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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 66 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 99 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.72% 2.63% 2.12%
As % of the General category 8.54% 7.40% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 32
Median daily rate £375 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.45% -34.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £14.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.75% -43.60%
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
1159 1365 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 35.58% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 736 532
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 43
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.59 £47.71 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

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 July 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 July 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 -11 49 £413 +26.92% 32
Cheshire -8 14 £268 -28.66% 10
Lancashire -2 10 £213 -44.80% 1
Merseyside +2 6 £413 - 2
Cumbria +13 1 - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (26.40%) Finance
2 44 (22.34%) Programme Management
2 44 (22.34%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (21.32%) Electronics
4 41 (20.81%) SAP
5 40 (20.30%) Marketing
6 39 (19.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 39 (19.80%) Digital Marketing
6 39 (19.80%) Manufacturing
7 30 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
9 20 (10.15%) Project Management
9 20 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.14%) Migration
11 17 (8.63%) ISEB
11 17 (8.63%) Unit4 Business World
11 17 (8.63%) PRINCE2
11 17 (8.63%) SQL
11 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
11 17 (8.63%) Security Cleared
12 14 (7.11%) MS Office
13 13 (6.60%) Oracle
13 13 (6.60%) Windows
13 13 (6.60%) Degree
14 12 (6.09%) ITIL
14 12 (6.09%) GSM
14 12 (6.09%) UMTS
14 12 (6.09%) 3G
14 12 (6.09%) HP
15 11 (5.58%) Internet

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 6 (3.05%) SAS
1 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.03%) Apache
2 4 (2.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.52%) JBoss
3 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.02%) Drupal
4 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.02%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.02%) Liferay
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
3 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (19.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (8.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.02%) OpenCart
5 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.51%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.02%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) 3G
1 12 (6.09%) GSM
1 12 (6.09%) UMTS
2 11 (5.58%) 2G
2 11 (5.58%) Internet
3 9 (4.57%) 4G
4 8 (4.06%) DNS
5 7 (3.55%) Firewall
5 7 (3.55%) LTE
5 7 (3.55%) Network Security
5 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.05%) DHCP
6 6 (3.05%) VoIP
6 6 (3.05%) WAN
7 5 (2.54%) LAN
8 4 (2.03%) Broadband
8 4 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.52%) ATM
9 3 (1.52%) SDH
9 3 (1.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) QlikView
1 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.52%) DB2
3 3 (1.52%) GIS
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Selenium
2 5 (2.54%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.52%) JIRA
3 3 (1.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.02%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.02%) Introscope
5 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 52 (26.40%) Finance
2 42 (21.32%) Electronics
3 40 (20.30%) Marketing
4 39 (19.80%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.54%) Billing
5 5 (2.54%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.03%) Military
7 3 (1.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.02%) Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Games
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (27.92%) Analyst
2 28 (14.21%) Business Analyst
3 20 (10.15%) Project Manager
4 19 (9.64%) Consultant
5 16 (8.12%) Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Telecoms Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Network Analyst
9 7 (3.55%) Implementation Controller
10 6 (3.05%) Telecoms Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Telecoms Manager
11 5 (2.54%) CRM Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) CRM Business Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Customer Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Customer Insight Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Insight Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Payroll Consultant
11 5 (2.54%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.05%) .NET
2 4 (2.03%) Middleware
3 3 (1.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) CSS
4 2 (1.02%) jQuery
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.02%) REST
5 1 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.51%) Ajax
5 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.51%) JDBC
5 1 (0.51%) JMS
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) Spring
5 1 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (4.57%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.05%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.54%) PMI
5 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.03%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) NHS
6 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.02%) LPAR
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) CESG
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.60%) Windows
2 8 (4.06%) Linux
3 7 (3.55%) Unix
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.52%) AIX
5 3 (1.52%) Solaris
5 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.02%) Android
6 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.02%) HPUX
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.02%) SUSE
6 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.34%) Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.34%) Programme Management
2 39 (19.80%) Digital Marketing
3 30 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.15%) Project Management
5 18 (9.14%) Migration
6 17 (8.63%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.09%) ITIL
8 11 (5.58%) CRM
9 10 (5.08%) eTOM
10 9 (4.57%) BPMN
11 8 (4.06%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.06%) UML
12 7 (3.55%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.55%) People Management
12 7 (3.55%) Scrum
13 6 (3.05%) Business Process Mapping
13 6 (3.05%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.05%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.63%) SQL
2 6 (3.05%) PHP
3 5 (2.54%) C
3 5 (2.54%) Java
4 4 (2.03%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) Python
6 2 (1.02%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (8.63%) ISEB
1 17 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.60%) Degree
3 10 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.57%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.06%) CCNA
6 4 (2.03%) MCSE
6 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.03%) PMP
6 4 (2.03%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) CCNP
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.52%) MCP
7 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) CCENT
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.51%) CEH
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.51%) ISO22301
System Software
1 8 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Firmware
3 3 (1.52%) vSphere
4 2 (1.02%) NFS
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.02%) Snort
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.02%) Xen
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Puppet
1 3 (1.52%) SCCM
2 2 (1.02%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) nmon
2 2 (1.02%) OpenView
2 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.51%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (20.81%) SAP
2 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.60%) Oracle
4 12 (6.09%) HP
5 10 (5.08%) Cisco
6 7 (3.55%) Citrix
6 7 (3.55%) Ericsson
6 7 (3.55%) Huawei
6 7 (3.55%) Nokia
6 7 (3.55%) VMware
7 6 (3.05%) IBM
7 6 (3.05%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (1.52%) BT
8 3 (1.52%) CA
8 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.02%) Juniper
9 2 (1.02%) NetApp
9 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.02%) Siemens
9 2 (1.02%) Wyse
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