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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 57 37 66
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 92 112 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.89% 3.79% 2.45%
As % of the General category 9.22% 10.79% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 20
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£325 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £13.08 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.74% -18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £11.08 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £15.30 £26.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-42.25% +18.33%
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
998 1038 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.38% 35.09% 35.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 514 627
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.56 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -25 38 £325 -7.14% 18
Cheshire +8 23 £260 -33.33% 10
Merseyside +2 15 £550 +46.66% 2
Lancashire -18 13 £328 - 5
Cumbria - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 89 (50.28%) Finance
2 43 (24.29%) Security Cleared
3 25 (14.12%) Banking
4 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.60%) IBM
5 17 (9.60%) Mainframe
5 17 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
6 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.04%) Programme Management
6 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.47%) SAP
7 15 (8.47%) ITIL
7 15 (8.47%) Project Management
7 15 (8.47%) DTV
7 15 (8.47%) Electronics
7 15 (8.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (8.47%) Marketing
7 15 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (8.47%) SC Cleared
8 14 (7.91%) MS Office
8 14 (7.91%) Oracle
9 13 (7.34%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.34%) MS Excel
10 12 (6.78%) 3G
10 12 (6.78%) 2G
10 12 (6.78%) Migration
11 11 (6.21%) Huawei
11 11 (6.21%) Cisco
11 11 (6.21%) LTE

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (3.39%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.69%) CMS
2 3 (1.69%) Lync
3 2 (1.13%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Jetty
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (7.91%) MS Office
2 13 (7.34%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.82%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (8.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.78%) 3G
1 12 (6.78%) 2G
2 11 (6.21%) LTE
3 9 (5.08%) 4G
4 8 (4.52%) Firewall
5 5 (2.82%) FTP
6 4 (2.26%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.26%) WAN
7 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.69%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.13%) VLAN
8 2 (1.13%) Wireless
8 2 (1.13%) 2.5G
8 2 (1.13%) ATM
8 2 (1.13%) LAN
8 2 (1.13%) SDH
8 2 (1.13%) DNS
8 2 (1.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.13%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.56%) EDMS
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) OLAP
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Eclipse
1 7 (3.95%) NetBeans
2 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.13%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 89 (50.28%) Finance
2 25 (14.12%) Banking
3 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
4 15 (8.47%) Electronics
4 15 (8.47%) Marketing
5 8 (4.52%) Retail
6 7 (3.95%) Billing
7 6 (3.39%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.69%) Legal
9 2 (1.13%) Local Government
9 2 (1.13%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (23.16%) Analyst
2 17 (9.60%) Project Manager
3 13 (7.34%) Architect
3 13 (7.34%) Developer
4 9 (5.08%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (4.52%) Service Analyst
6 7 (3.95%) Field Engineer
6 7 (3.95%) Java Developer
7 5 (2.82%) Senior Manager
7 5 (2.82%) CAD Technician
8 4 (2.26%) Defect Manager
8 4 (2.26%) Designer
8 4 (2.26%) Test Leader
8 4 (2.26%) Knowledge Manager
8 4 (2.26%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (2.26%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (2.26%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) Middleware
1 7 (3.95%) JMS
1 7 (3.95%) Spring
1 7 (3.95%) Java SE
1 7 (3.95%) Java EE
1 7 (3.95%) JPA
1 7 (3.95%) JAX-RS
2 6 (3.39%) RESTful
2 6 (3.39%) Web Services
3 5 (2.82%) HTML
3 5 (2.82%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) CSS
4 3 (1.69%) jQuery
5 2 (1.13%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.13%) LINQ
5 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) Servlets
6 1 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.60%) Mainframe
2 15 (8.47%) DTV
3 10 (5.65%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (3.39%) NHS
5 3 (1.69%) Statistics
5 3 (1.69%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.13%) FMCG
6 2 (1.13%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) Tandem
7 1 (0.56%) Informatics
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.65%) Windows
2 9 (5.08%) AIX
3 6 (3.39%) UNIX
4 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.82%) Linux
4 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) Solaris
5 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (9.04%) Programme Management
2 16 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (8.47%) ITIL
3 15 (8.47%) Project Management
3 15 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (7.34%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.78%) Migration
6 10 (5.65%) Data Migration
6 10 (5.65%) Service Management
7 9 (5.08%) Supplier Management
8 7 (3.95%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (3.95%) Performance Management
9 6 (3.39%) Logistics
9 6 (3.39%) Scrum
9 6 (3.39%) Workflow
10 5 (2.82%) CAD
10 5 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.65%) Java
2 8 (4.52%) SQL
3 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.69%) C
3 3 (1.69%) C#
4 2 (1.13%) R
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.95%) MCP
4 4 (2.26%) Degree
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.13%) MCSE
6 2 (1.13%) PMP
6 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.13%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 4 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Xen
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.39%) OpenView
2 6 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.60%) IBM
3 15 (8.47%) SAP
4 14 (7.91%) Oracle
5 11 (6.21%) Huawei
5 11 (6.21%) Cisco
6 9 (5.08%) HP
7 7 (3.95%) Ericsson
8 6 (3.39%) Lotus
9 5 (2.82%) Intel
9 5 (2.82%) Nokia
9 5 (2.82%) Remedy
9 5 (2.82%) Fujitsu
10 4 (2.26%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.26%) VocaLink
10 4 (2.26%) VMware
11 3 (1.69%) Avaya
11 3 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (1.13%) Verint
12 2 (1.13%) NEC
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