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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 39 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 107 86 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.47% 3.19% 3.04%
As % of the General category 9.91% 9.45% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 32
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£295 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £236 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £553 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £6.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 - £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 - £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +29.26%
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
1080 910 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.03% 33.74% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 475 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 62
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £43.10 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +9 44 £295 -24.35% 30
Cheshire -5 30 £323 -24.11% 15
Lancashire -3 20 £200 -42.85% 3
Merseyside -13 4 £415 +2.46% 4
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 68 (33.33%) Finance
2 36 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 33 (16.18%) MS Excel
3 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
4 25 (12.25%) Cisco
4 25 (12.25%) Project Management
5 24 (11.76%) Linux
6 23 (11.27%) Ethernet
7 22 (10.78%) MS Office
7 22 (10.78%) UNIX
8 19 (9.31%) SQL
8 19 (9.31%) .NET
8 19 (9.31%) Oracle
9 18 (8.82%) SLA
9 18 (8.82%) BT
9 18 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.33%) Banking
10 17 (8.33%) Manufacturing
10 17 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (8.33%) 3G
10 17 (8.33%) C#
10 17 (8.33%) SC Cleared
10 17 (8.33%) 4G
11 16 (7.84%) ITIL
11 16 (7.84%) CCNA
11 16 (7.84%) Migration
12 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
13 14 (6.86%) IBM
13 14 (6.86%) CCNP
13 14 (6.86%) MPLS

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.90%) Umbraco
2 9 (4.41%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.96%) CICS
3 4 (1.96%) IIS
4 3 (1.47%) Apache
5 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Node.js
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Drupal
6 1 (0.49%) Jetty
6 1 (0.49%) WordPress
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.78%) MS Office
3 9 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.92%) MS Project
5 6 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.98%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.49%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.96%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.49%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.27%) Ethernet
2 17 (8.33%) 3G
2 17 (8.33%) 4G
3 14 (6.86%) MPLS
4 13 (6.37%) OSPF
4 13 (6.37%) BGP
4 13 (6.37%) VPN
5 12 (5.88%) L2TP
5 12 (5.88%) RSVP
5 12 (5.88%) VRRP
5 12 (5.88%) 2G
5 12 (5.88%) Broadband
5 12 (5.88%) IPv4
5 12 (5.88%) IPv6
5 12 (5.88%) HSRP
5 12 (5.88%) Junos
5 12 (5.88%) BT 21CN
5 12 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (4.90%) Firewall
6 10 (4.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.96%) Easytrieve
5 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.49%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.96%) NetBeans
2 4 (1.96%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.47%) JIRA
3 3 (1.47%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.49%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 68 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (8.33%) Banking
2 17 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.37%) Retail
4 10 (4.90%) Electronics
4 10 (4.90%) Marketing
5 7 (3.43%) Billing
6 5 (2.45%) Law
6 5 (2.45%) Legal
7 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (10.29%) Project Manager
1 21 (10.29%) Analyst
2 18 (8.82%) Architect
3 12 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
3 12 (5.88%) IP Engineer
3 12 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (5.39%) Field Engineer
5 9 (4.41%) Developer
5 9 (4.41%) Service Analyst
6 8 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 8 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (3.92%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 7 (3.43%) Administrator
8 6 (2.94%) Coordinator
8 6 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (2.45%) Network Engineer
10 4 (1.96%) Senior Manager
10 4 (1.96%) Technical Architect
10 4 (1.96%) Software Engineer
10 4 (1.96%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.31%) .NET
2 12 (5.88%) HTML
2 12 (5.88%) Classic ASP
2 12 (5.88%) CSS
3 11 (5.39%) HTML5
3 11 (5.39%) CSS3
4 10 (4.90%) PhoneGap
5 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.94%) Web Services
6 5 (2.45%) RESTful
7 4 (1.96%) Spring
7 4 (1.96%) Middleware
7 4 (1.96%) JMS
7 4 (1.96%) JPA
7 4 (1.96%) Java SE
7 4 (1.96%) Java EE
7 4 (1.96%) JAX-RS
8 2 (0.98%) SOAP
8 2 (0.98%) jQuery
8 2 (0.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.37%) Mainframe
2 10 (4.90%) DTV
3 6 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.96%) VSAM
5 3 (1.47%) Statistics
5 3 (1.47%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.47%) NHS
6 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.98%) Replication
6 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.98%) FMCG
6 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.98%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.49%) Open Source
7 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.49%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.49%) SCADA
7 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.76%) Linux
2 22 (10.78%) UNIX
3 12 (5.88%) Windows
4 3 (1.47%) AIX
4 3 (1.47%) HPUX
4 3 (1.47%) Solaris
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.25%) Project Management
2 18 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.84%) ITIL
3 16 (7.84%) Migration
4 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
5 12 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 12 (5.88%) MVC
5 12 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (4.90%) Data Analysis
6 10 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (4.90%) Performance Management
7 9 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.41%) Coaching
7 9 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.41%) Change Management
8 8 (3.92%) Service Management
8 8 (3.92%) Information Security
8 8 (3.92%) Supplier Management
8 8 (3.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.31%) SQL
2 17 (8.33%) C#
3 13 (6.37%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.90%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.45%) Java
6 4 (1.96%) REXX
6 4 (1.96%) Assembly Language
6 4 (1.96%) JCL
6 4 (1.96%) C
6 4 (1.96%) COBOL
7 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.98%) C++
7 2 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) Python
8 1 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.84%) CCNA
4 14 (6.86%) CCNP
5 12 (5.88%) CCIP
5 12 (5.88%) CCIE
5 12 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 12 (5.88%) JNCIP
6 11 (5.39%) MCP
7 9 (4.41%) Degree
8 4 (1.96%) PMP
8 4 (1.96%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.96%) MCSE
9 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.49%) CISSP
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) GPFS
3 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 8 (3.92%) OpenView
2 5 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.98%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.25%) Cisco
3 19 (9.31%) Oracle
4 18 (8.82%) BT
5 14 (6.86%) IBM
6 13 (6.37%) Juniper
6 13 (6.37%) HP
7 11 (5.39%) SAP
8 9 (4.41%) Lotus
8 9 (4.41%) VMware
9 8 (3.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (3.43%) Ericsson
11 6 (2.94%) Pega
11 6 (2.94%) Huawei
11 6 (2.94%) Fujitsu
12 5 (2.45%) Sun
12 5 (2.45%) Nokia
13 4 (1.96%) Mitel
13 4 (1.96%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.96%) Dell
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