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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 65 71 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 99 63 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 2.10% 4.01%
As % of the General category 7.28% 6.73% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 31 28
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£325 £338 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +55.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-38.69% -35.21%
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
1359 936 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.50% 31.17% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 533 441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +48.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £39.00 £41.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +24 49 £325 -3.70% 27
Cheshire 0 28 £375 +53.06% 10
Cumbria - 5 - -
Lancashire -4 3 £385 +16.66% 3
Merseyside -13 3 £413 -25.00% 4
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (37.67%) Finance
2 48 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (20.63%) Marketing
4 45 (20.18%) Manufacturing
5 42 (18.83%) Programme Management
5 42 (18.83%) SAP
6 41 (18.39%) DTV
6 41 (18.39%) Electronics
6 41 (18.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 41 (18.39%) Digital Marketing
7 33 (14.80%) Project Management
8 30 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (12.11%) SQL
10 25 (11.21%) Migration
11 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
12 23 (10.31%) GSM
12 23 (10.31%) Degree
13 22 (9.87%) 4G
14 21 (9.42%) 3G
15 20 (8.97%) UNIX
15 20 (8.97%) Billing
16 19 (8.52%) Radio Access Network
17 18 (8.07%) PRINCE2
17 18 (8.07%) MS Excel
17 18 (8.07%) Ethernet
18 17 (7.62%) Ericsson
18 17 (7.62%) 2G
18 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (7.17%) SLA
19 16 (7.17%) Cisco

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.48%) SAS
2 3 (1.35%) IIS
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.90%) Node.js
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) Lync
4 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.17%) MS Project
3 13 (5.83%) MS Office
3 13 (5.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 41 (18.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.45%) Agresso
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) SaaS
1 2 (0.90%) PaaS
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.31%) GSM
2 22 (9.87%) 4G
3 21 (9.42%) 3G
4 19 (8.52%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (8.07%) Ethernet
6 17 (7.62%) 2G
7 13 (5.83%) LTE
7 13 (5.83%) UMTS
8 11 (4.93%) RNC
9 10 (4.48%) Broadband
9 10 (4.48%) MPLS
10 9 (4.04%) OSPF
10 9 (4.04%) BGP
11 8 (3.59%) GPRS
11 8 (3.59%) ATM
11 8 (3.59%) SDH
11 8 (3.59%) HSPA
12 7 (3.14%) Junos
12 7 (3.14%) IOS XR
12 7 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.14%) RavenDB
4 6 (2.69%) QlikView
5 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.35%) Big Data
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.14%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.90%) Subversion
3 2 (0.90%) JIRA
3 2 (0.90%) JUnit
4 1 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.45%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.45%) LSMW
General
1 84 (37.67%) Finance
2 46 (20.63%) Marketing
3 45 (20.18%) Manufacturing
4 41 (18.39%) Electronics
5 20 (8.97%) Billing
6 13 (5.83%) Banking
7 9 (4.04%) Legal
8 4 (1.79%) Law
9 3 (1.35%) Retail
10 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (21.97%) Analyst
2 31 (13.90%) Project Manager
3 28 (12.56%) Business Analyst
4 22 (9.87%) Developer
5 15 (6.73%) Systems Analyst
6 13 (5.83%) Business Systems Analyst
7 12 (5.38%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Field Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) Architect
9 10 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.48%) Performance Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 9 (4.04%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (3.59%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Contracts Manager
12 7 (3.14%) Implementation Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.48%) CSS
1 10 (4.48%) HTML
2 9 (4.04%) .NET
2 9 (4.04%) jQuery
3 7 (3.14%) LINQ
3 7 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (3.14%) Backbone.js
3 7 (3.14%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.35%) Java EE 5
4 3 (1.35%) Spring
5 2 (0.90%) Ajax
5 2 (0.90%) JSP
5 2 (0.90%) XML
5 2 (0.90%) XSD
5 2 (0.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.90%) J2EE
5 2 (0.90%) Spring MVC
5 2 (0.90%) WCF
5 2 (0.90%) Akka
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.39%) DTV
2 17 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.59%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.69%) Clustering
6 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) Statistics
7 4 (1.79%) NHS
8 3 (1.35%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.45%) Psychology
10 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.45%) Celerra
10 1 (0.45%) AS400
10 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.97%) UNIX
2 15 (6.73%) Linux
3 14 (6.28%) Windows
4 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (18.83%) Programme Management
3 41 (18.39%) Digital Marketing
4 33 (14.80%) Project Management
5 30 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (11.21%) Migration
7 18 (8.07%) PRINCE2
8 16 (7.17%) CRM
9 14 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.38%) Scrum
10 12 (5.38%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.38%) Line Management
11 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.93%) Network Design
11 11 (4.93%) Resource Management
12 10 (4.48%) Data Analysis
12 10 (4.48%) MVC
12 10 (4.48%) ITIL
12 10 (4.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.11%) SQL
2 10 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.14%) C#
3 7 (3.14%) Java
4 6 (2.69%) C
5 5 (2.24%) C++
6 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.90%) Ruby
6 2 (0.90%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.45%) REXX
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) JCL
7 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.45%) ABAP
7 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (10.31%) Degree
2 14 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (5.83%) CCNA
4 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.48%) CCNP
6 9 (4.04%) CCIE
7 7 (3.14%) CCIP
7 7 (3.14%) ISEB
7 7 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.14%) JNCIA
7 7 (3.14%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.35%) PMP
8 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.45%) HND
10 1 (0.45%) CCDP
10 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) HL7
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.14%) NFS
3 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.79%) XenApp
4 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.45%) Xen
5 1 (0.45%) XenServer
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) vCloud
5 1 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.45%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Netcool
2 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 42 (18.83%) SAP
2 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.62%) Ericsson
4 16 (7.17%) Cisco
5 15 (6.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (5.38%) Huawei
7 10 (4.48%) BT
7 10 (4.48%) Oracle
8 8 (3.59%) Nortel
8 8 (3.59%) Amdocs
9 7 (3.14%) Citrix
9 7 (3.14%) Juniper
10 5 (2.24%) IBM
10 5 (2.24%) Mapinfo
10 5 (2.24%) VMware
11 4 (1.79%) hybris
12 3 (1.35%) EMC
12 3 (1.35%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.90%) Avaya
13 2 (0.90%) Northgate
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