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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 60 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 99 123 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.84% 2.93% 2.40%
As % of the General category 9.02% 8.09% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 75 35
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £11.40 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.93% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £14.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -33.33%
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
1098 1521 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.51% 36.23% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 844 531
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 36
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £56.97 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 50 £410 +26.15% 33
Cheshire -10 14 £281 -27.41% 9
Lancashire +18 7 £191 -57.50% 2
Merseyside +7 7 £413 +43.47% 3
Cumbria +14 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 53 (28.19%) Finance
2 42 (22.34%) Programme Management
3 41 (21.81%) SAP
3 41 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (21.28%) Marketing
5 39 (20.74%) Electronics
6 38 (20.21%) Manufacturing
6 38 (20.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 38 (20.21%) Digital Marketing
7 30 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.11%) Project Management
10 18 (9.57%) Migration
11 16 (8.51%) Unit4 Business World
11 16 (8.51%) PRINCE2
11 16 (8.51%) SQL
12 15 (7.98%) Microsoft
13 14 (7.45%) Security Cleared
14 12 (6.38%) 3G
14 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
15 11 (5.85%) GSM
15 11 (5.85%) UMTS
15 11 (5.85%) 2G
15 11 (5.85%) Business Analysis
16 10 (5.32%) CRM
16 10 (5.32%) Oracle
16 10 (5.32%) MS Office
16 10 (5.32%) ISEB
17 9 (4.79%) Cisco
17 9 (4.79%) Windows

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.19%) SAS
3 4 (2.13%) Apache
4 3 (1.60%) CMS
4 3 (1.60%) JBoss
4 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) Drupal
5 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.06%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.32%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Project
3 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (20.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (8.51%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.06%) OpenCart
5 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.53%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.53%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.38%) 3G
2 11 (5.85%) 2G
2 11 (5.85%) GSM
2 11 (5.85%) UMTS
3 9 (4.79%) 4G
4 7 (3.72%) LTE
5 6 (3.19%) Firewall
5 6 (3.19%) Internet
6 5 (2.66%) DNS
6 5 (2.66%) LAN
6 5 (2.66%) Network Security
6 5 (2.66%) WAN
6 5 (2.66%) ZigBee
7 4 (2.13%) DHCP
7 4 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.13%) VoIP
8 3 (1.60%) ATM
8 3 (1.60%) HTTP
8 3 (1.60%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) QlikView
1 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.06%) DB2
3 2 (1.06%) GIS
3 2 (1.06%) MySQL
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) HP UFT
1 3 (1.60%) Selenium
2 2 (1.06%) Introscope
3 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (28.19%) Finance
2 40 (21.28%) Marketing
3 39 (20.74%) Electronics
4 38 (20.21%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.19%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.13%) Military
7 3 (1.60%) Billing
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.06%) Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (25.53%) Analyst
2 25 (13.30%) Project Manager
3 23 (12.23%) Business Analyst
4 16 (8.51%) Consultant
5 14 (7.45%) Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Implementation Controller
7 7 (3.72%) Telecoms Analyst
7 7 (3.72%) Web Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Network Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Telecoms Engineer
8 6 (3.19%) Telecoms Manager
8 6 (3.19%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 5 (2.66%) Architect
9 5 (2.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (2.66%) IT Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) QlikView Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Support Analyst
9 5 (2.66%) Telecoms Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) HTML
2 3 (1.60%) Middleware
3 2 (1.06%) CSS
3 2 (1.06%) jQuery
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.06%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.53%) Ajax
4 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.53%) JDBC
4 1 (0.53%) JMS
4 1 (0.53%) JSON
4 1 (0.53%) Spring
4 1 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.79%) Driving Licence
2 8 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.72%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.60%) NHS
4 3 (1.60%) PMI
4 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.06%) Clustering
5 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.06%) LPAR
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) CESG
6 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.53%) PKI
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Statistics
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.79%) Windows
2 6 (3.19%) Linux
3 5 (2.66%) Unix
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) AIX
5 2 (1.06%) Android
5 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) HPUX
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.06%) Solaris
5 2 (1.06%) SUSE
5 2 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.34%) Programme Management
2 41 (21.81%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (20.21%) Digital Marketing
4 30 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (10.11%) Project Management
7 18 (9.57%) Migration
8 16 (8.51%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.85%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.32%) CRM
11 9 (4.79%) Scrum
12 8 (4.26%) Business Process Mapping
13 7 (3.72%) ITIL
14 6 (3.19%) People Management
14 6 (3.19%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (3.19%) Risk Management
14 6 (3.19%) Waterfall
14 6 (3.19%) Workflow
15 5 (2.66%) Customer Insight
15 5 (2.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.51%) SQL
2 6 (3.19%) PHP
3 4 (2.13%) C
3 4 (2.13%) Java
3 4 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.06%) C#
5 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.06%) Python
5 2 (1.06%) Ruby
5 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.32%) ISEB
3 9 (4.79%) Degree
4 8 (4.26%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.66%) PMP
6 4 (2.13%) CCNA
6 4 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.60%) MCSE
7 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.53%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CCNP
8 1 (0.53%) HNC
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.53%) MCP
8 1 (0.53%) MCSA
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.66%) Firmware
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.06%) Snort
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.06%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) vCloud
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) Xen
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) Puppet
2 2 (1.06%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) nmon
2 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
3 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (21.81%) SAP
2 15 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.32%) Oracle
4 9 (4.79%) Cisco
5 8 (4.26%) HP
6 7 (3.72%) Ericsson
6 7 (3.72%) Huawei
6 7 (3.72%) Nokia
7 6 (3.19%) Citrix
7 6 (3.19%) Nokia Networks
7 6 (3.19%) VMware
8 4 (2.13%) IBM
9 3 (1.60%) BT
9 3 (1.60%) CA
9 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.06%) Endeca
10 2 (1.06%) Nintex
10 2 (1.06%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.06%) Virgin Media
10 2 (1.06%) Wyse
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