The 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 28 April 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 56 46 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 23 25 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.33% 3.13% 9.42%
As % of the General category 5.68% 8.42% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 7
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£338 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £133 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £625 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-27.90% -24.56%
Telecoms
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
405 297 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.95% 37.22% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 137 133
Average daily rate £425 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 21
Average hourly rate £14.35 £35.00 £40.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.01% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £21.48 £14.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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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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 -18 12 £260 -58.40% 4
Wilmslow - 4 £350 -
Chester - 2 - - 1
Knutsford +2 1 £425 +65.04%
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 23 (41.82%) 4G
2 21 (38.18%) 3G
3 16 (29.09%) GSM
4 13 (23.64%) 2G
4 13 (23.64%) Finance
4 13 (23.64%) LTE
5 12 (21.82%) Project Management
6 10 (18.18%) Degree
6 10 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (16.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (16.36%) Network Design
7 9 (16.36%) Ericsson
8 8 (14.55%) SLA
8 8 (14.55%) RNC
8 8 (14.55%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (12.73%) HSPA
9 7 (12.73%) Performance Management
9 7 (12.73%) Resource Management
9 7 (12.73%) Huawei
9 7 (12.73%) Quality Management
9 7 (12.73%) WCDMA
9 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
9 7 (12.73%) GPRS
9 7 (12.73%) MS Project
9 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
9 7 (12.73%) Nortel
10 6 (10.91%) ITIL
10 6 (10.91%) BT
10 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 2 (3.64%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Project
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) 4G
2 21 (38.18%) 3G
3 16 (29.09%) GSM
4 13 (23.64%) 2G
4 13 (23.64%) LTE
5 10 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (14.55%) RNC
7 7 (12.73%) HSPA
7 7 (12.73%) GPRS
7 7 (12.73%) WCDMA
7 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.45%) UMTS
8 3 (5.45%) WAN
8 3 (5.45%) ATM
8 3 (5.45%) Firewall
9 2 (3.64%) SDH
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) LSMW
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Performance Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 5 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.45%) Mitel Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Voice Design Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Communications Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Audit Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Statistics
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.64%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) HPUX
4 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Project Management
2 9 (16.36%) Network Design
3 8 (14.55%) Performance Engineering
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Management
4 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.73%) Resource Management
4 7 (12.73%) Quality Management
5 6 (10.91%) ITIL
5 6 (10.91%) Network Planning
5 6 (10.91%) Data Analysis
6 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.09%) Network Management
6 5 (9.09%) Coaching
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (7.27%) Data Entry
7 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) Service Management
7 4 (7.27%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) C
2 2 (3.64%) C++
2 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.64%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) Ruby
3 1 (1.82%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) CCNA
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.45%) COBIT
3 2 (3.64%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Ericsson
1 9 (16.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (12.73%) Huawei
2 7 (12.73%) Nortel
3 6 (10.91%) BT
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.27%) Business Objects
5 4 (7.27%) Mapinfo
6 3 (5.45%) SAP
6 3 (5.45%) IBM
6 3 (5.45%) Mitel
7 2 (3.64%) Northgate
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) Sun
7 2 (3.64%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) VMware
7 2 (3.64%) Citrix
7 2 (3.64%) Avaya
8 1 (1.82%) NetApp
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
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