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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 58 31 53
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 28 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.14% 5.14% 2.89%
As % of the General category 6.47% 14.66% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +71.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £424 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.30 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +14.51%
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
433 423 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.13% 35.07% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 194 255
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £9.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.81 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (50.65%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) IBM
3 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.88%) Cisco
5 12 (15.58%) Mainframe
6 10 (12.99%) Banking
7 9 (11.69%) HTML
7 9 (11.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (10.39%) Oracle
8 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
8 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.09%) JMS
9 7 (9.09%) Middleware
9 7 (9.09%) Eclipse
9 7 (9.09%) CSS
9 7 (9.09%) Web Services
9 7 (9.09%) Java
9 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.09%) Spring
9 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.09%) Java SE
9 7 (9.09%) Java EE
9 7 (9.09%) NetBeans
9 7 (9.09%) jQuery
9 7 (9.09%) JPA
9 7 (9.09%) RESTful
9 7 (9.09%) JAX-RS
9 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
10 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 6 (7.79%) MVC

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) WAN
1 5 (6.49%) 3G
1 5 (6.49%) 2G
1 5 (6.49%) LTE
1 5 (6.49%) 4G
2 2 (2.60%) 2.5G
2 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.60%) ATM
2 2 (2.60%) SDH
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
3 1 (1.30%) DHCP
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.49%) RavenDB
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) MySQL
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) EDMS
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 7 (9.09%) NetBeans
2 5 (6.49%) ReSharper
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (50.65%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.49%) Electronics
4 5 (6.49%) Marketing
5 4 (5.19%) Retail
5 4 (5.19%) Billing
5 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.90%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.90%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Transmission Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) OSS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) HTML
2 7 (9.09%) CSS
2 7 (9.09%) Web Services
2 7 (9.09%) JMS
2 7 (9.09%) Middleware
2 7 (9.09%) Spring
2 7 (9.09%) Java SE
2 7 (9.09%) Java EE
2 7 (9.09%) jQuery
2 7 (9.09%) JPA
2 7 (9.09%) RESTful
2 7 (9.09%) JAX-RS
3 6 (7.79%) .NET
4 5 (6.49%) LINQ
4 5 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.49%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Mainframe
2 9 (11.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (6.49%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Handset
4 1 (1.30%) Informatics
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) AIX
2 1 (1.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
2 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (7.79%) MVC
2 6 (7.79%) Scrum
2 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
3 5 (6.49%) OOP
3 5 (6.49%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
3 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (6.49%) CQRS
3 5 (6.49%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (5.19%) Project Management
4 4 (5.19%) Migration
4 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.60%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.60%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.30%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) Java
1 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.79%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) SQL
4 2 (2.60%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) MCP
3 1 (1.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
3 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) IBM
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) Huawei
5 4 (5.19%) Intel
5 4 (5.19%) Juniper
6 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.60%) Nokia
6 2 (2.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.30%) Aruba
7 1 (1.30%) Siemens
7 1 (1.30%) Citrix
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