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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 35 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.20% 2.59% 3.09%
As % of the General category 8.10% 7.07% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.03% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £241 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £452 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-35.63% -38.73%
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
432 297 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.49% 36.62% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 162 204
Average daily rate £420 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.75 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -40.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.01 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -2 26 £375 +36.36% 5
Knutsford - 3 £525 -
Chester -6 1 - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (36.36%) Billing
2 10 (22.73%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 10 (22.73%) CRM
3 6 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
3 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) Programme Management
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Banking
5 4 (9.09%) 2G
5 4 (9.09%) GSM
6 3 (6.82%) UMTS
6 3 (6.82%) SLA
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.82%) MS Project
6 3 (6.82%) MS Office
6 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.82%) 3G
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
6 3 (6.82%) QA
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Coaching
7 2 (4.55%) Data Privacy
7 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (4.55%) Information Governance
7 2 (4.55%) SCCM
7 2 (4.55%) Waterfall

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Project
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) GSM
1 4 (9.09%) 2G
2 3 (6.82%) 3G
2 3 (6.82%) UMTS
3 2 (4.55%) 4G
3 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.27%) WCDMA
4 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.27%) GPRS
4 1 (2.27%) HSPA
4 1 (2.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) DB2
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) JMeter
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
General
1 16 (36.36%) Billing
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Business Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Systems Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Telecoms Business Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Business Systems Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Telecoms Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Audit Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Communications Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Commercial Manager
8 1 (2.27%) RAN Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.27%) RAN Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) PMI
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) iSeries
2 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) UNIX
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) CRM
1 10 (22.73%) Project Management
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 6 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
2 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
3 5 (11.36%) Programme Management
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) Coaching
6 2 (4.55%) SDLC
6 2 (4.55%) Data Privacy
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security
6 2 (4.55%) Product Management
6 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.55%) Information Governance
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
1 1 (2.27%) C++
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.27%) Python
1 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.55%) MCP
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) PMP
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) OpenView
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) HP
2 2 (4.55%) Northgate
3 1 (2.27%) Huawei
3 1 (2.27%) Planview
3 1 (2.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (2.27%) Nortel
3 1 (2.27%) Avaya
3 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.27%) Nokia
3 1 (2.27%) Cramer
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