Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 75 116
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 -23
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 36 135 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 2.52% 1.84%
As % of the General category 4.94% 8.64% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 80 69
Median daily rate £440 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.91% -35.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £133 £138 £223
90th Percentile £600 £502 £578
England median daily rate £450 £420 £438
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £26.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.09% +5.47% +18.52%
10th Percentile £18.75 £13.86 £13.98
90th Percentile £20.25 £33.00 £32.00
England median hourly rate £40.25 £19.00 £19.39
% change year-on-year +111.84% -1.99% -3.08%

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 729 1,562 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.29% 29.15% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 946 1,116
Median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%
10th Percentile £176 £220 £263
90th Percentile £583 £600 £580
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 156
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -6.17% -5.81%
10th Percentile £14.57 £12.75 £11.94
90th Percentile £56.25 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £30.43 £22.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year +38.30% +1.44% -3.61%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the North West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the North West.

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 6 months to 3 December 2020. 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 +22 24 £440 +43.01% 15
Cheshire 0 3 £575 +53.33% 12
Merseyside +24 2 £675 +69.81% 1
Lancashire +10 2 £470 -0.84% 4
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 17 (47.22%) Manufacturing
3 16 (44.44%) Programme Management
3 16 (44.44%) Marketing
3 16 (44.44%) Public Sector
4 15 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (41.67%) SAP
4 15 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (41.67%) Electronics
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (11.11%) Middleware
7 4 (11.11%) Node.js
7 4 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (11.11%) Front End Development
8 3 (8.33%) Office 365
8 3 (8.33%) Service Design
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (8.33%) Azure
8 3 (8.33%) Workflow
8 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) Java
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Windows
8 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering

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 2 (5.56%) Mule
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Fuse
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Azure
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) npm
2 1 (2.78%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.78%) PowerApps
2 1 (2.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) SNMP
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (5.56%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 17 (47.22%) Manufacturing
3 16 (44.44%) Marketing
3 16 (44.44%) Public Sector
4 15 (41.67%) Electronics
5 3 (8.33%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (5.56%) Banking
6 2 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Coordinator
1 5 (13.89%) Project Coordinator
2 4 (11.11%) Administrator
2 4 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Project Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) XSLT
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) React
4 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) User Experience
1 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Programme Management
2 15 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (41.67%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (8.33%) Service Design
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.56%) Release Management
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) XPath
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) WMI
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) SAP
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) WSO2
4 1 (2.78%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Progress
4 1 (2.78%) Sparx