The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 39 16 16
Rank change year-on-year -23 0  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.76% 6.61% 5.17%
As % of the General category 2.84% 16.33% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £313 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -47.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.31 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -70.45% +112.04%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 141 49 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 62.11% 40.50% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 26 30
Median daily rate £411 £300 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.08% +71.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms 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 24 March 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 -21 4 £275 -12.00% 11
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows

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 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Support
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy