The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 70 39 58
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 64 111 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 4.16% 2.89%
As % of the General category 6.79% 12.20% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £380 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.10 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.32% -38.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £35.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-32.39% +10.93%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
943 910 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.07% 34.08% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 434 640
Average daily rate £400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £43.94 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Telecoms
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Cheshire -12 20 £245 -2.48% 9
Lancashire -2 18 £350 - 5
Manchester -37 13 £425 +46.55% 12
Merseyside +3 6 £550 +64.17% 1
Cumbria - - - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 78 (45.09%) Finance
2 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
3 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
4 27 (15.61%) Banking
5 21 (12.14%) Cisco
6 18 (10.40%) Mainframe
6 18 (10.40%) Manufacturing
7 17 (9.83%) IBM
8 16 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.09%) Project Management
9 14 (8.09%) Oracle
9 14 (8.09%) MS Office
10 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
10 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.51%) Scrum
11 12 (6.94%) Electronics
11 12 (6.94%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (6.94%) Marketing
11 12 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (6.94%) IBM Mainframe
11 12 (6.94%) DTV
11 12 (6.94%) SAP
11 12 (6.94%) Windows
11 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
12 11 (6.36%) ITIL
12 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
12 11 (6.36%) HTML
12 11 (6.36%) 3G
12 11 (6.36%) Supplier Management

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 14 (8.09%) MS Office
2 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.89%) AutoCAD
4 4 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) 3G
1 11 (6.36%) Firewall
2 10 (5.78%) WAN
3 9 (5.20%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (4.62%) LAN
4 8 (4.62%) 2G
4 8 (4.62%) LTE
5 5 (2.89%) Wireless
5 5 (2.89%) MPLS
5 5 (2.89%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.89%) VPN
6 4 (2.31%) FTP
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.31%) 4G
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.73%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.73%) Network Security
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.73%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (4.62%) RavenDB
3 7 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) OLAP
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) EDMS
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Visual Studio
1 8 (4.62%) ReSharper
1 8 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.89%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.89%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
General
1 78 (45.09%) Finance
2 27 (15.61%) Banking
3 18 (10.40%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.94%) Electronics
4 12 (6.94%) Marketing
5 5 (2.89%) Retail
5 5 (2.89%) Billing
6 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (21.39%) Analyst
2 21 (12.14%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.98%) Developer
4 13 (7.51%) Architect
5 9 (5.20%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.47%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.47%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.47%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.47%) Service Analyst
8 5 (2.89%) Administrator
8 5 (2.89%) Consultant
8 5 (2.89%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (2.89%) CAD Technician
9 4 (2.31%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (2.31%) AIX Administrator
9 4 (2.31%) Test Leader
10 3 (1.73%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.36%) HTML
2 10 (5.78%) .NET
2 10 (5.78%) CSS
2 10 (5.78%) jQuery
3 8 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (4.62%) Backbone.js
3 8 (4.62%) LINQ
4 6 (3.47%) Spring
5 5 (2.89%) JPA
5 5 (2.89%) JAX-RS
5 5 (2.89%) JMS
5 5 (2.89%) Middleware
5 5 (2.89%) Java SE
5 5 (2.89%) Java EE
6 4 (2.31%) Web Services
6 4 (2.31%) RESTful
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.58%) SOAP
8 1 (0.58%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.94%) DTV
2 12 (6.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (2.89%) NHS
4 3 (1.73%) Statistics
5 2 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (0.58%) Informatics
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.58%) Handset
6 1 (0.58%) IVR
6 1 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.94%) Windows
2 10 (5.78%) AIX
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.47%) UNIX
4 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.16%) Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.58%) Fedora
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (8.09%) Project Management
3 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (7.51%) Scrum
4 12 (6.94%) Programme Management
4 12 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (6.36%) Supplier Management
5 11 (6.36%) ITIL
6 10 (5.78%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.78%) Migration
7 9 (5.20%) MVC
8 8 (4.62%) Logistics
8 8 (4.62%) OOP
8 8 (4.62%) Service Management
8 8 (4.62%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.62%) Domain-Driven Design
8 8 (4.62%) CQRS
9 6 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.47%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.78%) JavaScript
2 9 (5.20%) C#
3 8 (4.62%) Java
4 6 (3.47%) SQL
5 3 (1.73%) C
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.78%) Degree
4 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.89%) MCP
5 5 (2.89%) CCNP
5 5 (2.89%) CCNA
6 3 (1.73%) PMP
6 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.58%) HNC
8 1 (0.58%) HND
8 1 (0.58%) MCSE
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) Cisco
3 17 (9.83%) IBM
4 14 (8.09%) Oracle
5 12 (6.94%) SAP
6 8 (4.62%) HP
7 7 (4.05%) Huawei
8 6 (3.47%) Intel
8 6 (3.47%) Ericsson
9 5 (2.89%) Juniper
9 5 (2.89%) Remedy
10 4 (2.31%) Lotus
10 4 (2.31%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.31%) VocaLink
11 3 (1.73%) VMware
11 3 (1.73%) Avaya
12 2 (1.16%) NEC
12 2 (1.16%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.16%) Verint
12 2 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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