The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 52 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 8 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.35% 2.39% 3.65%
As % of the General category 7.92% 7.69% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
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£325 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £345 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £6.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +14.51%
Telecoms
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
101 117 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.09% 31.12% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 65
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Average hourly rate £16.25 £13.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.65 £6.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.45 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the North East 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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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
Tyne and Wear -22 4 £325 -7.14% 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Manufacturing
3 11 (36.67%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (36.67%) SAP
3 11 (36.67%) Programme Management
3 11 (36.67%) Marketing
3 11 (36.67%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) DTV
5 8 (26.67%) Electronics
5 8 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (23.33%) Selenium
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (20.00%) Play Framework
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.67%) UNIX
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 3 (10.00%) Windows
10 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.00%) SQL
10 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.00%) DHCP
10 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (10.00%) Solaris
10 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (10.00%) 3G
10 3 (10.00%) DSL

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (26.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
1 3 (10.00%) 3G
1 3 (10.00%) DSL
1 3 (10.00%) 4G
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) NAS
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 2 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) WLAN
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) PHPUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Manufacturing
3 11 (36.67%) Marketing
4 8 (26.67%) Electronics
5 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (6.67%) PHP Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Solaris Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Management Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Play Framework
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) Symfony
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) MooTools
2 2 (6.67%) YAML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Handset
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) Programme Management
1 11 (36.67%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) OOP
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) BDD
6 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Content Management
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) Ruby
3 2 (6.67%) PHP5
3 2 (6.67%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (6.67%) Veritas File System
1 2 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) SAP
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas
4 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) NEC
5 1 (3.33%) Open Text
5 1 (3.33%) RedDot
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Polycom
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