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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 67 53 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 19 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.76% 1.35% 2.39%
As % of the General category 9.05% 7.92% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
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£345 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+3.28% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -40.84%
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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
210 101 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.41% 17.09% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 58 54
Average daily rate £403 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £271 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £469 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £26.00 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the North East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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
Tyne and Wear -10 18 £345 +6.15%
Durham -8 1 £225 - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 14 (50.00%) DTV
2 14 (50.00%) Electronics
2 14 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 14 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (50.00%) SAP
2 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (50.00%) Marketing
2 14 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 9 (32.14%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) User Experience
6 4 (14.29%) User Stories
6 4 (14.29%) Play Framework
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) Selenium
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) J2EE
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) SOAP
7 3 (10.71%) Web Services
7 3 (10.71%) Linux
7 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Interactive TV
7 3 (10.71%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) PSTN
1 2 (7.14%) UMTS
1 2 (7.14%) ADSL
1 2 (7.14%) GSM
1 2 (7.14%) LLU
1 2 (7.14%) LTE
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DPNSS
2 1 (3.57%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Ant
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 14 (50.00%) Electronics
2 14 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Designer
3 3 (10.71%) Interaction Designer
3 3 (10.71%) UX Designer
4 2 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (7.14%) Product Owner
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Support
5 1 (3.57%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Junior
5 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) J2EE
1 4 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Symfony
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) MooTools
3 1 (3.57%) YAML
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) DTV
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Interactive TV
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 14 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.29%) User Stories
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 3 (10.71%) Content Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Coaching
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) PHP5
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Informatica
3 2 (7.14%) Mapinfo
3 2 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson