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 31 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 54 38 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 97 125 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.98% 4.45% 2.68%
As % of the General category 9.13% 12.30% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.84 £11.65 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.42% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £11.65 £7.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.77 £11.65 £11.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -15.88%
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
1062 1016 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.63% 36.14% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 511 540
Average daily rate £375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 67 48
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.71 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -16.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
Manchester -9 49 £350 - 25
Cheshire -4 26 £225 -31.81% 11
Merseyside -4 11 - - 1
Lancashire -30 8 £350 +55.55% 4
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 73 (45.63%) Finance
2 41 (25.63%) Security Cleared
3 30 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
5 21 (13.13%) Banking
6 20 (12.50%) MS Office
6 20 (12.50%) ITIL
7 19 (11.88%) SC Cleared
8 18 (11.25%) Project Management
9 17 (10.63%) IBM
10 16 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.00%) Manufacturing
11 15 (9.38%) Service Management
11 15 (9.38%) HP
12 14 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (8.75%) SLA
13 13 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.13%) Programme Management
13 13 (8.13%) Mainframe
13 13 (8.13%) MCP
13 13 (8.13%) Oracle
14 12 (7.50%) PRINCE2
14 12 (7.50%) SAP
14 12 (7.50%) DTV
14 12 (7.50%) Migration
14 12 (7.50%) Electronics
14 12 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 12 (7.50%) Marketing
14 12 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
15 11 (6.88%) Retail

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (6.88%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.50%) CICS
3 3 (1.88%) CMS
3 3 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.88%) Lync
3 3 (1.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) Jetty
4 1 (0.63%) WordPress
4 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.50%) MS Office
3 6 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.75%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.88%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) 3G
1 11 (6.88%) 2G
2 9 (5.63%) LTE
3 8 (5.00%) Firewall
4 7 (4.38%) 4G
5 6 (3.75%) WAN
6 4 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.88%) 2.5G
7 3 (1.88%) SAN
7 3 (1.88%) DNS
7 3 (1.88%) FTP
7 3 (1.88%) DHCP
7 3 (1.88%) SDH
7 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.25%) ATM
8 2 (1.25%) LAN
8 2 (1.25%) HTTP
8 2 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
1 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.50%) Easytrieve
3 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.63%) DataStage
4 1 (0.63%) EDMS
4 1 (0.63%) DB2
4 1 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
1 6 (3.75%) NetBeans
2 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 73 (45.63%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Banking
3 16 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 12 (7.50%) Electronics
4 12 (7.50%) Marketing
5 11 (6.88%) Retail
6 8 (5.00%) Billing
7 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.50%) Law
9 3 (1.88%) Legal
10 2 (1.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (19.38%) Analyst
2 17 (10.63%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.38%) Architect
4 14 (8.75%) Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Administrator
7 6 (3.75%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Field Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.50%) Procurement Manager
9 4 (2.50%) Knowledge Manager
9 4 (2.50%) Mainframe Architect
10 3 (1.88%) Actuary
10 3 (1.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 3 (1.88%) Pricing Analyst
10 3 (1.88%) Site Engineer
10 3 (1.88%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (1.88%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) .NET
2 6 (3.75%) Web Services
2 6 (3.75%) JMS
2 6 (3.75%) Middleware
2 6 (3.75%) Spring
2 6 (3.75%) Java SE
2 6 (3.75%) Java EE
2 6 (3.75%) JPA
2 6 (3.75%) RESTful
2 6 (3.75%) JAX-RS
3 4 (2.50%) HTML
4 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.88%) CSS
4 3 (1.88%) jQuery
5 2 (1.25%) LINQ
5 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.25%) HTML5
5 2 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Mainframe
2 12 (7.50%) DTV
3 10 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.13%) NHS
5 4 (2.50%) VSAM
6 3 (1.88%) Statistics
6 3 (1.88%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.25%) FMCG
7 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) HACMP
8 1 (0.63%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.63%) IVR
8 1 (0.63%) Tandem
8 1 (0.63%) LPAR
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
8 1 (0.63%) Informatics
8 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.25%) Windows
2 9 (5.63%) Linux
3 7 (4.38%) UNIX
4 6 (3.75%) AIX
5 4 (2.50%) Solaris
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) HPUX
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.50%) ITIL
2 18 (11.25%) Project Management
3 16 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.38%) Service Management
5 14 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.13%) Programme Management
7 12 (7.50%) Migration
7 12 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 9 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.00%) Change Management
10 8 (5.00%) Coaching
11 7 (4.38%) Workflow
12 6 (3.75%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.75%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.75%) Financial Modelling
12 6 (3.75%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.75%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) Java
2 7 (4.38%) SQL
3 5 (3.13%) C#
4 4 (2.50%) COBOL
4 4 (2.50%) Assembly Language
4 4 (2.50%) REXX
4 4 (2.50%) JCL
5 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) PHP
6 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.25%) R
6 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 41 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.13%) MCP
4 4 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.50%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.88%) MCSE
5 3 (1.88%) CCNA
6 2 (1.25%) PMP
6 2 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.63%) ISEB
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.63%) Xen
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.63%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) OpenView
1 11 (6.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.63%) IBM
3 15 (9.38%) HP
4 13 (8.13%) Oracle
5 12 (7.50%) SAP
6 11 (6.88%) Lotus
7 9 (5.63%) Huawei
8 8 (5.00%) Cisco
9 6 (3.75%) Fujitsu
10 5 (3.13%) VMware
10 5 (3.13%) Ericsson
10 5 (3.13%) Nokia
11 3 (1.88%) Intel
11 3 (1.88%) Nortel
11 3 (1.88%) Avaya
11 3 (1.88%) Dell
11 3 (1.88%) Remedy
11 3 (1.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (1.88%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (1.25%) Verint
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