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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 37 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 11 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.56% 8.61% 7.22%
As % of the General category 15.28% 37.14% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 16
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£350 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £225 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -34.61%
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
72 35 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.74% 23.18% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 13 47
Average daily rate £375 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £197 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £388 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £82.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 6 £350 -
Rossendale - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
6 3 (13.04%) RUP
6 3 (13.04%) PMP
6 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) IIS
6 3 (13.04%) Classic ASP
6 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) Jetty
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
1 1 (4.35%) IPsec
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) FWSM
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Trainer
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) Classic ASP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Servlets
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) RUP
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) R
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) PMP
3 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Intel
3 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Google