The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Telecommunications
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 26 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.87% 2.64% 3.58%
As % of the General category 5.57% 7.56% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 39
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £224 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £505 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 467 635 604
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 33.57% 34.91% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 391 331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £41.00 £17.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Manchester

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Manchester

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Manchester

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Manchester

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Altrincham - 1 £330 - 1
Cheadle - 1 £450 - 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £350 -
Telecoms
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.25%) Programme Management
4 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.72%) Project Management
5 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
5 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (16.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (16.46%) Marketing
6 13 (16.46%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (16.46%) Electronics
6 13 (16.46%) Manufacturing
6 13 (16.46%) SAP
7 12 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
8 11 (13.92%) Business Transformation
9 10 (12.66%) .NET
10 8 (10.13%) C#
10 8 (10.13%) ITIL
10 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
11 7 (8.86%) Service Management
11 7 (8.86%) Banking
11 7 (8.86%) Java
11 7 (8.86%) Python
11 7 (8.86%) Big Data
11 7 (8.86%) Apache Spark
11 7 (8.86%) Driving Licence
11 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
11 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.86%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.80%) Smallworld
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.80%) MicroStation
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.27%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (6.33%) DHCP
2 5 (6.33%) LAN
2 5 (6.33%) SSL
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) VLAN
2 5 (6.33%) VPN
2 5 (6.33%) WAN
3 4 (5.06%) MPLS
3 4 (5.06%) VoIP
4 3 (3.80%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) PBX
5 2 (2.53%) 2G
5 2 (2.53%) 3G
5 2 (2.53%) 4G
5 2 (2.53%) Broadband
5 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Big Data
2 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.80%) GIS
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Electronics
2 13 (16.46%) Manufacturing
2 13 (16.46%) Marketing
3 7 (8.86%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Architect
2 7 (8.86%) Consultant
2 7 (8.86%) Project Manager
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Analyst
4 4 (5.06%) .NET Architect
4 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.06%) Data Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (5.06%) Installation Technician
4 4 (5.06%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (3.80%) C# Architect
5 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) .NET Designer
6 2 (2.53%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.53%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.53%) WCF
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.86%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.06%) PMI
5 3 (3.80%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Unix
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.25%) Programme Management
3 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (17.72%) Project Management
4 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
5 13 (16.46%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.92%) Business Transformation
8 8 (10.13%) ITIL
9 7 (8.86%) Open Source
9 7 (8.86%) Service Management
10 6 (7.59%) DevOps
10 6 (7.59%) DNA
10 6 (7.59%) Migration
10 6 (7.59%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 5 (6.33%) Change Management
11 5 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.33%) Logistics
11 5 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) C#
2 7 (8.86%) Java
2 7 (8.86%) Python
3 5 (6.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.06%) C
5 2 (2.53%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) Go
5 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
1 6 (7.59%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.06%) CCNA
2 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.06%) ISEB
2 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) CCNP
3 3 (3.80%) PMP
3 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.27%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 4 (5.06%) Ansible
3 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) SAP
3 6 (7.59%) Cisco
3 6 (7.59%) HP
4 5 (6.33%) Google
5 3 (3.80%) Autodesk
6 2 (2.53%) Cramer
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 2 (2.53%) Remedy
6 2 (2.53%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.27%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.27%) Huawei
7 1 (1.27%) Nokia
7 1 (1.27%) VMware
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