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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 36 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.92% 2.83% 2.59%
As % of the General category 19.35% 16.33% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£325 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-38.73% +10.93%
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
62 49 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.09% 17.31% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 45
Average daily rate £406 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £438 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 1 September 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 1 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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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
Chorley - - - -
Rossendale - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) CAD
6 5 (16.13%) AutoCAD
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.90%) VocaLink
8 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.68%) ERP
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (6.45%) RUP
9 2 (6.45%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) PMP
9 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
9 2 (6.45%) Java

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
1 5 (16.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.23%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 20 (64.52%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) CAD Technician
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Defect Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Trainee Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Trainee
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 5 (16.13%) CAD
2 5 (16.13%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.90%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.90%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) RUP
5 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) VocaLink
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Intel
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Meru Networks
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM