The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 34 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.72% 2.84% 2.33%
As % of the General category 2.94% 12.24% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £410 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
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 Merseyside region.

General Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
68 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.46% 23.22% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 27
Average daily rate £288 £358 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.58% +13.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £244 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £8.58 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.03% +6.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Liverpool -4 2 - - 3
Telecoms
North West

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (35.29%) Fujitsu
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Management
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
3 6 (35.29%) Billing
3 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (35.29%) Workflow
3 6 (35.29%) Operations Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (35.29%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) DTV
5 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Electronics
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Statistics
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (35.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) SDH
1 1 (5.88%) UMTS
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) MGCP
1 1 (5.88%) H.323
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) RNC
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
1 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 6 (35.29%) Billing
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Actuary
2 2 (11.76%) Pricing Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Site Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) DTV
1 2 (11.76%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Workflow
1 6 (35.29%) Performance Management
1 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (35.29%) Operations Management
1 6 (35.29%) Coaching
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) WFM
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Fujitsu
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks