The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 46 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 19 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.48% 4.89% 2.89%
As % of the General category 6.74% 11.31% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Average daily rate
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£245 £251 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -45.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £99 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £335 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £39.50 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.89% +51.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.39% +9.23%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
282 327 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.77% 43.25% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 154 259
Average daily rate £401 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 19
Average hourly rate £29.50 £38.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +44.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.84 £20.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -20 9 £245 -9.25% 3
Chester +6 1 £260 -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms.

1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Banking
4 8 (17.78%) Logistics
4 8 (17.78%) Firewall
5 7 (15.56%) Windows
6 6 (13.33%) ITIL
6 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.33%) SLA
6 6 (13.33%) Service Management
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco
7 5 (11.11%) VPN
7 5 (11.11%) HP
7 5 (11.11%) Ericsson
7 5 (11.11%) LAN
7 5 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 5 (11.11%) MS Office
8 4 (8.89%) AIX
8 4 (8.89%) FTP
8 4 (8.89%) UNIX
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
8 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (8.89%) CCNP
8 4 (8.89%) CCNA
8 4 (8.89%) 3G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Telecoms 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 Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 3 (6.67%) Lync
2 2 (4.44%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 5 (11.11%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) 3G
4 4 (8.89%) MPLS
4 4 (8.89%) Wireless
4 4 (8.89%) 2G
4 4 (8.89%) FTP
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (8.89%) LTE
5 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.67%) Network Security
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.44%) SNMP
6 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) OLAP
1 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JUnit
1 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.22%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
2 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (8.89%) Administrator
2 4 (8.89%) Operations Analyst
2 4 (8.89%) AIX Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Consultant
4 2 (4.44%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (2.22%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Spring
2 1 (2.22%) Java SE
2 1 (2.22%) Java EE
2 1 (2.22%) JPA
2 1 (2.22%) JAX-RS
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) JMS
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) DTV
1 1 (2.22%) IVR
1 1 (2.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) AIX
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 2 (4.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Logistics
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Service Management
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.22%) Network Design
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) CCNP
1 4 (8.89%) CCNA
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) MCP
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (6.67%) OpenView
3 1 (2.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 5 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
4 3 (6.67%) Avaya
4 3 (6.67%) Lotus
4 3 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (4.44%) NEC
5 2 (4.44%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) ProCurve
5 2 (4.44%) Verint
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
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