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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 69 39 58
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 72 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 3.94% 2.87%
As % of the General category 7.31% 11.07% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £165 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.08 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.31% -18.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-45.07% +14.51%
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
985 1030 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.42% 35.58% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 508 643
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 £249 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -22.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £39.37 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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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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 -31 26 £325 -5.79% 15
Cheshire -9 20 £260 -33.33% 10
Lancashire -7 13 £328 - 2
Merseyside -3 8 £550 +64.17% 3
Cumbria - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 81 (46.82%) Finance
2 39 (22.54%) Security Cleared
3 28 (16.18%) Banking
4 25 (14.45%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.98%) Cisco
6 18 (10.40%) IBM
7 17 (9.83%) Mainframe
8 16 (9.25%) Oracle
8 16 (9.25%) Manufacturing
9 15 (8.67%) Programme Management
9 15 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.67%) Project Management
10 14 (8.09%) DTV
10 14 (8.09%) SAP
10 14 (8.09%) Electronics
10 14 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (8.09%) Marketing
10 14 (8.09%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
11 13 (7.51%) SC Cleared
12 12 (6.94%) MS Office
13 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
13 11 (6.36%) HTML
13 11 (6.36%) ITIL
13 11 (6.36%) PRINCE2
13 11 (6.36%) 3G
13 11 (6.36%) Migration
13 11 (6.36%) Scrum
13 11 (6.36%) 2G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (2.31%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.73%) Lync
3 2 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.94%) MS Office
3 5 (2.89%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (8.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) 3G
1 11 (6.36%) 2G
2 10 (5.78%) LTE
3 9 (5.20%) WAN
4 8 (4.62%) Firewall
5 7 (4.05%) 4G
6 4 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.31%) LAN
6 4 (2.31%) VPN
6 4 (2.31%) FTP
7 3 (1.73%) MPLS
7 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.73%) Wireless
7 3 (1.73%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.16%) NGN
8 2 (1.16%) 2.5G
8 2 (1.16%) ATM
8 2 (1.16%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.05%) RavenDB
5 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) EDMS
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) OLAP
7 1 (0.58%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (4.62%) NetBeans
1 8 (4.62%) Eclipse
2 7 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.05%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 81 (46.82%) Finance
2 28 (16.18%) Banking
3 16 (9.25%) Manufacturing
4 14 (8.09%) Electronics
4 14 (8.09%) Marketing
5 5 (2.89%) Retail
5 5 (2.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (21.39%) Analyst
2 20 (11.56%) Developer
3 18 (10.40%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.51%) Architect
5 8 (4.62%) Java Developer
5 8 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.05%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.05%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Service Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Administrator
8 5 (2.89%) CAD Technician
9 4 (2.31%) Designer
9 4 (2.31%) Test Leader
9 4 (2.31%) AIX Administrator
9 4 (2.31%) Knowledge Manager
9 4 (2.31%) Field Engineer
9 4 (2.31%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.31%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.36%) HTML
2 9 (5.20%) .NET
2 9 (5.20%) CSS
2 9 (5.20%) jQuery
3 8 (4.62%) Spring
3 8 (4.62%) Java SE
3 8 (4.62%) Java EE
3 8 (4.62%) JMS
3 8 (4.62%) Middleware
3 8 (4.62%) JPA
3 8 (4.62%) JAX-RS
4 7 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (4.05%) Backbone.js
4 7 (4.05%) RESTful
4 7 (4.05%) Web Services
4 7 (4.05%) LINQ
5 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) XHTML
6 1 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.83%) Mainframe
2 14 (8.09%) DTV
3 10 (5.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (3.47%) NHS
5 3 (1.73%) Statistics
6 2 (1.16%) IVR
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Tandem
7 1 (0.58%) Handset
7 1 (0.58%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Informatics
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Windows
1 9 (5.20%) AIX
2 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (2.89%) UNIX
2 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.73%) Linux
3 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.58%) Fedora
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.67%) Programme Management
1 15 (8.67%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.67%) Project Management
2 14 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (8.09%) Digital Marketing
3 11 (6.36%) ITIL
3 11 (6.36%) PRINCE2
3 11 (6.36%) Migration
3 11 (6.36%) Scrum
4 9 (5.20%) Data Migration
4 9 (5.20%) Supplier Management
5 8 (4.62%) Software Engineering
5 8 (4.62%) MVC
5 8 (4.62%) Service Management
6 7 (4.05%) CQRS
6 7 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (4.05%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (4.05%) OOP
6 7 (4.05%) Unit Testing
7 6 (3.47%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) Java
2 9 (5.20%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.62%) C#
3 8 (4.62%) SQL
4 3 (1.73%) C
5 2 (1.16%) R
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.20%) Degree
4 5 (2.89%) MCP
5 3 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PMP
6 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.16%) CCNP
6 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ISEB
7 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.31%) OpenView
2 4 (2.31%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 25 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.98%) Cisco
3 18 (10.40%) IBM
4 16 (9.25%) Oracle
5 14 (8.09%) SAP
6 8 (4.62%) Huawei
7 7 (4.05%) Ericsson
7 7 (4.05%) HP
8 5 (2.89%) Juniper
8 5 (2.89%) Remedy
8 5 (2.89%) Intel
9 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.31%) VocaLink
9 4 (2.31%) Lotus
10 3 (1.73%) Avaya
11 2 (1.16%) Verint
11 2 (1.16%) NEC
11 2 (1.16%) Nokia
12 1 (0.58%) Siemens
12 1 (0.58%) iSOFT
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