The 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 48 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 128 104 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.31% 3.28% 4.69%
As % of the General category 9.22% 10.66% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 57 19
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£330 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £123 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.29 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.42% +196.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -38.59%
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 West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1388 976 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.92% 30.83% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 516 363
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 50 53
Average hourly rate £24.17 £31.56 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.41% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.87 £7.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £53.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Manchester 0 60 £325 -3.70% 24
Cheshire -7 26 £338 +21.62% 7
Merseyside -12 12 £394 +58.29% 4
Lancashire 0 11 £300 -23.07% 5
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 64 (27.12%) Finance
2 37 (15.68%) Project Management
3 36 (15.25%) Manufacturing
3 36 (15.25%) UNIX
3 36 (15.25%) Ethernet
4 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 32 (13.56%) MS Excel
5 31 (13.14%) SQL
5 31 (13.14%) Cisco
5 31 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (12.71%) Marketing
6 30 (12.71%) Linux
7 29 (12.29%) SAP
7 29 (12.29%) 4G
8 28 (11.86%) Programme Management
9 27 (11.44%) Electronics
9 27 (11.44%) DTV
9 27 (11.44%) GSM
9 27 (11.44%) Digital Marketing
9 27 (11.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 26 (11.02%) 3G
11 25 (10.59%) BT
12 24 (10.17%) Degree
12 24 (10.17%) Security Cleared
13 23 (9.75%) MPLS
13 23 (9.75%) .NET
13 23 (9.75%) CCNP
13 23 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (9.32%) Ericsson

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (4.24%) Umbraco
2 4 (1.69%) IIS
2 4 (1.69%) SAS
3 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.85%) Confluence
3 2 (0.85%) Node.js
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.20%) MS Project
3 14 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (5.08%) MS Office
5 6 (2.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.42%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 27 (11.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.12%) Agresso
3 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.25%) Ethernet
2 29 (12.29%) 4G
3 27 (11.44%) GSM
4 26 (11.02%) 3G
5 23 (9.75%) MPLS
6 22 (9.32%) OSPF
6 22 (9.32%) BGP
7 21 (8.90%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (8.47%) VPN
8 20 (8.47%) Broadband
9 19 (8.05%) IPv4
9 19 (8.05%) IPv6
9 19 (8.05%) L2TP
9 19 (8.05%) RSVP
9 19 (8.05%) Junos
9 19 (8.05%) HSRP
9 19 (8.05%) IOS XR
9 19 (8.05%) VRRP
9 19 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (8.05%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.51%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.54%) RavenDB
5 5 (2.12%) QlikView
6 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.85%) MySQL
8 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.85%) Big Data
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 16 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.54%) ReSharper
4 5 (2.12%) Subversion
5 4 (1.69%) JIRA
6 3 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.85%) JUnit
8 1 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.42%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.42%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.42%) LSMW
8 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 64 (27.12%) Finance
2 36 (15.25%) Manufacturing
3 30 (12.71%) Marketing
4 27 (11.44%) Electronics
5 15 (6.36%) Banking
6 7 (2.97%) Retail
7 3 (1.27%) Law
7 3 (1.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (11.02%) Project Manager
2 22 (9.32%) Analyst
3 19 (8.05%) Developer
3 19 (8.05%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (8.05%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (8.05%) IP Engineer
4 16 (6.78%) Architect
4 16 (6.78%) Field Engineer
5 13 (5.51%) Performance Engineer
6 11 (4.66%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 10 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.81%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.81%) Administrator
9 7 (2.97%) Data Analyst
9 7 (2.97%) .NET Developer
9 7 (2.97%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (2.97%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.12%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.12%) Consultant
10 5 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.75%) .NET
2 19 (8.05%) CSS
2 19 (8.05%) HTML
3 12 (5.08%) Classic ASP
4 11 (4.66%) HTML5
4 11 (4.66%) CSS3
5 10 (4.24%) PhoneGap
6 9 (3.81%) jQuery
7 7 (2.97%) LINQ
8 6 (2.54%) Backbone.js
8 6 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (2.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.27%) Web Services
9 3 (1.27%) Spring
9 3 (1.27%) Ajax
10 2 (0.85%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.85%) JSP
10 2 (0.85%) SOAP
10 2 (0.85%) XML
10 2 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.44%) DTV
2 15 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.66%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.97%) Statistics
5 4 (1.69%) NHS
6 3 (1.27%) Replication
6 3 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.42%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.42%) BeagleBone
8 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.42%) HACMP
8 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.42%) CCTV
8 1 (0.42%) SCADA
8 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.25%) UNIX
2 30 (12.71%) Linux
3 13 (5.51%) Windows
4 2 (0.85%) AIX
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) HPUX
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.68%) Project Management
2 31 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (11.86%) Programme Management
4 27 (11.44%) Digital Marketing
5 19 (8.05%) MVC
6 18 (7.63%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.36%) Network Design
7 15 (6.36%) Data Analysis
8 14 (5.93%) Migration
9 13 (5.51%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.51%) Line Management
10 12 (5.08%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.08%) WFM
11 11 (4.66%) CRM
12 10 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.81%) Resource Management
13 9 (3.81%) ITIL
13 9 (3.81%) Scrum
14 8 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.14%) SQL
2 21 (8.90%) C#
3 19 (8.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.66%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.97%) C
6 4 (1.69%) C++
7 3 (1.27%) Java
7 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.85%) Ruby
8 2 (0.85%) VBA
8 2 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.42%) REXX
9 1 (0.42%) JCL
9 1 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (10.17%) Degree
1 24 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.75%) CCNP
2 23 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (8.90%) CCNA
4 20 (8.47%) CCIE
5 19 (8.05%) CCIP
5 19 (8.05%) JNCIA
5 19 (8.05%) JNCIP
6 13 (5.51%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) PMP
8 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.85%) ISEB
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) CCDP
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) HND
9 1 (0.42%) MCSE
9 1 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) COBIT
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) HL7
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
4 1 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.42%) GPFS
4 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.27%) SCCM
3 2 (0.85%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.14%) Cisco
3 29 (12.29%) SAP
4 25 (10.59%) BT
5 22 (9.32%) Ericsson
6 20 (8.47%) Juniper
6 20 (8.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 19 (8.05%) Oracle
8 12 (5.08%) Huawei
9 8 (3.39%) Nortel
10 7 (2.97%) Citrix
10 7 (2.97%) IBM
10 7 (2.97%) VMware
10 7 (2.97%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.54%) Pega
12 5 (2.12%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.69%) Mitel
13 4 (1.69%) Mapinfo
13 4 (1.69%) hybris
14 3 (1.27%) Google
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