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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 37 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.32% 2.27% -
As % of the General category 2.38% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £253 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.33 £18.50 £22.67
% change year-on-year
-38.75% -18.39%

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
126 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 55.51% 34.09% 35.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 19 29
Median daily rate £360 £295 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% +103.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £119 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 3 £275 - 11
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Simpana
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CommVault
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) CommVault
2 1 (20.00%) VMware