The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 87 96 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -44
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 117 143 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.98% 1.97% 3.25%
As % of the General category 3.85% 3.39% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 156
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£450 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £480 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £48.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.91% +204.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £23.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £56.40 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +20.33%
Telecoms
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3039 4214 4684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.09% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 3106 3466
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 73 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.22 £54.50 £53.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms.

1 96 (38.10%) Finance
2 53 (21.03%) Banking
3 42 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 36 (14.29%) SQL
5 30 (11.90%) Project Management
6 29 (11.51%) Cisco
7 28 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.92%) Programme Management
9 25 (9.92%) Marketing
10 24 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (9.13%) SAP
12 22 (8.73%) MS Office
12 22 (8.73%) CRM
12 22 (8.73%) Manufacturing
13 20 (7.94%) Electronics
13 20 (7.94%) DTV
13 20 (7.94%) Windows
13 20 (7.94%) MS Excel
13 20 (7.94%) SQL Server
13 20 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 20 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
14 19 (7.54%) Security Cleared
14 19 (7.54%) Web Services
15 17 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (6.35%) WAN
16 16 (6.35%) Retail
17 15 (5.95%) LAN
17 15 (5.95%) E-Commerce

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.19%) Lync
3 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.19%) Apache
3 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
Applications
1 22 (8.73%) MS Office
2 20 (7.94%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.79%) MS Project
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.59%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.19%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.79%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.78%) SaaS
2 6 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.40%) ElastiCache
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.35%) WAN
2 15 (5.95%) LAN
3 13 (5.16%) Internet
4 9 (3.57%) Firewall
5 8 (3.17%) OSPF
5 8 (3.17%) Broadband
5 8 (3.17%) VPN
6 7 (2.78%) Network Security
7 6 (2.38%) BGP
7 6 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.38%) Intranet
8 5 (1.98%) ATM
8 5 (1.98%) MVNO
9 4 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.59%) MPLS
9 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.59%) PBX
9 4 (1.59%) SDH
9 4 (1.59%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.57%) MySQL
5 7 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.19%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.19%) Big Data
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.79%) OLAP
8 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.40%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.40%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Selenium
1 6 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.59%) SoapUI
3 4 (1.59%) Serena SBM
3 4 (1.59%) JIRA
4 3 (1.19%) Subversion
4 3 (1.19%) JUnit
5 2 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.79%) Maven
5 2 (0.79%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.79%) MSTest
5 2 (0.79%) Mockito
5 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) Robolectric
6 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.40%) Ant
6 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 96 (38.10%) Finance
2 53 (21.03%) Banking
3 25 (9.92%) Marketing
4 22 (8.73%) Manufacturing
5 20 (7.94%) Electronics
6 16 (6.35%) Retail
7 8 (3.17%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.78%) Billing
9 6 (2.38%) Back Office
10 4 (1.59%) Automotive
10 4 (1.59%) Games
11 3 (1.19%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.79%) Local Government
12 2 (0.79%) Law
12 2 (0.79%) Legal
12 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.06%) Analyst
2 38 (15.08%) Project Manager
3 26 (10.32%) Architect
3 26 (10.32%) Developer
4 14 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 11 (4.37%) Consultant
6 9 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 9 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (3.17%) Systems Manager
8 6 (2.38%) Support Analyst
8 6 (2.38%) Security Architect
9 5 (1.98%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (1.98%) Network Engineer
10 4 (1.59%) Senior Developer
10 4 (1.59%) Applications Support
10 4 (1.59%) Data Analyst
10 4 (1.59%) Java Developer
10 4 (1.59%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (1.59%) Test Engineer
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.54%) Web Services
2 13 (5.16%) REST
3 11 (4.37%) HTML
4 9 (3.57%) CSS
4 9 (3.57%) SOAP
5 7 (2.78%) .NET
6 5 (1.98%) Middleware
7 4 (1.59%) XML
8 3 (1.19%) Spring
8 3 (1.19%) J2EE
8 3 (1.19%) Java EE
8 3 (1.19%) HTML5
9 2 (0.79%) SAML
9 2 (0.79%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.79%) jQuery
9 2 (0.79%) CSS3
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.79%) JSP
9 2 (0.79%) Ajax
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.94%) DTV
3 10 (3.97%) NHS
4 9 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.17%) User Experience
5 8 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (2.38%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.59%) Open Source
8 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.19%) iPhone
9 3 (1.19%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Informatics
10 2 (0.79%) RMADS
10 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.79%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.94%) Windows
2 13 (5.16%) Linux
3 8 (3.17%) Android
4 7 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.38%) UNIX
6 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.90%) Project Management
2 28 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (9.92%) Programme Management
5 22 (8.73%) CRM
6 20 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
7 17 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (5.95%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.16%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.37%) ITIL
10 11 (4.37%) Scrum
10 11 (4.37%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.97%) Network Architecture
12 9 (3.57%) SOA
12 9 (3.57%) Network Design
13 8 (3.17%) TDD
13 8 (3.17%) Migration
13 8 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (3.17%) DevOps
14 7 (2.78%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.29%) SQL
2 13 (5.16%) Java
3 8 (3.17%) C
4 7 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.78%) Python
4 7 (2.78%) Ruby
5 6 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.59%) VBA
6 4 (1.59%) C#
7 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.19%) Perl
7 3 (1.19%) PHP
8 2 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 19 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.97%) Degree
2 10 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.38%) ISEB
5 5 (1.98%) CCNP
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.19%) CCNA
7 3 (1.19%) CCIE
7 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.19%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.79%) MCTS
8 2 (0.79%) MCITP
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.79%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) QA
2 4 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) HL7
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Postfix
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.40%) XenServer
3 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.40%) Squid
3 1 (0.40%) Xen
3 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.59%) Puppet
2 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.79%) SCCM
3 2 (0.79%) SCOM
3 2 (0.79%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.40%) Cacti
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 42 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.51%) Cisco
3 23 (9.13%) SAP
4 13 (5.16%) Oracle
5 11 (4.37%) VMware
6 9 (3.57%) Juniper
6 9 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.78%) Citrix
8 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.59%) Serena
9 4 (1.59%) SimCorp
9 4 (1.59%) JBoss
9 4 (1.59%) hybris
9 4 (1.59%) Tableau
10 3 (1.19%) Adobe
10 3 (1.19%) Avaya
10 3 (1.19%) Apple
11 2 (0.79%) Huawei
11 2 (0.79%) StreamServe
11 2 (0.79%) LANDesk
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