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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 44 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 44 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.21% 2.77% 3.35%
As % of the General category 8.41% 8.54% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Average daily rate
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£295 £390 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +35.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £206 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £6.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
523 363 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.12% 32.38% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 193 124
Average daily rate £351 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £20.25 £9.13 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.91% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.45 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 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
Altrincham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 39 (41.94%) Finance
2 19 (20.43%) Cisco
3 17 (18.28%) UNIX
3 17 (18.28%) Linux
4 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (16.13%) CCNA
6 14 (15.05%) MPLS
7 13 (13.98%) OSPF
7 13 (13.98%) BGP
7 13 (13.98%) CCNP
7 13 (13.98%) Juniper
7 13 (13.98%) Project Management
7 13 (13.98%) BT
7 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.98%) Ethernet
7 13 (13.98%) VPN
8 12 (12.90%) IPv4
8 12 (12.90%) IPv6
8 12 (12.90%) CCIE
8 12 (12.90%) IBM
8 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
8 12 (12.90%) Broadband
8 12 (12.90%) VRRP
8 12 (12.90%) L2TP
8 12 (12.90%) RSVP
8 12 (12.90%) CCIP
8 12 (12.90%) JNCIA
8 12 (12.90%) JNCIP
8 12 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (12.90%) BT 21CN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.30%) CICS
2 2 (2.15%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.08%) SAS
3 1 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.15%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.30%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) MPLS
2 13 (13.98%) OSPF
2 13 (13.98%) BGP
2 13 (13.98%) Ethernet
2 13 (13.98%) VPN
3 12 (12.90%) IPv4
3 12 (12.90%) IPv6
3 12 (12.90%) Broadband
3 12 (12.90%) VRRP
3 12 (12.90%) L2TP
3 12 (12.90%) RSVP
3 12 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (12.90%) BT 21CN
3 12 (12.90%) Junos
3 12 (12.90%) HSRP
4 6 (6.45%) WAN
5 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.38%) 2G
5 5 (5.38%) 3G
5 5 (5.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.30%) Easytrieve
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) DataStage
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) RavenDB
4 1 (1.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) NetBeans
1 4 (4.30%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.08%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) GoogleTest
General
1 39 (41.94%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Banking
3 7 (7.53%) Electronics
3 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.53%) Marketing
4 5 (5.38%) Law
5 4 (4.30%) Legal
6 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (12.90%) Architect
1 12 (12.90%) Implementation Engineer
1 12 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
1 12 (12.90%) IP Engineer
2 11 (11.83%) Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.53%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Field Engineer
5 4 (4.30%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (4.30%) Procurement Manager
5 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.23%) Administrator
6 3 (3.23%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) RESTful
2 4 (4.30%) JAX-RS
2 4 (4.30%) JPA
2 4 (4.30%) Spring
2 4 (4.30%) Java SE
2 4 (4.30%) Java EE
2 4 (4.30%) Middleware
2 4 (4.30%) JMS
2 4 (4.30%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (2.15%) LINQ
4 2 (2.15%) jQuery
4 2 (2.15%) CSS
4 2 (2.15%) SOAP
4 2 (2.15%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) Ajax
5 1 (1.08%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.53%) DTV
3 6 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (4.30%) VSAM
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.15%) FMCG
6 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.08%) CCTV
6 1 (1.08%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) SCADA
6 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) UNIX
1 17 (18.28%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) HPUX
3 2 (2.15%) Solaris
4 1 (1.08%) AIX
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Project Management
2 11 (11.83%) Migration
3 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.60%) Programme Management
4 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (7.53%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (4.30%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.30%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.30%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.30%) Information Security
7 4 (4.30%) Change Management
7 4 (4.30%) CRM
7 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.23%) ITIL
8 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.23%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) REXX
1 4 (4.30%) JCL
1 4 (4.30%) Assembly Language
1 4 (4.30%) COBOL
1 4 (4.30%) Java
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) C#
3 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.15%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.08%) C++
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.13%) CCNA
3 13 (13.98%) CCNP
4 12 (12.90%) CCIE
4 12 (12.90%) CCIP
4 12 (12.90%) JNCIA
4 12 (12.90%) JNCIP
5 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.30%) MCSE
7 3 (3.23%) MCP
7 3 (3.23%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) PMP
8 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) COBIT
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Cisco
2 13 (13.98%) Juniper
2 13 (13.98%) BT
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.90%) IBM
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
4 7 (7.53%) SAP
5 6 (6.45%) VMware
6 5 (5.38%) Nokia
7 4 (4.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (4.30%) Pega
7 4 (4.30%) Huawei
8 3 (3.23%) Sun
8 3 (3.23%) Ericsson
8 3 (3.23%) HP
8 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 2 (2.15%) Capita
9 2 (2.15%) Google
9 2 (2.15%) StorageTek
9 2 (2.15%) Nortel
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