The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 15 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.35% 1.72% 0.70%
As % of the General category 13.79% 6.90% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£600 £353 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +60.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -38.59%
Telecoms
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

General Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
58 29 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.03% 25.00% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 39
Average daily rate £300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Northern Ireland region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Northern Ireland region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
County Antrim 0 6 £600 +70.21%
County Londonderry - - - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) SDH
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) RNC
3 2 (25.00%) WFM
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) MGCP
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) IVR
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) SDH
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) RNC
3 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) MGCP
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Escalation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) WFM
1 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCDP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Nortel
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Mitel
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft