Period
to 25 January 2021

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 6 months to 25 January 2021 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +27
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 6 9 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.51% 2.83% 4.26%
As % of the General category 10.00% 7.26% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £363 £175 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -61.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £313
90th Percentile £493 £242 £523
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -17.50%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 60 124 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.11% 38.99% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 89 102
Median daily rate £431 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +3.36% -8.94%
10th Percentile £236 £162 £272
90th Percentile £492 £578 £460
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.79% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.67 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.42% +4.47% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.06 £9.34
90th Percentile £19.48 £20.38 £41.90
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.16
% change year-on-year +25.00% -0.77% -2.95%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Northern Ireland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Northern Ireland.

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 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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
County Antrim +6 5 £363 +107.14% 1
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (33.33%) Content Development
2 2 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
2 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) NEBOSH
3 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping

Telecoms
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Author
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Author
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Writer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Content Development
1 2 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
1 2 (33.33%) Decision-Making
1 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) NEBOSH
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO