The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms 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 Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 67 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 63 107 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 3.95% 3.13%
As % of the General category 6.73% 11.43% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 39
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £137 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.32% -23.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-35.21% +12.69%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
936 936 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.19% 34.58% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 435 636
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £494 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 52 51
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.22 £42.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Telecoms
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 Telecoms within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cheshire -10 19 £245 -9.25% 10
Lancashire -3 17 £330 - 6
Manchester -36 16 £338 +15.87% 11
Merseyside -1 5 £550 +64.17% 1
Cumbria - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 82 (46.33%) Finance
2 42 (23.73%) Security Cleared
3 29 (16.38%) Banking
4 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 21 (11.86%) Cisco
6 18 (10.17%) Mainframe
6 18 (10.17%) IBM
6 18 (10.17%) Manufacturing
7 17 (9.60%) Oracle
8 16 (9.04%) Project Management
9 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (7.34%) Scrum
10 13 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
11 12 (6.78%) DTV
11 12 (6.78%) MS Office
11 12 (6.78%) SAP
11 12 (6.78%) HTML
11 12 (6.78%) PRINCE2
11 12 (6.78%) Windows
11 12 (6.78%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.78%) Migration
11 12 (6.78%) Electronics
11 12 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (6.78%) Marketing
11 12 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
12 11 (6.21%) Supplier Management
12 11 (6.21%) Firewall
12 11 (6.21%) SQL Server

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (1.69%) Lync
1 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.13%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) MS Office
2 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.82%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) Firewall
1 11 (6.21%) WAN
1 11 (6.21%) 3G
2 9 (5.08%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (4.52%) 2G
3 8 (4.52%) LTE
4 7 (3.95%) LAN
5 5 (2.82%) Wireless
5 5 (2.82%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.82%) MPLS
5 5 (2.82%) VPN
6 4 (2.26%) FTP
6 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.26%) 4G
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.69%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.69%) ATM
8 2 (1.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (4.52%) RavenDB
2 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.13%) MySQL
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Big Data
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.56%) OLAP
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Visual Studio
1 8 (4.52%) ReSharper
1 8 (4.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.39%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.39%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 82 (46.33%) Finance
2 29 (16.38%) Banking
3 18 (10.17%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.78%) Electronics
4 12 (6.78%) Marketing
5 5 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.82%) Retail
5 5 (2.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (20.90%) Analyst
2 23 (12.99%) Project Manager
3 20 (11.30%) Developer
4 13 (7.34%) Architect
5 9 (5.08%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.52%) .NET Developer
7 7 (3.95%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.39%) Senior Manager
9 5 (2.82%) CAD Technician
9 5 (2.82%) Administrator
9 5 (2.82%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.82%) Service Analyst
9 5 (2.82%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.26%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.26%) Consultant
10 4 (2.26%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (2.26%) AIX Administrator
10 4 (2.26%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.78%) HTML
2 10 (5.65%) .NET
2 10 (5.65%) CSS
2 10 (5.65%) jQuery
3 8 (4.52%) LINQ
3 8 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (4.52%) Backbone.js
4 7 (3.95%) Spring
5 6 (3.39%) Middleware
5 6 (3.39%) JMS
5 6 (3.39%) Java SE
5 6 (3.39%) Java EE
5 6 (3.39%) JPA
5 6 (3.39%) JAX-RS
6 4 (2.26%) Web Services
6 4 (2.26%) RESTful
7 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.56%) HTML5
8 1 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.17%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.78%) DTV
2 12 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (2.82%) NHS
4 3 (1.69%) Statistics
5 2 (1.13%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) Informatics
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) IVR
6 1 (0.56%) Handset
6 1 (0.56%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.56%) Tandem
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.78%) Windows
2 10 (5.65%) AIX
3 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.39%) UNIX
4 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.13%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.13%) Solaris
6 2 (1.13%) Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.56%) Fedora
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.04%) Project Management
2 15 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (7.34%) Scrum
3 13 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (6.78%) PRINCE2
4 12 (6.78%) Programme Management
4 12 (6.78%) Migration
4 12 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (6.21%) Supplier Management
6 10 (5.65%) ITIL
7 9 (5.08%) MVC
8 8 (4.52%) OOP
8 8 (4.52%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.52%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.52%) Logistics
8 8 (4.52%) CQRS
8 8 (4.52%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (3.95%) Service Management
10 6 (3.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.65%) JavaScript
2 9 (5.08%) Java
2 9 (5.08%) C#
3 6 (3.39%) SQL
4 3 (1.69%) C
5 2 (1.13%) R
6 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) Degree
4 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.26%) CCNP
5 4 (2.26%) CCNA
5 4 (2.26%) MCP
6 3 (1.69%) PMP
6 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.13%) ISEB
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) HNC
8 1 (0.56%) HND
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 4 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.26%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.69%) OpenView
3 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.86%) Cisco
3 18 (10.17%) IBM
4 17 (9.60%) Oracle
5 12 (6.78%) SAP
6 7 (3.95%) Huawei
6 7 (3.95%) HP
7 6 (3.39%) Ericsson
7 6 (3.39%) Intel
8 5 (2.82%) Remedy
8 5 (2.82%) Juniper
9 4 (2.26%) VocaLink
9 4 (2.26%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.69%) VMware
10 3 (1.69%) Lotus
10 3 (1.69%) Avaya
11 2 (1.13%) NEC
11 2 (1.13%) Verint
11 2 (1.13%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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