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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 46 34 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 24 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.92% 4.37% 2.34%
As % of the General category 7.23% 9.95% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 8
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£168 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.96% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £215 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £29.59 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-29.01% +0.28%
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
332 402 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.34% 43.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 202 204
Average daily rate £396 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 7
Average hourly rate £17.44 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.74% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -19 16 £110 -66.66% 6
Chester - 2 - -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 2
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.88%) ITIL
3 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
3 14 (32.56%) Service Management
4 13 (30.23%) SLA
4 13 (30.23%) MS Office
5 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) MCP
6 11 (25.58%) IBM Notes
6 11 (25.58%) Lotus
6 11 (25.58%) OpenView
6 11 (25.58%) HP
6 11 (25.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
7 9 (20.93%) Banking
8 8 (18.60%) Finance
9 5 (11.63%) Firewall
9 5 (11.63%) 2G
9 5 (11.63%) 3G
9 5 (11.63%) UNIX
9 5 (11.63%) Windows
10 4 (9.30%) AIX
10 4 (9.30%) Linux
10 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
10 4 (9.30%) LTE
10 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
11 3 (6.98%) Retail

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (25.58%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.98%) Lync
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (30.23%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) 3G
1 5 (11.63%) Firewall
1 5 (11.63%) 2G
2 4 (9.30%) LTE
3 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.98%) FTP
4 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) SDH
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) 4G
5 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.33%) 2.5G
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) OLAP
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (20.93%) Banking
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Local Government
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Service Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) AIX Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.33%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) PMO Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Junior
7 1 (2.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.33%) LPAR
2 1 (2.33%) HACMP
2 1 (2.33%) DTV
2 1 (2.33%) Tandem
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) AIX
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Solaris
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) Service Management
3 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
3 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.65%) Coaching
5 1 (2.33%) Line Management
5 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.33%) ERP
5 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.33%) Change Management
5 1 (2.33%) Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) MCP
3 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.33%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.33%) GPFS
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) OpenView
1 11 (25.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (6.98%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) HP
2 11 (25.58%) Lotus
3 3 (6.98%) Remedy
3 3 (6.98%) Huawei
3 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
3 3 (6.98%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (4.65%) Verint
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Avaya
4 2 (4.65%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Cramer
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