Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 82 69
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 -4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 112 170 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 2.47% 2.59%
As % of the General category 5.87% 8.07% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 122 131
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £162 £208 £250
90th Percentile £610 £555 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
North West median hourly rate £22.17 £13.86 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.97% +12.23% -50.60%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.13 £15.88
% change year-on-year +32.23% -4.72% -22.56%

Telecoms is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1908 2106 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.57% 30.54% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1358 1859
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.19% +11.33%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £609 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 120
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -18.09% +34.63%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.06 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.15 £53.95 £54.00
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
% change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 76 £418 -7.22% 27
Cheshire +4 18 £375 +30.43% 8
Merseyside +6 7 £298 -27.88% 2
Lancashire +7 6 £100 -62.96%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 41 (36.61%) Finance
2 28 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 28 (25.00%) SAP
3 27 (24.11%) Marketing
4 26 (23.21%) Electronics
4 26 (23.21%) Programme Management
4 26 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (22.32%) Digital Marketing
6 24 (21.43%) Python
6 24 (21.43%) Java
7 22 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (18.75%) Big Data
9 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
9 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (15.18%) Git (software)
10 17 (15.18%) Open Source
11 16 (14.29%) BDD
11 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
11 16 (14.29%) Apache Spark
11 16 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (14.29%) TDD
11 16 (14.29%) Shell Script
12 15 (13.39%) JIRA
12 15 (13.39%) Docker
12 15 (13.39%) TeamCity
13 14 (12.50%) Linux
14 13 (11.61%) ITIL
14 13 (11.61%) Scrum
14 13 (11.61%) Cucumber
14 13 (11.61%) Akka

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 16 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.79%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.89%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.89%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) VoIP
2 11 (9.82%) Firewall
3 8 (7.14%) Broadband
3 8 (7.14%) DNS
3 8 (7.14%) VPN
4 7 (6.25%) LAN
4 7 (6.25%) WAN
5 4 (3.57%) DHCP
5 4 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.57%) Internet
5 4 (3.57%) LLU
5 4 (3.57%) MPLS
5 4 (3.57%) PBX
5 4 (3.57%) VLAN
6 3 (2.68%) IPv6
6 3 (2.68%) SSL
6 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.79%) PSTN
7 2 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) Big Data
2 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.68%) OLAP
5 2 (1.79%) GIS
5 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.39%) JIRA
2 15 (13.39%) TeamCity
3 13 (11.61%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) MorphX
5 1 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 41 (36.61%) Finance
2 28 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 27 (24.11%) Marketing
4 26 (23.21%) Electronics
5 9 (8.04%) Retail
6 4 (3.57%) Banking
7 3 (2.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.89%) Local Government
8 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.64%) Developer
2 15 (13.39%) Scala Developer
3 9 (8.04%) Analyst
3 9 (8.04%) Software Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Apache Spark Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Hadoop Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Designer
5 7 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Architect
6 5 (4.46%) Coordinator
6 5 (4.46%) Linux Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.57%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) Akka
2 8 (7.14%) .NET
3 5 (4.46%) Web Services
4 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.68%) WCF
5 3 (2.68%) XML
6 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.79%) Django
6 2 (1.79%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.79%) PySpark
6 2 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.79%) XSL
7 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.89%) CSS
7 1 (0.89%) HTML
7 1 (0.89%) jQuery
7 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.46%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) NHS
5 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.89%) Fintech
7 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.89%) PMI
7 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.50%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.79%) Unix
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.21%) Programme Management
2 25 (22.32%) Digital Marketing
3 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Open Source
5 16 (14.29%) BDD
5 16 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (14.29%) TDD
6 13 (11.61%) ITIL
6 13 (11.61%) Scrum
7 10 (8.93%) Migration
8 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.36%) Change Management
9 6 (5.36%) Project Management
9 6 (5.36%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.46%) Information Management
10 5 (4.46%) Service Management
11 4 (3.57%) Logistics
11 4 (3.57%) MVC
11 4 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) Java
1 24 (21.43%) Python
2 16 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 10 (8.93%) Clojure
4 9 (8.04%) SQL
5 6 (5.36%) C
6 5 (4.46%) C#
7 3 (2.68%) C++
7 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) Go
8 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.79%) Perl
8 2 (1.79%) PHP
8 2 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.89%) X++
9 1 (0.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) CCNA
3 2 (1.79%) CCNP
3 2 (1.79%) HND
3 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CCIE
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ISEB
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.89%) MCSA
4 1 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) GDPR
3 4 (3.57%) PMO
3 4 (3.57%) QA
4 3 (2.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.89%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (13.39%) Docker
2 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.89%) iptables
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.89%) XenApp
4 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Ansible
1 4 (3.57%) Puppet
2 3 (2.68%) SCCM
3 2 (1.79%) Cacti
3 2 (1.79%) Mesos
3 2 (1.79%) Nagios
3 2 (1.79%) OpenNMS
3 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.79%) RANCID
3 2 (1.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) SAP
2 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.04%) Cisco
4 8 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 6 (5.36%) Juniper
6 5 (4.46%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.46%) Huawei
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle
7 4 (3.57%) Google
7 4 (3.57%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.79%) Brocade
8 2 (1.79%) BT
8 2 (1.79%) Foundry
8 2 (1.79%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.79%) VMware
8 2 (1.79%) ZyXEL
9 1 (0.89%) AppSense
9 1 (0.89%) F5
9 1 (0.89%) Openreach