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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 48 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 113 101 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.51% 3.55% 3.44%
As % of the General category 10.46% 10.13% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 39
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£323 £363 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.03% +18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £247 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £22.67 - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +54.28%
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 997 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.55% 35.04% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 493 457
Average daily rate £375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 57 69
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.19 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £42.95 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +2 47 £350 +7.69% 29
Cheshire -1 38 £320 -14.66% 12
Lancashire -11 18 £200 -18.36% 4
Merseyside -8 2 - - 3
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (38.24%) Finance
2 47 (23.04%) Security Cleared
3 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 28 (13.73%) MS Excel
5 25 (12.25%) Project Management
6 22 (10.78%) MS Office
6 22 (10.78%) SC Cleared
7 21 (10.29%) ITIL
7 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (10.29%) Banking
8 20 (9.80%) Cisco
9 19 (9.31%) Oracle
10 18 (8.82%) SQL
10 18 (8.82%) Linux
10 18 (8.82%) Ethernet
10 18 (8.82%) IBM
10 18 (8.82%) 3G
10 18 (8.82%) 4G
11 17 (8.33%) SLA
12 16 (7.84%) .NET
12 16 (7.84%) Mainframe
12 16 (7.84%) 2G
12 16 (7.84%) Manufacturing
13 15 (7.35%) PRINCE2
13 15 (7.35%) UNIX
13 15 (7.35%) Migration
14 14 (6.86%) SQL Server
14 14 (6.86%) HP
14 14 (6.86%) BT
15 13 (6.37%) C#

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (5.39%) IBM Notes
2 8 (3.92%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.96%) CICS
4 3 (1.47%) CMS
4 3 (1.47%) Apache
4 3 (1.47%) Lync
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) Node.js
5 1 (0.49%) WordPress
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.49%) Drupal
5 1 (0.49%) Jetty
Applications
1 28 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.78%) MS Office
3 7 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.94%) MS Project
5 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
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 18 (8.82%) Ethernet
1 18 (8.82%) 3G
1 18 (8.82%) 4G
2 16 (7.84%) 2G
3 10 (4.90%) Firewall
3 10 (4.90%) VPN
3 10 (4.90%) MPLS
3 10 (4.90%) WAN
4 9 (4.41%) OSPF
4 9 (4.41%) BGP
4 9 (4.41%) LTE
5 8 (3.92%) Junos
5 8 (3.92%) HSRP
5 8 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (3.92%) BT 21CN
5 8 (3.92%) L2TP
5 8 (3.92%) RSVP
5 8 (3.92%) VRRP
5 8 (3.92%) Broadband
5 8 (3.92%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.37%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.96%) Easytrieve
5 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.49%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) DataStage
6 1 (0.49%) EDMS
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.45%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.45%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.47%) JIRA
4 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.98%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (38.24%) Finance
2 21 (10.29%) Banking
3 16 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.88%) Retail
5 10 (4.90%) Electronics
5 10 (4.90%) Marketing
6 7 (3.43%) Billing
7 5 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.45%) Law
8 4 (1.96%) Legal
9 2 (0.98%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (13.24%) Analyst
2 22 (10.78%) Project Manager
3 19 (9.31%) Architect
4 12 (5.88%) Developer
5 10 (4.90%) Service Analyst
5 10 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (4.41%) Field Engineer
6 9 (4.41%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (3.92%) IP Engineer
8 6 (2.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 6 (2.94%) Business Analyst
9 5 (2.45%) Java Developer
10 4 (1.96%) Design Engineer
10 4 (1.96%) Procurement Manager
10 4 (1.96%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (1.96%) Coordinator
10 4 (1.96%) Test Analyst
10 4 (1.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.84%) .NET
2 10 (4.90%) Classic ASP
2 10 (4.90%) HTML
2 10 (4.90%) HTML5
3 9 (4.41%) CSS3
3 9 (4.41%) CSS
4 8 (3.92%) PhoneGap
5 6 (2.94%) Web Services
6 5 (2.45%) JMS
6 5 (2.45%) Middleware
6 5 (2.45%) Spring
6 5 (2.45%) Java SE
6 5 (2.45%) Java EE
6 5 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.45%) JPA
6 5 (2.45%) RESTful
6 5 (2.45%) JAX-RS
7 2 (0.98%) SOAP
8 1 (0.49%) Servlets
8 1 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.84%) Mainframe
2 10 (4.90%) DTV
2 10 (4.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.96%) VSAM
4 3 (1.47%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.47%) NHS
5 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.98%) FMCG
5 2 (0.98%) Statistics
5 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.49%) Informatics
6 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.49%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.49%) LPAR
6 1 (0.49%) Open Source
6 1 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.49%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.49%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.82%) Linux
2 15 (7.35%) UNIX
3 11 (5.39%) Windows
4 5 (2.45%) AIX
5 4 (1.96%) Solaris
6 3 (1.47%) HPUX
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.25%) Project Management
2 21 (10.29%) ITIL
2 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (7.35%) Migration
3 15 (7.35%) PRINCE2
4 13 (6.37%) Service Management
5 12 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 10 (4.90%) Data Analysis
6 10 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (4.90%) Performance Management
6 10 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.41%) Coaching
7 9 (4.41%) MVC
7 9 (4.41%) Change Management
8 7 (3.43%) Workflow
8 7 (3.43%) Information Security
8 7 (3.43%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.43%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.82%) SQL
2 13 (6.37%) C#
3 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.92%) Java
4 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.96%) COBOL
5 4 (1.96%) Assembly Language
5 4 (1.96%) REXX
5 4 (1.96%) JCL
6 3 (1.47%) C
7 2 (0.98%) PHP
7 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.98%) R
8 1 (0.49%) VBA
8 1 (0.49%) Python
8 1 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (23.04%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.88%) MCP
5 11 (5.39%) CCNA
6 10 (4.90%) CCNP
7 8 (3.92%) CCIP
7 8 (3.92%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.92%) JNCIP
7 8 (3.92%) Degree
7 8 (3.92%) CCIE
8 3 (1.47%) PMP
8 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.47%) MCSE
8 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Xen
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.49%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 10 (4.90%) OpenView
2 6 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.80%) Cisco
3 19 (9.31%) Oracle
4 18 (8.82%) IBM
5 14 (6.86%) HP
5 14 (6.86%) BT
6 11 (5.39%) Lotus
7 10 (4.90%) SAP
8 9 (4.41%) Juniper
8 9 (4.41%) VMware
9 8 (3.92%) Huawei
10 6 (2.94%) Fujitsu
10 6 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (2.94%) Ericsson
10 6 (2.94%) Nokia
11 5 (2.45%) Pega
12 4 (1.96%) Dell
13 3 (1.47%) Sun
13 3 (1.47%) Avaya
13 3 (1.47%) Intel
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