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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 20 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.55% 3.41% 4.49%
As % of the General category 22.47% 20.59% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
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£200 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +29.26%
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
89 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.23% 16.59% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.02 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £34.00 £31.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - - 1
Blackpool - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Fleetwood - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) C#
3 12 (42.86%) Classic ASP
4 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle
5 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
5 10 (35.71%) HTML
5 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 10 (35.71%) PL/SQL
5 10 (35.71%) CSS
5 10 (35.71%) MVC
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (35.71%) Umbraco
5 10 (35.71%) HTML5
5 10 (35.71%) CSS3
5 10 (35.71%) PhoneGap
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
6 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.29%) Banking
11 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
11 3 (10.71%) JIRA
11 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (35.71%) Umbraco
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) Jetty
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) IPsec
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Senior Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Trainee Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Trainee
4 1 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (42.86%) Classic ASP
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 10 (35.71%) HTML5
3 10 (35.71%) CSS3
3 10 (35.71%) PhoneGap
4 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) Servlets
6 1 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
1 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) MVC
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
3 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Scrum
3 3 (10.71%) RUP
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Test Management
4 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) System Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
1 13 (46.43%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 10 (35.71%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) PMP
2 3 (10.71%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Xen
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Pega
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects