The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 40 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 8 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.88% 3.63% 1.90%
As % of the General category 10.67% 16.81% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -19.35%
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 Lancashire region.

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
75 113 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.61% 21.56% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 17
Average daily rate £375 £415 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £330 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £21.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.74 £30.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Lancashire region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Lancashire region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Preston +10 6 £300 -25.00% 1
Blackpool +5 2 - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 8 (33.33%) Classic ASP
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (33.33%) Umbraco
4 8 (33.33%) HTML5
4 8 (33.33%) CSS3
4 8 (33.33%) PhoneGap
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
5 5 (20.83%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (33.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.17%) Local Government
1 1 (4.17%) Billing
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Analyst
1 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Designer
2 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Billing Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 8 (33.33%) HTML5
2 8 (33.33%) CSS3
2 8 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.33%) System Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) C#
3 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Pega