 156
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 32
Average hourly rate £18.13 £34.53 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.49% +72.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

Ericsson
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ericsson across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Ericsson Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Ericsson
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ericsson across the Cheshire region.

Ericsson Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ericsson
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ericsson across the Cheshire region.

Ericsson Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ericsson also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ericsson.

1 8 (100.00%) GSM
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 8 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) VCP4
2 6 (75.00%) 2G
2 6 (75.00%) Nortel
2 6 (75.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) WCDMA
2 6 (75.00%) Network Design
2 6 (75.00%) Huawei
2 6 (75.00%) GPRS
2 6 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (75.00%) HSPA
2 6 (75.00%) LTE
3 4 (50.00%) eTOM
3 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Network Management
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ericsson also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ericsson. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) GSM
1 8 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) 2G
2 6 (75.00%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) WCDMA
2 6 (75.00%) GPRS
2 6 (75.00%) HSPA
2 6 (75.00%) LTE
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) SDH
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) RNC
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) Network Design
1 6 (75.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (50.00%) eTOM
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (75.00%) Nortel
2 6 (75.00%) Huawei
3 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
3 4 (50.00%) Mapinfo