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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 55 53 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 17 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 2.08% 5.63%
As % of the General category 4.40% 5.37% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 10
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£400 £310 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £235 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £625 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £24.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -25.19%
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
386 298 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.06% 38.65% 43.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 164 147
Average daily rate £425 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £33.28 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.92% -16.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +8 13 £400 -36.00% 6
Chester - 2 - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (37.78%) GSM
2 15 (33.33%) 3G
3 13 (28.89%) LTE
4 12 (26.67%) 4G
5 10 (22.22%) 2G
6 8 (17.78%) Finance
6 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 8 (17.78%) Ericsson
6 8 (17.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (17.78%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (17.78%) Performance Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) HSPA
7 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
7 7 (15.56%) Huawei
7 7 (15.56%) Degree
7 7 (15.56%) Resource Management
7 7 (15.56%) Network Design
7 7 (15.56%) RNC
7 7 (15.56%) Nortel
7 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
7 7 (15.56%) GPRS
7 7 (15.56%) WCDMA
8 6 (13.33%) Network Planning
8 6 (13.33%) Billing
8 6 (13.33%) Migration
8 6 (13.33%) Statistics
9 5 (11.11%) SLA
9 5 (11.11%) MS Project
9 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (8.89%) ITIL

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (2.22%) Commerce Server
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Project
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.22%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) GSM
2 15 (33.33%) 3G
3 13 (28.89%) LTE
4 12 (26.67%) 4G
5 10 (22.22%) 2G
6 8 (17.78%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (15.56%) RNC
7 7 (15.56%) HSPA
7 7 (15.56%) GPRS
7 7 (15.56%) WCDMA
8 4 (8.89%) UMTS
9 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.22%) WAN
10 1 (2.22%) ATM
10 1 (2.22%) SDH
10 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) LSMW
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Billing
3 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Telecoms Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Audit Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Communications Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior RAN Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) RF Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Statistics
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) DTV
3 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.22%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Project Management
1 8 (17.78%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (15.56%) Network Design
2 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
2 7 (15.56%) Resource Management
2 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
3 6 (13.33%) Network Planning
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) CRM
5 4 (8.89%) Service Management
5 4 (8.89%) Quality Management
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) eTOM
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Coaching
5 4 (8.89%) Network Management
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (4.44%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
1 1 (2.22%) C++
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) ABAP
1 1 (2.22%) Python
1 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CCNP
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.44%) COBIT
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Ericsson
1 8 (17.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (15.56%) Huawei
2 7 (15.56%) Nortel
3 4 (8.89%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.89%) Mapinfo
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Northgate
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) BT
6 1 (2.22%) ATG
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Sun
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Avaya
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