The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of BT products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BT over the 3 months to 4 September 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within BT Group plc.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
BT
Rank 137 134 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing BT 32 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.065% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 0.14% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 3
Average daily rate
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£525 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £300 £332
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £26.35 -
% change year-on-year
-53.12% -
BT
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1849 1390 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.46% 45.38% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 722 561
Average daily rate £400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 91 103
Average hourly rate £17.34 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

BT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BT
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BT Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BT
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BT across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

BT Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

BT
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

BT Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

BT
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BT within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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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
Cheshire +8 22 £529 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £410 -
Manchester -18 2 £450 -
BT
England

BT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing BT 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 BT.

1 19 (47.50%) Service Management
1 19 (47.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 19 (47.50%) Network Management
1 19 (47.50%) ServiceNow
2 14 (35.00%) Application Performance Management
2 14 (35.00%) Performance Management
3 12 (30.00%) Project Management
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco
5 10 (25.00%) WAN
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Supplier Management
6 7 (17.50%) LAN
7 6 (15.00%) VPN
7 6 (15.00%) Wireless
8 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (12.50%) Finance
8 5 (12.50%) MPLS
9 4 (10.00%) OSPF
9 4 (10.00%) BGP
9 4 (10.00%) VMware
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 4 (10.00%) Windows
9 4 (10.00%) DHCP
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (7.50%) XenApp
10 3 (7.50%) XenServer
10 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop

BT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing BT 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 BT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) WAN
2 7 (17.50%) LAN
3 6 (15.00%) VPN
3 6 (15.00%) Wireless
4 5 (12.50%) MPLS
5 4 (10.00%) OSPF
5 4 (10.00%) BGP
5 4 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
6 3 (7.50%) SAN
6 3 (7.50%) VoIP
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.00%) Broadband
7 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.00%) L2TP
7 2 (5.00%) RSVP
7 2 (5.00%) VRRP
7 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.00%) IPv4
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Office Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) FMCG
2 2 (5.00%) iSeries
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Service Management
1 19 (47.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 19 (47.50%) Network Management
2 14 (35.00%) Performance Management
2 14 (35.00%) Application Performance Management
3 12 (30.00%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Supplier Management
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) B2B
6 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.50%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.50%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCIP
2 2 (5.00%) CCIE
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.50%) XenApp
1 3 (7.50%) XenServer
1 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) ServiceNow
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Avaya
4 3 (7.50%) Toshiba
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle