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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 41 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 23 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 2.63% 2.76%
As % of the General category 7.93% 5.76% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 15
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£260 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £238 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £433 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £26.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-42.25% +18.33%
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
290 417 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.80% 45.72% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 222 225
Average daily rate £400 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £22.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £48.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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 -9 14 £225 -42.30% 8
Chester - 3 £260 -
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) SLA
3 9 (21.43%) Service Management
3 9 (21.43%) Banking
4 7 (16.67%) MS Office
4 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (14.29%) MCP
5 6 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 6 (14.29%) OpenView
5 6 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (14.29%) Lotus
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) Logistics
6 5 (11.90%) Windows
7 4 (9.52%) AIX
7 4 (9.52%) FTP
7 4 (9.52%) UNIX
7 4 (9.52%) 3G
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
7 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
7 4 (9.52%) 2G
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.52%) LTE

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.14%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) FTP
2 4 (9.52%) 3G
2 4 (9.52%) 2G
2 4 (9.52%) LTE
2 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) 4G
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) OLAP
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) AIX Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) PMO Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Senior PMO Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) ICT Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.38%) IVR
2 1 (2.38%) Tandem
2 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) AIX
2 4 (9.52%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Service Management
3 5 (11.90%) Logistics
4 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Time Management
6 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
1 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) MCP
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) OpenView
1 6 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) Lotus
3 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
3 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.14%) Huawei
4 3 (7.14%) Remedy
4 3 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) NEC
5 2 (4.76%) Verint
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
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