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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 68 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 92 113 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 3.47% 2.99%
As % of the General category 7.57% 9.64% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 26
Average daily rate £431 £295 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.18% -24.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £482 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £38.75 £19.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.51% +100.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £37.75 £16.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £39.75 £21.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +26.92%
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
1215 1172 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.40% 36.00% 32.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 670 468
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 51
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £43.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 55 £413 +39.83% 48
Cheshire -9 25 £550 +69.23% 15
Merseyside 0 4 £410 -1.20% 2
Cumbria -1 1 - -
Lancashire -22 1 £500 +150.00%
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 67 (35.45%) Finance
2 31 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (15.87%) Migration
4 26 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (13.76%) Programme Management
5 24 (12.70%) Manufacturing
6 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 23 (12.17%) ITIL
7 21 (11.11%) SAP
7 21 (11.11%) Electronics
8 20 (10.58%) Project Management
8 20 (10.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 20 (10.58%) Marketing
8 20 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
9 19 (10.05%) Mentoring
10 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (8.99%) Java
12 16 (8.47%) Internet
12 16 (8.47%) Billing
13 15 (7.94%) SQL
13 15 (7.94%) Windows
14 13 (6.88%) Service Management
14 13 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (6.88%) SAS
15 12 (6.35%) Oracle
15 12 (6.35%) SLA
15 12 (6.35%) ISEB
15 12 (6.35%) Banking
16 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 11 (5.82%) ISO 9001

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (6.88%) SAS
2 3 (1.59%) CMS
2 3 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.06%) CICS
3 2 (1.06%) Node.js
3 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) MS Excel
1 10 (5.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.06%) MS Project
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (10.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.53%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.47%) Internet
2 8 (4.23%) ADSL
2 8 (4.23%) LLU
2 8 (4.23%) PSTN
2 8 (4.23%) WAN
3 7 (3.70%) Firewall
4 6 (3.17%) 3G
4 6 (3.17%) 4G
4 6 (3.17%) LAN
5 5 (2.65%) 2G
6 4 (2.12%) IP Telephony
6 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.59%) DNS
7 3 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.59%) Wireless
8 2 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.06%) SMTP
8 2 (1.06%) SNMP
8 2 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.70%) Base SAS
2 7 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (3.70%) SAS EBI
3 5 (2.65%) QlikView
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.12%) DB2
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.53%) MySQL
7 1 (0.53%) OLAP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.59%) JIRA
2 3 (1.59%) Subversion
3 2 (1.06%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (35.45%) Finance
2 24 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 21 (11.11%) Electronics
4 20 (10.58%) Marketing
5 16 (8.47%) Billing
6 12 (6.35%) Banking
7 8 (4.23%) Retail
8 5 (2.65%) Local Government
9 2 (1.06%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (29.10%) Analyst
2 29 (15.34%) Architect
3 25 (13.23%) Business Analyst
4 19 (10.05%) Developer
5 14 (7.41%) Consultant
5 14 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.35%) Java Architect
6 12 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.29%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.29%) Telecoms Analyst
7 10 (5.29%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 9 (4.76%) Java Consultant
9 8 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.70%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.70%) SAS Developer
10 7 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.17%) .NET
2 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.59%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.59%) CSS
3 3 (1.59%) HTML
3 3 (1.59%) Java EE 5
3 3 (1.59%) Middleware
3 3 (1.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.06%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.06%) J2EE
4 2 (1.06%) jQuery
4 2 (1.06%) Spring
4 2 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (1.06%) WCF
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.53%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 9 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.70%) PMI
3 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.12%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.12%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.59%) NHS
6 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Informatics
7 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.53%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.94%) Windows
2 10 (5.29%) Unix
3 6 (3.17%) Linux
4 5 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.12%) AIX
5 4 (2.12%) Solaris
6 2 (1.06%) HPUX
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) OS/2
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (15.87%) Migration
3 26 (13.76%) Programme Management
3 26 (13.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (12.17%) ITIL
5 20 (10.58%) Digital Marketing
5 20 (10.58%) Project Management
6 19 (10.05%) Mentoring
7 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.88%) Service Management
9 10 (5.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (5.29%) ETL
10 9 (4.76%) Change Control
10 9 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 8 (4.23%) Analytics
11 8 (4.23%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.23%) Change Management
11 8 (4.23%) Coaching
11 8 (4.23%) UML
11 8 (4.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.99%) Java
2 15 (7.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.65%) C
4 4 (2.12%) C#
4 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.59%) Python
5 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) COBOL
6 2 (1.06%) JCL
7 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.53%) VB6
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.35%) ISEB
2 9 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) MCP
3 7 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.17%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.12%) CCNP
6 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.59%) CCNA
7 3 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.53%) CBAP
8 1 (0.53%) CCIE
8 1 (0.53%) CITP
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) SLA
2 11 (5.82%) ISO 9001
2 11 (5.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO22301
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Firmware
2 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) OpenView
1 7 (3.70%) SCCM
2 5 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.11%) SAP
3 12 (6.35%) Oracle
4 9 (4.76%) BT
4 9 (4.76%) Cisco
4 9 (4.76%) HP
5 8 (4.23%) Huawei
6 6 (3.17%) IBM
7 4 (2.12%) Avaya
7 4 (2.12%) Juniper
8 3 (1.59%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.59%) Nokia
8 3 (1.59%) Siebel
9 2 (1.06%) EMC
9 2 (1.06%) NEC
9 2 (1.06%) Nortel
9 2 (1.06%) Remedy
9 2 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.53%) VMware
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