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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 46 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 125 89 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.43% 3.11% 4.36%
As % of the General category 9.27% 10.46% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 40 18
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£325 £333 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +13.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £132 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £401 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £38.75 £19.29 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.90% +196.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.91 £17.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+59.48% -40.67%
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
1348 851 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.98% 29.72% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 458 294
Average daily rate £400 £388 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 50 43
Average hourly rate £18.07 £27.52 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.35% +37.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £51.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 0 59 £313 -19.87% 31
Cheshire +5 29 £338 +154.71% 16
Merseyside -8 11 £395 +31.66% 6
Lancashire -5 8 £300 -9.77% 2
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 69 (28.99%) Finance
2 41 (17.23%) MS Excel
3 39 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 37 (15.55%) Ethernet
4 37 (15.55%) Project Management
5 36 (15.13%) UNIX
6 33 (13.87%) Cisco
7 32 (13.45%) Manufacturing
7 32 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (12.61%) Linux
9 29 (12.18%) Security Cleared
10 27 (11.34%) GSM
11 26 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (10.92%) BT
12 25 (10.50%) SLA
12 25 (10.50%) SAP
12 25 (10.50%) 4G
13 24 (10.08%) Marketing
13 24 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (10.08%) MPLS
13 24 (10.08%) 3G
13 24 (10.08%) Programme Management
14 23 (9.66%) Electronics
14 23 (9.66%) DTV
14 23 (9.66%) CCNP
14 23 (9.66%) SQL
14 23 (9.66%) Digital Marketing
14 23 (9.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 22 (9.24%) Degree
15 22 (9.24%) .NET

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 10 (4.20%) Umbraco
2 6 (2.52%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.68%) CICS
3 4 (1.68%) IIS
4 3 (1.26%) SAS
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) Node.js
5 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.42%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (17.23%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.82%) MS Office
3 18 (7.56%) MS Project
4 14 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.52%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.26%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.42%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 23 (9.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.10%) Agresso
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.55%) Ethernet
2 27 (11.34%) GSM
3 25 (10.50%) 4G
4 24 (10.08%) 3G
4 24 (10.08%) MPLS
5 22 (9.24%) OSPF
5 22 (9.24%) BGP
6 21 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
7 20 (8.40%) VPN
8 19 (7.98%) Broadband
8 19 (7.98%) L2TP
8 19 (7.98%) RSVP
8 19 (7.98%) VRRP
8 19 (7.98%) IPv4
8 19 (7.98%) IPv6
8 19 (7.98%) HSRP
8 19 (7.98%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (7.98%) BT 21CN
8 19 (7.98%) Junos
9 18 (7.56%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.46%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.68%) RavenDB
4 4 (1.68%) Easytrieve
4 4 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.84%) QlikView
5 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (0.84%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.42%) DB2
6 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (6.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.10%) Subversion
4 4 (1.68%) JIRA
4 4 (1.68%) ReSharper
5 3 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.84%) JUnit
7 1 (0.42%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.42%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.42%) LSMW
7 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 69 (28.99%) Finance
2 32 (13.45%) Manufacturing
3 24 (10.08%) Marketing
4 23 (9.66%) Electronics
5 18 (7.56%) Banking
6 7 (2.94%) Retail
7 4 (1.68%) Law
8 3 (1.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (10.92%) Project Manager
2 22 (9.24%) Architect
3 19 (7.98%) IP Engineer
3 19 (7.98%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (7.98%) Operations Engineer
4 18 (7.56%) Analyst
5 16 (6.72%) Developer
6 14 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Performance Engineer
8 12 (5.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 9 (3.78%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.36%) Administrator
10 8 (3.36%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.52%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.52%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.52%) Project Coordinator
12 5 (2.10%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.10%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.10%) Service Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.24%) .NET
2 17 (7.14%) CSS
2 17 (7.14%) HTML
3 12 (5.04%) Classic ASP
4 11 (4.62%) HTML5
4 11 (4.62%) CSS3
5 10 (4.20%) PhoneGap
6 7 (2.94%) jQuery
7 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.10%) LINQ
9 4 (1.68%) Backbone.js
9 4 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.26%) Web Services
10 3 (1.26%) Spring
10 3 (1.26%) Ajax
11 2 (0.84%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.84%) JSP
11 2 (0.84%) SOAP
11 2 (0.84%) XML
11 2 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.66%) DTV
2 15 (6.30%) Mainframe
3 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.52%) Statistics
5 5 (2.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.68%) VSAM
7 3 (1.26%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) Replication
8 2 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.84%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.42%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.42%) BeagleBone
9 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.42%) HACMP
9 1 (0.42%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.13%) UNIX
2 30 (12.61%) Linux
3 14 (5.88%) Windows
4 3 (1.26%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) AIX
5 2 (0.84%) HPUX
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.55%) Project Management
2 32 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (10.08%) Programme Management
5 23 (9.66%) Digital Marketing
6 18 (7.56%) PRINCE2
7 17 (7.14%) MVC
7 17 (7.14%) Migration
8 15 (6.30%) Network Design
9 14 (5.88%) ITIL
10 13 (5.46%) WFM
10 13 (5.46%) Line Management
11 12 (5.04%) Data Analysis
11 12 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.20%) Change Management
12 10 (4.20%) CRM
12 10 (4.20%) Service Management
12 10 (4.20%) Supplier Management
12 10 (4.20%) Unit Testing
13 9 (3.78%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.66%) SQL
2 20 (8.40%) C#
3 17 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.20%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.52%) C
6 5 (2.10%) REXX
6 5 (2.10%) JCL
7 4 (1.68%) Assembly Language
7 4 (1.68%) C++
7 4 (1.68%) COBOL
8 3 (1.26%) Java
9 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.84%) VBA
9 2 (0.84%) Python
9 2 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 29 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (9.66%) CCNP
4 22 (9.24%) CCNA
4 22 (9.24%) Degree
5 20 (8.40%) CCIE
6 19 (7.98%) CCIP
6 19 (7.98%) JNCIA
6 19 (7.98%) JNCIP
7 15 (6.30%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.52%) MCP
9 4 (1.68%) PMP
9 4 (1.68%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.84%) MCSE
12 1 (0.42%) HND
12 1 (0.42%) CCDP
12 1 (0.42%) ISEB
12 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) COBIT
3 4 (1.68%) QA
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
4 1 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.42%) GPFS
4 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) OpenView
1 4 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.84%) SCDPM
2 2 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.87%) Cisco
3 26 (10.92%) BT
4 25 (10.50%) SAP
5 21 (8.82%) Ericsson
6 20 (8.40%) Juniper
6 20 (8.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 19 (7.98%) Oracle
8 11 (4.62%) IBM
9 9 (3.78%) Nortel
9 9 (3.78%) Huawei
10 8 (3.36%) VMware
10 8 (3.36%) HP
11 7 (2.94%) Citrix
11 7 (2.94%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.52%) Lotus
12 6 (2.52%) Pega
12 6 (2.52%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.68%) Sun
13 4 (1.68%) Avaya
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £360 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Ascent People
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
ICO
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
ICO
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow, near Manchester, Cheshire
Information Commissioner's Office
Rate: £30,923
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow, near Manchester, Cheshire
Information Commissioner's Office
Rate: £39,137 + benefits + pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 27 days ago