The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 55 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.59% 2.70% 4.19%
As % of the General category 8.79% 9.04% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 12
Average daily rate
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£295 £390 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £392 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.29 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.42% +196.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
626 365 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.89% 29.92% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 199 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.92 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +43.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £22.43 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Altrincham - 1 £95 - 1
Bolton - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 3
Stockport - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 36 (36.00%) Finance
2 27 (27.00%) UNIX
3 24 (24.00%) Cisco
4 23 (23.00%) Linux
5 21 (21.00%) Ethernet
5 21 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (20.00%) CCNA
7 19 (19.00%) MPLS
8 18 (18.00%) OSPF
8 18 (18.00%) BGP
8 18 (18.00%) CCNP
8 18 (18.00%) Juniper
8 18 (18.00%) VPN
8 18 (18.00%) BT
9 17 (17.00%) JNCIA
9 17 (17.00%) JNCIP
9 17 (17.00%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (17.00%) BT 21CN
9 17 (17.00%) Broadband
9 17 (17.00%) CCIP
9 17 (17.00%) IPv4
9 17 (17.00%) IPv6
9 17 (17.00%) CCIE
9 17 (17.00%) L2TP
9 17 (17.00%) RSVP
9 17 (17.00%) VRRP
9 17 (17.00%) Junos
9 17 (17.00%) HSRP
10 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (4.00%) CICS
2 2 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.00%) Drupal
3 1 (1.00%) WordPress
3 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.00%) MS Project
3 2 (2.00%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) Doxygen
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (5.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.00%) Ethernet
2 19 (19.00%) MPLS
3 18 (18.00%) OSPF
3 18 (18.00%) BGP
3 18 (18.00%) VPN
4 17 (17.00%) IPv4
4 17 (17.00%) IPv6
4 17 (17.00%) Broadband
4 17 (17.00%) L2TP
4 17 (17.00%) RSVP
4 17 (17.00%) VRRP
4 17 (17.00%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (17.00%) BT 21CN
4 17 (17.00%) Junos
4 17 (17.00%) HSRP
5 6 (6.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) GSM
6 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.00%) Firewall
7 4 (4.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) RavenDB
1 4 (4.00%) Easytrieve
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) DB2
3 1 (1.00%) MS Access
3 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.00%) DataStage
3 1 (1.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.00%) ReSharper
2 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.00%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.00%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (1.00%) JIRA
4 1 (1.00%) JUnit
General
1 36 (36.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.00%) Marketing
3 8 (8.00%) Electronics
4 5 (5.00%) Law
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 17 (17.00%) Operations Engineer
1 17 (17.00%) IP Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Architect
3 11 (11.00%) Analyst
4 8 (8.00%) Developer
4 8 (8.00%) Field Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.00%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.00%) Administrator
7 4 (4.00%) Procurement Manager
7 4 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.00%) Mainframe Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Project Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) HTML
1 6 (6.00%) .NET
1 6 (6.00%) CSS
1 6 (6.00%) jQuery
2 5 (5.00%) LINQ
3 4 (4.00%) Backbone.js
3 4 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.00%) RESTful
4 2 (2.00%) SOAP
4 2 (2.00%) Spring
4 2 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (1.00%) ISPF
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.00%) Java SE
5 1 (1.00%) Java EE
5 1 (1.00%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) XML
5 1 (1.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.00%) DTV
3 5 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (4.00%) VSAM
5 2 (2.00%) FMCG
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.00%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.00%) BeagleBone
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.00%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.00%) CCTV
6 1 (1.00%) SCADA
6 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) UNIX
2 23 (23.00%) Linux
3 10 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) HPUX
4 2 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) AIX
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.00%) Project Management
3 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (9.00%) Migration
4 8 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 8 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (6.00%) MVC
5 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (5.00%) Line Management
6 5 (5.00%) WFM
6 5 (5.00%) Scrum
7 4 (4.00%) Information Security
7 4 (4.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.00%) Change Management
7 4 (4.00%) OOP
7 4 (4.00%) CRM
7 4 (4.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) C#
2 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.00%) JCL
3 4 (4.00%) Assembly Language
3 4 (4.00%) REXX
3 4 (4.00%) COBOL
4 3 (3.00%) SQL
5 2 (2.00%) Java
5 2 (2.00%) C++
5 2 (2.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) VBA
6 1 (1.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.00%) CCNA
3 18 (18.00%) CCNP
4 17 (17.00%) CCIP
4 17 (17.00%) CCIE
4 17 (17.00%) JNCIA
4 17 (17.00%) JNCIP
5 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.00%) Degree
7 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) MCSE
7 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.00%) VCP4
8 3 (3.00%) MCP
9 1 (1.00%) PMP
9 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) COBIT
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Cisco
2 18 (18.00%) Juniper
2 18 (18.00%) BT
3 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.00%) IBM
4 8 (8.00%) SAP
5 6 (6.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (6.00%) VMware
6 5 (5.00%) Ericsson
7 4 (4.00%) Oracle
7 4 (4.00%) Pega
8 3 (3.00%) Google
8 3 (3.00%) Sun
8 3 (3.00%) HP
8 3 (3.00%) Dell
8 3 (3.00%) Nokia
9 2 (2.00%) StorageTek
9 2 (2.00%) Capita
9 2 (2.00%) Nortel
9 2 (2.00%) Huawei
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