The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 79 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 50 86 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 2.28% 2.53%
As % of the General category 5.20% 6.91% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 58
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £192 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.25% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.86 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 962 1245 1283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.58% 33.02% 35.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 798 720
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +28.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.73 £47.58
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -6 26 £350 -12.60% 33
Cheshire +8 13 £315 +21.15% 3
Lancashire +6 8 £275 -4.34% 1
Merseyside -9 1 £625 +51.51% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 32 (26.45%) Finance
2 21 (17.36%) Driving Licence
3 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (15.70%) SAP
3 19 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.88%) Marketing
4 18 (14.88%) Programme Management
5 17 (14.05%) Manufacturing
5 17 (14.05%) Electronics
5 17 (14.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (14.05%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (10.74%) Project Management
6 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.92%) Broadband
8 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 11 (9.09%) Migration
9 10 (8.26%) Logistics
9 10 (8.26%) SQL
9 10 (8.26%) .NET
9 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
9 10 (8.26%) Business Transformation
10 9 (7.44%) C
10 9 (7.44%) ITIL
10 9 (7.44%) VLAN
11 8 (6.61%) Degree
11 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
11 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (6.61%) Open Source

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.79%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.48%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.48%) MicroStation
2 3 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (14.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) Broadband
2 9 (7.44%) VLAN
3 6 (4.96%) DNS
3 6 (4.96%) LAN
3 6 (4.96%) WAN
4 5 (4.13%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (4.13%) DHCP
4 5 (4.13%) SSL
4 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.13%) VPN
5 4 (3.31%) Firewall
5 4 (3.31%) MPLS
5 4 (3.31%) VoIP
6 3 (2.48%) Internet
6 3 (2.48%) PBX
7 2 (1.65%) 2G
7 2 (1.65%) 3G
7 2 (1.65%) 4G
7 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Big Data
2 7 (5.79%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.31%) GIS
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (26.45%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Marketing
3 17 (14.05%) Electronics
3 17 (14.05%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (11.57%) Analyst
2 13 (10.74%) Telecoms Engineer
3 12 (9.92%) Architect
4 8 (6.61%) Coordinator
4 8 (6.61%) Installation Technician
5 7 (5.79%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.96%) Administrator
6 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Project Administrator
7 5 (4.13%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.31%) .NET Architect
8 4 (3.31%) Data Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Installations Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Lead DevOps
8 4 (3.31%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Workflow Analyst
9 3 (2.48%) C# Architect
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.65%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.65%) WCF
2 2 (1.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Driving Licence
2 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Unix
3 3 (2.48%) AIX
3 3 (2.48%) Solaris
4 2 (1.65%) HPUX
4 2 (1.65%) Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (14.88%) Programme Management
3 17 (14.05%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (10.74%) Project Management
4 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (9.09%) Migration
6 10 (8.26%) Business Transformation
6 10 (8.26%) Logistics
6 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 9 (7.44%) ITIL
8 8 (6.61%) Open Source
8 8 (6.61%) Service Management
9 7 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (5.79%) Workflow
10 6 (4.96%) Process Improvement
11 5 (4.13%) Change Management
11 5 (4.13%) DevOps
11 5 (4.13%) DNA
11 5 (4.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 9 (7.44%) C
3 8 (6.61%) C#
3 8 (6.61%) Java
3 8 (6.61%) Python
4 3 (2.48%) C++
5 2 (1.65%) Go
5 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Degree
1 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) CCNA
3 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.31%) CCNP
4 4 (3.31%) ISEB
4 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.48%) ECDL
6 2 (1.65%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.65%) HND
6 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.83%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) CLAS
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) GDPR
3 2 (1.65%) PMO
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Veritas File System
2 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) Ansible
3 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.65%) Mesos
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft
1 19 (15.70%) SAP
2 8 (6.61%) Cisco
3 6 (4.96%) HP
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle
4 5 (4.13%) Ericsson
4 5 (4.13%) Google
5 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.31%) IBM
6 3 (2.48%) Autodesk
6 3 (2.48%) Huawei
6 3 (2.48%) Nortel
7 2 (1.65%) Cramer
7 2 (1.65%) EMC
7 2 (1.65%) Remedy
7 2 (1.65%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.83%) Brocade
8 1 (0.83%) Juniper
8 1 (0.83%) Veritas
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